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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Mar 27, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Pilates class2 1:50:00110.0
  Orienteering1 1:15:34 3.76(20:05) 6.05(12:29) 14112 /14c85%302.3
  Exerc. Class1 55:0055.0
  Fitness equipment2 53:07123.1
  Running (track)1 40:00120.0
  Walking1 10:0020.0
  Total7 5:43:41 3.76 6.05 14112 /14c85%730.4

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Sunday Mar 27, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:15:34 [4] *** 6.05 km (12:29 / km) +141m 11:11 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #3

"Handicapped" race at Ansonia Nature Center designed by Boris G., with a mass start, designed to have everyone finish at about the same time. I wasted some time on #1 (found another course's #74 first and puzzled about where I was until I realized I needed to go over the next ridge), maybe a couple of minutes; and lots more time on #4 even though I was trying to be careful attacking from the trail bend (6-7 minutes lost). I was a bit off on compass, and spent too much time in the flat and never saw the trail that's shown west of there in the flatter section. Finally went to the reentrant (index contour) at the north end of the hill and figured out where I was. Saw Phil bouncing around on the hillside here too. So I could have been about 9-10 minutes faster, putting me closer to 60 minutes (but still just a bit over).

But I read ahead and had good route choices to all the rest, even though I wished the course ended with control 12 (150 m north of the finish).... I found the stepping stones across the creek southwest of the swamp before the last control, and kept my feet dry.

Temperature was in the low 40s; lots of sun and very little breeze near the shelter felt really nice. Good to catch up with Mary Jo and Lyn (and share my adventure of the day before).

Course was nominally 4.7 km. Thanks to Boris, Becks, and everyone involved in putting on a fine weekend of training events (even if I only did this one).

Quick Route:

From Track jpg files

Saturday Mar 26, 2011 #


Took the opportunity to skip orienteering for quilts (usually orienteering takes precedence over quilts). I'd heard about this exhibit:

...and realized it was only going to be there for a week, so planned a trip (Glen dropped me at Southeast train station off I-84 before heading to Osbornedale) to get me into the city, where I met up with my daughter-in-law, spent a couple hours with her looking at the exhibit, and then were joined by my son for dinner before we all headed back to Grand Central where I caught a train towards New Haven (they went on to karaoke with friends...). We motel-ed it overnight, and then headed to Ansonia for Sunday's handicapped race.

Thursday Mar 24, 2011 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

No tools except light weights for triceps. A lot of down dogs at the beginning were hard on my shoulder.
11 AM

Running (track) (slow) 40:00 [3]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Wanting to run but not on the elliptical or treadmill,'I went to the indoor track and went around and around. I didn't count laps, but at one point noted time for two (at 14/mile), which calculated to about 12 min/mi, so slow. But it didn't aggravate my hamstring. Listened to a few segments of Fresh Air, some more interesting than others.

Walking warm up/down (indoor track) 10:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

12 PM

Fitness equipment (Erg) 10:00 [1]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

1735m; 1000m in 5:45.

Then pull-downs, a bit easier than on Tuesday.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2011 #

9 AM

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham. Started with steps out and used pretty peppy music. Knees didn't bother me as they sometimes do on the step--yay! Skipped side planks as usual.

Fellow-exerciser who turned 80 last week said that her family had a party for her with about 40 guests--nice. And the exercise instructor brought fruit and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2011 #

9 AM


On the way up to the Y, saw a pair of great blue herons flying together. Time to set up housekeeping in the great north again!

Weight needs to start going back down!
10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

Before class, I was thinking we should use balls as tools today; and she said, "Let's use balls today." ;-). Big class, though, so a few folks had to substitute (ring works almost as well for some but not all of the exercises).
11 AM

Fitness equipment (elliptical) 35:00 [3]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Level 2 again, equivalent of 2.01 miles, MHR noted was 136. Upped the time, though this gets pretty boring after about 15 minutes. Listened to the latest episode of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me on the iPod, with guest Judy Collins.

Fitness equipment (erging) 8:07 [1]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

On the rower again. It again switched off on me at just over 2 minutes (didn't note the distance "traveled" at that point, over 300m, I'm sure), but I started up again and went 1000m in 5:58, over a half minute faster than last time. Damper at 6.

Followed by adductors, 70 lb weights, 12x2; and lat pull-downs, which felt really hard since my right side didn't want to pull evenly with my left (sore right shoulder -- maybe from Pilates pushups? which are rather easier than regular ones, but still stress my shoulder). Forgot to do leg stretches after all these, so I hope that doesn't affect anything.
3 PM


GNC results are now posted [splits and RouteGadget linked from GAOC page]. Seems that I managed to hold off Shelagh for two-day total, but I was 4th of 4 women on Green Y on Sunday.

Monday Mar 21, 2011 #


Travel day -- back to snow! :-(

My routes: (Quick Route on photo -- may post better copies when I can get the scanner to work)

Day 1

From Track jpg files

Day 2

From Track jpg files

I think my problem at 7 on day 2 was that where I crossed the stream looked like the "end" and so I angled from what was mapped as the east "end" of the stream. Of course I wandered far longer than I should have...
On 8, I think the green/slash extends farther than mapped (or I just wasn't reading it correctly). And I have no excuse for 10 -- compass, anyone?

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