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Training Log Archive: andrea balakova

In the 7 days ending May 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  biking2 2:55:00 8.08 13.0 250
  orienteering2 2:53:07 10.5(16:29) 16.9(10:15) 700
  kayaking1 1:27:00 6.21(14:00) 10.0(8:42)
  running1 20:00
  core strength1 15:00
  Total5 7:50:07 24.79 39.9 950

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Tuesday May 24, 2011 #

biking 1:15:00 [3]

Some random biking on the single tracks and gravel trails of the Burnaby Mountain when Magnus was test running the orienteering course. Mill's trail, Power line, trails close to the Power line and Cardiac hill (biked almost all the way up, 90% of it - Yuck!). Some of them are actually nice or at least parts of them.
no idea about distance, lots of climb...

Monday May 23, 2011 #

biking 1:40:00 [3] 13.0 km (7:42 / km) +250m 7:01 / km

Bike ride from our house to Deep Cove to do some kayaking, mostly on the trails, went around Rice lake down to Seymour and up the Bridle Path, surprised myself staying on the bike on the uphill part all the way to the intersection with BP. Then the technical part came and I had to push the bike some chunks of the middle part of the trail. The End close to the Old Buck trail was really pleasant again. Ended up going down the Old Buck and joining the Seymour Parkway to Deep Cove for last two k. Took some trails on our map in Deep Cove.

kayaking 1:27:00 [3] 10.0 km (8:42 / km)

Recharged by two slices of pizza! Rented a kayak and decided to do 10 k as a training for Momar, did not do kayaking this year yet.
Deep Cove towards Cates Park, crossing to Admiralty Point (4 k - 34 min), Balcarra, back following the shore to Jug Island (7 k - 1 hour) and crossing to Deep Cove.
Lots of motor boats today. The waves made a bit difficult to follow the shore. Some wind as well.
Some zigzag at the End to make it exactly 10 k.
Pretty pleased with my pace (the same as last year's Momar kayak stage in double kayak). Should do one more training session this week. The arms felt sore first but gave it up after 20 minutes, let's see tomorrow.
My Garmin is telling me that I did 600 m elevation gain, must go some waterfall up or crossed 600 1 meter tall waves.....
10 -water

core strength 15:00 [3]

Core/massage with the Grid.

Sunday May 22, 2011 #

orienteering 1:26:02 [3] 8.0 km (10:45 / km) +430m 8:29 / km

Sage Stomp - Long and hilly, Started well and surprised myself running the leg to number 3, slow on the long leg to 5 (lost 6 minutes on Abbi and 3 on Erica), my route choice was slower, changed the idea on the way as well...
Then the climb came, mistake on number 6, o.k. after that, went down to the road to number 9, made small mistake on 10 being 1 small hill to the side.
Quite hilly and long, but fun (sometimes at least).
Ended up third after Abbi and Erica.

Saturday May 21, 2011 #

Event: Sage Stomp

orienteering 45:00 [2] 4.5 km (10:00 / km) +70m 9:17 / km

Morning score-o of the sprint area to check all the control numbers and locations before the Sage Stomp.
Ran a few legs of W21E to see if it was still good enough.

orienteering 42:05 [4] 4.4 km (9:34 / km) +200m 7:48 / km

Sage Stomp - middle distance went o.k., felt hilly but prettier than the sprint area. Did well on the first part but slowed down and felt tired on the last loop. One small mistake on control 8, otherwise fine. Ended up in the 2nd place after Katherine Scheck and 1 second faster than Marie-Catherine because the announcer pushed me to run faster.

Thursday May 19, 2011 #

running 20:00 [1]

some running back and forth with juniors , placing a few controls and so on.
Beautiful day in Deep Cove with something like 37 people (juniors and some parents) participating.
Printed 35 warm-up maps and did not have enough.
I thought Deep Cove is far and some people will not show up, but the sunshine made to come even a few not registered juniors. Fun as usually!

We made hills based on cut-outs of maps with "Playdoh" and that was the hit of the day.

Where is your map? It fell into the ocean.
Orient your map. But the map keeps turning the wrong way all the time.
Mayumi: these baseball kids took the control down, they have no idea that we need it and they have no idea what we are doing here. These baseball kids!
Julia: we should map a lake and do kayak-o, after this idea she developed the whole concept of using parents as power and them as navigators. Just need to find a bigger lake.

For me this is a crazy week of orienteering organizing, I think today is the first day I do not have to place any flags after school or/and print any maps, but tomorrow there is more.
No spare time to train between 8 am and 11pm.

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