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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 7 days ending Feb 13, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running3 2:41:32 19.32(8:22) 31.09(5:12)16.2
  Cross Country Skiing1 1:51:1155.6
  Orienteering1 47:02 4.23(11:08) 6.8(6:55)23.5
  Biking2 40:00 8.08(12.1/h) 13.0(19.5/h)4.0
  Total7 5:59:45 31.62 50.8999.3

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Saturday Feb 13, 2010 #

11 AM

Cross Country Skiing 1:51:11 [3]

Blue middle distance at the US Ski-O champs. Good fun; Mike, the owner of the facility where the event was held, graciously loaned me some poles when it turned out those I had rented from REI were so short that they were the correct size for Lori.

Thursday Feb 11, 2010 #

9 AM

Running 29:40 [1] 5.9 km (5:02 / km)
shoes: 201002 Asics T918N

Commute with loaded backpack.

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010 #

11 PM

Running 1:01:40 [1] 11.39 km (5:25 / km)
shoes: 201002 Asics T918N

Cold and windy, with some snow on the ground from earlier in the day. I don't recall any falling snow during the run.

Tuesday Feb 9, 2010 #

7 PM

Orienteering (Street-O) 47:02 [3] 6.8 km (6:55 / km)
shoes: 201002 Asics T918N

Two street-O sections sandwiched around a Tufts Sprint course, from the CSU training set by Brendan. I arrived quite late, grabbed a map from Brendan's mailbox, and set to try to catch some people. I ran into Alex and Lori at the start of the Tufts sprint; Alex started after I did. I caught up to Lori at control 6, then led her the rest of the way. However, I wasn't going fast enough to shake her entirely, which was disappointing.

Revealing time comparison:
Street-O A:
Ian - 1507
Brendan - 1324

Street-O B:
Ian - 1324
Brendan - 1247

Tufts Sprint:
Brendan - 1718
Ian - 1831
Lori - 1944

I don't think I was pushing as hard as I would during a race, despite Thierry's advice to treat trainings like races. I also found an unmapped section of road on the first sprint which caused me some distress and may have cost as much as thirty seconds. Nevertheless, I was quite a bit slower than Brendan, and not particularly faster than Lori on the sprint. Ross's total time was about 41 minutes, 2 minutes ahead of Brendan.

Monday Feb 8, 2010 #

8 AM

Biking 20:00 [1] 6.5 km (19.5 kph)
shoes: Trek 7.1 FX

6 PM

Biking 20:00 [1] 6.5 km (19.5 kph)
shoes: Trek 7.1 FX

8 PM

Running 1:10:12 [1] 13.8 km (5:05 / km)
shoes: 201002 Asics T918N

I went on a comparatively early run in my new Asics trail runners. I have worn them about for the past two days to break them in, but my feet still felt a bit stiff.

Conditions were windy, though not that cold (-2 C), so I ran a variation of the Franklin St. route to and around MIT, then back. I overdressed in tights, short and long sleeves, a windbreaker, and gloves. I continued The Guns of August (currently listening to the adventures of the Goeben), as I have finished Into Thin Air. I held to a steady 4/4 breathing, though with some congestion, my respiration is impaired.

Of late, when reflecting on training and competition, I have had the following songs involuntarily in my head:
Olympic Theme
Summon the Heroes
The Theme from Crimson Tide
And, improbably, Remember the Name

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