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Training Log Archive: HGaston

In the 7 days ending Feb 2, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 1:45:58 11.7(9:03) 18.83(5:38)
  Orienteering1 50:55 2.17 3.514 /17c82%
  Abs1 5:00
  Total5 2:41:53 13.87 22.3314 /17c82%

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Saturday Feb 2, 2008 #

Orienteering 30:55 [4] *** 3.5 km (8:50 / km)
spiked:6/9c shoes: orienteering shoes

Last WIOL regular season meet, at Fire Mountain. I had a good run on most of the controls, but I made a couple of mistakes...

Control 2: the control was at the end of a marsh; I pulled off of the trail too soon and followed a random and really big puddle instead. Lost some time here, but I'm not sure how much.

Control 3: my route was a combination of trail and yellow slash. The yellow slash was really nasty and should've been avoided completely. It looked pretty runnable in this section, but there were random blackberry strands mixed into the tall grass that I kept getting caught on.

Control 6: yellow slash again. Except that this yellow slash didn't even *look* runnable. The alternative routes were ~3x longer than the straight route through the slash, so I followed the trail until the point where the distance through the slash was smallest, and tried to go through. It was probably the densest brush I've ever tried to go through on an orienteering course. I basically fought my way in far enough that going back would be equally difficult as going forward...at this point I started wishing someone would just pull me out on some sort of hovercraft and I could get out of the blackberries without going through them in any direction...but anyway, I eventually managed to get out of it (with much talking to myself along the way).

Tori, if you're reading this, it was *really* similar to last year's leg, except that it went in the opposite direction....grrrr

Orienteering 20:00 [2] ***
spiked:8/8c shoes: orienteering shoes

Control pick-up. I jogged/walked; it was hard to go very fast while holding all the controls.

Friday Feb 1, 2008 #

Run 23:00 [3] 2.5 mi (9:12 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

To Northacres, two loops through the park, & back to school with Drew and Max.

Thursday Jan 31, 2008 #

Run 25:03 [3] 3.0 mi (8:21 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Haller Lake w/ Tori, Max, & Claire. Then we ran into William on the way back, who had some *questionable* excuses about why he hadn't run with us :-).

Abs 5:00 [3]

Hey, I *did* do a few minutes of abs!

Wednesday Jan 30, 2008 #

Run 27:11 [3] 3.0 mi (9:04 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Ran to Haller Lake and back with Max.

Tuesday Jan 29, 2008 #

Run 30:44 [3] 3.2 mi (9:36 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Tori, Max, William, & I ran to Bitterlake & back. It was great to run again, and we had some spectacular snowball fights along the way.

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