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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 7 days ending Mar 27, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running4 2:17:00 15.2(9:01) 24.46(5:36)
  Orienteering1 30:52 1.8(17:08) 2.9(10:39) 60
  Total5 2:47:52 17.0(9:52) 27.36(6:08) 60

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Friday Mar 27, 2015 #

Orienteering 30:52 [3] 2.9 km (10:39 / km) +60m 9:39 / km
shoes: Adrenaline 14-2nd

Flying Pig Sprint Green. Oh great, a long difficult sprint. Doing o.k. until 6, which I couldn't read to save my life. Saw a control that might have been right, fortunately checked the code, looked around and saw where I was supposed to be. I still don't know what to make of the low stone wall surrounding the canal. I crossed it twice. Don't see it on the map.

Still pretty well focused, looking ahead, seeing the right routes, until after punching 12 I inexplicably ran out 90 degrees off. Ran an appropriate distance but things didn't match up with what 13 was supposed to look like. Completely unable to recognize my surroundings on the map, but I could still see the building where 12 had been, aligned the map to that, and saw where I was supposed to go.

From there on, it seemed like every control was a struggle. Standing still after every punch, turning the map around and around, no sense of direction at all, no flow. Not a recipe for success in a sprint.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 #

Road running 41:00 [3] 4.7 mi (8:43 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 14-2nd

A nice run on a fine day, sunny and 40 at noon. Shorts weather. I ran out Railroad St., back along the river, then across on String Bridge and out Gilman Lane through the athletic fields. Across the river again on the old stone bridge and back past the track to the gym.

Tuesday Mar 24, 2015 #

Road running 28:00 [3] 3.1 mi (9:02 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 14-2nd

A quickie loop around the town during a break between meetings. It's been fine weather, sunny days and cool temps. Today it was in the mid-30s by the afternoon.

Sunday Mar 22, 2015 #

Road running 29:00 [3] 3.1 mi (9:21 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 14-2nd

Slow run out along the river and back. Cold, cold, cold heading west against the wind, but fine going back. Should have worn my buff.

Saturday Mar 21, 2015 #

Road running 39:00 [3] 4.3 mi (9:04 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 14-2nd

Arrived in Exeter on Thursday afternoon, spent Friday acquiring furniture and stuff mostly from Goodwill. It's a one-bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor of an old Victorian in a very nice location half a block from the famous library, windows on 3 sides, but pretty tiny.

A light snowfall last night and early this morning, then sunny and quite mild in the afternoon, I put on shoes and dashed out. Ran past the house I lived in 50 years ago, then out along the iced-over river and back. I had discovered the first night that the apartment had housed cats, and that's a real problem. I travel with an inhaler, which got me through the night, and with the help of some over-the-counter stuff the asthma seems to be under control, and didn't bother me at all at jogging pace.

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