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Training Log Archive: bgallup

In the 7 days ending Jun 7, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering3 1:51:19 8.74(12:44) 14.06(7:55) 141929 /38c76%
  Climbing (Gym)1 1:45:00
  Running3 1:28:12 10.61(8:19) 17.08(5:10) 369
  Total7 5:04:31 19.35 31.14 178829 /38c76%
  [1-5]7 5:03:37

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Thursday Jun 7, 2012 #

6 PM

Orienteering 27:12 intensity: (54 @0) + (3 @1) + (18 @2) + (1:46 @3) + (22:22 @4) + (1:49 @5) 3.33 km (8:10 / km) +351ft 7:02 / km
ahr:171 max:182 spiked:9/13c

csu parko 8 at the fells, long pond.

woof. someone remind me why start triangles are equilateral. lost at least a minute heading to twelve first. 12 /= 1. feh. didn't screw my head on until 6ish, 7ish. happy with the last half though. no map case + the ben sweats + ben foliage management techniques = confetti

also, time for a new hrm battery, perhaps

1) Braindead. My fault definitly, but a less, uh, darwinian route setter wouldn't have the start and finish controls on top of each other, with the first and last legs 120 degrees apart.
2) Stumbly, bad compassing.
3) More stumbles
4) Found that marsh at speed, and got boxed in by some vegetables
5) First good leg. Shouldn't've been surprised by the stone wall, though.
6) Progressively aimed further off. Should've been using the terrain, not the compass.
7) Best leg, hands down. Used two boulders to line up on the control and spiked it
8) Pretty good. A little hesitatey at the first boulders off the trail
9) Took the long way around instead of the frontal assault. Was trying to drop Dave Yee, so I went the stupid, straightforward why and gassed it
10) Pretty good
11) Fine
12) Also fine - a little surprised to see it so soon
13) Shoulda taken the western trail. Went a-bashing, maybe should've taken the trail?

Wednesday Jun 6, 2012 #


keeping myself entertained while I wait for the 3D printer to crap out more parts

800m record: 1:41, vdot's 87.8
Mile record: 3:43, vdot's 83.3
5k record: 12:37, vdot's 85
10k record: 26:18, vdot's 85
Marathon record: 2:03:38, vdot's 83

eeeeerily similar . more likely by design of the vdot system, in large part. any internally consistent system must be right? right? Guess I should read that book before i write this. Whoops!

sprinters, though, are mutants. 100m in 10s is a vdot of 111. Sure, it's probably the equation breaking down, but in my defense, sprinters are weird. Also, apologies to Mr. Bolt about those four tenths of a second I rounded up. I'm sure you care deeply about each one, but ken doesn't. Take it up with him.

ps, ben slow!
8 AM

Running 24:45 intensity: (12 @2) + (18:17 @3) + (6:16 @4) 4.74 km (5:13 / km) +118ft 5:02 / km
ahr:155 max:172

morning lap around fresh pond. not paying much attention to pace, because i was fiddling with my accelerometer. the blinky light wasn't blinking when i got home, though. left patellar tendon still letting me know it's there. not hurt by any means, just kind of a 'yo, i'm a tendon, what up'. right big toe's fine for running, and the right achilles was actually a cut, not muscle damage. i should look at things when they hurt.

1;25 recovery

Tuesday Jun 5, 2012 #


Been looking into the ~12-minute drubbing I got from PG this weekend. Out of the 19 legs, maybe a third look like

where we take pretty much the same route, and maybe a few seconds go either way. There's even a pair where I pick up ~40s. And then there are four where I pick a decent route but shoot past the control and lose 30-60s. Oh, and the other four or so where I hesitate to think and lose 30-60s. And then there's pair of pearls where I both hesitate and blow it at the end, kind of like:

Climbing (Gym) 1:45:00 [3]

some decent-to-okay bouldering. not peak form, but cleaned a bunch of V2's amd got a V3. There were a bunch of demoralizing V3's set by some sadistic mutant that made me sad. killed it on the slackline (and ordered one offa the innerweb) and did some solid toproping - 5.10, 5.10a, 5.10b, 5.11b, 5.9+. the 11b was definitely over-graded, it wasn't much harder than the 9+. highlight was when i needed another inch out of my arm to do a hand-foot match, so i just did the move on thumb- and forefinger-tip. coolest move in recent memory. hurt enough to not want to do it again.

Monday Jun 4, 2012 #

8 AM

Running 43:37 intensity: (41:57 @3) + (1:40 @4) 8.05 km (5:25 / km) +202ft 5:13 / km
ahr:152 max:163

doubled down on the fresh pondage this morning

Sunday Jun 3, 2012 #


I was real curious about how people did the longer leg of the first fork at the WM5D farsta. It was common to all three courses that day, and here's everybody who put up a GPX. If it was their second leg, they get a (*) next to their name.

I wasn't super happy with my route choice - it was a byproduct of trying to hard to get a jump out of the start. A few of the fast guys went that way too (biggins, Clem), but at the time I didn't know they had the same leg, and I peeled off at the trail where they went straight. While it definitely wasn't the best, I did pass the same point that the fast guys did, maybe a minute out. Certainly helped that there was a train of people on that line, though. Zacleipyr took the same route as I, just after a 4min map exchange break for water, I assume.

I kinda like the flash better, but here's the youtube one for phonies
12 PM

Orienteering 1:05:59 intensity: (1:11 @2) + (9:09 @3) + (55:19 @4) + (20 @5) 8.28 km (7:58 / km) +830ft 6:55 / km
ahr:166 max:183 spiked:14/19c

Red at Nobscot

Decent run, and I'm happy with it. Nice day out in the woods, despite the foreboding morning weather. Realized that O could be in the cards at 10:30, in Gloucester, booked it to Cambridge to grab my stuff. and punched the start at 12:05ish.

Didn't really feel on point through much of this race, lot of little bobbles and didn't really ace too many controls. Wasted a lot of speed from 3-8 or so - was with a much smarter person moving more slowly at each control. Sure they got a great view of me doofusing my way to the next control, again and again. Felt pretty staccato throughout, and not particularly top-speedy.

Took a few object lessons to learn that navigating by faint trails in nobscot is a bad idea - they're under solid leaf cover and many are easy to cross or pass at a junction and not realize it.

In retrospect, kinda beat the crap out of myself today. Booted a leaf-covered rock midtrail and went down hard - and then had a lot of extra boulders on my map. Surprised it doesn't hurt more, which probably isn't a good sign. Chased by a pair of large angry offleash dogs on the way to 10. Managed to jab my achilles with something (same foot), - didn't know you could funnybone your feet. Found a tick pre-shower - smaller than most dog ticks, but not so small that I think it's a deer tick. Had bitten, but wasn't really embedded. Got the head out intract, and it didn't leave a mark. That, and my fingerstick elastic band was way too tight, and the tip of my finger was asleep most of the ride home.

Got one of those doofy GUTR sweat-troughs I saw at WM5D. Looks stupid, has a stupid name, works great.
1 PM

Orienteering 18:08 intensity: (10:30 @3) + (7:38 @4) 2.45 km (7:24 / km) +238ft 6:27 / km
ahr:155 max:169 spiked:6/6c

reverse pickup of yellow. hope that guy on brown had actually hit four before i harvested it!

Friday Jun 1, 2012 #


A better test. 720p is at least an option, but I haven't figured out how to force it. Did manage to kill the titlebar and the recommended videos, though. And I bet it comes out heinously letterboxed on your favorite i-device.

This is a leg from Day 2 of the WM5D shared by Blue, Red, and GreenX. The two obvious choices were the Over The Top versus contouring to the right. I tend to favor brute force and ignorance, and went with the former - seems like most people did, including split victor z-man. I didn't have the confidence to execute on what speedy did, but that was what I considered. Bonus hazard includes a potentially deceptive vague trail on the contour route.

8 AM

Running 19:50 intensity: (1:41 @3) + (17:51 @4) + (18 @5) 4.28 km (4:38 / km) +49ft 4:33 / km
ahr:165 max:180

whee! running a little late (ha?) and didn't feel like pacing myself. Running and I are officially friends now.

23:10 5k pace, 2:40 recovery

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