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Training Log Archive: graeme

In the 7 days ending May 2, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:43:59 18.6(8:49) 29.93(5:29) 185
  Running2 1:19:00 10.0(7:54) 16.09(4:55)
  Excuse1 1
  Total5 4:03:00 28.6 46.03 185
  [1-5]4 4:02:59

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Monday May 2, 2011 #

Running 47:00 [3] 6.5 mi (7:14 / mi)

Running training level 3. It's been a while.

After a huge battle with the Morristown one way system, I got to Jockey Hollow for a run round the white trail. Nice cool morning.

Meanwhile, America has gone nuts cos they killed a man, even though the bad guys didn't surrender. Sometimes the militarism of this place is scary, you get the impression they'd rather be feared than loved. I can't lose the image of a Westpointer strolling in, saying "Good morning, sir", and blowing OBL to hell. This is a country with the stomach for a real war with a real opponent.

That's probably me on the wrong side of immigration tomorrow then.

Sunday May 1, 2011 #

Orienteering 1:44:43 [3] 11.9 mi (8:48 / mi)
shoes: Innov8

West Point A-meet, Long Hollow.

Pretty nervous about this after the last few weeks. First starter at 8am.
Fantastic area to be in, ran steadily alone for 45mins, just one wobble at #2 in the laurel. Then got caught by Wyatt Riley, Will Smith and Michael Conradi. They were going faster than Iwanted to go, but not as fast as I could go. So I changed gear and tagged along, Wyatt doing all the work.
Conradi vanished immediately, but after 7 controls or so, we split on a long route choice and I fell gracefully off the back. Will missed near the end, and I recaught him.

Overall, fairly happy. Still producing enough gunk that the slow start was acceptable, but now need to concentrate on keeping up the speed when alone.

Saturday Apr 30, 2011 #

Orienteering race 40:06 [4] 4.2 mi (9:33 / mi) +185m 8:24 / mi

West Point middle distance race. Black Rock Forest. Red course, 2nd behind Joe Brautigam.

Nice to be running again. Didn't feel great, but finish sniffing and blowing in reasonable shape. Slight wobble at #1 while getting into the mao, thereafter pretty clean. Beautiful cool day with the woods in great condition. Passed Samantha Saeger somewhere, when she recaught me again near the end I realised how slow I was moving.

Orienteering race 19:10 [4] 2.5 mi (7:40 / mi)

USMAOC sprint race at Round Pond. Red. 2nd again, this time behind Sam.

After a couple of hours milling in the sunshine, up and at 'em again for a forest sprint. Almost entirely in the woods.

Pushed fairly hard, but undone by a couple of poor route choices adding extra climb mid-race. Caught Clem McGrath soon after half way (Blue and Red combined): he had picked up a knock and tailed me home.

A bit of jogging round afterward. Not quite there yet but I think this cold is on the way out. Finally.

Dinner with Campbells and Wilsons.

note: It is 22 years since I last ran this meet, and although I only lived in the US for 3 year I still feel a great affinity with the O-scene here. People are great and so friendly, its weird that it somehow feels like coming home.

Friday Apr 29, 2011 #

Running 32:00 [2] 3.5 mi (9:09 / mi)

Early morning jog in SF, King George hotel to that obligatory climb on Lombard, and back. Cold still productive but head clearer.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #

Excuse 1 [0]

At MRS Streaming cold. weekend explained.

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