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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending May 26, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling4 3:31:00
  Orienteering3 2:32:44 12.92(11:49) 20.79(7:21) 798
  Deep Water Running1 1:31:00
  Running3 47:41 3.02 4.87
  Form exercises2 37:26
  Total7 8:59:51 15.94 25.66 798

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Monday May 26, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:34:57 [4] 11.9 km (7:59 / km) +525m 6:32 / km

Chasing the Star long - 5th, despite not getting my act together until after the fifth control. Reactions seem to have been varied as to the enjoyability of this day but I had no complaints about the map or terrain (except possibly the decision to map boulders under 1 meter tall,)and I think the course made good use of them.

Feel perhaps surprisingly positive about the weekend given that I arguably underperformed on all three days. It may be Pollyana-ish of me but I was clearly in the hunt all three days - if I'd orienteered as well on all the controls in each race as I did on 90% of them, I'd have won or been very close each time. It's much easier to be, if not entirely satisfied with that then optimistic about competitions going forward than if I'd been well out of it.

Sunday May 25, 2008 #

Orienteering race 37:25 [4] 5.4 km (6:56 / km) +190m 5:54 / km

Chasing the Star middle - 7th, IIRC, two bad legs short of an excellent race though not quite, I think, one that would have put me ahead of Wil - probably more like slightly ahead of Eric, though I'll have a better idea after I examine the splits. Problem legs were the long leg to 9 on which I drifted and ended up at 10 before I found 9 and 15, on which I should either have ignored features in the terrain and relied on compass and pace or done a better job reading the map and anticipating what the terrain on the way to the control was going to look like. Another day of excellent terrain, map and course.

Saturday May 24, 2008 #

Orienteering race 20:22 [5] 3.49 km (5:50 / km) +83m 5:13 / km

Chasing the Star sprint - 4th, didn't read enough and got caught on wrong side of a wall which I had to run quite far to get around on 17, missed the right route choice here and there elsewhere (only twice, I believe, with much time lost). Very good urban sprint terrain and course.

Friday May 23, 2008 #

Running 6:16 [1]


Form exercises 16:24 [4]

Silly walks, 3x100m strides and once up the hill on the way home.

Cycling 29:00 [3]

Cycling to work.

Thursday May 22, 2008 #

Cycling 1:05:00 [3]

Cycling to work. Home by way of TPSS and the aquatic center.

Deep Water Running 1:31:00 [2]

Pool running while listening to Pimsleur Czech lessons 11, 13 and 14.

Wednesday May 21, 2008 #

Cycling 1:00:00 [3]

Cycling to work. Home by way of the Silver Spring TPSS.


It's official - I'll run the sprint at WOC. Training through July will therefore focus on urban sprints and speed over distances up to 5K.

Running 7:13 [1]


Form exercises 21:02 [4]

Silly walks and 9x100m strides.

Tuesday May 20, 2008 #

Cycling 57:00 [3]

Cycling to work on slightly damp roads. Directly home on dry roads.

Running 16:25 [1]


Running 17:47 [5] 4.87 km (3:39 / km)

4x1217m intervals in 4:27, 4:28, 4:27 and 4:25. Felt a bit heavy-legged and sluggish, which shows in the times. Though at least I didn't slow down over the course of the workout - for me, this was fantastically even pacing. Not that I wouldn't rather be fast and uneven.



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