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Training Log Archive: Anna

In the 7 days ending Apr 30, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running4 3:03:08 14.79 23.8
  orienteering1 1:23:11 4.16(19:59) 6.7(12:25) 278
  elliptical1 45:00
  Total5 5:11:19 18.95 30.5 278

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Saturday Apr 30, 2011 #

orienteering 58:26 [3] 4.2 km (13:55 / km) +185m 11:24 / km

First orienteering ever at West Point! I was super-worried it would go like my first time at Harriman, but it didn't:) I guess I've gotten more experienced since then.

Anyway, it was bad at the beginning. Afraid to read the rocks, and then couldn't read the stream/marsh, which was my "safe" plan. Alexei said there was nothing wrong with any of my first leg, but just felt bad because I didn't know what I was doing.

Also a very un-fun race because my shoes kept coming undone. (I'd thought that making lots of double knots would be good enough, but it wasn't.) Stopped to re-tie them on the hill to number 4, but they came undone again at 5. Figured it was better to run with them untied instead of re-tying them every control. This went okay until I ran through a marsh and had to stop to fish my shoe out of the mud. Did a pretty good job of not being distracted by them and not tripping over my shoelaces, but I couldn't really go down rocks very fast.

Overall, a lot of stopping to try to read things better. The bright side was that I never ran off without knowing where I was. So I think it was worth the time spent hesitating, because I used to have such a big problem with thoughtless running.

orienteering 24:45 [4] 2.5 km (9:54 / km) +93m 8:21 / km

This was good practice for running with people, but 2 minutes lost on the first control was disappointing!!! I was going to the second paved spot and then looking for the control, but by the time I looked for the control I was already 50-100m too far! Yikes! If I'd been used to the scale I probably would've caught myself, but I definitely wasn't. The rest was better, except when I got out of contact with the map from focusing too much on catching Spike back. Also one slow route choice.

running warm up/down 15:00 [3] 1.67 mi (9:00 / mi)

Friday Apr 29, 2011 #

(rest day)

planned rest.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011 #

running 26:28 [3] 2.94 mi (9:00 / mi)

really tired and taking it easy to make sure my volume isn't too much. Ran to the transportation office to to get my metro pass.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2011 #


Outing club replied back about the O' meet and sounded interested!!!!!!


Disappointing workout, might log it later today.

running 9:23 [4] 1.61 mi (5:50 / mi)

4x200 w/ 200 rest, 5 min. rest, 3x600 w/ 300 rest



The first 600 was slow, the second one felt like death, and the third one I was struggling to finish. Uggh.

running warm up/down 57:17 [3]

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #

elliptical 45:00 [3]

Read philosophy:(

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

running 1:15:00 [3] 8.57 mi (8:45 / mi)

Did some terrain running!!! Very little compared to my whole run, but it was raining so I felt hard-core:)

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