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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Nov 1, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 5:25:31 34.15(9:32) 54.97(5:55)
  Orienteering1 1:45:23 7.58(13:54) 12.2(8:38)18 /21c85%
  T.rex training1 1:00:00
  Total6 8:10:54 41.74 67.1718 /21c85%

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Sunday Nov 1, 2009 #

Running 5:00 [2] 0.83 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons


Orienteering 1:45:23 [3] **** 12.2 km (8:38 / km)
spiked:18/21c shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

WCOC local event at Trout Brook, a long mass-start course set by Joe. I arrived at the start in less than tip-top form after a night of partying in Philadelphia, but it was fun to run around and see how far behind Will I would end up. Right from the beginning I could tell that my butt and hamstrings could not handle any fast running, so I focused on the navigation, but even that failed, as I made a huge error on #7. After going between an uncrossable cliff and an uncrossable swamp, I did not curve around the hill enough and climbed a reentrant thinking I was headed straight for the control. Relocation took a really long time, as I could not make myself believe that I was that far off. My worst mistake of the fall, I think. Clean the rest of the way, except for a questionable route to 10.
Not only did Will kick my butt, but he rubbed it in by going back along the course and then shadowing me for the last three controls. I miss the Will of old who would make 15-minute mistakes while leading the Billygoat. :)

Thanks Joe for a great course!


Today's mistake wasn't quite mistake of the year for me, but definitely worst mistake during the day this year. Still, it doesn't quite compare to my fantastic boom from the last control to the finish on Lunsen on January 14:

Saturday Oct 31, 2009 #

(rest day)

Day off. Driving to Philly and eating desserts. Yum.

Running 1:04:21 [2] 10.73 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Running the legendary DVOA TNT trails from Sandy's house. Beautiful trails and lots of hills to choose from. Got lost on the way back to the house.

Thursday Oct 29, 2009 #

Running 1:12:38 intensity: (9:00 @1) + (50:43 @2) + (12:55 @4) 13.0 km (5:35 / km)
shoes: Rob's shoes

Hill intervals at East Rock on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Same interval as two weeks ago - up the road on the backside of East Rock, nearly all the way to the top. Faster than the last time, mostly due to better weather, I think. Pushed really hard on the last one.

Wednesday Oct 28, 2009 #

Running 1:42:46 [2] 16.65 km (6:10 / km)
shoes: 2009 VJ Falcons

Long trail run at West Rock in the pouring rain with Kat and Marie. Very nice run, second half with headlamps on. Definitely made me miss Sweden!

Tuesday Oct 27, 2009 #

Running 1:01:12 [2] 10.2 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Easy run at East Rock with Kat, daydreaming about having sprint maps at East Rock, West Rock, and Yale campus. Then daydreaming further about a WCOC US Champs 2012, sprint at Yale, middle at Ansonia, long at Trout Brook.

Monday Oct 26, 2009 #


The net financial effect of this weekend may actually almost be a profit, as we got a $250 travel voucher from United for losing our bag on the way to Milwaukee, followed by two free tickets anyway in the lower 48 for volunteering to be bumped on the way back home on Sunday. Score.

Running 19:34 [2] 3.56 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: Rob's shoes

To/from the gym. Legs felt really light and quick on the way home. Weird.

T.rex training 1:00:00 [1]

Strength at the Payne Whitney. Gotta get a sprint map of Yale made so I can start organizing beginner events around here.


My futility at the US Champs in M21 continues. If anything, this weekend is motivating to get my butt fixed and get back to actual training so I can (a) be able to shadow Ross during training and (b) win the US Champs at least once and join the select list that includes PG, Eric B, Eric W, Feet, Swampfox, Spike, BMay, Balter, Zhyk, and a few others.

Next year will be the first year we will have both a Long US Champs and a 2-Day Classic. This is absurd. Some people feel strongly that one is better, others feel the other one is better, but there cannot possibly be anyone out there who thinks having both can be good for competitive US orienteering. I sincerely hope this is only a one-year experiment, and one or the other championship emerges as the only one standing in 2011.

It occurs to me that I've run a lot of US Champs. Anybody out there run more since 1993?

1993 - NY - 1st, M16
1994 - AK - DNS
1995 - MI - 1st, M16
1996 - OH - 1st, M18
1997 - VA - 2nd, M20
1998 - WA - 1st, M20
1999 - CA - 1st, M20
2000 - PA - 1st, M20
2001 - NY - 21st, M21 (74 starters in M21!)
2002 - VA - 7th, M21 (44 starters)
2003 - CA - DNF, M21 (37 starters)
2004 - WI - 5th, M21 (? starters)
2005 - OR - DNS
2006 - CO - 4th, M21 (28 starters)
2007 - VA - 2nd, M21 (51 starters)
2008 - WY - 5th, M21 (30 starters)
2009 - WI - 4th, M21 (28 starters)
2010 - WA / NY .............

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