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Training Log Archive: RJM

In the 7 days ending May 16, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  BikeCommute3 2:15:00
  RunCommute1 1:03:00
  Orienteering -race1 1:02:54 4.04(15:34) 6.5(9:41) 17533c
  Catching Features1 35:0035c
  Trail Run1 15:00
  Total5 5:10:54 4.04 6.5 17568c
  [1-5]5 4:35:54
averages - sleep:7 weight:178.7lbs

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Saturday May 16, 2009 #

Orienteering -race race 47:55 [4] *** 4.0 km (11:59 / km) +125m 10:22 / km
17c slept:7.5 shoes: Innov8 Mudclaw 330 #2

Hunters Creek Park Red X course. Good start, but at control 12 somehow got 90degrees off. After I finally figured that out (including visiting the right control but incorrectly deciding the control code was wrong (I was reading for control 14), still had the 90 degree problem - kept trying to force the terrain to match the incorrect orientation in my head. I eventually got over that, but not without spending a lot of head scratching time. After that I was pretty rough, and muddled through the last controls. I probably lost 2 or 3 minutes on control 13 (a 1 minute control!), and another 3 on 14 (where I not only wrestled with frame of reference, but missed a spur trail I needed and went all the way around, adding 400m).
Trying to concentrate on what I did well, I kept good contact with the map from 1 through 5, and mostly did a good job of keeping my head when other people where nearby (instead of letting them distract me). The longish leg from 8 to 9 went especially well - three of us took parallel tracks through featureless forest, and i pulled ahead and spiked it nicely. Some good route choices and decent compass work there and elsewhere.

Orienteering -race race (sprint) 14:59 [4] *** 2.5 km (6:00 / km) +50m 5:27 / km
16c shoes: Inov8 Rocklite 315

Course 3 sprint. THe first sprint on which i didn't make any major errors! Open mowed grass most of the way excelt the first 4 controls, so navigation was simple, and around 4 I caught up to a fast runner (Jeff Saeger - he must hafe had problems with 3, which was a little tricky), and used him as a confirmation of direction and route choice. Gradually pulled up to him until i passed him on control 14 where he finally made an error. I really benefited from having him in front of me, and was able to actually run instead of run and carefully read. Control 3 was a lucky break for me in many ways. It required some careful compass work (few clear features to work from), and I wasn't sure for a moment there, then decided that I probably drifted right as I usually do, went left and it was right there. That was the only real navigational issue. I had more running ability than I showed here, but this was much more like a running race than any other sprint I've done - a new and fun experience! 3rd in m45 by 8 seconds.

Trail Run warm up/down 15:00 [2]
shoes: Innov8 Mudclaw 330 #2

Thursday May 14, 2009 #

BikeCommute 45:00 [2]

Wednesday May 13, 2009 #

BikeCommute 45:00 [2]
slept:7.0 weight:179lbs

Tuesday May 12, 2009 #

RunCommute 56:00 [3]
slept:6.5 weight:177.5lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS8-2

towpath in and out. speedplay

RunCommute intervals 7:00 [4]
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS8-2

1min on, 1min off; 7x

Monday May 11, 2009 #

BikeCommute 45:00 [2]
slept:7.0 weight:179.5lbs

Catching Features 35:00 [0] ***

Sunday May 10, 2009 #

(rest day)

lots of work around the house, trying to both do mother's day, and make up for being gone next weekend for buffalo. Not especially restful, but necessary

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