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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 7 days ending Aug 6, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:42:08 18.64(15:08) 30.0(9:24) 1320
  Hike1 2:00:00 7.0(17:09) 11.27(10:39)
  Run1 35:00 4.4(7:57) 7.08(4:57)
  Total5 7:17:08 30.04(14:33) 48.35(9:03) 1320

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Saturday Aug 6, 2005 #

Orienteering race 57:00 [4] **** 5.7 km (10:00 / km) +250m 8:12 / km
ahr:150 max:165 shoes: Spikeless VJs

Relay Green.
So, my strategy was to try to catch up to Mihai and do my best to follow him around the course. I din't know if either would be possible, but it seemed like a good idea.

I actually did catch glimpses of him on 1, 2, 3. Then I took a straighter to route to 4 and got there first.

More or less even to 5.

Then 6. Major naski! I mean, seriously! I wasn't really Orienteering on that leg (after our divergent legs reconverged) and it was a bad idea. We hosed that control. I think it was a 10 minute mistake, but hard to tell.

I decided to find the control on my own after a while - another bad idea as I saw Mihai flying down the hill, although he classily let me know that he had gotten the control. (I may have had it first had the pit I was trying to relocate on not been obliterated on my map.)

Anyway, now I could do my own thing. Going out of 7 I saw Steve Gregg, who I guessed was on my course, indicating I was in third. Continued on, losing 1+ minutes on one control and a bit on the penultimate. Mihai finished 1.5 minutes ahead or so.

So, I guess the relative result wasn't bad, but both Mihai and I had bad times on the leg.

Towards the end of the course, I finally felt like I could run, for the first time in the week. My finish was really good, although I unfortunately don't have a good split...


All in all, despite bad orienteering in each race, I was pleased with the CO trip.

While running was a struggle, it seemed to get progressively better.

I had a bad headache in the afternoon/evening of day 1, but that was it.

I hope that the complete malaise I felt in WY last year was an aberation due to the flu I had most of the time rather than an inherent inability to run at altitude.

Still, the idea of flying out to do a high altitude meet for the weekend (eg. US Champs, etc.) seems like lunacy.

Friday Aug 5, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:01:48 [4] **** 7.8 km (7:55 / km) +360m 6:26 / km
ahr:149 max:157 shoes: Spikeless VJs

Blue Mountain.
Generally a good race, but I mucked one control really badly.

Pushed hard, but as usual, average heart rate here low.

Orienteering 1:28:00 [3] **** 9.0 km (9:47 / km) +350m 8:11 / km
shoes: Spikeless VJs

Naski! Venyaut!

Well, my floodlight and a quarter would have bought me nothing out there. Wow. Really bad.

Actually, first 3 controls were OK, but 2 was a little worse than 1, and 3 a little worse than 2, so there was a trend evident.

4 was a disaster. Tried to find 10 on way home, but could not.

At least I got the light to Wyatt in time to have him use it correctly in his great performance. Ergo, the light certainly was not an impediment to success.

My lack of brain, perhaps?

Thursday Aug 4, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:15:20 [4] **** 7.5 km (10:03 / km) +360m 8:06 / km
ahr:144 max:160 shoes: Spikeless VJs

Buena Vista.
After 12 hours in CO. Head pounded, legs leaden, but still moved around OK, and downhill even quickly.

But, I messed up several controls badly, and very much did not like 3 placements.

Monday Aug 1, 2005 #

Run 35:00 [2] 4.4 mi (7:57 / mi)
shoes: Adidas

Out in 16:00, so back in 19:00.
Would have liked to have some more springiness today.

Sunday Jul 31, 2005 #

Hike 1:00:00 [1] 4.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics

Around the Pickering Creek preserve. A longer hike than 1 hour, but you have to distill these things into an honest effort.

Hike 1:00:00 [1] 3.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics

This was actually 9 holes of golf. I guess walking around, swinging at balls counts for a little bit...

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