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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending May 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 4:36:51 24.73(11:12) 39.8(6:57)52 /72c72%
  Running6 4:21:51 29.02 46.7 300
  Total6 8:58:42 53.75 86.5 30052 /72c72%

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Tuesday May 22, 2007 #

Running 34:31 [2] 4.06 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Saucony 2006

Kat dragged me out of bed for a morning jog around Stadsskogen. Felt ok once we got going.

Running 38:21 [2] 4.51 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

Running to and from the start of backbanan.

Running 10:00 [1]

Secret Russian Running Drills

Running 28:56 [4] 5.0 km (5:47 / km) +300m 4:27 / km
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

The day's training called for backbana intervals, to be run as a two-man relay, but I wanted to take it a bit easier, still feeling tired from the long week-end, and just did a loop of backbana by myself. Tried not to run hard, but the effort is still there, since there is no way to take it easy on the hills. Felt ok, ended up with a decent time.

Monday May 21, 2007 #

(rest day)

Day off. Legs feel like jell-O, even walking down the stairs.

Sunday May 20, 2007 #

Running 10:00 [2] 1.11 mi (9:01 / mi)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Warm-up. Feeling very, very sluggish.

Orienteering race 52:15 [3] *** 7.7 km (6:47 / km)
spiked:14/18c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Hälsingekaveln. I ran leg 15 (out of 16) for Linne's second team. This is one of those "breadth" relays, where certain legs have to be run by women, others by juniors or veterans, and so on, with a maximum of 6 H21's per team. My leg was the last open leg, and, along with leg 1, the longest one in the relay. It's also the first non-parallel leg after the previous four legs are run by three runners each, in parallel. This meant that I need for all three of our previous leg runners to finish before I could start.
Warming up, I felt totally dead. No energy, no strength in the legs. This didn't get any better when I started, and my motivation level was pretty low, as I went out alone with no other teams in sight. I sort of sleep-walked through the course, unable to run or concentrate particularly well. Made a few mistakes, but nothing too major. Just couldn't make myself go hard and kept tripping over stuff when I tried. Very frustrating. I came into the finish right after Sofie Johansson anchored our first team to victory, so at least I got to witness the victory pile. (Photo by Johanna Gullberg.)
Map part 1:
Map part 2:

Saturday May 19, 2007 #

Running 25:00 [2] 2.94 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Warm-up / cool-down

Orienteering race 25:42 [5] *** 4.3 km (5:59 / km)
spiked:9/13c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Rehns BK middle distance.
Back to the area where we ran the long distance on Thursday, though this time we used the hilliest and most detailed part of the map. It was still very fast with high visibility, but the constant up-and-down was tiring, especially after back-to-back days of long distance.
I didn't get to run H21E because of my low ranking, so I ran H21 and tried for a top-10 or maybe top-5 result. Started out aggressively and missed #1 by about 10 seconds, then kept going at probably too fast a pace, spiking 2 and 3, and finally paid for it on 4, where I approached the control with no real plan and lost about 40 seconds in the circle. Started feeling tired on the climb up to 5, so took a flatter "around" route choice to 6, which cost another 15 seconds. Mostly ok after that, just tired. Ended up 7th, about 2:30 back of the winner.

Friday May 18, 2007 #

Running 15:00 [2] 1.76 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: 2006-2 VJ Falcons


Orienteering race 1:49:12 [4] *** 12.8 km (8:32 / km)
spiked:12/20c shoes: 2006-2 VJ Falcons

Faxeträffen - long distance race north of Söderhamn, Hälsingland.
Very different terrain from the day before - hilly, rocky, low visibility, with areas of really fine detail that was very hard to read at 1:15. Will put up the map tomorrow. This map also featured a number of boulder fields, which were pretty much unavoidable the way the courses were set. I didn't so much race as survive this course, and was quite pleased with myself just for finishing - there were 20 dnf's out of 69 starters on H21E! I made a bunch of mistakes along the way and was very slow and careful on a few more legs, but managed to avoid disastrous errors, except for losing about 3 minutes on #9. I wonder how differently the race may have gone if I had started out aggressively instead of slowly cautiously...

Thursday May 17, 2007 #

Running 20:00 [2] 2.35 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Warm-up / cool-down

Orienteering race 1:29:42 [4] *** 15.0 km (5:59 / km)
spiked:17/21c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Rehns BK Long Distance race near Bollnäs, Hälsingland.
Very fast terrain with some areasof contour detail and a good bit of route choice. This was about the fastest I'd ever run for a course this long, and I felt relatively pleased when I came in and saw the best times around 77-78 minutes by the likes of Erik Rost. The Mats came in and blew us all away with a time of 71, winning by over four minutes. Impressive!
I had a total of maybe 2 minutes of errors in execution, but an additional couple of minutes in route choice - I took a few too many "around" route choices, rather than going straight. Lesson learned.

Running 32:56 [2] 3.87 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: Saucony 2006

Evening jog, part with Mats and Sofie. They started going into the woods a bit, so I turned back, not wanting to twist my ankles in running shoes.

Wednesday May 16, 2007 #

Running 41:07 [2] 5.31 mi (7:45 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

Usual loop in Stadsskogen on a nice, sunny morning. Kat is coming today for the long week-end!!

Running 6:00 [1]

Strides on the grass after the run.

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