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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Jan 18, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 4:15:31 29.08(8:47) 46.8(5:28) 300
  Orienteering3 1:31:58 6.48(14:11) 10.43(8:49)37 /45c82%
  Skiing1 1:00:00
  T.rex training1 40:00
  Total6 7:27:29 35.56 57.23 30037 /45c82%

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Sunday Jan 18, 2009 #

Running 49:13 [2] 8.2 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Jogging from KG to backbana, jogging around the top, and dragging myself back home afterwards.

Running 29:12 [4] 5.1 km (5:44 / km) +300m 4:25 / km
shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Tour De Linné - Stage 2

The final stage of The Tour was a chase start on the backbana. We invalids "only" had to run one lap, while the real men had to do two. I dragged myself around the course in a time over three minutes slower than my PR, but I was happy to finish the tough week and win the recreational class. The day's most impressive performance was by loefaas, who broke the world record for two laps of backbana in the process of chasing down Tomas and getting the overall win.
Tour de Linné was an awesome, if very tough, experience, and I hope to get a chance to do it again, this time in the men's class, when I am not injured.
Concluding article about the Tour:

Saturday Jan 17, 2009 #

Running 15:00 [2] 2.5 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

A short warm-up and a cool-down. Most of the warm-up was actually spent standing by the fire Andreas started and warming my hands.

Orienteering 27:44 [4] ***** 3.9 km (7:07 / km)
spiked:14/16c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Tour De Linné - Stage 5

Stage 5 was the one I had most been looking forward to - middle distance on Tjäderleksbergen, the most technical part of Lunsen. It was about -10C and perfectly sunny, and I got to start last on the women/invalids course. It went great. Slow, of course, but very good technically. A couple of 15-second bobbles, but otherwise the controls were exactly where they were supposed to be. Results aren't up yet, but I think I have a nice, healthy lead before tomorrow's tough Tour conclusion on the backbana.
My map:
Today's results:
Total standings before the final day:

Skiing 1:00:00 [1]

After lunch, Kat and I took the club car and went to Storvreta to ski on some fake snow. I gave Kat a short lesson on classic technique, and she picked things up quickly. This was really fun, though my elbow started hurting towards the end.


We now have a Catching Features version of some of the Team Trials map - Boggs Mountain. If anybody wants the file, email me or Kat.

Thursday Jan 15, 2009 #

Running 30:00 [2] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Rob's shoes

Warm-up, cool-down and jogging around at the finish.

Running race 22:39 [5] 6.0 km (3:47 / km)
shoes: Rob's shoes

Tour De Linné - Stage 4

This is the stage I've been dreading the most - a road race. The "recreational" class only had to run 6km, while the real men had 10. I ran hard, or at least as hard as the butt muscle let me. It was cold and somewhat snowy and slippery. Ended up 2nd, about 10 seconds behind Olle, and maintained my overall lead.
Overall standings:

T.rex training 40:00 [2]

Circuits after the running.

Wednesday Jan 14, 2009 #

Running 7:00 [2] 1.17 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 2007 model Falcons

A bit of a warm-up and a shuffle of a cool-down.

Orienteering 52:45 [3] ***** 5.2 km (10:09 / km)
spiked:9/11c shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Tour De Linné - Stage 3

Stage 3 was a Wednesday night-O, run as a chase start with the leader going out first and everyone else behind, with some time formula that compressed the start field depth. The people who were more than 10 minutes back or didn't have a full result started 10 minutes back in a mass start.

Starting first in the men's recreational category with a 3 minutes lead, all I wanted to do was be very careful with my direction, stop if I needed to, take safe route choices, and just not blow it in the dark Lunsen forest. For most of the course, I managed just fine. Safe routes, good execution, one control after another, no one else in sight. When I got to the last control and saw the reflector, I was happy - the task was done, time to get to the finish and see how big my lead will be. So, run down to the trail, turn right and run to the parking lot. I ran down to the trail, turned right and ran. And ran and ran. When an unexpected trail crossing appeared instead of the parking lot, an alarm went off in my head. Starting to panic, I turned around and ran back along the trail I'd come on, thinking I turned the wrong way on the right trail. I ran. And ran and ran and ran. Then a huge stone appeared next to the trail and panic took over again. I plunged into the woods, hoping just to bash my way out to the big road. After running through some green swamps, I managed that and came out to the road. To add to my humiliation, I turned the wrong way on the road and took a few steps before finally turning the right way and running to the finish. This was about the most embarrassing mistake I've ever made, and it just goes to show that an orienteering race isn't over until you cross the finish line. I still managed to just barely keep my lead, but lost nearly 9 minutes and a whole lot of dignity on the 300 meter leg from the last control to the finish.
Total standings:
My map:

Tuesday Jan 13, 2009 #

Running 1:07:27 intensity: (13:00 @2) + (54:27 @4) 13.0 km (5:11 / km)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Tour De Linné - Stage 2

Today's stage was a normal Tisdagsbana of a simpler variety (mostly on trails and rides) run as a race, with a "sprint prize" somewhere in the middle. This was the hardest I've run in a long time, and my lack of fitness showed. I dragged myself into the finish after catching Anders Eriksson and Inga, leading them around for a while, and then watching them sprint away from me at the end. Still, this was enough to take the lead in the "men's recreational" category before tomorrow's night-O chase start. I get to start first.
Results from today:
Overall standings:
Today's map:

Monday Jan 12, 2009 #

Running 35:00 [2] 5.83 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

All the running around: to the start, warm-up, to KG, and home.

Orienteering 11:29 [4] ***** 1.33 km (8:38 / km)
spiked:14/18c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

Tour De Linné - Stage 1

The Tour started with a prologue, a night ultrasprint on Kung Björns Hög. I started awfully, losing 1:20 on the 3rd control, uselessly running around and trying to relocate off bushes. Made another big mistake at #7, and ran most of the rest of the way with Millinger, falling behind on the pure running bits and getting ahead when finding controls. In the "Men's recreational" category, in which I am competing, I was 4th, half a minute down on the lead, but really 1:30 down because of bonus time being subtracted from the winner. The best time on the course was posted by loefaas, an impressive 8:16.
Tour De Linné standings:

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