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Training Log Archive: HGaston

In the 7 days ending Feb 9, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:00:00
  Run2 46:50 4.6(10:11) 7.4(6:20)
  Walk1 32:00 1.85(17:18) 2.98(10:45)
  Abs1 15:00
  Total3 2:33:50 6.45 10.38

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Thursday Feb 7, 2008 #

Run 26:50 [3] 3.0 mi (8:57 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Ran around Haller Lake after school w/ William.

Abs 15:00 [3]

...and I actually did some abs!

Monday Feb 4, 2008 #

Run 20:00 [3] 1.6 mi (12:30 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Run/walk/stumble to the bus stop from home....I left my keys in my mom's car yesterday, and I didn't realize it until 7:35 this morning when I was about to leave for school. Since no one else was home, and any hope of either keys or a carpool were out, I decided to run/walk/bus to school. The problem is, if I leave at 7:35 and drive in, I can make it to school on time, usually, if I don't get stuck in bad traffic.

Then the bus stop is 1.6 miles from my house, because I have to catch the bus at Bothell Way. It would've been a quick run, but it was hard to run with a heavy schoolbag.

The bus goes all the way down Lake City Way, so I got off at 145th. I figured I'd just get on the next bus going down 145th, but as the next one wasn't coming until 8:33 and school starts at 8:10, I decided to jog/walk/stumble to school from there. I was about 30 minutes late to biology this morning. But I've already gotten a workout in, so I guess it's not all bad.

Walk 32:00 [3] 1.85 mi (17:18 / mi)
shoes: Brooks

Mostly walked this segment along 145th to school. I did some jogging, but
I wasn't very fast while carrying a bag.

Sunday Feb 3, 2008 #

Orienteering 20:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks

Contours-only orienteering course at the training Eric led at Hamlin Park. The time is a complete guess, because I forgot to start my stopwatch. I really liked the course, because using only contours made it much more interesting/different from other courses I've run there.

My run was fairly clean, but there were controls I could have done better. I hesitated a little near control 2 because I didn't see the control on the other side of a rootstock, and I bobbled control 3 and chose a long route to 6.

Control 9 was my favorite because it was really far compared to the others, so there were some interesting route choices. It was also in the part of the park that I usually get confused in; there's a trail network there through light green, and I often spend too much time figuring out the trail junctions and wondering whether or not the trails have changed. With the contours-only map, I wasn't distracted by the trails and navigated much more directly. It was good practice in simplifying the map and maybe ignoring or not relying on the trail network in the future.

Orienteering 15:00 [3] ***
shoes: Brooks

Butterfly course. I ran against William, Drew, & Kelsey. It's the first time I've done a butterfly course, so it was fun to try it out. Drew beat me by ~20 seconds, which he decided to remind me of every 5 minutes or so...oh well ;-).

Orienteering 15:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks

Fences orienteering course. I chose the wrong route to control 3 and had to climb over a pretty nasty barbed wire fence...oops. I was more careful after that :-).

Orienteering 10:00 [1]
shoes: Brooks

A little bit of control pick-up.

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