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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending May 13, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 5:14:03 34.86 56.11 300
  Orienteering3 2:02:19 9.38(13:02) 15.1(8:06)33c
  T.rex training1 35:00
  Total6 7:51:22 44.25 71.21 30033c

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Saturday May 13, 2006 #

Running 1:10:00 [2] 7.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: 2005 Falcons

Lots of jogging around at the Billygoat sprints - warm-ups, cool-downs, picking up controls with John Fredrickson.

Orienteering race 10:40 [4] *** 1.8 km (5:56 / km)
6c shoes: 2005 Falcons

Billygoat Sprint #1.
A strange sprint, felt more like just a very short normal cours, especially the second half. Wasted some time on 1 and 3, not reading the map carefully enough, didn't take the best route choice to 5 and 6, got squarely beaten by Ross as a result - he ran 10:11. I was second.

Orienteering race 11:24 [4] *** 1.9 km (6:00 / km)
5c shoes: 2005 Falcons

Billygoat Sprint #2.
Took a nice long break between the sprints and felt pretty good at the start of this one. Too high on #1, too low on #2 - caught Vaidm there from 2 minutes back and went down a reentrant there with him instead of climbing up. Probably lost like 30 seconds there. Ran well to 3 - right across the big marsh -brought back memories of Swedish orienteering. :)
Slow climbing up the hill to 4, then clean to 5. Another second place, this time 10 seconds behind Will Hawkins.
Nice day, fun sprints!

Thursday May 11, 2006 #

Running 30:07 [2] 3.54 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

Easy evening run with Kat around Fort Tryon park to test out her new heart rate monitor. Very jet-lagged.

Wednesday May 10, 2006 #

Running 16:00 [2] 1.88 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

Jogging from the MIC to the start of the backbana and back.

Running 30:12 [4] 5.06 km (5:58 / km) +300m 4:36 / km
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

Running the backbana. My first time running it by myself, and i actually enjoyed it. Looks like i am overcoming, albeit slowly, my fear of the hill course that i developed way back in August. Hopefully this means i'll make myself run it a bunch more times in the next few months. Felt pretty tired most of the way, but still reasonably strong on the hills, especially towards the end. Thought about running a second loop, but decided this wasn't the time to kill myself.

Running 22:04 [2] 2.45 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

The jogging part of the new Wednesday night JSS workouts - Jogg-Spanst-Styrka.

Running 10:00 [1]

The Spanst part of the workout - secret russian running drills.

T.rex training 35:00 [2]

THe Styrka part - standard circuit training. My last club training before coming to the States for two weeks. I am excited!!!

Tuesday May 9, 2006 #

Running 44:23 [2] 5.55 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

A nice easy run on a beautiful sunny morning - to the clubhouse, around the lit trail loop at Norby, and back home.
Wildlife sighted: lots of birds, and a big butterfly that flew into my face.

Running 45:30 [2] 5.35 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

Running to the clubhouse, warming up, cooling down, dragging myself back home.

Running 25:47 [5] 6.0 km (4:18 / km)
shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

OK Linne test course. It's about 6km, mostly on trails, varying from very fast to very slow, with some of the forest trails narrow and rocky. And, of course, some swampy bits. This was my first time running the course, and so one of my goals was to not get lost. The other was to beat the all-time best women's time on the course - 25:48, held by Anna Imberg. (All the best times are up on . Under the menu option Junior/Senior on the left, click "Testbanan".) Right from the mass start, everyone was running fast, just like in a cross-country race, and i was just trying to hang on. Unfortunately, the lead pack (Rob, Jan, Micke, and so on) were running to fast and everyone else too slow, so i ended up alone for a bunch of time in the middle until i made a wrong turn, turned around, came back and had Per Togenmark catch me. We stayed together the rest of the way, and I picked it up and pulled away on the last km or so, feeling pretty strong. The final time - 25:47, 1 second ahead of the all-time women's best! The lead pack ran just over 23 minutes - impressive!


A few people have recently asked me how many members OK Linne had. I didn't really know the answer, but i guessed about 200. Well, today was day 1 of Uppsala's big junior cup (U-Ringen). The start list, composed of juniors 16 and under, had 123 Linne kids on it. Holy crap!!!!

Monday May 8, 2006 #

Orienteering 57:32 [2] *** 6.3 km (9:08 / km)
shoes: 2005 Falcons

Was going to take the day off, but Jan put up a nice-looking training on the training bank, so here i was (as were Micke, Ulf, Jan, and Lina A). We ran a course of a map i'd never been on before - Alands Kyrka - and the first half of the course had some of the nicest terrain i've seen here! My goal was to focus on control circle execution and visualize what stuff would look like in the circles and where the control oughta be. So i cruised along nice and easy, orienteering well, though feeling a bit tired in the beginning. Unfortunately, a chunk of the course towards the end went through a giant clear-cut area that appeared after the map was made. This was followed by a couple of controls where the map made no sense at all, and i wandered for a while (as did Ulf) and then headed home by way of the last control. A nice, relaxing training on a beautiful day - exactly the kind of day i had envisioned when i first decided to move here!

Sunday May 7, 2006 #

Running 20:00 [2] 2.22 mi (9:01 / mi)
shoes: 2005 Falcons

Warm-up and cool-down

Orienteering race 42:43 [4] *** 5.1 km (8:23 / km)
22c shoes: 2005 Falcons

Roslagen weekend, middle distance. After analyzing (and over-analyzing) yesterday's race, my main conclusion was that i wasn't nearly aggressive enough and often did not run hard, but rather very tentatively, hoping to avoid mistakes. That way, even my splits for controls i took pretty cleanly were mediocre, at best. So today i decided to try the opposite - attack the course and be aggressive. This resulted in a mistake of 2:20 right off the bat. After running up to the start triangle, we were supposed to almost turn around to go to the first control, and i didn't turn enough, ran up the wrong hill and, next thing i knew, i was relocating off a lake. I came to #1 with the guy who started two minutes behind me. Great. After this i just decided to run hard and make the best of it, and ran very well, though still having occasional problems in the circle (10sec on 3, 15sec on 6, 20sec on 12, 15sec on 15, 10sec on 16) before losing about 45 seconds on 17 and another 50 on 19. Still, i finished strong and ended up 25th out of 50 or so, 6:55 (19%) off the best time. Not a great race, but still probably my best middle distance race in Sweden so far, mostly because I was able to attack the course and run hard the whole way. As a result, i actually had good splits on controls i took cleanly, with a few top 10's, and even a 3rd. So, still lots to work on, but progress seems to have been made.

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