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Training Log Archive: Rosstopher

In the 7 days ending Oct 7, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 4:29:46 16.34(16:30) 26.3(10:15)
  Road run3 2:00:52 11.3 18.19
  Total4 6:30:38 27.64 44.49

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Sunday Oct 7, 2007 #

orienteering race 4:29:46 [3] 26.3 km (10:15 / km)

Highlander. In short I was super excited for this race but did not have the greatest success with the physical aspects. I raced well for the first map, making my goal of winning the king of the mountain leg and recovering from a pretty big mistake on the third control. I took the trail on the way to control number 8, and the map exchange and my feet were starting to hurt. Like I had rocks in my shoes or like my studs were coming through the bottom of my shoes. I was disappointed to find myself unable to keep up with Piutepro on the trail leg and was very surprised when John came down the trail after us. he passed us and I tried to stick with him for a little bit, but fell back because of tired legs as well as the sore feet thing. Daniel was running well though and kept with him. I headed out onto the next next much slower and really slowed down a lot on my way to number 18, getting into that horrible gear known as walking. I was just thinking to myself, at least I'll get to the parking lot before Sam and Hilly pass me.... and voila they pop up right after I punched 18 and breezed past me ( with the cadets coming along too) to the parking lot. I took the opportunity to change into sneakers, but I still found myself walking a lot of the last map. Had a nice chat with Jon Campbell as he passed, and felt that I was at least finding the controls fine. Going into the last control Peter Grollman showed up behind me and that was a very nice reminder that I should be less wimpy and I ran pretty hard into the finish, to break 4:30.

next year I will figure out a good way to win the King of the Mountain and also race well on the rest of the course :) Great meet, congrats to HVO!

Saturday Oct 6, 2007 #


yay wedding. Kim and Brian were excellent hosts, and the wedding was really beautiful. The girls all looked great, and someone was handing out bubbles. I got threatening looks from one of the bride's maids (her name rhymes with Samantha Saeger) for forever blowing bubbles. The wedding festivities lasted a really long time, but we did get to bed by about 10. with the plan to be on the road at 4am.

Friday Oct 5, 2007 #


no running. instead driving to cohasset for a wedding on saturday. went to a restaurant where I ordered a pizza that was advertised as "Duck Confit with Cheddar and Caramelized Shallots" on one menu and "Duck Confit with Cheddar and Caramelized Onions" on another. I'm not sure which version I got, but it was yummy.

Thursday Oct 4, 2007 #

Road run 28:00 [3]

running with Sam. She had a busy day so I hung out until she got home, and we ran around the block. tried to stay where the street lights were dense enough that running wouldn't risk ankle injury. The run was excellent. Then I made dinner, which was excellent. Then we watched the Indians absolutely destroy the Yankees, which was excellent. I feel like I should use this string of luck and close out my evening with something else that is excellent.

Tuesday Oct 2, 2007 #

Road run 44:00 [3] 5.3 mi (8:18 / mi)

Running with Jenn along the river. Jenn has moved to Brighton, which is a pretty sketchy place. The biggest upside is being close to the Charles, and she's even far enough out from Downtown that the river path is quiet and pretty .

After running we had a game night and my team dominated at Cranium! I am a champion guesser !

Butt is pretty sore from the Hills on Monday, I guess that means that the hill workout is working :)

Monday Oct 1, 2007 #

Road run 48:52 [3] 6.0 mi (8:09 / mi)

Running from Longwood, thought that I would go explore a new area and after consulting google maps, decided to do a hill workout on Summit Ave. The hill is actually quite large, and I ran loops up and around the hill in between reps. I did 3 x 2:00 going up the hill. Each time this got me from Beacon St. to the mailbox on the corner of Jordan.

Hill workouts I think will be key for real improvement in orienteering, I think one of my current weak points.

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