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Training Log Archive: possum

In the 7 days ending Dec 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:27:45 2.61 4.2 1107 /11c63%
  Workout1 1:00
  Total3 2:28:45 2.61 4.2 1107 /11c63%

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Friday Dec 13, 2013 #

1 PM

Orienteering 1:00 [3]

Tried about eight controls on the model, which was the permanent orienteering course at Hueston Woods, site of the Night-O. It was helpful because of about four inches of snow on the ground to try climbing up and down the reentrants. I had planned to check my pacing, but was too busy just getting up and down, and crossing the ice on a fairly good size creek.

6 PM

Orienteering race 2:26:45 [5] *** 4.2 km (34:56 / km) +110m 30:54 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

National Night-O Championships. A very technical course, much more difficult than last year's, the first time I had completed a Night-O. There was about four inches of snow on the ground, and it snowed pretty heavily, but for only a short time, during the race.

The map distance between 5 and 6 was about a kilometer, and although I went right to it, my route choice could have been much better and more direct. Instead of trusting my navigation, I took a road to a trail into the disc golf area, which was the shrubbiest part of the course, and couldn't find trails out. Finally, I got to the road again, walked down to where I thought the control would be directly south, and walked right to it. All was good, except for stepping into water up to my ankle, until I got to control 9 back in the disc golf area. A medium mistake. The short, but obvious, mistake was to the last control. I was in the parking lot with lots of cars coming and going, and went almost to the flagging before running back to it, and then in.

Despite the weather, it was fun, and I felt really good about completing such a difficult technical course in bad weather.

Monday Dec 9, 2013 #

6 PM

Workout 1:00 [4]
shoes: Skechers GoRunS

My weekly workout with Jared. The planks with left-right transfer were a little easier this week, but we did slow, high ropes, and that was a killer.

My other good news is that I went to the allergist for my weekly shot I couldn't get last week. After flunking the breathing test last Wednesday, I stopped taking all my steroid drugs, and today was my best breathing since I started the shots. Yeah for me!

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