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Training Log Archive: jfredrickson

In the 1 days ending Jun 4, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:01:53 4.97(12:27) 8.0(7:44) 46037 /40c92%
  Stretching/Warmup1 5:00
  Total1 1:06:53 4.97 8.0 46037 /40c92%
averages - sleep:5.5

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Saturday Jun 4, 2005 #

Stretching/Warmup warm up/down 5:00 [1]
ahr:146 max:158 slept:5.5 shoes: Integrators 2004

My legs felt a little tired from yesterday's long run, but otherwise I felt decent. I didn't sleep enough last night, so I was a little tired mentally as well.

Orienteering race (Sprint Race) 20:29 [5] *** 2.75 km (7:27 / km) +180m 5:37 / km
ahr:176 max:186 spiked:14/16c shoes: Integrators 2004

A beautiful sprint at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, CT. The map wasn't the most technical, but it did provide a good challenge. The biggest challenge came in the really short legs that required significant planning ahead as there wasn't time between the controls to read the leg. I started out at a good pace, and was feeling very focused, but then I decided to go straight from 5 to 6 as the leg was so short I didn't feel like it would help to drop to the trail that ran right next to both controls. I ran off at a slightly wrong bearing, and had to attack the control from the side. I wasn't expecting this, and hadn't planned for it, so I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking for coming into the control. I went right by it and had to relocate on the trail. In total I lost about 1 minute. I had lost my focus at that point, so the next 2 controls which were both about 50 meters were a little sketchy, and forced me to slow down. I then tried to push the pace back up on 9, but only messed myself up more.

I ran to the trail that led up to 9, but wasn't sure how far along the trail I was. I then cut in too early because the terrain looked right, although it looked a bit thick. I looked around in the bushes for a while thinking that I just couldn't see the control. Soon I realized I must be in the wrong spot, and so I ran back out to the trail and up to the next saddle where I could see the control immediately.I lost at least another minute on this leg, and basically gave up on winning the race at that point.

After 12, the course eased up a bit with a couple long legs before the finish. I had lost my excitement, and wasn't able to push as hard as I would have liked to, but at least I was clean from that point on.

Overall, it was a disappointing race. The course was awesome and required an intense level of focus to avoid making mistakes or having to slow down to keep up with reading ahead. Leif beat me by two minutes, and was just over my goal of 18 minutes. I wasn't focusing on this race though, and I hadn't prepared at all. I definitely ran too much yesterday to be able to run my best today, and I didn't sleep enough to really have my full focus. It was a fun race though.

Orienteering 41:24 [3] *** 5.25 km (7:53 / km) +280m 6:14 / km
ahr:168 max:177 spiked:23/24c shoes: Integrators 2004

After the sprint, I ran the long course (only 5.25k). It was in two loops with a map exchange in the middle as the area is not really big enough for anything longer than 3k. I was pretty tired after the sprint course, so I didn't run very hard. I wasn't very focused either, so it wasn't the best training, but I managed to keep up with everything except for one mistake on number 7 when I ran right by the control on a trail because I was just spacing out. I realized it pretty quickly though and only lost about 15 seconds. This course knocked the last bit of energy out of me, and my legs now feel exhausted. I wonder how far I ran yesterday, because it sure did a number on me.

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