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Training Log Archive: Anna

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running5 3:13:08 15.84 25.49
  orienteering2 3:13:01 9.63(20:02) 15.5(12:27) 608
  elliptical1 45:00
  Total7 7:11:09 25.47 40.99 608

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Sunday May 1, 2011 #


All of my races were far from perfect, but HUGE confidence-boost from where I was before. I'd guess I had no errors over 5 minutes, and I corrected myself pretty well when I wasn't where I thought I was. One parallel error today was the closest I got to panicking. Overall, I also understood the rocks a lot better than I thought I would.

running 10:00 [3] 1.05 mi (9:31 / mi)

kept the running to a minimum. actually less than a minimum:)
9 AM

orienteering 1:49:50 [3] 8.8 km (12:29 / km) +330m 10:31 / km

First F-21+ Long ever!!! The goal was to survive, which I did.

Alexei's advice to use my compass more helped a lot. During the middle I had trouble seeing things on the ground, and so when I didn't find something, I had a very vague idea of where I was. The compass narrowed things down a lot.

What I had the most trouble with was reading ahead. Not sure how much of a difference it made, but I was really super bad at that today. Peter pointed out that since I didn't have the fitness to run up the hills I should've been planning then. I agree. I think that if I'd been doing my armchair exercises I wouldn't have had this problem. (It was just hard to find the motivation to do them when I hadn't orienteered in so long.)

Speaking of trouble reading ahead, I didn't see the last 2 long legs until right before. Thinking I was almost done, I didn't eat my food at 13 like I'd planned, and I was super-tired and sluggish on the last part of the course. It was a struggle to keep moving and also concentrating.

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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