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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Apr 5, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  nautilus3 1:50:00
  orienteering2 1:08:41 5.83 9.38
  run/hike1 42:52
  treadmill1 31:00 3.6(8:37) 5.79(5:21)
  trail running1 15:00
  Total5 4:27:33 9.43 15.17

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Saturday Apr 5, 2008 #

orienteering 15:38 [4] 2.3 km (6:48 / km)
shoes: Asics trail

US Sprint Champs, based on total time for the morning and afternoon sprints. The morning sprint was at the campus of Miami University of Ohio. Another good course, not difficult for sure but good fun. The challenge, besides making sure you went to all the controls in the correct order, was dealing with the "fences," which were really posts with a single strand of chain link connecting them, designed to keep people from cutting corners and leaving all sorts of footpaths in the grass. We were allowed to cut corners, but that meant either hopping over the fence without losing any speed, or if you were a bit older and less agile, stopping and stepping over them, or if you were even older and rather short and getting a bit plump, going under them.

I had a good run, no mistakes (you really shouldn't make mistakes on a course like this), ran as well as I could.

My routes for sprint 2 (green/brown/orange).

orienteering 5:00 [3]
shoes: Asics trail

Warm-up for the morning sprint.

orienteering 15:57 [4] 2.1 mi (7:36 / mi)
shoes: integrators 2006

Afternoon sprint, quite different, also a good course and good fun. A little muddy but not too bad. Some thicker vegetation, so it was a bit of a guess as to whether it made sense to go through or around. I think my routes were good except for 11-12, when going left was certainly better, I lost about 30 seconds to others who seemed to be running the same speed as I was and who went left.

Second to Dennis Wildfogel in M60, he ran well both morning and afternoon. But I was still pleased, made it around both courses, and the knee, which was feeling a little irksome yesterday, was less so this morning and even less so this afternoon.

And certainly this year is off to a better start that last year, when my record after 8 days of A meets starts was 1 mediocre result, 2 DNFs and 5 DNSs.

Even if my conditioning this year still sucks.

My routes for sprint 2 (green/brown/orange).


Also posted my routes from yesterday's Green course.


So we found this really cool sculpture, seriously, out behind the Oxford Art Museum.

Charlie just had to try it out, so he owns the record.

Friday Apr 4, 2008 #

orienteering 32:06 [3] 3.7 km (8:41 / km)
shoes: integrators 2006

Flying Pig, day 1, M60. Ok run, just really really slow. Nice course though, not much in the way of steep mud. But felt like I could have run 5 minutes faster just a couple of years ago.

Knee was a little sore, but didn't seem to get any worse.

trail running 15:00 [3]
shoes: integrators 2006

Before and after.

Thursday Apr 3, 2008 #

nautilus 30:00 [1]

1 Valerie

Tuesday Apr 1, 2008 #

nautilus 30:00 [1]

treadmill 31:00 [3] 3.6 mi (8:37 / mi)
shoes: Asics trail

Didn't have time to get out during the day so ran late at the gym, watching some of the UMass game. Brought a smile.

Sunday Mar 30, 2008 #

nautilus 50:00 [1]

run/hike 42:52 [3]
shoes: Asics trail

Three times hiking up the steep trail up South Sugarloaf (8:17, 7:54, 8:20), getting tired on the last one. Back down via the road (7:13), the trail (4:00), and the road (7:07). Still some snowpack on the shaded parts of the road, but soft and good traction. Sunny, mid 40s, nice outing.

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