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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Aug 14, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 1:53:18 3.96(28:37) 6.37(17:47) 942
  biking1 47:42 13.53(3:31) 21.78(2:11) 377
  Total3 2:41:00 17.49(9:12) 28.15(5:43) 1319
  [1-5]2 1:28:32
averages - weight:136.5lbs

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Sunday Aug 14, 2011 #


A long day out at the meet site, but a lot of fun to stay around for the WOC Middle qualification. A bunch of good runs from our team. Such a pleasure to see. And a whole lot of really fast young men and women around.

Have also run into a few old friends. One is our course setter for tomorrow, but he wasn't going to tell me much other than that it would be thicker than today. Can hardly wait.

On the other hand, with all its rough stuff today, I have to admit it was both fun, and also really fine and demanding orienteering. Not that I would want to run in this stuff every day.

9 AM

orienteering 40:51 intensity: (1 @1) + (21 @2) + (8:28 @3) + (32:01 @4) 2.35 mi (17:23 / mi) +505ft 14:27 / mi
ahr:151 max:164 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Day 1 of the spectator races at WOC, H65, "long distance", 2.8 km beeline!

Well, I tried to make it a long distance, or at least a long time. One bad control, 3 or 4 minutes gone, plus a lot of little stuff. But also moments of OK. And the end result, almost ashamed to admit it, was first in my class. But then bear in mind that everyone in H65, myself included, is half dead anyway. But I suppose first of the old and frail is better than last of the old and frail.

I can't seem to upload maps or photos right now, so no maps until I get it fixed. Won't happen today.

Saturday Aug 13, 2011 #


Midday and afternoon spent hanging around at the WOC long qualifying. Very pleasant. A modest crowd, sufficient for a sense of excitement but not so many as too feel too crowded.

And a good support group for the USA team.

11 AM

orienteering 1:12:27 [0] 1.61 mi (45:00 / mi) +436ft 35:49 / mi
shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Walking around a corner of a training map with Gail, went to six controls. No problems, though obviously going very slowly, except when heading back on a trail and not paying attention and then a bit perplexed.

If this terrain was in the USA, we wouldn't map it, unless perhaps it was in Kansas or California or the Seattle area.... :-)

Saw virtually nobody running. Granted it is ust for training, but usually on cuck an occasion there a lots of folks dashing here and there. Not today. Too rocky, thick, steep....

I'll see if I can put up some sort of map.

Friday Aug 12, 2011 #


Nothing even remotely training today, but managed to make it to first JFK, and then Geneva, and then Chambery, and find our place to stay (not at all fancy but the WiFi works), and find the event center, where we ran into Sandra. She showed us a map of where the team is staying in Aix, so with excellent map memory found their hotel (also not fancy, and the WiFi is temperamental), and had a nice chat with the women. And then a little look around the center of Aix, and now it's about dinner time and despite a day of no training, I am just about ready for bed....

We do a little modeling tomorrow morning (spectator races start Sunday), then will spectate at the long qualifying in the afternoon, keeping the fingers crossed.

Thursday Aug 11, 2011 #

9 AM

biking 47:42 intensity: (1 @0) + (2:44 @1) + (18:30 @2) + (23:59 @3) + (2:28 @4) 13.53 mi (3:31 / mi) +377ft 3:26 / mi
ahr:129 max:151 weight:136.5lbs

Whately - South Deerfield loop before heading off. Nice day for a ride, seemed like it would also be a fine day for hang gliding, if one were so inclined.

Wednesday Aug 10, 2011 #


Just to save a copy of it, here's the article form the local paper a couple of weeks ago:
page 1, page 2, page 3.

Not much training this week....

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