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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 7 days ending Sep 13, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 3:13:36 13.93(13:54) 22.42(8:38) 12342c66.1
  Running2 52:55 5.82(9:06) 9.36(5:39) 335.3
  Total3 4:06:31 19.75(12:29) 31.78(7:45) 15642c71.4

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Saturday Sep 13, 2014 #

1 PM

Orienteering 1:01:25 [3] 9.03 km (6:48 / km) +103m 6:26 / km
19c shoes: 201408 Inov-8 Bare-grip 200

Red course at Great Brook Farm. I arrived late through a combination of sleeping late and some very poor route choices on the drive to GBF. I expected to run a course unofficially before helping with control pickup, but Tim was nice enough to let me start; he set 60 minutes as a goal time (largely because of Magnus' goading).

I didn't have much warmup, but I felt ok physically from my "taper." I made a pretty horrendous mistake on the first control - I wasn't able to make sense of the trails near the control, though my attack was bad. My only other mistake of consequence was exiting 14 poorly and so slogging through a length of swamp unnecessarily for perhaps a two minute loss. Something in my left foot started hurting abruptly en route to 16; I slowed for a time, and the pain diminished shortly afterward. I didn't notice any problems a few hours later, so maybe I was just getting poked.

Orienteering 49:11 [1] 4.69 km (10:29 / km) +20m 10:16 / km
13c shoes: 201408 Inov-8 Bare-grip 200

Gentle outing picking up controls. I felt good.

Friday Sep 12, 2014 #


Ethiopian food and dancing with Megan and Team HLS. This week was a shambles, but I experienced massive phase shifts that I wasn't able to correct.

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014 #


The Burrito Bracket is over! We were introduced to the novel "VORB" metric - the Value Over Replacement Burrito. El Paso has a taqueria that finished in the final four, and I've never even been there! The other final four are from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Bronx. Surely I shall pilgrimage to the SF, El Paso, and NYC semifinalists in the next year or so.

Monday Sep 8, 2014 #


Free soloist Alex Honnold is nuts, but in an incredible profound and zen-like way. He is the master of madness, right up there with Ueli Steck. There is something elemental about facing these mammoth rock slabs with nothing but climbing shoes and a chalk bag. Mind vs nature.

There are certain parallels between people like Honnold and other masters of their craft like Peyton Manning, Thierry Gueorgiou. They have a powerful combination of passion, incredible skill, and consummate preparation.
10 PM

Running 42:55 [1] 8.36 km (5:08 / km) +33m 5:02 / km
shoes: 201304 Asics Gel Cumulus 13

Sunday Sep 7, 2014 #

10 AM

Running 10:00 [1] 1.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: 201408 Inov-8 Bare-grip 200

Orienteering 13:00 [4] 1.7 km (7:39 / km)
5c shoes: 201408 Inov-8 Bare-grip 200

Orienteering 1:10:00 [2] 7.0 km (10:00 / km)
5c shoes: 201408 Inov-8 Bare-grip 200

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