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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Apr 15, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer3 3:14:30 9.07 14.6 34048c690.3
  weights1 30:0060.0
  run/walk1 20:0040.0
  erg1 10:0020.0
  Nordic track1 10:0020.0
  PT4 4
  Total5 4:24:34 9.07 14.6 34048c830.3
  [1-5]5 4:24:30

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Sunday Apr 15, 2012 #

9 AM

orienteer 58:32 intensity: (32 @1) + (33:29 @3) + (24:04 @4) + (27 @5) *** 3.8 km (15:24 / km) +192m 12:18 / km
ahr:157 max:198 17c

My legs were tired when I woke up in the morning, so I wasn't sure how well I would move today. I ate some food before the race, and carried food and Gatorade with me on the course. Not because the distance would be long, but because I knew I would be tired on the third day of competition.

Things went well for the most part. A bobble at 3, and I started to leave 4 thinking I was going from 5-6. But later I had the fastest split on the course when I did run from 5 -6 (probably because I didn't read the clue, so I wasn't looking for a cliff :)

I was moving well as I approached the spectator control C14 (I was even leading Peggy at that point :). But I ran into the spectator control just behind Angelica, and I was thinking about keeping up with her. Even though, one minute before, I had said to myself: be careful navigating as you leave the spectator control, and don't run too fast.

After that, I had the exact same experience as Cristina. My brain had run out of oxygen (or glucose?) and nothing made sense. I knew I was standing on a large section of bare rock, but I couldn't identify it on the map. I had no idea I was looking for a boulder in a reenetrant. Instead, I just wandered around for 9 more minutes, until I finally stopped on another piece of bare rock, looked up the hill to see the tents at the finish, and relocated from there. It was a complete brain fail, and I was so disappointed to have done everything wrong, and not listened to all the things I knew I should have been doing at that point.

Pushed to the finish and just managed to win F45. Good job by Angie and Lisa to take silver and bronze.

Overall, I was happy to have survived three days of tough competition. And to have won two golds and a silver :)

Middle route

Saturday Apr 14, 2012 #

12 PM

PT 1 [0]

orienteer race 1 [4]

Long champs at Chattahoocee Bend Park. This race didn't go as well as I hoped. The woods were filled with underbrush, vines and holes, so I never could get up to speed on the first loop. Need lots more practice at woods running. My navigation was Ok, though, till the spectator control.

Second half of the course was the reverse of the first. Flat woods allowed me to jog sometimes, but I made big navigation errors at 8 and 10. Lost lots of time but I was better at relocating (rather than wandering).

Finished second in F45 (congratulations Amgie!). Legs are tired now.

Long route

orienteer 1:46:07 intensity: (5 @1) + (2:11 @2) + (47:40 @3) + (55:45 @4) + (26 @5) 7.8 km (13:36 / km) +105m 12:45 / km
ahr:159 max:186 13c

Friday Apr 13, 2012 #

1 PM

PT 1 [0]

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [2]

orienteer race 1 [4]

Sprint champs on Univ of West Georgia campus.

This went just as I had hoped. I concentrated on navigation and let the running take care of itself. Only a few tiny hesitations and the rest was clean. And I was under 30 minutes, which was my goal. Second in F45, although I may be first American.

Sprint route

orienteer 29:49 intensity: (1 @1) + (10 @2) + (2:01 @3) + (26:23 @4) + (1:14 @5) 3.0 km (9:56 / km) +43m 9:16 / km
ahr:170 max:214 18c

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012 #

PT 1 [0]

Nordic track 10:00 [2]

erg 10:00 [2]

Starting to get excited about seeing everyone this weekend. It's going to be great!

Monday Apr 9, 2012 #


Found this photo while cleaning out the junk drawer. Can anyone identify who's in the photo with me?
From Drop Box
6 PM

PT 1 [0]

weights 30:00 [2]

A short, easy session this week

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