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Training Log Archive: Xena

In the 7 days ending May 31, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:43:50
  Running4 1:25:00
  Biking1 16:00
  Cross Training1 15:00
  Total4 4:39:50

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Monday May 30, 2011 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2]

An honest attempt to wake myself up for the race, failed. Need to develop a better warm-up system. Not nearly nervous enough to race.

Orienteering race 42:39 [4]

Middle distance is probably my favorite O-discipline. I am quite terrible at it though. Route choices were far from optimal throughout the course, the lack of training to blame. Had a mistake on #2, where I attacked the control from the top, was too high and got confused by unmapped cliffs and rocks. Poor route execution to 3. Not focused for first half at all. Once the Canadians crossed my path, however, it was game. Now I just need to bring this competitiveness 100% of the time and I'm all set. Caught up with Hilly at the last few controls and thought she would race me to the finish but she didn't, probably got scared.. hehe. .
Great course, nice and technical, just the way I like 'em.

Sunday May 29, 2011 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2]

Orienteering race 1:45:00 [3]

The long distance started out Ok for me, hopping along and sweating like crazy. Route choices were questionable but not terrible. After first loop I was getting mentally tired and by the time I got to 12 I could no longer think or understand anything on the map. Spent some time on the cliffs before finally seeing the crack in the correct set of cliffs where the control was. I concentrated on the next leg but it was no use, couldn't read the map and legs were giving out under me. First time in my life I decided I couldn't continue. Usually I just finish the course on auto pilot but I guess the heat got to me today. Should have drank some water btwn the loops..

Saturday May 28, 2011 #

Running warm up/down 25:00 [2]

Warmed up pretty well except for the 15 minute delay, which caused me to space out and almost miss my start time.

Orienteering race 16:11 [4]

Sprint @ Purchase College. Fun but tough for me. Not used to the heat yet and not enough power in my legs. Most controls were fine but at the one on the clock statue thingy I did not see the stairs coming out of the tunnel and went around the building to get to it. Track work-outs are in order.

Thursday May 26, 2011 #

Biking 16:00 [2]

Hotel gym, overlooking the misty lake and Navy Pier.

Cross Training 15:00 [2]

Mixture of elliptical and stairstepper

Running 30:00 [3]

Treadmill, getting to 6.5 mph

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