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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Nov 7, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:57:08 9.13(12:49) 14.7(7:58) 487
  road run2 1:03:02 5.63(11:12) 9.06(6:57) 56
  trail run2 55:58 4.53(12:21) 7.29(7:41) 43
  Total7 3:56:08 19.29(12:14) 31.05(7:36) 586

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Sunday Nov 7, 2010 #

trail run 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: mudclaw 330 0

Circles around the parking area as a warm up.
9 AM

Orienteering 1:08:39 [4] 8.5 km (8:05 / km) +311m 6:50 / km
shoes: mudclaw 330 0

DVOA long. 6.55mi

A very pleasant and fun race. I was never flying through the woods, but I kept moving and planning well. Everything was where I expected it to be with only a few exceptions. I was a bit off on my compass going to #7 and I hoped to see the swamp. I ran through a lowish area that looked like it might have been wet at some point, but I couldn't seem to match everything up. I saw Ross go tearing by, but couldn't see what he was running to. I eventually switched the thinking in my brain and instead of looking for the swamp I looked for the top of the broad reentrant. That helped me drop lower and run right into my control. Sometimes it's easy to get runnel vision and only look for one feature instead of putting everything together. The rest of the course went well and I was very carefully finding trees along my compass bearing to hold my line throughout most of the course. I went on the trail around the green to 14 which seems to be one of my wisest decisions of the day.

I love long courses so much more than middles.

Saturday Nov 6, 2010 #

Event: Hickory Run

road run 25:00 [2] 2.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: mudclaw 330 0

Warm up for sprint and middle.
9 AM

Orienteering 13:10 [4] 2.3 km (5:43 / km) +54m 5:07 / km
shoes: mudclaw 330 0

1.74 mi

A good, solid sprint. I almost overran #1 badly as I was not used to the scale, which isn't typically something that bothers me. After than all was well - I left one control at slightly the wrong angle. But it was so visible that I felt I could keep track of where I was and still plan ahead a bit.
12 PM

Orienteering 35:19 [4] 3.9 km (9:03 / km) +122m 7:50 / km
shoes: mudclaw 330 0

DVOA middle distance. 3.08 mi

Ouch. This had some low points. I started off very well and finding the first 6 controls well. I was under control and kept my head up and I was leading the course at #6. I decided to take what I thought would be a safe route to #7. There was an indistinct trail coming off the main trail than then led into a rocky open corridor right to the control. The problem was I never found the indistinct trail and where I thought I had cut in off the main trail too early, I actually cut in after the intersection. I came out of the green very close to the control, but thought i was too far left, when I was really too far right. Had to go pretty far to be confident about where I was (even though I ran through some areas I thought were matching up, I didn't want to relocate wrong). This cost me about 4 or so minutes. In retrospect, I think I should have been able to accurately relocate when I came out of the green. If I had taken enough time and really thought back to what I did, I think I could have deduced my location. Instead I rushed a bit, saw people running to the right, and assumed I was very lost.

After than I bobbled a few other controls - 13 where I think I was tired and I turned my brain off, as the thoughts I had while running make no actual sense when you look at the map. And then the last control, where I just couldn't for the life of me figure out which way to go at the trail intersection and I ended up choosing the wrong fork. I over analyzed that decision.

So, mixture of good and bad. The 4 minute error pains me a bit as I didn't do what I'm supposed to do when lost, but we all learn and move on :)

Friday Nov 5, 2010 #


little free time and didn't spend it exercising

Thursday Nov 4, 2010 #


nope, didn't do anything today either

Wednesday Nov 3, 2010 #

4 PM

trail run 45:58 [2] 3.53 mi (13:01 / mi) +43m 12:33 / mi
shoes: Teva Ligero Mesh

Run with Dad in Hammond Pond.

Not sleeping anywhere near enough this week. Or training anywhere near enough. Or getting enough work done. Or cleaning enough of my messes at home. When you try to do everything, you really just do nothing. And I've lost my voice again.

Monday Nov 1, 2010 #

4 PM

road run 38:02 [2] 3.13 mi (12:09 / mi) +56m 11:31 / mi
shoes: Teva Ligero Mesh

Run with Dad around Dedham.

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