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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 7 days ending Jun 27, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 5:25:11 26.33(12:21) 42.38(7:40) 1320
  Run4 1:25:30 3.17 5.1
  Map hike1 35:00
  Total6 7:25:41 29.5 47.48 1320
  [1-5]6 6:50:41

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Saturday Jun 27, 2009 #


Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Silva Award is a (perhaps insert FCC banned word here for emphasis) joke.


I am off to get some beers with Jim. I wonder what the halflife for my current apoplexy is? Why does this bother me so very, very much? I take personal affronts hard, but this has nothing to do with me--it has to do with what I regard as justice, due process, and integrity. Versus bullshit.

See May 28th entry.

Run warm up/down 10:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Warmup before the middle.

Orienteering race 50:21 [4] **** 4.8 km (10:29 / km) +270m 8:11 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Salmon La Sac middle blue.

Tough, but good course. Actually a fairly good run. Lost about 1:30 on #8 and some bits here and there. Most of my time lost of due to inefficiency. I'm not sure how to improve that.

Friday Jun 26, 2009 #

Run warm up/down 13:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Wamup before the sprint.

Orienteering race 20:38 [4] *** 2.8 km (7:22 / km) +90m 6:21 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Salmon La Sac sprint. Course was easy in the beginning and end and tricky in the middle. I lost time in the middle part. Maybe 1:30 or so.

Thursday Jun 25, 2009 #

Orienteering race 32:00 [4] **** 4.2 km (7:37 / km) +180m 6:16 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Green anchor leg for Somewhat OK, with Cristina, Patrick Nuss, and John Harbuck at Lick Creek.

Good run on a map that is really showing its age. Lost about 2 minutes at 6 (not due to the map) and some hesitation here and there due to confusion over vegetation and trails.

We finished 2nd behind one of the Canadian ringers, although John Goodwin, running the whole thing by himself, also finished ahead of us. I passed Adrian, anchoring the other Canadian team, right before the finish, without knowing it.

Wednesday Jun 24, 2009 #

Orienteering race 1:50:00 [3] *** 18.0 km (6:07 / km) +300m 5:38 / km
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

PNWOF Goat at Fishtrap Lake.

Good race, but fell apart at the end.

Started after Patrick and Oystein. Twisted my bad ankle going into #1. It felt bad, but kept moving and it felt OK. On the way to 2, Eric converged in and we were running together. Patrick and Oystein pulled away a bit in the early part of the USGS, but the lead would change a lot as one group and then the other made mistakes. I lost track of Oystein and Patrick but stayed with Eric. But, as we skipped 13, he started to open up some distance on me on the trail. Then, into 14, I lost maybe 45 seconds to a minute more, and I could barely see him off in the distance. I was on my own after that. Going into 17 I banged my shin really hard which kind of distracted me. On the way to 19 I somehow saw Eric (I think) off in the distance. He had made a mistake on that control. However, on 20, I gave that back and more, as I ended up swinging too far right and hitting the road. On the way to 21 I saw Oystein walking. Apparently he had bagged it after an earlier control and was going back to the finish.

I did have a gu early on, but I don't think I drank enough. Two gulps of water at 2 water stops may not be enough. (While I haven't been taking water on my training runs, I am not sure you can or should attempt to train so that you don't need to drink in races.)

Tuesday Jun 23, 2009 #

Run warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

To the start.

Orienteering 21:00 intensity: (11:00 @2) + (10:00 @4) **** 2.4 km (8:45 / km) +60m 7:47 / km
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Spokane Sprint 1.

Wow. Terrible. Ran aggressively, but on the way to 4, got really confused and pushed by low visibility in what was mapped as white. Lost a bit. Then on six was looking for the control a contour or two up the hill (where the circle was centered) when it was in reality on the flat. Messed up 8 nicely and later mispunched on a dot knoll that was next to mine.

Run warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

To download and back to the start to begin control pickup.

Map hike 20:00 [0] ***
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Control pickup after sprint 1.

Run warm up/down 5:00 [2]
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Warmup before sprint 2.

Run race 12:30 [4] **** 2.1 km (5:57 / km)
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Spokane Sprint 2.

Decent run. Lost 1 to 1:30 on the long leg due to bad route choice and tough attack to a bag in the forest.

Map hike 15:00 [0] ***
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Control pickup after sprint #2.

Monday Jun 22, 2009 #

(rest day)

Travelling from Idaho to Spokane. Saw a lot and got a speeding ticket in stupid Oregon.

Sunday Jun 21, 2009 #


DVOA Picnic


Oh yeah.


Are we on the cusp of the Golden Age of DVOA? We certainly could be.

Run warm up/down 5:00 [1]
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

Insufficient warmup.

Orienteering race 1:31:12 intensity: (5:00 @2) + (56:12 @3) + (25:00 @4) + (5:00 @5) 10.18 km (8:58 / km) +420m 7:26 / km
shoes: Spring 2009 Integrators

2009 PNWOF Goldrush Long Blue.

Very interesting. Very bad. Actually, OK through 4, then dropped 6 minutes on 5. No other big disasters. Maybe 1.5 and 2 on later controls. So, how could I have been so slow? It doesn't make sense. I was actually happy with my running. I ran up virtually every bit of every hill and felt fast enough on flats. Weird. And lame.

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