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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Sep 17, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:30:21 10.6(19:50) 17.06(12:20) 230
  Misc3 3:00:00
  Running2 1:34:22 9.7(9:44) 15.61(6:03)
  Walking1 7:15 0.45(16:07) 0.72(10:01)
  Total6 8:11:58 20.75 33.4 230
averages - sleep:6.4 weight:180.3lbs

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Sunday Sep 17, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Sprint 1) 19:12 [5] *** 2.4 km (8:00 / km) +40m 7:23 / km
shoes: Poison Ice Bugs

Looking at the heats beforehand, I opinioned that my heat was the toughest of the 4, and it was. The other 3 finished 2, 3, & 4 overall, and I was 10th overall. Felt fatiqued and not breathing well to start, but I was loving the open navigation, so I tried to push as hard as I could. About 10 minutes in, everything started to feel better. Maybe a 10 & 20 second error, but otherwise probably my cleanest one ever.

Just 3 seconds a km slower than my previous best!!

Thanks Clem!

Orienteering race (Sprint 2) 32:59 [4] *** 2.32 km (14:13 / km) +55m 12:43 / km
shoes: Poison Ice Bugs

This sprint was less open, requiring more techincal navigation in some parts - I clearly wasn't up to the task. Hesitated to 1 & 2, and I made no real plan to get from 5-6 and paid the price with a 6-7 minute error. This was the amount I finished behind my heat mates - three fairly well matched participants with Clare, Mary, and myself.

Saw Janet as I was relocating from the road back to 6. She commented that she hoped that I hadn't been following her. My response was that I screwed this up all by myself.

I think this sprint was good in the difference it presented, and the requirement to mentally adapt. I have to admit that I was expecting something similar to the first sprint, and I let this one throw me for a loop.

Oh, and my route to the GO control was priceless. I hadn't scoped it out beforehand, but I had in mind it was at the top of the dam(n) hill, but it wasn't! Ran up there with people cheering me on, only to have to run back down.

Thanks Randy! All your hard work on the Farsta and the Sprint was very much appreciated.

Orienteering race (Sprint 3) 27:56 [5] 2.55 km (10:57 / km) +80m 9:28 / km
shoes: Poison Ice Bugs

The last Sprint- in a heat of two with Janet. I hosed #3 - sorry, Janet! This allowed Gail and Clare from the heat 2 minutes behind us to catch and pass us - they actually snuck in to #3 without being seen. I think I punched in here with Mary with Janet just a few seconds behind. Gail, Clare and I regrouped a couple of controls later, but Gail dropped back soon after with crapping (Editor: errr, I meant cramping!!). I stayed within sight of Clare the rest of the way, but I was never able to make back any of the two minutes I lost at #3...

Got some water from a sink when going by one of the buildings late in the course - just what I needed to keep going.

I think this sprint was more a combination of the first two. Very enjoyable and clean with just a few small bobbles besides the one at #3. Of course, it helped that there were so many people criss crossing all over the place.

Saturday Sep 16, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Farsta) 1:31:00 [3] *** 4.5 mi (20:13 / mi)
shoes: Icebugs Sky Blue

maprunner and I split the two legs of the Farsta. Mary went out first while I helped with adminsitrative duties, then it was my turn. Turned my 4.2 km course into a 4.5 mile course!!! Arghhh!! But I enjoyed myself despite falling in the creek up to my neck - think bug on it's back kicking - I had a hard time getting out of the hole my butt was wedged in. But at least I didn't float downstream like Peter.

Orienteering race (Night-O) 39:14 [3] *** 2.55 km (15:23 / km) +55m 13:53 / km
shoes: Poison Ice Bugs

For the Night-O, Dasha and I teamed up. Plan was to take it easy, but we pushed each other. Venturing off trails got us in trouble in two spots, so we mostly stuck to trails after that. Dasha read the map much quicker than I can with a flashlight. We made a compatable team. Very enjoyable event.

Friday Sep 15, 2006 #

slept:8.0 weight:179lbs (rest day)

Slept in this morning, mostly - no sod deliveries to the park at 5:30 to wake me up today, just the phone ringing at 5:40! Aghhh!!!

Thursday Sep 14, 2006 #

Misc 1:00:00 [2]
slept:7.0 weight:180lbs shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 1

Rainy morning - comfortable at 62 degrees. Bobby as instructor. He did better than yesterday, though I think he was winging it again - he doesn't do that very well... Tomorrow, no BC for me.

Wednesday Sep 13, 2006 #

Misc 1:00:00 [2]
slept:5.0 shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 1

Boot Camp was a bit blah with Bobby as the only instructor. Nothing upper body, so Jill, Shawn and I knocked out 30 pushups. I think it had been a whole week since I did any.

Running (Merchants to FT Ward) 27:17 [2] 2.7 mi (10:06 / mi)
shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 2

Another tire with a nail (not flat yet) in it, so I dropped the car off at the Merchant's and went for a run. No real plan, but I ended up going up to Ft Ward, doing 5 laps (below) and then home. 1315 (1.2 mile there mostly uphill) and 1402 (1.50 back - lots of downhill).

Running (FT Ward) 27:25 [3] 3.0 mi (9:08 / mi)
shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 2

Five laps around Ft Ward in 530 524 527 530 533. Probably would have slowed down, but there was a group of 5 running in the opposite direction, and I was determind to be farther ahead of them each time we passed each other. And I was.

Walking (Bottom of hill home) 7:15 [1] 0.45 mi (16:07 / mi)
shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 2

Walked up the hill to the house.

Tuesday Sep 12, 2006 #

Running (W&OD) 39:40 [3] 4.0 mi (9:55 / mi)
slept:6.0 weight:182lbs shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 2

Today was a "long" slow run. We got the slow right, but the long is a bit harder within the time allowed. Group of six stayed together. Since it was pretty dark to start out, the plan was that everyone had a partner. Before I knew it, I had 7 partners - they claim that like my pacing. I told them I was aiming for 10 minute pace and we headed out. At the half mile point, two of them sped up, so, it was Gina, Julia, Michelle, Debbie, and Lizbeth for the rest of the way.
Splits going out were 509 509 518? 509. At the turnaround, I told them I would be picking it up a little and encouraged everyone to hang. And they all did!
Splits coming back were 453 456 439 426. Excellent run.

Monday Sep 11, 2006 #

Misc 1:00:00 [2]
slept:6.0 shoes: Saucony - Big Blue 1

Core type things with pulsing squats, wall sits, v sits, situps, flutter kicks, running up and down the ramp. Not even 1 pushup!

Little drizzle this morning chased us under the cover of the garage. Wimps!! I missed out on having Jeff on Friday, but it was fun to hear the new people describe this intense guy, and how much they ached afterwards.

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