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Training Log Archive: A.Child

In the 7 days ending May 24, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Ultimate4 2:05:00
  Orienteering1 1:56:55 6.9(16:57) 11.1(10:32) 680
  Running2 1:43:17 14.9(6:56) 23.98(4:18)
  Total7 5:45:12 21.8 35.08 680

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Sunday May 23, 2010 #


11 AM

Orienteering race (Billygoat) 1:56:55 [3] 11.1 km (10:32 / km) +680m 8:04 / km

An ok race. Started out ok. Poor route choice through the woods. 2, had no confidence and although I was right about where I was, I didn't have the confidence to go the right way. It wasn't until someone else went that way when I knew I was right. Frustrating. 3 was ok, knew I was going up the wrong hill and should have "followed" Crum, but Sam and Hillary pulled me up the hill. 4 was good. I saw Ross there and although ediie had gone ahead, I knew I must have been near the front. 5 was ok. 6, ok. 7, I had a brilliant route choice. Left 6 the other way so as to take a trail and avoid the steep rocky decent down. 8 was good until I got close. 9 was weird but ok. 10 ok but slow. On 11 I tried to beat balter, sam, and hillary by going around on the trail, but that didn't work. 12 I followed Sam, Hillary, and balter around to the right even though I knew left was best. I took a long time at the manned control to drink. Also had a banana. 13 was good (Skipped 14, but should have skipped 15). 15 was good until the circle. I think I screwed up this sane control a year and a half ago. 16 sucked. Very slow, but I got to it alright. 17 was easy, but slow. 18, ok. 19, I split from Sam and Hillary and went down the ski slope to the road. A slightly longer route, but I didn't lose too much time, if any. 20 was badish. I was following the glimpses I caught of Sam and Hillary, but also trying to keep track of where I was. I thought I knew, but was wrong. I figured it out, but not proud of that control. 21 was my downfall... Literally. Stupidly, I followed the trail the entire way, even though the woods were just as fast. While flying down the trail, I hit a rock, and ate it. I layer there for a second and realized my calf was hurting. It felt like a pulled muscle (which it probably is). I got up and took a minute to see how I was. Remarcable unscathed, except for some red spots on my shoulder. My calf is very tight in one area and hurts when I flex it which made going uphill very uncomfortable. 22 was slow. 23 I had Balter and Speedy behind me so I was pushing hard on the trail. I felt ok, my calf wasn't hurting, but I wasn't going very fast either. Slightly overshot 23, but recovered quickly then ran hard into the finish.

All in all, I did ok navigationally, but sucked running.

Saturday May 22, 2010 #

8 AM

Ultimate 30:00 [3]

First game. Had some good plays and some good points.
10 AM

Ultimate 30:00 [3]

Game 2. Win 15-6. Again, some good plays. Played mid instead of deep (my favorite) and didn't exactly know what to do... Had some good blocks.

Best play ever.

Kid from our sideline yells "Public Service announcement!"
Our handler then says "No one wins in a gang fight!"
my team then pulls out finger guns and rifles and shoots eachother. We themn "die" by falling down. It's supposed to be a free point for the other team, but they dropped it... Our handler picks it up and hucks it deep for a point.
3 PM

Ultimate 20:00 [3]

Really tough game. A loss. Well, more of a whooping. 15-5. Incredibly frustrating. The other team just had everything perfect. Our zone wasn't working, but they would just gradually move down the field and score.

Thursday May 20, 2010 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [3] 2.5 mi (8:00 / mi)

Running tempo 18:00 [4] 2.8 mi (6:26 / mi)

decided to do some tempo with mike on the bike.
did 1 mile sections:
5:16 (all downhill and racing mike on the bike, so very fast. Cut off about 1/8 a mile because I stopped at the road instead of the parking lot)

Running 16:00 [3] 2.5 mi (6:24 / mi)

Decided to go back outside after FlashForward(another TV show centered around quantum theory). Felt pretty good, it was nice and cool out.

Wednesday May 19, 2010 #


Inspired by the Australian training, I got the map of Aalburg off the JWOC 2010 website then in another tab, searched Google Images for Aalburg University. I found the water features are most helpful in this excercise and it is also very difficult to determine what's what with a small picture and a map from a different angle.
5 PM

Running tempo 39:17 [4] 6.0 mi (6:33 / mi)

I originally planned to do a longish run, but after a minute or so, decided to do my tempo run. As a result, I had a slow start and slow first mile. After that I was good, though. Throughout the first 3 miles, I decided to go further than last week and do 6 miles. I felt pretty good throughout the run, but I often caught myself going slow and had to speed back up.

6:30 (slow start)
6:12 (surprisingly fast)
6:53 (don't know what happened there...)
6:48 (or there)
6:19 (trying hard to get the average pace)

I really don't know why my 4th mile was so slow. The 5th was slightly more understandable because it was mostly uphill and windy, but still way too slow. Looking at my last mile, I could probably have picked up the pace for mile 5 which potentially could have put me under 4min/km pace.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.1 mi (9:06 / mi)

A very relaxing cool down. Nice breeze and the sun had gone below the trees so it wasn't in my eyes.

Tuesday May 18, 2010 #

Ultimate 45:00 [3]

Had an awesome game against Vt. Commons. won 11-8. I had a few really good catches and some good defense plays. I blew it on the first two points then learned that almost anything goes once you're airborne meaning that it doesn't matter if I jump into the guy, knock him over, and he drops the Frisbee. This made defense much easier!


After eating dinner and a few pieces of swiss chocolate, coupled with a victorious ultimate game, I've decided against going for run later today/tonight.

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