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Training Log Archive: possum

In the 7 days ending Oct 5, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 5:31:39 5.1(1:05:05) 8.2(40:27) 23532 /36c88%
  9Round2 1:04:00
  Workout1 1:00:00
  Total6 7:35:39 5.1 8.2 23532 /36c88%

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Sunday Oct 5, 2014 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:11:25 [5] *** 2.4 km (29:45 / km) +90m 25:04 / km
spiked:11/12c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

Today I got off to a terrible start by getting literally bogged down. It was almost like quicksand and I ended up taking about ten steps through it. I was sunk in about half way up my thighs, fell down twice, and expended huge amounts of energy trying to get out, although I was right on target to control. 1. The only control I had trouble navigating was 2, where I went too far west and had a long trek back to it. The rest of the race went fine.

After this weekend's debacle, I made up some rules which I will copy, enlarge, and put in my gear bag to read over before every race.

ORIENTEERING RULES-what I learned this weekend.

1. Use my inhaler before the race. If long or hilly, carry it with me.
2. If longer than a sprint, carry food and eat at or before an hour passes.
3. Don't get bogged down even if you see footprints.
4. If you don't know where you are, STOP instead of being STUPID. Figure it out or at least head for a known location.

Saturday Oct 4, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 3:48:16 [5] *** 3.9 km (58:32 / km) +100m 51:53 / km
spiked:6/8c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

Today was total disaster, I haven't done this badly in a long time. After a 1 km completely uphill walk to the start, I got off to an ok start, and hit the first 3 controls well. I hit 4 on target, but I think there were better route choices. Then 5 and 6 were easy. I decided to aim off on 7, hit the trail and take it down near control 7. For some reason (probably low blood sugar) my brain totally shut down and stayed that way for a couple of hours. I was totally lost and wandered and wandered, and got into some very scary situations. I think my brain finally got really scared when I was near the top of a shale (bad footing) peak that was straight down on one side, and almost straight down on the other. By then I knew it was too late to do anything, and concentrated on just getting back. It was a horrible day.

Friday Oct 3, 2014 #

2 PM

Orienteering race 31:58 [5] *** 1.9 km (16:49 / km) +45m 15:03 / km
spiked:15/16c shoes: Skechers GoRunS

Normally I am very poor at sprints, in part because I'm slow, and in part, because the change in scale confuses me. Today I did pretty well. Having controls 6 and 9 in close proximity was a little confusing going to 9 since I had my map upside down and they were so close. Otherwise navigation was really good. I think I could have done a little better with a different route choice from 5 to 6. I was satisfied and got the bronze medal, I think for the first time in a sprint.

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 #

9Round 32:00 [5]
ahr:120 max:136

Today as work your legs day, and we did lots of squat-type of stuff. I thought it was a little more vigorous than usual. The last round was swimming planks, where you were supposed to spend three minutes in plank position, alternating arms making swimming motions. No, I couldn't do it for the entire three minutes--I took some rest break moments.

Monday Sep 29, 2014 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]

Good workout on "whittle your middle" Monday.
5 PM

Workout 1:00:00 [4]

Had my usual Wed. night session with Jared on Monday, since I have to leave Wed. to get to New York. My right knee has an odd feeling, so I said to Jared, "I hope I'm not wearing out my cartilage", and he said, "It happens". That didn't make me feel any better. We did lots of upper body stuff, and leg exercises to work the muscles that help hold the knee cap in place. Also the usual agility, but no power stuff to save my knees for this weekend.

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