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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Sep 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:01:11
  road run2 2:01:00
  trail run4 1:25:00
  road biking1 1:12:00
  Total6 6:39:11

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Saturday Sep 22, 2007 #

trail run 40:00 [1]

This is the total time warming up for all sprints. I warmed up before all three, and then cooled down after the second (my legs were tight from chasing Mike S. to the finish, maybe not the best idea considering I had to race again later (he ran it in 37 seconds, I did it in 38... not too bad :) ))

Orienteering 17:47 [5]

I started off doing well and immediately realizing how easy it was going to be to overrun everything. I got turned around and mande a 90 degree error trying to get to #5, and Brendan caught me. Then leaving that and going to #6 I missed my trail and ran around a bit before relocating off the field. Then on #7 I ran further in the field than I thought and even though Mike caught be and was running down the right trail, I headed off way beyond the control in the woods. After 7 I managed to settle down, also helped by the fact that I had a group of guys - Greg, Alexei and some others - running in a pack just beyond my reach.

Orienteering 14:30 [5]

Sprint B. A much better race! I never felt like I was moving terribly fast, but I was managing to follow along on the map and not get ahead of myself. I had good attackpoints, and went slow enough to figure out where I was and stay on my compass. I found that ignoring the trails and using the boulders and frisbee golf goals was easiest :) I was ahead, beside, and behind Gerald Yip for much of the second half and punched the final control with him and Mike S. Made for a fast run in!

Orienteering 17:19 [5]

And the final sprint! I had variation 4 which had the loop to the east first, then the loop to the south and then the loop to the north. I had a great time running this sprint, really working hard right from the beginning. I figured I was in the lead after the first loop, but it was hard to tell because I wasn't sure each loop would take the same amount of time. I had no real troule while onthe first map - I had to slow down a bit to find the trail that went into the green for the dot knoll by the trail. Then on map 2, the common loop, I didn't realize that trail went through the hill on #17, and so I ran around to the opposite side, paused, and then saw the trail. I had a wonderful time running off the map on the way to #18. I made a mistake at the same intersection where I made the mistake during sprint B. I made a 90 degree error, and followed the wrong stonewall, right off the map. I realized I was confused and knew that if I ran west I would hit the open area with the house or the road. I hit the house, on the southeast side and ran up to the trail that went into the yard. I started down that trail, but then saw that there was a chainlink fence between the yard and the woods where I wanted to be, so I turned around out of the yard, and took the trail that ran along north of the yard. As I was leaving #18, I saw Hill approaching through the thick slash off to the east, and then a little ways down the trail I passed Pavlina coming into the control. I was quite frightened, as I felt that my legs had nothing left if it came down to a final sprint. But I found #19 without problem, and then it was jsut around the building and into the finish!

Friday Sep 21, 2007 #

road run 45:00 [1]

Running over to Wilson mountain and back with the secret sister who no longer can be named. This also includes the time jogging between intervals while looking at a course designed on the sprint map for this weekend (I think I have done more sprint training for this weekend than for WOC. It also might have something to do with the fact that sprint training is fun and I've been focusing on fun training to get me out the door).

trail run 7:00 [3]

45 second on, 45 seconds off (because it was easiest to set the watch like this) x 9 around the Wilson Mountain trail. Not fast pickups, because we are tired :) But faster than I would normally be running.

Wednesday Sep 19, 2007 #

trail run 23:00 [1]

warm up as dad set out the streamers.

Orienteering 13:05 [5]

The first of two sprints set by dad in the Blue Hills in area where we don't run often. The sprints were quite short with 8-9 controls. I really messed up the first sprint though. I think that #2 was hung high and then there was an orange streamer hung on the pink streamer course which I hit when I left #2 and then thought it was 3. Then I ran to "#4" which was really #3 and I started to run to #5 before I realized something was wrong. Yeah, it took me that long. Then I ran to #4, never actually finding #3. Not the best race.

Orienteering 8:30 [5]

Then I ran the pink streamer course and that was basically flawless.

Orienteering 10:00 [5]

I ran the orange streamer course again and picked up the streamers. It went much better this time :) No mistakes.

Tuesday Sep 18, 2007 #

trail run 15:00 [1]

Warm up before the sprints.

Orienteering 20:00 [4]

First sprint, which I ran with Hill. We traded off controls. I have run the course before, but it was Hill's first time.

Orienteering 20:00 [4]

Second sprint, this one on my own.

Monday Sep 17, 2007 #

road biking 1:12:00 [2]

A road bike with dad and hill.

Sunday Sep 16, 2007 #

road run 1:16:00 [2]

Run with Ross around Newton. Neither of us really wanted to go so it's a surprise we even got out the door. I felt tired the whole way.

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