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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 1 days ending Sep 28, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:24:54 3.23(26:17) 5.2(16:20) 9511 /14c78%339.6
  Total1 1:24:54 3.23(26:17) 5.2(16:20) 9511 /14c78%339.6

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Sunday Sep 28, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:24:54 [4] **** 5.2 km (16:20 / km) +95m 14:58 / km
spiked:11/14c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

NAOC Long Brown course on Klondike State Forest map.
Good run on most of the legs, but sloppy on 2 (bouncing off another control on a hill that looked like a spur but wasn't), then small disaster on 9, and bigger disaster on 13 (not an unreasonable disaster, just more wandering than I should have done in the area), probably about 10 minutes or so lost.

A new bruise to help heal: after crossing the marsh 12-13, I was stepping over a log and my first leg over landed on a slippery branch but didn't catch, causing me to do a side split over the log -- which unfortunately had a 6" long, 1.2" diameter branch poking up out of it, right into the upper part of my right adductor -- ouch. Won't post a picture of this one.

Still managed to salvage 2nd place overall in F55; 13th in Brown.

[Added on 9/30] In addition, I hung on to 2nd place overall for the 3 days. 1st and 2nd age group places were awarded special Herkimer diamond prizes -- nice touch!

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Awesome North Americans, and a lot of fun in really interesting terrain. I like doing technical terrain and for the most part do well in it, despite my lapses today.

My running training has helped me quite a lot to move faster through the woods (though uneven stuff still slows me down) and pushing to keep moving, which showed during the middle race. It sure was nice to have a clean run when others didn't -- I don't think I've ever been first woman on my course at any O race I've done until yesterday. Wish I could have followed it up today but it wasn't to be.

There's always one more race...

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JPG of route.
Calibration wasn't quite so smooth, perhaps because the map is a little squished lengthwise? Not sure whether the lap I took at 13 is the control point or not -- looks funny.
[9/30--edited link; anyone figure out to change 'middle' to 'long' in the web address? (besides Glen)]

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