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Training Log Archive: marie

In the 7 days ending May 8, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  trail run2 2:28:37 17.24(8:37) 27.75(5:21) 96
  orienteering2 2:11:42 7.39(17:49) 11.9(11:04) 45013 /35c37%
  run2 1:18:11 9.39(8:19) 15.12(5:10) 20
  pilates1 50:00
  bike1 10:00
  Total5 6:58:30 34.03 54.76 56613 /35c37%
  [1-5]5 6:50:30

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Saturday May 8, 2010 #

orienteering 45:06 [3] *** 4.4 km (10:15 / km) +120m 9:01 / km

Pre-run of Red Y. Early out in the woods, before the rain & thunder. Ansonia as beautiful as usual, Peter's course as fun & great as usual! Messed up 2 and 5. Hesitation slowed me down on a few.
FR 5.25 km

Got back and helped out in childcare. Three cute girls: one-hand-cart-wheeling Bryn, talkative Samantha & quiet Eliza. I have been tempted to explore the playground and now I had an excuse :-) Lyn and I also got a lesson in chinese jump rope.


I get a kick from what child care is called in Danish o-invitations: børneparkering = child parking

Thursday May 6, 2010 #

trail run 1:41:16 [2] 18.31 km (5:32 / km)

Nice day. West Rock had turned so green since last time I was there. Ran with Boris, company really makes the long runs more fun.

Knee doesn't hurt during run, dull pain after, still icing. All day today I was feeling my hamstring/butt though, not sure if I pulled something yesterday. Felt it during the whole run but pain wasn't getting worse, just felt like I had to work a little bit harder.

Wednesday May 5, 2010 #

trail run 47:21 [2] 9.44 km (5:01 / km) +96m 4:47 / km

Started out together with Mike. Saw a black squirrel. Met Jesse on his brand new mtb.

run 17:07 [2] 2.5 km (6:50 / km) +11m 6:41 / km

Löpskolning on a light inclined road then a lap around the fields as cool down.

Tuesday May 4, 2010 #

bike 10:00 [1]

to & from the gym

pilates 50:00 [2]

walking in to the gym I was walking behind a slow man with a cane, later I heard he was 96 years old (!)

Rosalee put on a great tough session as usual. Knee feels ok, just slight discomfort.

run 19:02 [2] 4.16 km (4:35 / km) +3m 4:34 / km

warm up

run 3:17 [2] 0.78 km (4:12 / km)

3 x 100m starting slow gradually running faster

run 18:19 intensity: (8:00 @0) + (10:19 @5) 3.62 km (5:04 / km)

8 x 400m with 1 min standing rest in between

It was really windy, I switched direction for the last 3 to get some wind protection from the bleachers. Also I've heard about people doing a lot of track running getting problems with hips etc so it's good to switch direction to even it out(?). Well, when I was done and ready to cool down it seemed like the wind had calmed down, guess it came with the thunderstorm.

run 20:26 [2] 4.06 km (5:02 / km) +6m 5:00 / km

cool down

Sunday May 2, 2010 #

orienteering 1:26:36 [4] *** 7.5 km (11:33 / km) +330m 9:28 / km

Another very hot day. No matter how much I hydrate, the heat just kills my energy. Nasty blisters on my heels and toes. Tough uphill start, made me think I wasn't gonna make the whole course. Jogging up the road to 2nd, I met a man coming down and he said something.. I thought maybe you can't get through a fence or something up there so I said: what did you say? and he repeated: you look strong going uphill :-) Thanks!
Did good on 1, 5, 6, 7 was a bit off in the ring looking for 8, punched at the same time as Carl U and while I was tired I figured I could follow and get some speed. 9 was tricky and there were many people running around in circles. 10-13 it was Carl U, a DVOA guy & I. Turning the map I got surprised by the looong leg to 14 (should have looked ahead). Didn't take my time to look for a good runable route choice, just went back around the hill and straight, through the rocks, through the green, what was I thinking!!??
Happy I made it through the course. Beautiful terrain!! A lot of times I just felt aah and wow.

But as so many times before in my orienteering career I end up very disappointed with myself, frustrated that I didn't do better. I'm usually so pumped before a race, I know I can do better. What will it take for me to succeed? I mean I know what I need to do.. but once I'm out there and once the competing/racing devil is there I have a hard time remembering those things. I need to take my time and read the map, look further for better route choices. Stop taking chances, stop just running fast and end up not knowing where I am.

No problems with the knee, iced after the race again. Left hamstring a bit sore, I keep stretching it.

FR 9.833 km

Went back to Camp Buckner for another icecold shower, which acctually felt pretty good, cooling off. Hung out. Didn't want this weekend to end.

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