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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Apr 23, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:47:15 7.11(23:30) 11.45(14:36) 27518 /24c75%
  Walking1 43:48 2.31(18:58) 3.72(11:47) 64
  Total4 3:31:03 9.42(22:24) 15.17(13:55) 33918 /24c75%
averages - weight:177.5lbs

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Saturday Apr 23, 2016 #

10 AM

Walking 16:55 [3] 1.12 mi (15:06 / mi) +37m 13:42 / mi
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

Walk to the start.

Orienteering race (WP Middle - Brown) 43:28 [3] *** 2.7 km (16:06 / km) +95m 13:41 / km
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

FR = 2.15 miles with 96.9m climb.

This was so much fun!!!

I felt fit and smart and was just so glad to be out on a course. Tenth on the course, though I gained places since the early starters had separate control descriptions with didn't exactly match up with the course. A change had been made at the last minute to shorten the course...

However, I had some decent splits against good competition, so I'll take the pat on the back I gave myself without any qualifications.

RG - Brown - Middle

Walking 26:53 [3] 1.19 mi (22:36 / mi) +27m 21:06 / mi
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

A long, difficult walk from the Finish. Happy to see Roger had driven down to the lower parking lot for me. I could have made it back under my own power, but it was nice of him, and it saved my legs a little for later.
3 PM

Orienteering race (WP - Sprint O/Br) 22:42 [3] *** 1.9 km (11:57 / km) +45m 10:41 / km
shoes: Red Fish

FR = 1.58 miles with 48.5m climb

I was the last starter - thank your smoke for coming to see me off. There was a team of two boys starting just ahead of me, and they were advised not to let Miss Valerie beat them. Well, I like nothing more than a challenge. They were very speedy, but I was more accurate, as well an sneaky, so I pulled out the win.

Was concerned that I had lost the race when I stumbled into concertina wire between 6 & 7, but I got out of it pretty easily.

Snuck under the buildings to 9, just after punching with the boys at 8. They got confused there. Messed up 11 by going back almost to the Finish, so plenty of witnesses to that little show. Slowed at the end, but then had enough to get the 4th best split on the Brown course run in. Though, thank goodness I had worn the ankle braces, which I contemplated not doing so...I turned my ankle over running in. Little twinge but not as bad as it could have been.

I love to Sprint! And, while I missed my goal of 10 minutes per K, I really enjoyed myself, and it was part of a very good day.

RG - Brown - Sprint

Monday Apr 18, 2016 #

weight:178lbs (rest day)

Well, my sister bought our mother's house today, so I am no longer my sister's keeper, er, landlord. It went well enough, no drama, just sadness that it couldn't be a happier occasion, even under the circumstances. You know how you joke about your better half, or being the better half? As her twin, though fraternal, it is hard to see my other "half" in such poor shape.

On a somewhat brighter note, today marks my fourth month of sobriety. Still not sure if this was a lifelong choice or not, but it is the best choice for now, and I am happy with the choice I made in December.

I guess it has turned into a rest day. Did get the flat of pansies planted before they withered to nothing in the flat.

Sunday Apr 17, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Gunston Hall Green) 1:29:56 [4] *** 5.25 km (17:08 / km) +130m 15:15 / km
spiked:10/14c shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

FR distance = 4.74 miles with 103 m climb

Out early so that I could get back for Amy to go out on Green as well. Control 5 wasn't out when I got there, and I knew that that missing controls were a possibility, and that was the only one. Snagged to punch from the course setter who was placing a nearby control. Lost maybe two minutes. Then an adventure to 8 in general and to 9 when I got to the area. AP says 10 as well, but I mostly nailed that one, albeit slowly.

Another turnout of 150+ starts, a glorious spring day, and so far, at least, I have not found any ticks. What more can I ask for?!
2 PM

Orienteering race (White) 11:09 [4] *** 1.6 km (6:58 / km) +5m 6:52 / km
spiked:8/10c weight:177lbs shoes: Hoka Pokey

FR distance = .99 mile with 1.2 m climb

Ran around late in the day to get a feeling if I can do two courses at WP next Saturday. Dead flat so ran as hard as I could. Fun! More fun if there had been others out there darting around as well. And, I didn't even do it to get over 10 hours for the week. That was just a bonus.

Verdict is that I can probably handle two runs next Saturday, but Sunday may be in doubt. Will see how I feel tomorrow. Right heel a little sore.

N - EX2 BYB #3 - Hemlock - 9 AM - Tyler & Heather

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