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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending May 7, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 4:06:01 21.51(11:26) 34.62(7:06) 742
  trail run7 3:06:47 11.24 18.09 287
  road run1 38:34 5.14(7:30) 8.27(4:40) 1
  rowing machine1 15:00 1.85(8:07) 2.98(5:02) 8
  Total9 8:06:22 39.74 63.95 1038
  [1-5]9 8:05:37

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Saturday May 7, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering 56:14 intensity: (59 @1) + (55:04 @2) + (11 @3) 5.0 mi (11:15 / mi) +113m 10:31 / mi
ahr:159 max:170 shoes: newest Mudclaws

Red course at Estabrook. I was drifting way right on a lot of the controls. Otherwise no problems. Just tired, as per usual these days.

Orienteering 35:02 intensity: (8 @0) + (1:38 @1) + (33:16 @2) 2.92 mi (12:00 / mi) +73m 11:08 / mi
ahr:149 max:166 shoes: newest Mudclaws

And then the green course at Estabrook. Really fading about half way through. I sped up on a trail to pass someone and almost keeled over afterwards. Only the fact that I had to get back and set up my activity kept me running. Legs were actually wobbly at the end.

Orienteering 17:03 intensity: (5:46 @1) + (11:17 @2) 1.32 mi (12:55 / mi) +12m 12:34 / mi
ahr:142 max:161 shoes: newest Mudclaws

Out hanging puzzle pieces for my activity. It was a bit of a bust - only 5 people and I'm pretty sure some were forced there by their parents :) I did meet a new family though and had fun walking around with them.

Friday May 6, 2011 #

4 PM

trail run 1:04:09 intensity: (8:46 @1) + (55:15 @2) + (8 @3) 6.63 mi (9:41 / mi) +275m 8:34 / mi
ahr:144 max:176 shoes: Teva Trail Shoes

Set out with Dad to do the skyline run, but tiredness and a long week won out. We ran some of the skyline run, but skipped the hills on the way back and ran around them instead. It was nice.

Thursday May 5, 2011 #

7 PM

Orienteering 22:53 intensity: (55 @1) + (21:20 @2) + (37 @3) + (1 @4) 2.24 mi (10:13 / mi) +73m 9:17 / mi
ahr:159 max:181 shoes: mudclaw 270

Cat Rock Sprint. So very tired. I haven't been sleeping enough, I guess. Brain very dead. I would look at the map, but not be able to retain any information or make decisions. Legs heavy and slow.

Ross and I didn't get into our programs at the University of Oslo. That news has led off a week of being behind and stress as we try to decide what to do. I think we have made the decision that we are going to Europe anyway. It's something I've always wanted to do - live abroad. And if I don't do it now, I never will. So, on the to do list, is find a place to live and a job to pay the bills. We would like to go to Oslo, but we are broadening the search in order to try to find both work and housing. Any suggestions?? :) Anyone know of someone with an apartment to rent? :) Or a job that needs filling abroad?

trail run 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: newest Mudclaws

warm up with Alex

Wednesday May 4, 2011 #

trail run 59:30 [3]
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Blue Hills with Dad in the rain. We did luck out and catch the lightest bit of it. I was quite cold starting, but then warmed up. After running up the ski slope I even took off my hat :) Up and down Big Blue for some hill repeats.

Tuesday May 3, 2011 #

6 PM

trail run 15:00 [3]
shoes: Asics 1150

Warm up around the fields and then strides.
7 PM

road run 38:34 intensity: (7:12 @1) + (13:38 @2) + (11:49 @3) + (5:55 @4) 5.14 mi (7:30 / mi) +1m 7:30 / mi
ahr:162 max:184 shoes: Asics 1150

CSU Track Workout

4 x 800, 3 x 600, 2 x 400. 5k pace for the 800s, faster after that. 200 jogging between everything. I had someone to run with on the 800s who was going just about the right speed. But then he didn't continue on, so I had to run behind the fast guys group. I started with them, but fell behind, except on the last 400 where I manged to pass someone! I felt a bit like the ugly duckling desperately trailing after them.

trail run 12:08 intensity: (1:48 @1) + (10:20 @2) 1.31 mi (9:16 / mi) +12m 9:00 / mi
ahr:142 max:153 shoes: Asics 1150

Cool down

Monday May 2, 2011 #

3 PM

Orienteering 39:21 intensity: (37 @0) + (32:39 @1) + (6:05 @2) 3.95 mi (9:58 / mi) +60m 9:31 / mi
ahr:127 max:142 shoes: Asics 1150

Easy run around Dedham.

rowing machine 15:00 [1] 1.85 mi (8:07 / mi) +8m 8:00 / mi
ahr:129 max:171

The garmin track is erging and then the warmup for the track workout the next day :) Forgot to clear it.

Sunday May 1, 2011 #

8 AM

Orienteering 1:15:28 intensity: (27 @1) + (59:48 @2) + (15:13 @3) 6.08 mi (12:25 / mi) +411m 10:15 / mi
ahr:164 max:176 shoes: newest Mudclaws

West Point Red Long.

I did sign up for Blue, but I changed to red after the sprint on Saturday. I wanted to have a good day on red.

I started out confidently, noting that the first control chould be fairly straightforward with the saddle between the two hills. But as I was running for it, I saw the control below me. It's too low, I told myself... but yesterday I thought it was too low and it really was my control.... it can't be mine, I told myself.... but yesterday.... warring minds and I did head down about 5 contours to check it out. Of course, it wasn't mine and I climbed right back up those 5 contours. Another spectacular beginning. Yes, I do see the trend.

But after that it got better, eventually. A bit of a hesitation on #2, as the other control again threw me off. I had a beautiful route to #3, only to start heading off about 180 in the wrong direction. But the long climb settled my brain and although I did a funky extra climb and loop at the end of that leg, I was beginning to think straight. 5-9 went well and I debated 10 for a bit as I had gu at 9. The around the left route looked too long, although I think it was best. I decided for up and over, to work on my hill climbing skills. It was quite steep, but may have been a decent route had I executed it well. At the top I meant to go through the big saddle, but I cut up too early. I then thought I was one hilltop further along, which caused some confusion. Luckily, I just kept on going on my compass and when I hit the trail for the second time I realized what I had done.

The rest of the race was spectacular, with little to no time lost. I was able to chase after Brendan to 15, although once he realized I was there he sped up again. We went separate ways to 16 and I was convinced he was in front of me and I was pushing hard to catch back up.

If only the beginning of my race could have been like the end. I had some serious trouble starting my races this weekend, which is unusual for me. I often have trouble around control 3 or 4, but I typically start off well. Nerves for the first A meet of the season?

trail run 15:00 [2] 1.3 mi (11:32 / mi)
shoes: newest Mudclaws

jog to the start with Alex and around the area some more. Remembered to grad descriptions!
10 AM

trail run 11:00 [2] 1.0 mi (11:00 / mi)
shoes: newest Mudclaws

cool down with Alex, Marie and Ali.

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