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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Apr 16, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:47:09 19.24(11:48) 30.97(7:20) 919
  road run1 1:00:59 6.41(9:31) 10.32(5:55) 108
  track workout1 33:16 4.67(7:07) 7.52(4:26) 2
  trail run1 20:00 2.0(10:00) 3.22(6:13)
  Total6 5:41:24 32.32(10:34) 52.02(6:34) 1029
  [1-5]6 5:37:48

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Saturday Apr 16, 2011 #

trail run 20:00 [3] 2.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Icebugs

Warm up
2 PM

Orienteering 47:40 intensity: (3:36 @0) + (11 @1) + (6:38 @2) + (34:20 @3) + (2:55 @4) 5.7 km (8:22 / km) +237m 6:55 / km
ahr:174 max:187 shoes: Icebugs

3.83 miles

Thursday Apr 14, 2011 #

7 PM

track workout 33:16 intensity: (3:15 @1) + (12:04 @2) + (3:55 @3) + (14:02 @4) 4.67 mi (7:07 / mi) +2m 7:07 / mi
ahr:165 max:187 shoes: Asics 1150

Alex picked me up and drove me to CSU track practice at Harvard. I did 5x1000 at 5k pace, which meant aiming for 3:44. Very crowded track made me happy that I wasn't trying to run 400s. I really wanted to elbow all the girls chatting in the first lane. If you're running your interval, it's fine if I have to pass you. But if you are chatting, you should be run over. A woman stopped me at the second 1000 to ask about orienteering and she was very chatty, so I missed the start with everyone else. Her daughter was there running with lots of other kids and is quite fast (for being around 9 I would guess?). She was kicking the boys' butts :) She has a friend from Sweden who orienteers and so she would like to try it with her daughter. Maybe she'll show up!

Tuesday Apr 12, 2011 #

4 PM

Orienteering 1:23:21 intensity: (1:48 @1) + (44:00 @2) + (37:33 @3) 9.06 mi (9:12 / mi) +333m 8:15 / mi
ahr:166 max:179 shoes: newest Mudclaws

Woods intervals around Blue Hills. 3 sections of the old relay courses. Tiring.

Monday Apr 11, 2011 #

3 PM

road run 1:00:59 intensity: (8:20 @1) + (52:39 @2) 6.41 mi (9:31 / mi) +108m 9:02 / mi
ahr:144 max:163 shoes: Asics 1150

Run with Dad around the trail in Wilson Mountain and across the street. Hot out today!

Sunday Apr 10, 2011 #

12 PM

Orienteering 1:36:08 intensity: (12:13 @1) + (1:03:49 @2) + (19:47 @3) + (19 @4) 6.64 mi (14:29 / mi) +349m 12:27 / mi
ahr:162 max:185

Quickroute shown here.

Orienteering! I find that after days of major lethargy, it's hard to get out and train again. The less I train, the harder it is each day. We took the juniors over to Rockhouse and planned their courses with them. Then Ross and I suited up and headed out on the Blue course.

I was tired and just wanted to curl up in the car and sleep. Still, no excuse for my wandering on the way to #1. I hit the same wrong boulder than everyone else did and although I recovered well eventually (by going to the boulders at the top of the hill) I spent too long wandering in the green. As soon as I left the clearing, I knew that I was on shaky ground, as I meant to attack off the square stone wall, but I didn't see it anymore. That meant I was attacking off the side of a linear feature. I saw the big boulder in front of me, but I knew that if it really was my boulder I just got lucky. It was not, and I could not locate an individual boulder on the map. I wandered a bit further before going to the top of the hill. On the way back down, I ran right by the boulder again and saw its pair - a flat boulder that I couldn't see before in the green. Realizing that this was the pair, it made my control much easier.

That was the only time I really had to stand around for that long scratching my head, but I made some other route choice errors and small errors in the control circle. On the way to 2 I decided to go through the rocky green, and I'm wondering if around the swamp and along the trail would have been faster. I stood for over a minute at 3 trying to decide on a route to 4, before picking the left route - trail to stream and then up the side of the hill. Unfortunately, I angled too sharply out of 3 and was reluctant to climb and go through the green to the trail. So instead I ran hesitantly along, wondering why I was never hitting the trail. Laziness on my part. The stream bed was ok, and then I went up the reentrant, but didn't go high enough. After a bit of walking and self doubt, I relocated off the boulder in the white shallow reentrant. I think it got smoother after that, but I was have to admit I was quickly becoming tired of bashing through the laurel. Time to load splits!

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