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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Aug 24, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering1 54:36 4.66(11:43) 7.5(7:17) 525
  track2 49:27 5.37 8.65
  Total3 1:44:03 10.04 16.15 525

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Wednesday Aug 24, 2005 #

orienteering 16:48 [5] 2.7 km (6:13 / km) +197ft 5:36 / km
shoes: Old Nike Gore-tex

Sprint at Central Oregon Community College. Much more interesting/difficult that I had imagined -- I'd thought most of the terrain would be around the college buildings, whereas most of it was in the forest just west of campus. Ran well, but O' was shaky, not relating map and terrain well at all. Got lucky a couple of times -- there's a control, oh, it's mine!

orienteering 37:48 [4] 4.8 km (7:52 / km) +328ft 7:08 / km
shoes: Old Nike Gore-tex

Middle distance in the afternoon at Arnold Ice Caves. A neat area topographically, though the running was tougher than expected -- you had the choice of rocks, or soft sand, or sage, and the sand was best (though it took me a while to figure that out -- I was running in it much of the time and finding it was a struggle and trying to find something better, by the end it seemed easier just because I accepted the fact that it was better than anything else).

A good run, at most 30-45 seconds of errors. Got a little extra motivation at the end because I knew Pam had run 38:03. I was 36 with a control still to go and looking a little doubtful, 37:15 at the top of the last hill and looking very doubtful (and I said to myself, it's ok, you came close), and then I remembered I'd started my watch 10 seconds early, and zipped down through the sage fast as I could. Would have made it even without the extra 10 seconds, should be a lesson to stay away from pessimistic thoughts....

Monday Aug 22, 2005 #


Climbed partway up Mt. Hood (well, as far as the car would take us).

Saturday Aug 20, 2005 #

track 6:01 [5] 1.6 km (3:46 / km)
shoes: Air Max Trail

I was chatting with Bob Lux yesterday evening about how fast we could run a mile in these days. I think I remember saying I thought I could get under 6. So today I had to try, and despite a good effort, under 6 was not to be. 6:01.5 for 1600 meters, add a couple seconds to get a mile time. Didn't feel particularly zippy, so on a better day it should be possible.

track 10:00 [2] 2.25 km (4:27 / km)
shoes: Air Max Trail


Thursday Aug 18, 2005 #

track 18:26 [4] 4.8 km (3:50 / km)
shoes: Air Max Trail

Operating under the theory of "if you aren't going to train much, at least train hard," it was back to the track with the usual group (all non-orienteers except for Phil). 6 x 800 with a 2 minute rest between, 3:08, 3:06, 3:05, 3:00, 3:01, 3:05. First 3 felt easy, last three hard, almost bagged it after one lap on the last one.

track 15:00 [2]
shoes: Air Max Trail

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