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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending May 18, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Fieldwork1 3:30:0021.0
  Orienteering1 1:53:41 5.52(20:35) 8.89(12:47) 5553.4
  Bike - Slipstream1 1:20:00 10.87(7:21) 17.5(4:34) 10024.0
  Run - Trail1 58:30 5.65(10:21) 9.1(6:26) 17530.1
  Total4 7:42:11 22.05 35.49 330128.5

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Sunday May 18, 2008 #


Run - Trail race (Soapstone Sampler) 28:30 [5] 6.1 km (4:40 / km) +100m 4:19 / km
shoes: Salomon TR2

Ran the Sampler with the kids. They were content to run their own races, and since the sampler has an age handicapped start, they were off a few minutes before me anyway. So I opted to race it. Starting in the 'E' group, I knew there were a number of fast looking younger runners in the few waves starting after me, so my goal was to run hard on the early dirt road section, to put myself out of their sights and hopefully they wouldn't reel me in. Ran well the whole race, passing lots of folks in the first half. By the time I was down off Hedgehog and back on Sodom Road, I was by myself, no one in sight ahead or behind... Kept the pace as hard as I could and into the finish.

This is probably the only time in my life where I'll see my name ahead of such legendary trail running names as Nephew and Schmidt. (ok, it was Stephanie Nephew and Liz Schmidt, but they're both strong runners in their own right.)

When I finished, I was told one person finished ahead of me but apparently he started in the wrong start group and they would adjust the results accordingly. Didn't stick around as I went back out and jogged the course in reverse to catch up with and finish the back half with my kids.

When we finished up their races I was told that the time difference had put me in first place.. I got a rock.... (its a very nice rock, BTW).

Next year there is talk of setting up an even shorter kids race - my kids are able to finish the 4 miler, but they do end up walking most of the second half. It will be great to see a shorter race tailored just for the kids...

PS - This years winning time was about a minute slower than last years 4th place finish.

Run - Trail warm up/down (Sampler redux75) 30:00 [1] 3.0 km (10:00 / km) +75m 8:53 / km
shoes: Salomon TR2

easy jog back out on the course in reverse to catch up and check on the kids. They were all in a group coming up the N side of Hedgehog when I caught up to them. Jackson kid of took off after the top and I walk/jogged the remaining way be with Anna and Hayden.

Saturday May 17, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Huntington Red) 1:24:01 [4] *** 7.6 km (11:03 / km) +55m 10:40 / km
shoes: Salomon TR2

Nice day, great course. A few minor errors, nothing horrendous. Not terribly fast though, Peter beat me on every split by a substantial margin except where he messed up or on the climbing legs.

Orienteering warm up/down (Huntington - White) 29:40 [1] *** 1.29 km (23:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon TR2

Shadowed / coached Jackson on White. Did pretty well, but wasn't inclined to run too often. But wasn't distracted much either. We'll have coached courses on Sat/Sun next weekend and then Monday will be his first real test going solo at the DVOA meet.

Friday May 16, 2008 #


National Bike to Work day. Should have ridden the bike, eh? Had my biking stuff set out this AM, but the forecast for this afternoon looks pretty bleak, so I opted out. Now that I'm at work I'm feeling guilty about not riding.

Wednesday May 14, 2008 #

Fieldwork (Crandalls) 3:30:00 [1] ***
shoes: Puma Sierra Trail Racers

more mapping, coming along nicely, got a few more holes to fill in, then time to clean up some rough spots. Should have a workable course setters map by next week.

Then lots of hours drafting, including catching up on some old field notes I hadn't finished drafting as well as drafting in the OOB sections from the basemap (no field checking). Had to overlay the latest Google Maps satelite photo in one section as there's an entire development that wasn't on the aerials/basemap. But we knew that was out of bounds before we started..

Tuesday May 13, 2008 #

Bike - Slipstream (Airline South) 1:20:00 [3] 17.5 km (4:34 / km) +100m 4:27 / km
shoes: Slipstream

Played hookey and went for a bike ride with Ellen today. Went down to East Hampton and checked out the western end of the Airline South Rail Trail. Nice slow pace, gorgeous day. Nice big owl flew overhead and landed in a tree near the trail just before the Lyman Viaduct. (not my photo)

Only rode 5.5 miles out then turned around to come back. Ellen's not used to riding a bike and we needed to make sure to leave enough time to go to Harry's Place in Colchester for lunch before heading home. Chocolate Shake and a couple of cheeseburgers - yummy...

Saw a really fine coyote just south of the main entrance to Gay City on the way home too...

Mapping tomorrow...

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