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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 7 days ending May 29, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 5:57:00 22.37(15:58) 36.0(9:55)16 /16c100%
  Run4 4:05:00 27.81(8:49) 44.75(5:29) 186
  Weight training1 35:00
  Total5 10:37:00 50.17 80.75 18616 /16c100%

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Monday May 29, 2006 #

Run 47:00 [2] 8.75 km (5:22 / km)
shoes: Old Asics

To Tyler, around base of hill. Legs felt OK.

Saturday May 27, 2006 #



Orienteering race 5:57:00 [4] *** 36.0 km (9:55 / km)
ahr:133 max:163 spiked:16/16c shoes: VJ Spikes

SVO six hour ROGAINE. An excellent race. Hard. Since Speedy has written up what we did, I'll just add impressions.

First of all, Speedy is an excellent Rogaine partner. When he pulled out all the gear and stuff during the planning phase, I thought I had joined the Special Forces. Anyway, we generated a plan that was going to be challenging. And we headed off.

2nd control scared me a lot on paper. And it didn't disappoint. We miraculously near spiked it. Next copule controls were OK. Once we crossed over the settlement and ascended the crazy hill, the "race" took on a different character.

By that point, we were around 3 hours, tired, and hot. And the hills would begin in earnest. However, the big thing which we didn't anticipate and which would challenge us for the rest of the race was generally pretty darn crappy woods. Real thick with dense sapplings and rock underfoot. Some places you could barely walk, much less run -- and these stretches went on for a ways.

Another problem was lack of water. My CamelBack contains 1.5 liters. There were no water stops on the course and I didn't want to do the stream thing. Therefore, I find it also pretty darn remarkable that I did not get cramps. Admittedly, if we were out much longer, I probably would have been fried, but anyway...

Towards the end, the distance/time situation looked pretty dire. Our plan was agressive to start with, but the long stretches of slow forest put us behind the 8 ball. There was really no margin for error. Only one shot per control - any misses and we had to keep going.

Somehow, and with the benefit of a gentle downhill road for the last 1 K or so, we managed to get in with 3+ minutes to spare. I was quite thrilled because 30 minutes earlier, it looked dire.

All together, it was a great day. I had imagined that this was going to be a level 2 outing (ex ante). Ex post, I realize that this is about my limit for six hours -- ergo, it became a level 4 workout.

Speedy and Vlad will rock the house at the NAs.

Friday May 26, 2006 #

(rest day)

Ah! A rest day.

Thursday May 25, 2006 #

Run 1:03:00 [2] 11.6 km (5:26 / km)
shoes: Old Asics

Real slow. It may have been a one if not for the good hills. They were at 3.

Wednesday May 24, 2006 #

Weight training 35:00 [2]

Almost all legs -- palm is still sore so I couldn't do much upper body.

2x30x30 lunges
up to 295 (by 4 x 20) leg press. Felt heavy.

Run 25:00 [2] 2.92 mi (8:34 / mi) +93m 7:47 / mi
shoes: Reeboks

7 mph, 2%

Run 25:00 [2] 2.92 mi (8:34 / mi) +93m 7:47 / mi
shoes: Reeboks

7 mph, 2%

Tuesday May 23, 2006 #

Run 1:25:00 [2] 15.0 km (5:40 / km)
shoes: Old Asics


First part with Karl and John C. We did the rolling hills on the east side. I then finished off down to the bridge and back. Hill part was level 3, but average around 2.5; I'll round down.

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