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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Feb 26, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking1 2:00:00
  Orienteering1 1:05:32 5.28(12:24) 8.5(7:43) 405
  Cycling1 28:00
  Total3 3:33:32 5.28 8.5 405

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Sunday Feb 26, 2012 #

Orienteering race 1:05:32 [4] 8.5 km (7:43 / km) +405m 6:14 / km

QOC Pohick Bay Blue - a good race on a very physical, not particularly technical course. Eddie had a slightly better race (reported self-described as very good) - would have pipped me even if I hadn't lost 30 seconds to uncertainty when I reached the vicinity of the control, didn't immediately see it and spent a while vacillating over whether any uphill or downhill of me really looked as much like the control circle as something within visual range clearly ought to have. Still pretty happy with what it says about how my winter base training is going.

Saturday Feb 25, 2012 #


22 dedicated (non-running) volunteers plus a hand here and there from a few QOCers who were running the race pulled off a successful second annual Patuxent River Trail 10K. Turnout was up from 176 to 292 actual runners, though registration outperformed turnout by more this year than last - maybe the fairly high winds were enough to scare off a dozen or so fair weather runners who might otherwise have entered on race day. Or the showers the previous days, presaging a slight mudfest (probably 95% or more of the course was perfectly dry but the rare deep muddy bits were more memorable). In any case, the parking area easily accommodated almost 300 actual bodies - it looked as though we could do 400 without strain next year, if we can attract that many. There was every evidence that we'll get more good word of mouth from this year's participants so hopefully we'll be able to raise even more money for the park and for the US teams next year.

Tomorrow, I'll be happy to go to Pohick Bay and race and only be sort of nominally ultimately in charge of an event rather than actually in charge in a real and immediate sense.

Wednesday Feb 22, 2012 #


First day of a three day training course in McClean so no cycling, early mornings in order to manage public transit to the training site (though I walked ~2hrs to and from Metro at either end of the trip Wednesday) and evenings largely devoted to trail race coordination and other preparations, such as the packet stuffing party, made Wednesday through Friday a dead loss as far as training went. Here's hoping my body needed rest.

Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 #

Cycling 28:00 [3]

To work.

Monday Feb 20, 2012 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [1]

A little less than half the time I spent placing signs and other course markings for the trail race on the 25th.

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