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Training Log Archive: HGaston

In the 7 days ending Mar 28, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run2 58:11 7.28(8:00) 11.72(4:58)
  Orienteering1 52:57 3.96(13:23) 6.37(8:19) 75
  Soccer2 50:00
  football1 20:00
  Total5 3:01:08 11.24 18.08 75
  [1-5]4 2:41:08

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Saturday Mar 28, 2009 #

Orienteering 36:00 [4] 3.9 km (9:14 / km)
shoes: orienteering shoes

Intercollegiates Day 1.

Middle! (my favorite race)

It was a little hectic at the start. Drew and I had the same start time, and we had to sprint to make it there by the time we were supposed to be in the second call-up line.

And then all the old control descriptions that I have the habit of leaving in my control description holder exploded and scattered everywhere at the last start line.

But I was really happy with the race. Maybe it has something to do with the middle distance lots-of-controls-close-together set-up, but I felt really focused, like nothing else mattered for as long as I was running.

It was wonderful to see everyone again, and it was fun to cheer for Mallory, Kate, & Amelia at their first A-meet.

Soccer 20:00 [4]
shoes: Brooks Green

A game of waterbottle soccer with Tori, Dylan, Hunter, Calvin, & John. It was intense!

Playing with two waterbottles was fun, since people don't end up dribbling in circles around the bottle as often.

Orienteering 16:57 [4] 2.47 km (6:52 / km) +75m 5:57 / km
shoes: Brooks Green

Sprint relay. It was very physical, and I especially felt the hills. I need to work on those before JWOC.

It was really fun. I like the pressure/chaos of mass starts :). It pushed me to go faster and it was a fairly clean run.

I got stuck in a pit at one control--it was very deep and the walls were eroded and I wasn't wearing spikes. So I tried to pull myself up on roots, but they slipped--because they were actually just sticks--and so I had to grab a thornbush instead. It worked, but it hurt and I got some splinters.

I also lost a few seconds at control 170; after trying to memorize the next few control numbers, I had the idea that it should be 114 or 115, while really those were the following two. That was weird. I actually stopped at the control while everyone else punched it and ran on.

Thursday Mar 26, 2009 #

Run 20:24 [3] 2.28 mi (8:57 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Green

I didn't wait for the Garmin to finish locating satellites, but it started recording distance about 2-3 minutes into the run so the distance should be reasonable.

Went for a run with Mallory & Kate around campus and then off past Gimghoul (although we didn't actually go to Gimghoul).

Run 6:17 [4] 1.0 mi (6:17 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Green

We walked to the track then, and we each did whatever we wanted to for a mile.

I decided to run it hard, but not hard enough that I felt like I was dying (i.e. not like a track meet ;-)).

It was nice to get in some speedwork.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 #

football 20:00 [0]
shoes: Brooks Green

This game is very slow. I don't really like it.


Did some mapwork with Mallory & Amelia, mostly focusing on starting--finding the triangle as quickly as possible after turning over the map, orienting the map, and then forming a plan quickly.

I'm so excited for intercollegiates! Catherine'll be here tomorrow.

Monday Mar 23, 2009 #

Soccer 30:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks Green

Last day of soccer :-/.

Sunday Mar 22, 2009 #

Run 31:30 [3] 4.0 mi (7:53 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Green

I went for a run along the bikepath and through Carrboro for awhile. There are a of flowers out on the [cherry?] trees.

Time doesn't include traffic lights.


Mobogoglobo was fun. We had a bit of trouble at the first control (we each thought the other was referring to a different pair of walkways/roads).

We also had some trouble going to 13--I was trying to use a fountain near the start as an intermediate attackpoint, but there was an identical fountain to the southeast that she thought I was referring to.

...and I tried to get her to go through the green to number 9, but she wouldn't do it :). It was a much shorter way, though.

Since the map copy I printed was in B&W, I used the computer instead, and would look upside-down over the top of it in order to flip the map around & keep it oriented. Anyone walking by the lounge was probably confused ;-).

Good fun.

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