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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 30 days ending Nov 30, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run16 12:09:30
  Map Hike/Run4 4:30:00
  Orienteering3 4:00:30 11.74 18.9 700
  Weight training5 1:02:00
  Bike2 1:00:00
  Rowing Machine1 30:00
  Total24 23:12:00 11.74 18.9 700

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Wednesday Nov 28, 2012 #

Rowing Machine 30:00 [3]

Tuesday Nov 27, 2012 #

Bike 30:00 [2]

Monday Nov 26, 2012 #

Run 30:00 [2]

Weight training 12:00 [3]

Sunday Nov 25, 2012 #

Orienteering race 1:45:00 intensity: (40:00 @2) + (30:00 @3) + (35:00 @4) 9.9 km (10:36 / km) +400m 8:49 / km
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

Mt. Penn blue.

I laid into this course at first, and was doing decently, until the rootstock control in light green in a field of rootstocks. With the sun low in the horizon, it would blind me as I looked up the hill, and there was no way to run in there. This may be one of the worst (accurately placed, but oh so inappropriate) controls I have ever seen.

Still, a good course, but after that control, and the succession of controls in the annoying green that came in quick succession, I lost my mojo real fast.

Map Hike/Run 30:00 [2]
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

Picking up some controls. The legs still felt strong, but I felt clumsy climbing and descending the wicked steep boulder fields on either side of Skyline Drive.

You can do things racing, that you can't do walking.

Saturday Nov 24, 2012 #

Run 1:04:30 [2]
shoes: Salomon XR Mission Orange

Around Clopper Lake.

Friday Nov 23, 2012 #

Run 1:30:00 [2]
shoes: Salomon SpeedCross 2 2011

Thursday Nov 22, 2012 #

Run 30:00 [1]

With Kolya.

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012 #

Run 30:00 [2]


Weight training 10:00 [3]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012 #

Run 1:00:00 intensity: (15:00 @2) + (20:00 @3) + (20:00 @4) + (5:00 @5)
shoes: Salomon XR Mission Orange

TNT. Down the the lighted cabin in 30. Then killed it on the way back, in 27:15 to Sandy's.

Sunday Nov 18, 2012 #

Orienteering race 56:00 [4]
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

Nice map and pretty good run. Long leg not so good.

Saturday Nov 17, 2012 #

Map Hike/Run 1:00:00 [3]

At Ridley.

Friday Nov 16, 2012 #

Run 40:00 [2]

Weight training 15:00 [3]

Wednesday Nov 14, 2012 #

Bike 30:00 [2]

In the morning.

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 #

Run 30:00 [2]


Monday Nov 12, 2012 #

Run 1:15:00 [3]

From the Taj, to the Harvard track, where I did one lap and induced a torrent of memories and sensory illusions, and then back, on a languid evening.

Sunday Nov 11, 2012 #

Run 35:00 [2]

From Cruft to the BU Bridge and back.

This was after first dinner with Brendan, followed immediately by second dinner with Larry. The first (Vietnamese) was much better than the second ("pizza") at John Harvard's, plus two beers.

While the company was impeccable throughout, the so-called "pizza" was the worst I ever had.

The bad pizza, however, was largely counteracted by the wackiness of Larry, who is my favorite Cambridge Republican. (Larry is his real name, but I won't out him further.)

Anyway, the run was labored, to say the least.

Saturday Nov 10, 2012 #

Map Hike/Run 1:00:00 [1]


Thursday Nov 8, 2012 #

Run 50:00 [2]


Wednesday Nov 7, 2012 #


I have to admit, I do not feel that I match the psychographic profile of orienteering.

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012 #

Run 52:00 [2]

TNT. Nice run and nice dinner, but then a deer ran into me on the way home on Ridge Pike.

Monday Nov 5, 2012 #

Run 30:00 [2]

Weight training 15:00 [3]

Sunday Nov 4, 2012 #

Run warm up/down 8:00 [1]
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

Warmup before the blue.

Orienteering race 1:03:00 [4] *** 9.0 km (7:00 / km) +300m 6:00 / km
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

Mid Atlantic Championships Blue.

Pretty happy with the run. Lost about 2 minutes on the long leg, all at the end, when I simply was enjoying the running too much and going too hard. The rest of it was generally in control. Feel like on the upswing.

Not sure whose performance is more impressive--Kenny, who ran a 17 something 5K before, Wyatt who had a pretty clean run on his first time on the map, or Eddie who seems to be mobile again after the ankle injury?

Run warm up/down 10:00 [1]

Warmup before the relay.

Orienteering race 16:30 intensity: (3:00 @3) + (12:00 @4) + (1:30 @5)
shoes: May 2011 Oroc 280

4th leg on the DVOA TNTerrors team.

Miss early, but saw Jon on the long field leg. Narrowed the gap in the forest, and tried to narrow it further as we steered back to the finish. After punching GO, thought--just maybe--that it was still in play, and gutted it out. Got to the finish at the same time, but flubbed the punch.

Do people know I love relays but don't like the punching aspect of orienteering? Just if you were wondering...

Saturday Nov 3, 2012 #

Map Hike/Run 2:00:00 [1]

Friday Nov 2, 2012 #


I feel like I should give as good as I get, but I apply some sort of perverted categorical imperative calculation to my interactions and pontifications. I am really not suited to brazenly engage in solipsistic self-righteousness or the glib vulgarity that attends our modern discourse. Alas.

And my role model died 2,400 years ago. He perverted the youth. Perhaps I should, too?


"If probabilities, trends and scientific models could be appreciated by the masses, we'd be living in a different world."

I'd like to think I had a hand in begetting this deplorable situation. After all, the small group of benighted MBAs I instructed in probabilities, trends, models, game theory, and/or decision making were obviously sufficiently addled that they clearly brought about the financial crisis.

On the other hand, caeci caecos ducentes, and how could I be held responsible for just being a cog in the machine?

I should have dispensed with the numbers I guess and stirred in more appeals to emotion.


The Salomons are running low.

Trying the XR Mission in addition to the classics.

Run 45:00 [2]

Weight training 10:00 [3]

Thursday Nov 1, 2012 #


Amazing that Zherdev is not good enough for NEOC maps. And that's fine by me!


Gosh, a huge confluence of detritus has prompted acute onset of frustration with orienteering! Perhaps more deterministic and discrete pursuits are worth exploring.

[The stuff in the other note is but a small blip, almost noise, though I feel passionately about that, too.]


I'm at the breaking point.

Run 50:00 [2]


New rule appears to be every person for him/herself.

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