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Training Log Archive: Wyatt

In the 7 days ending Oct 12, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 5:35:50 35.14(9:33) 56.55(5:56) 709
  Orienteering1 1:19:05 9.08(8:43) 14.61(5:25) 200
  Total7 6:54:55 44.21(9:23) 71.16(5:50) 909

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Sunday Oct 12, 2008 #

Event: DVOA Tyler

Orienteering warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: R-NB 891's

Did White with AJ first, and this was a reasonable, although choppy, warmup for Red. I imagine it wasn't as fair as me shadowing AJ after my course, esp. today where we had 4 controls in common between Red & White...

Logging the running portion, approx.

Orienteering race 1:09:05 [4] 13.0 km (5:19 / km) +200m 4:56 / km
shoes: R-NB 891's

Red at Tyler. 1st, 4 minutes ahead of Sergei G., only 15 minutes ahead of Angelica (who ran well). I haven't done the totals, but after two quick reviews with others, I think I only lost about 2 minutes or less. A 'runners course' as expected at Tyler, but I think I did okay on it. Plenty of good route choices to keep you thinking. I ran by 13 on the way to 12, then back by 12 on the way to 14. I don't think I've ever done a zig-zag like that before. But the best route demanded it.

Had a strange experience at # 14. With my epunch firmly in place I didn't hear the beep, or see the flashing lights, and I looked carefully for the light backup in case the beep was dead. Then I gave up, and use the pins to punch my map. However, no one else had a problem with the epunch unit at that control. Fortunately, that was accepted at this local event, but I imagine at an A-meet that would be harder to accept. I wonder if there was a temporary epunch glitch, or if perhaps I was somehow sitting there with my epunch in the wrong place, thinking it was in the hole. I'm pretty sure I looked carefully at that, but I was pretty tired at that point, and the fact that it didn't happen to anyone else begs for other plausible explanations than simply a HW/SW glitch on the punch/unit.

Guess on the run distance between Vadim and Angelica on this 10k straight-line course - GPS/HRM was discharged, due to moved CPU and it remaining on all night, draining the battery. :(


Talked myself out of running the Radnor 5k (with Angelica's strong help.) Felt quite guilty about it this morning, but got over it. Definitely could've made it there, and to Tyler.

A very nice day though, with reasonable weather, a fun course, plenty of friends around, and Banya after the orienteering. Even got in over an hour of Zelda on DS playing on a 'team' with AJ advising. Made the drives go by really fast :)

Saturday Oct 11, 2008 #

Running 30:52 [2] 5.19 km (5:57 / km) +62m 5:37 / km
shoes: R-NB 891's

Before a long walk to lunch and back, I did a quick out-and-back to near the S-252 exit off 202. I'm 'covering' a map near my house in highlighter, where the radius of the line is above 250m. Despite many, many runs focused on coverage of this map since I started doing this on 9/7, I've still only fully covered a circle of 1.1km in radius from my house. I've got a somewhat unpleasant segment along both sides of 202 (freeway) to get the coverage up to ~1.3km, then there are places in several directions.

Friday Oct 10, 2008 #

Running 38:05 [2] 6.39 km (5:58 / km) +72m 5:39 / km
ahr:132 max:146 shoes: R-NB 891's

AM Run, from Ori's Gymnastics. Found a bit of the Chester Valley trail, from Mill Ln to 401 on the run - no map, but knew it was somewhere north of mainline. Looks like that section is officially closed, but the rail is gone the the footing is semi-okay (rocks from the train tracks, plus several years of forest leaf litter...) Not sure why it's 'closed' although the neighbor privacy, and safety of road crossings could be concerns, esp. these days...

Running warm up/down 33:33 [2] 5.16 km (6:30 / km) +103m 5:55 / km
ahr:135 max:154 shoes: R-NB 891's

Before/after tempo run

Running 34:45 [3] 5.0 mi (6:57 / mi) +89m 6:35 / mi
ahr:167 max:173 shoes: R-NB 891's

Valley Forge 5 mile loop. All on grass, mostly inside the paved trail within 6 feet, although crossed over the pavement a few times for various reasons.

Both corner's the Simkiss asked if I cut (I didn't) a few years ago have now been cut by the park service - they've paved the portions that cut the corner. They've also added a road segment SE of Mt. Joy, connecting E Inner Line Drive to S Outer line drive at approximately the shortest sport. Not sure what the final plan is there.

Slower than my paved PR by 3 minutes.

I think at least in part I was dehydrated, as I was fighting a non-trivial migraine that evening.

Thursday Oct 9, 2008 #

Running 1:08:20 [2] 11.0 km (6:13 / km) +125m 5:53 / km
ahr:136 max:151 shoes: R-NB 891's

First more-or-less normal training run since the highlander. A few things, notably the L-hamstring, were less than perfect, but not really dragging, or in pain.

Wednesday Oct 8, 2008 #

Running 46:35 [2] 7.2 km (6:28 / km) +132m 5:56 / km
ahr:133 max:144 shoes: R-NB 891's

Enthusiastically embarked on a run after reading PG's HH story and adding my own splits; happy my legs weren't hurting bad any more. And then I ran out of gas after 25 minutes. I need to stuff myself at breakfast better, instead of snacking (dry cereal and two slices of toast this AM, 3 hr. before the run).

Tuesday Oct 7, 2008 #

Running 47:13 intensity: (8:00 @1) + (39:13 @2) 8.17 km (5:47 / km) +73m 5:32 / km
ahr:130 max:150 shoes: R-NB 891's

Was thinking I might run 90 minutes, first part with Angelica. But after the first mile taking shortcuts struggling to keep up with Angelica my more modest goal was simply to keep up with Angelica the rest of the way.

Primary issue was L-Quad pain (recalling the finish chute of the Highlander), and, later in the day esp., the R-Calf. So far so good - only muscle pain - but not back to normal training yet...

Monday Oct 6, 2008 #

Running 36:27 intensity: (25:24 @1) + (11:03 @2) 5.39 km (6:46 / km) +53m 6:27 / km
shoes: R-NB 891's

Oriana on her bike kept me moving on a light run the day after the highlander. By Mon. evening, the L-quad was getting notably worse, and various other leg pains were up too - mostly hamstring/quad/calf things.

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