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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Sep 2, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 6:27:10 28.52(13:34) 45.9(8:26) 113077 /95c81%
  Total6 6:27:10 28.52(13:34) 45.9(8:26) 113077 /95c81%
averages - sleep:7.8

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Sunday Sep 2, 2012 #

9 AM

Orienteering (laramie) 1:44:26 [3] *** 11.7 km (8:56 / km) +330m 7:49 / km
spiked:11/21c shoes: O: falcons 2012

Felt tired from yesterday. Started off strong to #1. then screwed up badly on #2. Lost about 6 minutes. I don't know where I was but I tried to relocate one direction and that didnt work. then went another and finally relocated on a big rock. Where I had been looking was rock all over and I couldn't tell what from what. Rest of the run was better but shakey in areas. Ground was rockier in places so I was moving slower. I didn't die like yesterday, just got tired.
Some of the control locations were dubious (like every reentrant used). There were no size descriptions on any of the rock features so you never know what you were looking for.
Overall, the course was much better than the previous day. There was more map reading required to do the course

Saturday Sep 1, 2012 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (laramie ) 1:32:51 [4] ** 11.0 km (8:26 / km) +450m 7:00 / km
spiked:18/20c slept:8.0 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Very open courses with lots of non navigating field running. Navigations wise I lost 1.5 minutes on control three. Rest was clean (some hesitations). Generally just slow. I wanted to run harder today but the lungs just wouldn't allow it. Leif passed me at control 4. Eric at control 6 just before the long field runs. Eric just ran away from me across the fields. about 3/4 of the way through the course I just ran out of energy. I not only had to walk but I had to stop and just rest on some of the uphills. It was very slow going the last few controls. Tomorrow is going to hurt.

Friday Aug 31, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze day 4) 40:17 [3] ** 6.1 km (6:36 / km)
spiked:10/10c slept:7.5 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Another mass start. I thought the map was going to be 1:10,000 but it was 1:15,000. Fortunately Sam Listwak set me straight before the start. Since it was supposed to be an open course I figured I could get away with running without a manifyier.
I had no plan other than don't burn myself out the day before the A meet. First leg was 1.7K. I started off easy but soon started breathing really hard again. The initial leaders drifted right. Then Eric Bone came jogging by. We were following the same route so I mostly just ran his general direction. the other people caught up to me at control 2. There were then people to follow/run with the rest of the course. Leaving three, one person started off in the wrong direction. I realized it and said no, go throught the green to make sure you go the right way. What I didn't realize that the green was also a marsh. I waded through this icky muddy marsh area. Another person followed me cursing the whole way. Everyone else ran around the marsh which made more sense. I still beat them to the control 4 though. I went straight to control 5 and there was a lot of sage which slowed you down considerably. As I approach the control I looked to my left and see everyone else running down the unmarked trail. The rest of the course was open running across the fields. I tried to run evenly but had to walk some and the other people I was with slowly pulled away. Part of the way to the finish was down hill so I actually opened up my stride and ran that part.
Per K time was pretty fast. My legs weren't pushing it but I don't think my lungs could go any faster.
I forgot to wear my heart monitor so don't know how hard I was going.

Thursday Aug 30, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze cowboy relay) 52:39 [3] *** 5.9 km (8:55 / km)
ahr:153 max:164 spiked:22/24c slept:7.5 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Mass start with 5 loops. The first four would be done in different order with everyone doing the same last order.
Loop C 0,9 K
Loop A 1.3K
Loop D 0.9K
Loop B 1.2K
Loop Z 1.6K

We were on the gate of AMT Hell map 1:10,000. It is more technical with lots of rock features.
Generally I spiked every control but was wobbly in getting there. On my third loop I ran to the control but misread my clue sheet. I thought I was looking for a different control so ran away. I kept coming back to that area. The third time I realized it was my control. I lost several minutes there. Ont he last loop I had several people with me. I was trying to plan ahead so I could stay ahead of them. Unfortunately I planned to far ahead and leaving control 5 started running to control 7. some of the people followed me but not all. I dropped a place as a result. But I was still in the top 8 so won a bottle of perier. I don't know what I am supposed to do with it.

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering 45:42 [3] ** 5.5 km (8:19 / km) +170m 7:12 / km
ahr:148 max:164 spiked:9/10c shoes: O: falcons 2012

1:15,000 map. Hard for me to read some of the details but I did ok. Two long trail legs and some short more detailed ones. I felt the altitude more today than yesterday. I was thinking of actually running some today instead of jogging but just didn't have the lungs for it. I was faster per K but there was a lot more just trail run.

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze 1) 51:15 [3] ** 5.7 km (8:59 / km) +180m 7:46 / km
ahr:148 max:162 spiked:7/10c slept:8.0 shoes: O: falcons 2012

First real run in over a month since whatever it was that I had (flu/virus...). Ran at altitude. Intent was to run very easy and see how things felt. I was out of breadth some but generally, the lungs felt good. I started coughing after the race due the dry air.
It was mass start. I made sure I wasn't up front. trail run to # 1 then people cut in the wrong direction so I passed a bunch. by the time I got to #2 the leaders were gone and I was in third. Clean but slow to #3 and 4. some hesitations to #5. pulled up way short going to 6 and got thrown off my game. Kevin Techendorf passed me. I passed him back going to 7. We went different routes to 8. I was low and saw Kevin leaving the control which helped. Rich Bressman behind me. Finished fourth overall. Good first day back to running.
Generally did a good job of running an even pace.

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