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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 1 days ending May 20, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 1:24:45 7.29(11:37) 11.73(7:13) 24821c53.3
  Running1 15:00 1.55(9:39) 2.5(6:00) 91.5
  Total2 1:39:45 8.85(11:17) 14.23(7:00) 25721c54.8

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Sunday May 20, 2012 #

11 AM

Orienteering 49:45 [4] 7.48 km (6:39 / km) +199m 5:52 / km
15c shoes: 201110 Inov-8 Oroc 280

I ran the Red course at NEOC's Breakheart meet, set by Alex Jospe, and a US Team fundraiser. I helped out a bit in the morning - procured refreshments, brought registration equipment, and worked the meet for about an hour.

I ran aggressively; I wanted to win every split and to have a clean race, though I didn't set out a specific objective for this course. Trail options were plentiful, and I was not quite as effective taking them as I should have been. I took a dumb route to 2 (and realized it even as I began it); I should have run to the trail on the right. On the way to 3, I drifted farther to the north than I planned because of an aversion to climb; I meant to run south of the marsh halfway through the leg. I hesitated near the circle at 5, though I was pretty confident of my location. I checked the wrong boulder at 12 at first, and initially thought I was on a different road on my way to 13. Overall, I was precise and clean, and I kept the intensity reasonably high. I felt sluggish running on the trails; I didn't have the spring in my step that I'm used to. I managed to win the course, though some of the usual suspects were absent, organizing, or running different courses.

I glanced at my watch after 12 and realized sub 50 was attainable, so I kicked into a high gear for 14, 15, and the finish. I startled a few innocent bystanders when I busted out of a swamp onto the road at full speed.

Note: I am very sad to hear of Daniel Hubmann's Achilles tear at the EOCs; he is a titan, and it is devastating to see them fall.


Running warm up/down 15:00 [1] 2.5 km (6:00 / km) +9m 5:54 / km
shoes: 201110 Inov-8 Oroc 280

I ran for about five minutes before the race to wake up the feet and warmup, and for about ten minutes afterward to cool down. I only recorded part of the cool down.
2 PM

Orienteering (Control Pickup) 35:00 [1] 4.25 km (8:14 / km) +49m 7:47 / km
6c shoes: 201110 Inov-8 Oroc 280

Control pickup of six controls.

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