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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Feb 13, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 2:09:27 35.66(16.5/h) 57.39(26.6/h) 420
  Orienteering4 1:01:18 6.9(8:53) 11.1(5:31) 13893c
  Running1 11:07 1.32(8:25) 2.12(5:14)
  Total8 3:21:52 43.88(4:36) 70.61(2:52) 55893c

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Saturday Feb 13, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 14:27 [4] ** 2.9 km (4:59 / km) +20m 4:49 / km

Jericho Beach Park
1 PM

Orienteering race 17:37 [2] ** 2.5 km (7:03 / km) +20m 6:47 / km

Totem Park farsta
4 PM

Orienteering race 15:24 [4] ** 3.4 km (4:32 / km) +20m 4:24 / km

Team Enger Management two-man relay. A pre-race high-stakes wager was entered into between the teams of Graeme/Kate, me/dad, and Tori/mom whereby the losing team would buy ice cream for the winners, while the middle team would be unaffected. I started out the final leg in second, and eventually was able to close the gap on Graeme to ~8-10s, only to run 30m right past a control in my excitement (even worse, as I retraced back to said control, I was passed by Jourdan - gah!). So we had to concede the win to Graeme and Kate, but at least were able to claim the neutral spot.

Friday Feb 12, 2016 #

4 PM

Orienteering race 13:50 [4] ** 2.3 km (6:01 / km) +78m 5:09 / km

Queen Elizabeth Park

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 #


Knee is feeling a lot better! I've acquired and have been experimenting with an impressive arsenal of support devices, which seem to have helped. Or maybe just placeboed me - I'm cool with it either way.

Tuesday Feb 9, 2016 #

7 AM

Cycling 39:23 [3] 10.8 mi (16.5 mph) +50m

4 PM

Cycling 40:19 [3] 10.78 mi (16.0 mph) +62m

Not sure how but today I annihilated my previous evening PR by, like, five minutes - no doubt partially due to low traffic volume and hitting a lot of lights. Might not be able to run for crap right now but I seem to be in good cycling shape! Beautiful afternoon - too warm for gloves, face cover, or outer layers.

Sunday Feb 7, 2016 #

12 PM

Cycling 22:09 [3] 6.82 mi (18.5 mph) +107m

Cycling 27:36 [3] 7.26 mi (15.8 mph) +201m

For lack of somewhere else to go, rode ye olde commute route from days of yore; don't have the numbers in front of me but I think I was near or better than both my old PRs, and probably shattered two or three of my mile PRs - mainly the climbing miles. Weird.
1 PM

Running warm up/down 11:07 [2] 1.32 mi (8:25 / mi)

Now that the Winter Series is complete, let's revisit the prospective storylines laid out back in November, and compare with how things went:

Will it be a clean Kiwi sweep?
Short answer: No. Our erstwhile Kiwis only raced twice, as they were out of town for three events, and somehow got conned into course-setting two others. Had they qualified, a sweep would've been entirely plausible, as their combined four scores were 1, 2, 2, 5.

Will Heather make a triumphant return?
Yes...for a fleeting moment. Heather won the first three events handily, then unfortunately was re-injured and may be done orienteering for good. A sad day.

Will the King of the Winter Series reclaim his throne?
Short answer: No. Though the Bonesaw led the standings early, he was ultimately undone by a combination of a fourth-place finish and an unfortunate tendency toward not bothering to show up.

Will the Portlanders throw any wrenches into proceedings?
Short answer: No. Only one total appearance from them - an Abra McNair fourth place at the first event of the season.

So, clearly a season of dramatic and unforeseen developments. We see that most of the prepackaged narratives ended up being non-starters (as prepackaged narratives tend to be). However, that won't stop us from dishing out some fun-spirited, totally gratuitous and in no way official or meaningful awards:

Comeback of the Year Awards go to: Heather Fourie, Nikolay Nachev.

Comet of the Year Awards go to: Rebecca Jensen, Eric Jones.

Commemorative Jourdan Harvey One-Hit Wonder Awards (formerly known as the W[ho]TF Do They Think They Are Awards) go to: Dusty Caseria, Nina Potrebich.

Course Setter of the Year Awards go to: Jourdan Harvey, Celia Schofield.

HUOC (House Un-American Orienteers Committee) Awards go to: Peteris Ledins, Ing Uhlin.

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to: Heather Fourie.

Newcomer of the Year Awards go to: Evan Derickson, Linnea Nasman.

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