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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Mar 28, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 3:27:35 7.71 12.4 45542 /53c79%472.8
  Running2 47:30 4.0 6.4485.0
  Other Cardio1 45:0080.0
  Total5 5:00:05 11.7 18.84 45542 /53c79%637.8

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Saturday Mar 28, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1]
shoes: Paul (inov8 Mudclaw 270)

Warm up before the middle.

Orienteering race 56:09 [3] *** 4.7 km (11:57 / km) +200m 9:51 / km
spiked:9/13c shoes: Integrators (silver)

Well, shit. This didn't go as planned. Day 1, Red X, extremely creative route to the first control. Interesting enough to win me a door prize at the course review/meet 'n' greet. Lost about 8 minutes running up the wrong creek, relocating, and finally getting to the first control. The rest was okay, a few bobbles later in the course, but not a happy place kind of run over all.

Orienteering race 21:38 [3] *** 2.8 km (7:44 / km) +85m 6:42 / km
spiked:11/13c shoes: Paul (inov8 Mudclaw 270)

Sprint relay. I ran the second leg for team I Can Has Sprint Relay? This was a really neat format. There were four different sprint courses, Br/Or, Gr, Red and Bl. Teams were composed of any three people and each person ran their age group course, which were designed to be handicapped so that they'd have equal winning time, with the added twist that all men (including those on blue) had to run an added "penalty" loop at the end of their course to really even it out. Brilliant. (At least I think most of us women enjoyed it.)

Team I Can Has Sprint Relay? was led off by Sam, who ran really fast and finished while some blue runners were running their 'penalty' lap. Awesome. I think she was sixth, behind a bunch of fast kids on shorter courses. Then I went out and tried to run fast, succeeding somewhat, but coming back in 11th place. Passed off to Ross, who managed to bring us back up to 5th.

I ran much harder during this sprint than I did during yesterday's sprints but managed to run about as well. Figures that I'd run okay for the three races that don't count. (Not that a the sprint relay wasn't important!)

Friday Mar 27, 2009 #

Orienteering 21:21 [3] *** 2.5 km (8:32 / km) +95m 7:11 / km
ahr:182 spiked:12/16c shoes: Paul (inov8 Mudclaw 270)

Sprint 1. This Is my first woods orenteering (and A meet) since before Djibouti, and my desert orienteering hasn't been so hot. So today the goal was to get my groove back, so to speak. The plan was to treat the sprints (which are not A meet races) as warmups for the rest of the weekend, both physically and mentally. And I think it worked. It was hard to overcome the competitive desire to run as fast as I could, but it was really nice to run and orienteer successfully.

This was the more interesting of the two. Some steep hills, so I walked them ;-). It wasn't a perfect run, but I'll be very happy if I can orienteer like this tomorrow.

Orienteering 18:27 [3] *** 2.4 km (7:41 / km) +75m 6:39 / km
ahr:183 spiked:10/11c shoes: Paul (inov8 Mudclaw 270)

Sprint 2. Pretty straightforward. On the first one it would be fair to say that running faster would not necessarily resulted in a better run. Not so much for this one.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 #

Other Cardio (ultimate) 45:00 intensity: (20:00 @1) + (15:00 @2) + (10:00 @3)
shoes: Asics Trail Attack III

Feeling much better today, almost 100%, so I went to league to run around on the grass [dirt] and try to catch some discs. I had quite the smackdown hands going today on defense. And offense, unfortunately. I only stayed for the first game, can't get too carried away with this creaky body. And I have to pack for B'more and at least make an attempt to get caught up on the Sprint Series Standings.

After several attempts to get me to try out for the Tucson women's team, the sneaky gals may finally have convinced me to at least give it a try. We'll see.

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009 #


I'm pleased to report an exponential improvement in my health overnight. Not entirely recovered, mostly I'm just snotty.

I don't feel any wiser or any less young and immature, so I think all this talk of impending doom is a bunch of hoohah. I have a feeling that the next decade will be even better than the last one was (and that's saying a lot, I think).

Running (Road/dirt) 37:30 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (17:30 @2) + (10:00 @3) 4.0 mi (9:23 / mi)
shoes: Nerissa (Asics Kayano 14)

I knew I wasn't up for a tough Tuesday workout today, what with being sick (almost better!) and my paltry mileage lately. Plus, now I'm old and falling apart and I have to take better care of myself. I went to WOG anyway because I wanted some nice company. Unfortunately no one was really just going to run easy, so I just ran the workout loop with whoever I could at my pace. We did two sets of (2xquad hill + a long loop around the stadium the practice field). The hills were supposed to be hard and most of the loop tempo. Not for me! but at least I did run up and down stuff.

Monday Mar 23, 2009 #


I feel like I've been hit by a C-130. Oof.

Sunday Mar 22, 2009 #


Trip home took ~21 hours from door to door. I had a seat behind a bulkhead for the first flight, didn't get up during the trip, and now my hamstrings feel like they are going to pop. And I hate being sick.

Orienteering 1:30:00 intensity: (1:00:00 @1) + (30:00 @2)
ahr:145 max:184 shoes: Paul (inov8 Mudclaw 270)

Got in pretty late last night, totally stuffed up and dehydrated this morning, but for some reason decided to orienteer anyway. Ludwig set up a "training event" at Ironwood and I'd signed up for short Green (the longest option). My hamstrings felt like they were going to pop, but I managed to more or less run to the first control. Unfortunately, that's about as good as it gets. I ran in the general direction of the second control, but wasn't really in orienteering mode. Didn't find it and didn't have the energy to relocate, so I (wisely, I think) decided to bail.

On the way back to the car I ran into Melissa, on her way to her 5th control, and decided just to tag along with her on the short Orange. That was actually pretty productive, for both of us, so I feel like there was a happy ending.

Meanwhile, I can't breath through my nose.

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