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Training Log Archive: Joe

In the 7 days ending Nov 8, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running1 3:52:15 26.59(8:44) 42.78(5:26) 24037856.8
  bike2 1:05:009230.0
  Orienteering1 1:03:17 4.35(14:33) 7.0(9:02)9619.1
  sports1 1:00:009780.0
  Total5 7:00:32 30.93 49.78 24066485.8

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Saturday Nov 8, 2014 #


Trail O
nice course. the map seemed flawless, but that's just me talking after scoring a perfect result.
; )
10 AM

Orienteering race 1:03:17 [4] 7.0 km (9:02 / km)
shoes: Salomon spikes 2

Troll Cup Day 1 - Townsend SF
legs ~85%
brain ~100%
result = not too bad

still recovering from last week. pain in the quads persists. played hockey monday and they were OK, sat on the bike a few nights, but nothing strenuous. then a couple days off. ran for the first time going to the start. felt ok, but no speed to speak of.
Orienteering was very good today. knew where to run, took good clean routes and executed well. stopped when things were starting to look unfamiliar and compassed right back to where I needed to be. No distractions, no loss of focus, no songs stuck in my head.

chase start tomorrow should be a non factor. 3 minute gap is a long time in these woods. just need to repeat today and the result will take care of itself.

Thursday Nov 6, 2014 #

6 PM

bike (Trainer) 35:00 [3]
shoes: specialized road

Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 #

7 PM

bike (Trainer) 30:00 [3]
shoes: specialized road

Monday Nov 3, 2014 #

8 PM

sports intervals (Hockey ) 1:00:00 [5]
shoes: Bauer Vapor 2007

Decided to skate even though my legs were tight. Felt good. Surprised me

Sunday Nov 2, 2014 #

10 AM

running race (road) 3:52:15 [5] 42.78 km (5:26 / km) +240m 5:17 / km
shoes: Hoka Stinson Grey 2014.02.02

NYC Marathon
predicted 3:45, hoped for 3:30 - actual time was more in line with where my training was. I did not train for this event and honestly did not want to put in the miles needed to race a full marathon. so what you get is a mediocre result and a whole lot of suffering. on the plus side I reached an entire new threshold for pain. 11 miles of dead pain in the quads. started at the Queensboro bridge and lasted for the remainder of the race. good news is I was not cramping and since it was just pain I accepted it and kept plodding along. Splits show I slowed some, but not a serious amount.
so I can scratch this off the bucket list (I don't actually have one) and move on to something else. The experience was just that. I cant categorize it. I did not enjoy the 5 hours getting to the start, but the race was fun. too loud for me at times, but also some wonderfully quiet moments (Williamsburg and the Bridges) where I could actually hear my feet hit the ground. I enjoyed stomping on paper cups at each of the water stops, the variety of music playing along the route and the spectators who seemed to not care who they were cheering for. The sight of the Empire State Building at mile 23 looked so close, yet so far beyond my finish. the finish line was anti-climatic. cross the line, pick up medal, pick up space blanket and bag of goodies, receive poncho after 2km walk alone.
I can't see myself running in the City again on this course. My preference is for a nice quiet trail, distance doesn't matter.

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