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Training Log Archive: Xena

In the 7 days ending Oct 4, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:17:18 9.31(14:45) 14.99(9:10) 312
  Yoga2 1:45:00
  Running3 1:24:05 6.27 10.09 233
  Total5 5:26:23 15.58 25.08 545

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Sunday Oct 4, 2015 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 10:13 [1] 1.4 km (7:19 / km) +41m 6:23 / km
shoes: NB wt00

Orienteering race 1:33:43 [4] 10.59 km (8:51 / km) +181m 8:09 / km
shoes: NB wt00

Day 2 - Pineridge Red Long Course 9.0 km 280 m climb



Lost a few minutes to Hannah yesterday but today got her by a greater amount, and won overall. Victory made me happy considering I don't win that often.

RG
http://www.vmeyer.net/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?ac...

Running warm up/down 13:12 [1] 1.81 km (7:17 / km)
shoes: NB wt00

Saturday Oct 3, 2015 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 15:00 [1]
shoes: NB wt00

Orienteering race 43:35 [3] 4.39 km (9:55 / km) +131m 8:38 / km
shoes: NB wt00

Pineridge Map - Red Middle Course 4.0 km 175 m climb

I was nervous for this middle course because of my past big errors in this discipline. However, I felt things were different now. The confidence that I so desperately lacked in past years has finally reached a good level, and there are no words to describe how f'ing amazing it feels to not doubt yourself anymore.

This was a new map and new type of terrain that required some getting used to. The ground was very rocky and uneven, slowing down running pace and distracting from map reading. Right away I recalled Sweden and how tough it was to run there, I also recalled Glen Affric (or at least the portion I ran on). I appreciated the opportunity to race here, to practice running on more challenging terrain that I'm used to. Thanks EMPO!

So regarding the race itself:
will update a little later..

RG
http://www.vmeyer.net/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?ac...

Friday Oct 2, 2015 #

Note

I finally finished a blog post about my hiking trip. Here it is. It takes a little while to load due to so many pictures..

Yoga 1:00:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (30:00 @2)

Interval flow. Good session.

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015 #

Note

I plan to do a more thorough analysis of my US Champs races but for now I will show-off my greatest achievement so far: best split on a tricky leg among red and blue runners on Day 1 course. Hellz ye! Totally nailed that control by 1. picking a good route 2. attacking aggressively from known location, 3. properly understanding vegetation boundary, and 4. not hesitating in the control circle. Now need to rinse and repeat.
9 AM

Running 45:40 [2] 6.88 km (6:38 / km) +192m 5:49 / km
shoes: Patagonia trail

South Mtn trail run. Wet and humid out but I didn't care. Altitude definitely impacts me in a positive way, felt great.

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 #

Yoga 45:00 [1]

Strength + Openness

Monday Sep 28, 2015 #

Note
(rest day)

This was a great trip that I'm now recovering from. It was done in three stages, involved three different levels of orienteering, challenged me in more than three ways, and presented plenty of opportunity to have a good time with some amazing people. Thanks to Carol, Greg and their cat for providing me a home to stay in, thanks to Desolation Wilderness for not attacking me with bears, and major thanks to Will, his parents and their kitties for opening up their home and making me feel welcome in Seattle.

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This is what Will's kittens were up to this weekend. They proceeded to do the same thing once I was inside the sleeping bag :)

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