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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Apr 22, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:34:50 9.07(17:04) 14.6(10:36) 52021c
  Cross-Training3 2:15:00
  PT2 25:00
  Total5 5:14:50 9.07 14.6 52021c

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Saturday Apr 22, 2017 #

Orienteering 1:10:37 [3] *** 7.4 km (9:33 / km) +260m 8:07 / km
21c shoes: VJ Supra Fall 2015

West Point National Meet Day 1

I ran M35 on the Red course, thinking that I might actually be able to handle this distance over two days of racing.

This was our first two-day event with Inara, so everything was a bit experimental. We got up early, left home at 5am, picked up Kenny on the way, and made it to West Point with just enough time to get ready, bring Inara in her stroller over to Hannah and Kevin (thank you guys!!!) to watch over while we raced, and to make our (intentionally late) start times.

Once the race started, full focus was back on orienteering. I think this will be a useful skill for me to work on: being able to turn on my focus and concentration instantly after worrying about things other than orienteering (mainly, baby care logistics) leading up to the start.

It took me a bit of time to get into the map and the rocky footing, and I was slow and a bit sloppy on the first loop of the course, including running just above #3, losing a minute. I then lost some time on 9, which I am pretty sure was misplaced, and a bit more on 11, which was definitely misplaced.

I then settled into a pretty good rhythm for the rest of the course, even winning the long leg to 15. My route choice on the second long leg, to 19, was sub-optimal, as I climbed to the top of the big hill instead of contouring, and that cost about 30 seconds. I also got stuck in the brambles on the way to the last control, costing me first place on Red in a very tight battle with Sergei G and a speedy AJ.

We then had a really nice lunch with the goats (great to see z-man again!) and hung out at the hotel with the Walkers.

Friday Apr 21, 2017 #

Cross-Training 35:00 [1]

Lunchtime at the work gym. Listened to the Freakonomics podcast for the first time. I like it, but it doesn't make the time go by as quickly as either quiz shows (WWDTM/AMA) or Hardcore History.

PT 10:00 [1]

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017 #

Cross-Training 1:00:00 [3]

Morning elliptical.

Monday Apr 17, 2017 #

Cross-Training 40:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (10:00 @4)

Did 10x1 minute intervals on the elliptical at work at lunchtime. Felt nice.

PT 15:00 [1]

Stretching plus some side raises and back and core exercises.

Sunday Apr 16, 2017 #

Orienteering race 1:24:13 [3] 7.2 km (11:42 / km) +260m 9:54 / km
shoes: VJ Supra Fall 2015

QOC local event at Cunningham Falls State Park, the first time this park has ever been used for orienteering, thanks to Jon T!

This was an advanced-only event, and it lived up to its billing, with approximately 50% DNF's out of all starters. It was a very hot day, and the woods were steep and very rough, both in footing and in the amount of deadfall scattered throughout. It was very difficult to get going with any sort of speed.

Having said that, I enjoyed the Red course: the map was quite good given its limitations, and the controls were all in the right spots, hanging nice and high.

I started out well and was running well through the first 6 controls before getting overconfident and blowing #7 completely. I went in too high, realized it, dropped too low, and had to come back to the large gully to relocate and attack again. I probably lost about 4-4:30 on that leg. I thought I was running well to #8, but just slid by it on the way out of the green and lost another minute.

Pretty clean the rest of the way, but much slower, mostly walking the uphills. The only other time loss shown by AP is on 13, when I ran into Laura walking Barney back from the Brown course. We chatted for a while, as she told me that he had puked up the water he was drinking and was feeling quite weak. Poor overheated beagle. :(


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