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Training Log Archive: DWildfogel

In the 7 days ending May 11, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Stretching1 1:30:00
  Walking2 1:15:00 3.5(21:26) 5.63(13:19)
  Orienteering2 1:02:42 2.73(22:56) 4.4(14:15) 16018 /22c81%
  Running3 41:48 3.78(11:03) 6.08(6:52)
  Strength exercises1 12:00
  Total7 4:41:30 10.01 16.12 16018 /22c81%

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Saturday May 11, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (US Champs) 48:01 [5] ***** 2.6 km (18:28 / km) +120m 15:00 / km
spiked:8/10c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

US Middle Champs, Moreau Lake, near Glen Falls, NY. M65 Brown. Rain. On the way to the first control, some wet brush wiped across my glasses, making the map very difficult to read. That happened many times. Pretty much all I could see on the map were the marshes, so was reduced to taking bearings from marsh to marsh and marching over whatever was in between. This worked fine for the 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. On 1, must've narrowly missed the control then wandered around for a couple of minutes. On 3, lost contact with the map very early in the leg and proceeded very slowly in the general direction of 3 until I luckily ran into a trail; rest of the leg was easy.

Got a big break when PG came by on the last part of the leg to #7. I could see Peter a lot better than I could see the map. Got a big boost sticking with him for the next couple of legs. Was able to do 10 on my own (compass bearing to the Finish), though I was now moving much faster than I had been before seeing Peter.

Very unsatisfying day (despite winding up 3rd US). Would like to try that forest when I can see the map.

My route is on the meet's RouteGadget website.

Walking warm up/down 35:00 [2] 2.0 mi (17:30 / mi)
shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

1.6 km, 150m climb walk to the start on a rocky trail, and then the same trail back. Going back was tough because it was steady rain and my left big toe was very sore.

Walked up part way with Jeff Seager and part way with Peter; walked down with Marie Josee.

Friday May 10, 2013 #

3 PM

Orienteering race (US Champs) 14:41 [5] *** 1.8 km (8:09 / km) +40m 7:21 / km
spiked:10/12c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

US Sprint Champs, Camp Wakpominee, near Lake George NY. M65 Brown. Good weather, felt physically ready, though as usual, hard to get the eating completely right for an afternoon start (2:52pm). Did very well for most of the course, but a ridiculous error at #9 cost me two places and I wound up 4th (Charlie DeWeese was 2nd, Rick Worner 3rd).

After first 7, only :17 behind Peter and :50 ahead of the next competitor (Chuck Spalding). First thought for #8 was to go around on the trails, even though it was a lot of extra distance, because it would be highly likely that I would do that well - and I can go so much faster on trails then in the woods, especially in green. But then I thought the optimal possible time would be through the green to the clearing, and I ought to go for the max. Mistake. The green slowed me down so much I certainly would have done better going around. Making matters worse, never saw the clearing, had to bail to the creek. Lost :25 - :30.

Making matters still worse, I stewed about that wrong decision a bit as I headed to #9. Nailed 9, but when I got there, the control code was not what I had in my head. Turned out that I still had the code for 8 in my head (probably because I'd been stewing about the wrong decision going to 8). But didn't think to check my clue sheet! Tried a few different places but kept coming back to the same spot. Finally, Gary Kraght, who I'd passed leaving #3, punched that control, which made me look at my clue sheet and discover that I'd been in the right place all along. Aargh!! 90 secs blown.

Regrouped, had a real good leg on #10; did 10 -> F only :06 slower than Peter. But the crazy error at #9 did me in: missed 2nd by :22 and third by :09.

My route is on the meet's RouteGadget website.

Running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 1.0 mi (12:00 / mi)
shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

Good warm up.

Thursday May 9, 2013 #

Stretching 1:30:00 [1]

The usual weekly accumulation of morning stretching.
10 AM

Walking 40:00 [2] 1.5 mi (26:40 / mi)

Casual walk around the DeWeese's property. Given how I felt walking up the hills, figured that that was enough for today.

Wednesday May 8, 2013 #

(rest day)

Travel day. Up at 5am, plane at SFO at 8:58. George and Leslie pick me up at Newark and we drive to Charlie and Rhonda's, arriving just before 10am.

Tuesday May 7, 2013 #

12 PM

Running (Easy distance) 11:08 [3] 1.14 mi (9:46 / mi)
shoes: Kayano 19's

Front of house, 2 easy loops: 603, 505. Felt considerably better than yesterday; back and hip issues seem manageable.

Running warm up/down 3:15 [2] 0.3 mi (10:50 / mi)
shoes: Kayano 19's

Cool down

Monday May 6, 2013 #

1 PM

Running (Easy distance) 11:56 [3] 1.14 mi (10:28 / mi)
shoes: Kayano 19's

Front-of-house, two easy loops: 621, 534

Starting to today, wanted to start moving my schedule forward to make the transition to East Coast time easier. Instead, got up an hour late, ran an 2 hours late, etc.

Running warm up/down 3:29 [2] 0.2 mi (17:25 / mi)
shoes: Kayano 19's

Cool down
4 PM

Strength exercises 12:00 [4]

Theraband only, 2 sets for each of the 3 exercises. These are irritating my back, too, so no more for a while.

Sunday May 5, 2013 #

(rest day)

Drive back from the Russian River.

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