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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Sep 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteering2 2:27:40 6.59(22:25) 10.6(13:56)59.1
  Yoga/Pilates1 1:15:0015.0
  running1 1:07:0026.8
  trail1 33:3613.4
  Total5 5:23:16 6.59 10.6114.3
averages - weight:118lbs

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Sunday Sep 20, 2009 #

orienteering race 1:51:35 [3] *** 7.7 km (14:29 / km)

I was a little worried about this race; I wanted to do well but wasn't sure how I'd hold up. I held up pretty well, but I only navigated okay and not great so I'm feeling both very good about the race and a little disappointed.

I had four 1:30-2:00 errors in the first 3 controls (two route choice and two being sloppy). After that I settled down and did a bit better although probably lost another 2 minutes from hesitating and drifting a bit. I also lost over a minute to Mary Jo on the last two controls which were basically running in the fields. I'm working on getting my overall fitness up but it shows I still have a ways to go.

I looked at the splits and I'm not sure I can get much information other than I'm relatively slow downhill (which I knew) and I don't always see the best route choices particularly when they involve trails. I think of myself as so slow a runner that I figure straight has got to be faster, but not when straight goes through scuzzy woods. Need to remember that.

Saturday Sep 19, 2009 #

orienteering race 36:05 [3] *** 2.9 km (12:27 / km)

So I finished this race thinking I had done pretty well only to find that on just about every control someone (different someones for different controls) that I know I can run with went faster by 15-20 seconds. So I'm either fooling myself that I can keep up with these people or I wasn't doing a very good job of being efficient and/or pushing myself.

I had a little trouble reading the map in a few places - but my new magnifier that twists out of the way was great - and I'm sure I slowed down to try and figure out exactly what I was looking for.

Friday Sep 18, 2009 #


A great day hanging out at the Leonard farm. Took a leisurely walk just to shake out the legs after the drive.

Wednesday Sep 16, 2009 #

trail 33:36 [3]

Short hill loop. Surprised by the time - I felt like I was really tentative going downhill and really sluggish the rest of the time. But I'll definitely take it!

Tuesday Sep 15, 2009 #

running 1:07:00 [3]

TNT - 4 miles on the drive with Jim (back from the PCT) plus the down and up. Bob stayed with us for the first mile then took off and Karl took off right away. Sandy once again had dinner well underway when we returned after she did some ab work in the basement.

1/2 mile splits:
502, 504, 508, 512, 546, 509, 549, 526. I was definitely struggling on the way back! Not sure if I was a bit dehydrated or not; I know I haven't had enough sleep the last few days. And I think this is only the third time I've tried to go this far since Scotland.

Monday Sep 14, 2009 #

Yoga/Pilates 1:15:00 [1]

A big class with lots of beginners so we didn't really push it. Good stretching at least. I haven't stretched much the last few days or maybe even a week now - I've probably lost most of the gains I made in getting my knees to bend. I'll just have to start over again.

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