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Training Log Archive: ParkSchool

In the 1 days ending Sep 25, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail run1 38:09 3.3(11:34) 5.31(7:11)
  orienteering1 31:39 1.86(16:59) 3.0(10:33) 10513 /16c81%
  Total2 1:09:48 5.16(13:31) 8.31(8:24) 10513 /16c81%

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Saturday Sep 25, 2010 #

10 AM

orienteering race 31:39 [4] *** 3.0 km (10:33 / km) +105m 8:59 / km

Hammond Pond Green, set by Michael Hughes. Fun course on fairly well known terrain. Effort was solid but not spectacular, with definite slowing towards the end. Was mostly satisfied as I did not make any glaring errors, but I could have twice avoided getting drawn astray by seeing irrelevant controls from a distance. I was also displeased to miss the superior trail option to #12, especially as I made an effort to look for it. I could definitely stand to augment my vision if I hope to be competitive.

After running the course, I caught up with Bill P who informed me that he was unavailable to run the Blue Hills course today. As I was already feeling somewhat neglectful of my family, I opted for the alternate training option of shadowing Bill as he ran his Green course. I was saddened but not shocked to learn that I was sufficiently slower even after having just run the event that I had trouble staying in contact. In fact I lost Bill on the trail run to #3, hindered in part because I was confused about which trail he had come out on. I continued on course to #9 without catching up and then opted to bypass #10 and #11. I was happy that Bill had a fairly clean run as I was concerned that my presence would prove a distraction.
2 PM

Trail run 38:09 [3] 3.3 mi (11:34 / mi)

Carly Short Loop. ART 30:10 (9:08/mi). The dogs still expected exercise, so off we went. It was sobering to realize how exhausted I was even after bailing out on the plan to do Ian's Blue Hills course. There was no way I could have made more than a half-hearted effort, so perhaps it is better to wait. My schedule suggests that I might have an opportunity to run the course in earnest on Columbus Day weekend. As sluggish as I felt, I was further delayed by Fonzie who fell behind early and ultimately appeared favoring his left front leg. I was unable to find any specific joint or pad problem. We will have to wait to see if this becomes an prolonged issue.

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