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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending May 23, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 3:50:29 6.9(33:23) 11.11(20:45) 68022 /23c95%691.5
  Pilates class2 1:50:00110.0
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00110.0
  Walking3 1:46:28 4.15 6.68 142192.9
  Running (dirt)1 48:40 3.14(15:30) 5.05(9:38) 114146.0
  Running (paved)1 5:36 0.56(10:01) 0.9(6:13)22.4
  Total9 10:11:13 14.75 23.74 93622 /23c95%1272.8
averages - sleep:7

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Sunday May 23, 2010 #

10 AM

Walking hills 20:00 [1] 1.5 km (13:20 / km) +100m 10:00 / km
shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Walk to the start from parking lot near Lake Bray. Start was in field near A-meet finish (2006?).

Discovery: Two lady slippers blooming alongside the road up to start!!! Very nice.

11 AM

Orienteering race 3:50:29 [3] *** 11.11 km (20:45 / km) +680m 15:53 / km
spiked:22/23c slept:7.0 shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Billygoat XXXII at Mt. Tom near Holyoke, MA. Temp in 70s and overcast, but humid. Hooked up with Valerie leaving the field at the start and we hung together for the entire race, consulting on routes and which control to skip.

Probably could have picked a better skip later in the race, but after climbing from 3-4 we didn't want to have to go down 3 contours then climb straight up to 6 so we skipped 5, taking a more gradual route up the shoulder from 4-6.

Hit the 3:30 mark on the trail between 20 and 21... By the time it came to the fork (23) we decided to backtrack and stay low to avoid the silly climb up to the left fork.

Great companion for the race. Valerie dug right in after downloading, too, to straighten out the splits and results. :-) Thanks, Val!

Good course by Phil Bricker (and mostly a one-man show, too!). Thanks to Gail and Margie who staffed the aid station when we went through.

Maybe I'll add commentary later, but for now, this is enough.

14.206 km on my Forerunner (but who knows how accurate that is).

Saturday May 22, 2010 #


Found this link to a talk by a NY Times writer about "simplicity." (Warning -- video lasts 21+ minutes)

Sure hope we can make the new USOF/OUSA site "simple." Or at least, simpler than it is now. It's nice to have people helping who seem to know their particular areas well.
11 AM


Since Swampfox is posting bird sightings, I will too.

On my walk to/from the mailbox (<1/4 mi each way), I pass the remnants of an apple orchard. Well, today I heard tapping (9-10 notes, fast to slow in a particular pattern), repeated 3 times. The bird was tapping on a metal street sign, and when I could see it I could tell it wasn't one of the woodpeckers I usually see here (downy, hairy, red-bellied; even pileated, tho not recently). It had red both above and below its beak! I looked it up in our bird book and discovered it was a yellow-bellied sapsucker; I saw its friend, too. They like old orchards. ;-)

Friday May 21, 2010 #


Re: the Messier Catalog discussion in PG's log --

I found an F57 -- except it's a retired British Navy frigate. :-)
1 PM

Running (dirt) 48:40 [3] 3.14 mi (15:30 / mi) +114m 13:56 / mi
shoes: Trail NB 705 8.5D

Wanted to do an easy trail run so went to Kennedy Park in Lenox. Parked near reservoir (no other cars there, at least when I went out, so it was easier to change clothes since I had come from volunteering at the elementary school library).

Out on mt. bike trail, then climbed up to main trail but took side trails around neat rocky hills before heading back to the car.

[Saturday update: finally got my Garmin track loaded; Garmin transfer didn't want to work yesterday.]

Thursday May 20, 2010 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

Using balls. Didn't do extensive hamstring exercises like sometimes; did do a lot of hip and of course abs.
11 AM

Walking (Trails) 32:57 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 5

After the class went to East Greenbush Town Park to check out trails. Hard to find at first, and some were quite muddy. Might be a good place to run trails in the summer except I'm not a town resident and wouldn't want to pay $4 every time--however, maybe they don't check passes as much midweek? Looks like the swimming beach is closed too (by order of the health department), meaning fewer residents will show up.

No one to collect fees; I didn't get ticketed/towed for not having a permit.

Wednesday May 19, 2010 #


The Aussie JWOC team posted a Photo-O using street view clips from Google (Google Earth?) -- creative idea!

(Why do I have the Aussie JWOC team 'favorited'? I really don't know. :-) )
9 AM

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

The class grew from about 6 people when I arrived, to 12 within a couple minutes of starting. A few minutes later it grew to 18, the largest class I've seen at this location. No stepping; not enough room, and not enough steps!

Tuesday May 18, 2010 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

Using bands today, with the promise of balls on Thursday.

Discovered today that the barista who served me at Starbucks today had heard of orienteering. I wore my 2008 US Champs shirt (the tan one) and she asked if I'd been there, and said she had enjoyed it in Girl Scouts. I took the opportunity to mention there's a local club!
2 PM

Walking warm up/down 53:31 [2] 5.18 km (10:20 / km) +42m 9:56 / km
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 5

Warm up, cool down, and recovery portions of Hill Interval workout.

Running (paved) hills (dirt) 5:36 [4] 0.9 km (6:13 / km)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 5

10 x ~90m intervals on a hill

Monday May 17, 2010 #

9 AM

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

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