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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Oct 22, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering4 3:50:53 13.29(17:22) 21.39(10:48) 459
  Run / Hike3 1:52:10 9.26(12:07) 14.9(7:32) 471
  Administration1 1:00:00
  Total8 6:43:03 22.55 36.29 930
  [1-5]7 5:43:03
averages - sleep:4.6 weight:114.9lbs

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Monday Oct 22, 2018 #


Travel day from Detroit back to Denver. Up at 3:15 am again (couldn't fall asleep on the plane this time), and then a full day at work.

I'm so tired I almost feel nauseous.

Sunday Oct 21, 2018 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 2:09:29 [3] 5.25 mi (24:40 / mi) +326ft 23:18 / mi
slept:7.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

OUSA Nationals -- Long Green-A

Ugh -- not much to say about this. I've never orienteered in this kind of glacial terrain before, and my tracks & results show it. At least I wasn't dead-last on the course? I want a do-over. :-P


Saturday Oct 20, 2018 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 18:09 [3] 1.79 mi (10:08 / mi) +23ft 10:01 / mi
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

OUSA Nationals -- Sprint #1 Green-A

Back in my age group for the Sprints today...

It was cold but sunny -- very nice weather right up until we were driving away.

For both races, I pushed myself to go as fast as possible, thinking about the interval workouts I do with the LoCOfit group. I had one big mistake in each race, along with a few small but not terrible bobbles.

Sprint #1 -- I got really confused as I was trying to leave #6. My compass & map orientation weren't making sense, and I ran back and forth a few times. So I missed the obvious route across the ford. Also, I took the less efficient option from #8 to #9.


12 PM

Orienteering race 22:15 [3] 1.82 mi (12:14 / mi) +31ft 12:02 / mi
shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

OUSA Nationals -- Sprint #2 Green-A

This started with two long, open-field legs that felt hard... #1 was easy, but I misread the vegetation and bobbled #2.

I was slow through the brush and took an inefficient route to #4 (I should have used trails and attacked from the bridge / dry ditch like most others did).

I hesitated for quite a long time at #6, trying to figure out if I really had to go all the way around to the bridge -- yep.

Misread the clue for #11 and blew past it, but realized pretty quickly and ran back for it.

I finished both sprints in first place for F45+ and I got the medal. YAY!


Friday Oct 19, 2018 #

3 PM

Orienteering race 1:01:00 [3] 4.43 mi (13:46 / mi) +79ft 13:32 / mi
slept:2.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

OUSA Nationals -- Middle Red

Up at 3:15 am after ~two hours of sleep; slept for the entire flight, which I usually can't do. Met up with Kris at ORD, we made a quick coffee stop, and then we headed to the Middle event!

Today was my brother's birthday, and my bib number turned out to be the baseball jersey number he always wore (#16). That was a nice coincidence.

Kris & I stayed in the car as long as possible to avoid the cold & rain -- then missed our start times due to the time zone change we hadn't been aware of. Oops.

The first 10 controls felt so easy, almost yellow-level. I used trails almost exclusively, and was pushing myself to run as fast as possible. As of #10, I was 29th out of 35.

Then the wheels started to come off. I made a big, dumb error getting to #11 and, in strong contention for my Stupidest Route Choice of the Year, I decided to go ~straight line to #12. Sigh...this leg was a test, and I failed it, big time. The stream that looked about a foot deep was in fact waist-deep, thick, nasty, smelly mud. I retreated and found a log to cross on. But then I hit the uncrossable fence. $%#&@%!!! So stupid.

Small bobble at #13, and the rest were easy.

I ended up in last place. I could barely stand the stench of my muddy clothes on the way to our Airbnb place. Ugh.


Thursday Oct 18, 2018 #

7 PM

Run / Hike 25:06 [3] 2.32 mi (10:49 / mi) +56ft 10:35 / mi
slept:2.0 weight:115.5lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2018)

Soooo exhausted -- trying to get everything done at work (and at home) so I can leave home at 4:00 am tomorrow morning to get to the airport. :-|

Easy run around the arboretum in the dark -- pleasant outside, no wind but the nice sound of rustling leaves.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 #

6 PM

Run / Hike 38:51 [3] 2.25 mi (17:16 / mi) +92ft 16:37 / mi
slept:3.0 weight:115.1lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2018)

Neighborhood walk. I didn't join the Roost run tonight (too busy with work and trip prep), but I saw some of them on my loop.

9 PM

Administration 1:00:00 [0]

Located / downloaded / arranged / uploaded Petrified Forest photos for RMOC "member news" email. Also looked up results for RMOC runners & drafted email with photos & links (member news & upcoming events).

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 #

6 PM

Run / Hike hills 48:13 [3] 4.69 mi (10:17 / mi) +323ft 9:39 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:114.1lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2018)

Another "unofficial" LoCOfit workout -- just me & Sara this time (all the others met at 6:30 am...which I briefly considered when my alarm went off, but then I rolled over and went back to sleep).

She's much faster than me but tapering for a half-marathon (and maybe going slower today for my benefit), so I was able to keep up -- a good challenge to the lolly-gagging pace I would have had if I had been by myself. :-P

We met at the rec center, ran over to Tyler Ave as a warmup, did three laps of the Tyler Ave hill loop, and then ran back to the rec center to cool down. And then I walked home.

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