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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Jun 3, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:10:59 10.04(13:03) 16.15(8:07) 355
  Running1 1:10:36 7.28(9:42) 11.72(6:02) 83
  Total3 3:21:35 17.32(11:38) 27.87(7:14) 438

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Sunday Jun 3, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering 53:26 intensity: (27 @1) + (14 @2) + (3:54 @3) + (38:48 @4) + (10:03 @5) 6.82 km (7:50 / km) +169m 6:59 / km
ahr:178 max:187

NEOC Meet at Gay City. $10 for pin punching, whoo! Having said that, once that little scaryness was out of the way, it was a very pleasant course in surprisingly good woods for June. Plenty of path routes and some good choice legs. My legs felt bad - my quads just didn't want to go anywhere, and it made me feel pretty miserable physically. Navigation wise no great boos, but a few small time losses. Faffed in the thicker re-entrant between 3-4, should have looped even more left, and decided to do it straightaway. At 5 I never saw the wall cross the path, my AP, but realised I'd passed it thanks to the hill shape and only overshot a little. Almost screwed 8, despite actually seeing the distinct tree, didn't see the kite where I expected it and started to think I'd not gone far enough. Then I saw reach zero in on the kite like a laser guided missile, and it was hidden behind a pile of branches exactly where I thought it should have been :s. Wrong route to 9, should have gone a little west or maybe very west to the track. After that fine but very slow.


Seems I didn't go anywhere near the significant tree on the way to 8 after all. Might explain my lack of confidence in finding the feature.

Saturday Jun 2, 2012 #


I'm sitting trying to eat lunch and Rosie keeps nudging my arm then licking the sweat off it. Mmmm.


I think maybe I have my first case of poison ivy. I have a mysterious red rash in a few places. Why do these things always happen when you're home alone?!
10 AM

Orienteering 1:17:33 intensity: (27 @1) + (12 @2) + (10:20 @3) + (1:00:42 @4) + (5:52 @5) 9.34 km (8:18 / km) +186m 7:33 / km
ahr:176 max:187

One man relay at Hoyt Boy Scout Camp. Pavi and Joe had obviously realised I was feeling a bit homesick, and planned an excellent day of British summer weather (though maybe a little too warm, our raining days don't usually reach 19oC) and a home style course with lots of path routes, some patches of nice forest and some spiky marshy grot to top it all off.

Only real mistake was on the first loop, where I couldn't find the path I wanted and fannied around looking for it instead of just heading down the stream. Other than that I was not aggressive through the crappy bits, but given how tired I was before I started, I was pleasantly surprised. An excellent day to get back into training.

Course 1

Wow, I really did fanny around on the way to three. Excellent.

Course 2

Not much to see here, slight wobble on the way to six.

Course 3

I did indeed accidentally end up OOB. I though I was crossing the full wall to the north in the same direction, and not the ruined one marking the OOB. Oops! My direction was generally dreadful through the rough stuff - more aggression needed to go straighter? Swing to the right intentional after 4 to avoid gunk. Then stopped at the wall because I was very confused by the 90 degree wall which is actually completely hidden by the line for a short time.

Friday Jun 1, 2012 #


Oops! Training week fail. I at least cycled to work this morning so I'd get something in. Today is looking decidedly less crazy though, and my house is now full of food, so there's still hope for this evening.

Edit: One more hour or so of work to be done, and I am pooped. Back to being good tomorrow!

Thursday May 31, 2012 #


Still in the lab...probably not training today either.

BUT these three days have been incredibly productive and I don't really care that much. Yey!

Must run tomorrow though.

Wednesday May 30, 2012 #

(rest day)

Unintended rest day. Too tired to run in morning (stupid heat!), then work was a mega day (but good), then drove Rob to JFK and spent the thirty minutes I was going to jog (at 10pm) looking for a car parking space on the non-street sweep side of the road. Then slept awfully. Grr.

Tuesday May 29, 2012 #

8 AM

Running 1:10:36 intensity: (8:07 @1) + (11:00 @2) + (32:48 @3) + (9:58 @4) + (8:43 @5) 11.72 km (6:02 / km) +83m 5:49 / km
ahr:160 max:189 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Intervals! It was warm, but actually not too humid, so this felt better than I expected. A horrible session for lactate though - the 3 min rests after the first 800 and the 1200 were killers - very wobbly legged afterwards. Felt good by the end though. Session was 400 (90), 600 (90), 800 (180), 1200 (180), 800 (70), 600 (70), 400.


Monday May 28, 2012 #


Boo. Annoyed with relatives who bailed out of our hike today to stay in bed. So we just went home, and missed out an a day's hiking in New Hampshire. Wish I'd gone to Day 2 of WeMa now. Poo.

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