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Training Log Archive: jjcote

In the 7 days ending Apr 19, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 4:28:22 12.58(21:20) 20.24(13:16) 65043 /49c87%
  Unicycling1 1:03:00 5.7(11:03) 9.17(6:52)
  Hang gliding!1 15:00 0.4(37:29) 0.64(23:18)
  Push-ups1 50
  Total5 5:47:12 18.68 30.06 65043 /49c87%

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Saturday Apr 19, 2008 #

Orienteering race 47:44 [3] *** 4.59 km (10:24 / km) +150m 8:56 / km
spiked:11/14c shoes: VJ Integrators #2

Middle-Distance Champs at Letchworth, fairly pathetic performance by this defending champion. Lost probably something like 4 minutes on my three errors, and If I had been 43 minutes and change, I would have felt a lot better about this, so that's a fairly narrow band between not bad and not good. It was also hot (and I had a late start). Letchworth had large flat areas separated by abruptly steep slopes, a series of terraces. The slopes were steep enough that I had to walk, and then when I got up on top, I'd have exerted enough that I had to keep walking for at least a bit to recover. All that made for not so much running.

Orienteering race 17:11 [4] *** 2.6 km (6:37 / km)
spiked:13/14c shoes: VJ Integrators #2

Sprint at Letchworth. My only "error" was going the wrong direction around a building to get to the flag, which would count as an error only in a sprint. Still hot, but this elt a little better than the morning.

Thursday Apr 17, 2008 #

Unicycling 1:03:00 [2] 5.7 mi (11:03 / mi)

To the post office, then around the Highland loop and down to the lake, did the Cliifview/Brookview hammerhead and back up the hill. Getting pretty jerky by the end, and finally lost it and hopped off while coming up the final steep pitch maybe 100 meters from the end of the driveway. Longest unicycle ride I've ever done (though with a brief stop). Still some snow piles down at the bottom of the hill. Totally gorgeous weather today.

Tuesday Apr 15, 2008 #

Hang gliding! (Mohawk Trail) 15:00 [2] 0.4 mi (37:29 / mi)
shoes: Wal*Mart Carson

Time is a guess for carrying equipment out to launch. One flight.

Monday Apr 14, 2008 #

Push-ups 50 [5]

Sunday Apr 13, 2008 #

Orienteering race 3:23:27 [2] **** 13.05 km (15:35 / km) +500m 13:05 / km
spiked:19/21c shoes: VJ Integrators #2

Billygoat Run, playing tour guide for Stephen. We had hoped to give him a chance to navigate on a few legs, but the course turned out to be gnarly enough that we never really got an opportunity to do that, although I did have him go out in front a few times on trial runs so that he could set the pace. This course was one of the more challenging ones, and it was right around the limits of his ability, but with some encouragement and a steady supply of stuff to ingest, he soldiered on and made it through with a few minutes to spare. Quite an accomplishment for such a little guy on such a tough course, and I'm very proud of him! One of the mistakes that I made was very minor, just off to one side by 50 m or so and recovered quickly, the other was a little more serious (on a leg that I knew was going to be tricky) and lost us a few minutes. See split comments for more details.

Also ran with a GPS for the first time. It seems to have done a fine job of tracking us, though there were a few little quirks I needed to iron out (I'm using software that I wrote myself to create a KML file to view in Google Earth). For some reason it started a new track after about 160 minutes, but there was no time gap and I was able to concatenate the two files. There are certainly a lot of very small wiggles, which I'll have to ponder in order to decide whether they're real perturbations of my path to get around obstacles, or if it's just noise. (And looking closer, some may be an optical illusion created by the tree trunks that are visible in the satellite photo.)

Right leg got through this with no troubles; still hurts about the same as it did before, so it doesn't seem like I did any significant additional damage.

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