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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Jul 31, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:00:20 6.84(26:23) 11.0(16:24) 175
  trail1 38:17
  strength & stretching1 5:00
  Total4 3:43:37 6.84 11.0 175
averages - weight:116.2lbs

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Sunday Jul 31, 2011 #

orienteering 1:19:58 [3] 5.3 km (15:05 / km) +85m 13:58 / km

Day2 of the US Champs; GreenX. Good day with only some hesitation to #2 and then again at #4. Both times was maybe 30 meters away when I was sure I had gone about the right distance but couldn't match up what I was seeing in the terrain with the map but guessed correctly when I decide which way I must be off and then saw the control. But both times I did not really figure out what I was seeing. Ran maybe 50 meters on the one trail I took and about half the legs on the playing fields. Good enough for 2nd place in F50+.


Both days I drenched my hair, arms, neck and face with DEET and had no problems with mosquitoes or deer flies. I don't think I ever even noticed one flying around me. Unfortunately I did get a bee sting today on my calf. It's pretty sore and swollen although icing it has helped a lot.

Knees on the other hand are great! Guess I'll stick to the mostly walking thing for a while.


It went down to the wire, but won my bet with Valerie that she wouldn't be able to stay out of the download tent. :)

Saturday Jul 30, 2011 #

orienteering 1:40:22 [3] 5.7 km (17:36 / km) +90m 16:19 / km

GreenX course at US Champs. For various convoluted reasons decided to run green at this event. Walked most of the course, running in the very few spots where I ended up on a trail and about half the finish run in for maybe a total of one or two hundred meters. But kept up a decent pace. Took a couple of slow routes - straight to #1 through several marshes that sucked at your shoes, to the right to #3 following the lower set of stone walls instead of just having confidence and going straight. Bobbled #5 a bit getting off my compass initially but correcting at a stone wall and then not going far enough up the reentrant and standing around a bit before going on and eventually getting it. Got lucky on #9, the mismapped clearing and didn't lose time - came out of the veg boundary expecting to have to go left but saw the control to my right. The course was eventually thrown out because a lot of people lost a lot of time if they attacked from more definite features further down the hillside. The clearing was about 100 meters to the east of where it was mapped, clearly outside the circle and nothing else around it. Had fun but wasn't reading the small contour detail particularly well.

Friday Jul 29, 2011 #


Got up to the US Champs meet hotel and headed out, intending to go do a "model" training on the 2008 map. When we stopped the car to try and figure out where to park the deer flies swarmed the car and eventually decided driving a little way up the dirt road and looking in the woods was all the "training" we could handle.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2011 #

strength & stretching 5:00 [3]

Day got away from me and by the time I finished some yard work I had no energy for anything except a short core workout. Did about 250 crunches of various types while watching SYTYCD.

Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 #

trail 38:17 [3]

Short loop. Was running fine for about 20 minutes and then faded big time and walked most of the meadow section and the whole road home. Guess Sunday took more out of me than one rest day could put back in.

Knees continue to be pretty much back to normal with that new sharp pain only showing up on an occasional step and then going away immediately. I can live with that.

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