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Training Log Archive: ebone

In the 7 days ending Jul 4, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:01:50 4.36(14:12) 7.01(8:49) 11054c
  Running - Trail / Grass1 7:00 0.58(12:00) 0.94(7:27) 90
  Total3 1:08:50 4.94(13:56) 7.95(8:40) 20054c
averages - sleep:7.9

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Wednesday Jun 30, 2010 #

Orienteering 15:00 [1] *** 1.0 mi (15:00 / mi) +10m 14:33 / mi
21c slept:7.0 shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - 4

Some brisk bits of walking during the U.S. Trail Orienteering Championships. The weather was pleasant--not too hot, and I did a good job of staying well-fueled and well-hydrated, as well as taking purposeful breaks in concentration, to preserve my best judgment.

I repeated as U.S. Champion. The course was at Riverside State Park, and it had a good variety of interesting and often challenging controls. On the other hand, there were several controls where I thought there were serious weaknesses in the map that made the answer ambiguous (at least to me). I missed one of those but made lucky educated guesses on the others (a couple of which were protested--one for a different reason--and thrown out).

As usual, Joe mopped the floor with me on the timed controls.

It was a lot of fun, and I greatly appreciate the immense amount of work that goes into organizing trail O events, in particular.

Tuesday Jun 29, 2010 #


My blisters (and former blisters that are now open sores) are still pretty painful today. My legs are also tired from the long distance, and to a lesser extent, the sprint.

Orienteering (walking, score-O) 28:00 [1] *** 2.8 km (10:00 / km) +20m 9:39 / km
14c shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - 4

I mostly walked to do the orienteering event on the Gonzaga campus. I jogged briefly a few times, which mostly seemed okay for my blisters.

Total time out was around 35 minutes, but part of that time was spent writing notes about the controls I visited.

Monday Jun 28, 2010 #

Running - Trail / Grass warm up/down (mostly trail) 7:00 intensity: (3:30 @2) + (3:30 @3) 0.58 mi (12:00 / mi) +90m 8:07 / mi
ahr:142 max:156 slept:8.2 shoes: VJ Supra spike US 10.5 - 1

I warmed up for orienteering by running to the start.

Orienteering race (sprint) 18:50 intensity: (6:00 @2) + (11:50 @3) + (1:00 @4) *** 2.6 km (7:15 / km) +80m 6:17 / km
ahr:156 max:166 19c shoes: VJ Supra spike US 10.5 - 1

After bandaging my blisters with Compeed, I ran the U.S. Sprint Championships. The patches only sort of worked, and after a few minutes, my feet were once again in a fair amount of pain. In addition to the blister pain, my legs were quite tired from yesterday, and that made it additionally challenging to run fast, so the race didn't feel very sprinty. I ran fairly well for the first half, then I made several small errors in the second part, dropping around one minute. The course was technical enough--more like a short middle distance for significant parts--that my performance was good enough for the gold medal (although behind Michal Besta, Patrick Goeres, and Eric Kemp.) Results.

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