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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Apr 2, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 2:38:01 7.37(21:27) 11.85(13:20) 33112 /27c44%632.1
  Pilates class2 1:50:00110.0
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00110.0
  Walking2 1:35:06 6.1(15:35) 9.82(9:41) 110255.2
  Fitness equipment2 50:0090.0
  Total9 8:43:07 13.47 21.67 44112 /27c44%1197.3
averages - sleep:8

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Saturday Apr 2, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Brown ultra-long) 1:22:27 [4] *** 5.8 km (14:13 / km) +190m 12:13 / km
13c slept:8.0 shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Managed a mostly clean run despite the worry of Sharon starting 2 minutes behind me; she caught me before 3 and was mostly within sight through 6. I was happy to navigate the rest of the course mostly alone -- no major distractions. Probably could have been 2 minutes faster but not much more than that.

2nd F55! No one could catch Natalia (2nd on Br-UL at 63 min behind a recuperating BorisGr who was 'taking it easy;); Sharon did 74. Overall, 9th of 21 finishers in a tough crowd.

FR data -- 7.38 km, 137m climb

What worked:
--reading the contours and not paying too much attention to the trails for the most part
--mental prep before the start
--reminding myself to check compass more often
--making sure I kept up with the "what am I going to see" rather than "where's THAT on the map?"

Fell over remnants of fence heading to 6 (tripped myself; I picked one foot up and over wire, but the other one decided to get caught which I didn't expect) and landed on right hip and arm/shoulder, and tore a gash in my tights -- need to fix. Hope no one was blinded by the bright white exposed skin. :-)

On my leg 3-4, the control that some had trouble with (121 rootstock to 135, NW end of shallow ditch, which was also on the Green course), I saw Sharon leaving 3 and heading straight east (on compass?), and I'd already had enough of the medium green (honeysuckle) at that point, so I swung a bit right of the line to skirt the med green and used the gully-to-ditch south of the line as my linear feature and the boulder SW as my attack point, and had no trouble. Sharon punched 135 just ahead of me.

To #5, I never saw the ruined fence, but was fortunate there were a bunch of others in the area, though I think I was okay on compass here.

We both took the powerline and road around 6-7 but I never saw Sharon again after she entered the woods there, by now a good 30 meters ahead.

EDIT--added track to OCIN's Route Gadget (but I messed up aligning GPS track to 2; drawn track is closer to actual)

Friday Apr 1, 2011 #

8 PM


Well, even though we missed today's race (morning plane cancelled on Thursday--perhaps they didn't want a crew potentially stranded in Albany of all places???), we made it to Ohio and our motel. Some rain/Tstorms tonight--hope that's all cleared up by tomorrow.

We had barely an inch of snow on the ground when we left home (and that was quickly melting); Albany had even less. Foolish weather forecasters!

Thursday Mar 31, 2011 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

No tools except weights for triceps and to add weight for shoulder bridges.
11 AM

Walking (treadmill) 30:07 [2] 2.0 mi (15:03 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

Started at incline of 0.5% and upped it to 1% after about a third of a mile. Kept speed on 4 mph.

Fitness equipment (erging) 10:00 [1]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

1760 m . Had to find the playback to get distance, which I had to add up from the following data --
02:00 - 326m - 3:03.7/500 avg pace
04:00 - 357m - 247.7
06:00 - 361m - 246.1
08:00 - 360m - 246.6
10:00 - 356m - 240.5

Followed by adductors and pull-downs. Forgot to stretch legs. Shoulder is a bit achy from attempting a side plank for a few seconds (and a couple full planks). Grrr.

Wednesday Mar 30, 2011 #

9 AM

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham. Beautiful sunny day.
3 PM

Walking 1:04:59 [3] 4.1 mi (15:51 / mi) +110m 14:38 / mi
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

"South block" clockwise. Temp in the low 50s and mostly sunny -- thought I'd better get out and enjoy it. :-)

Tuesday Mar 29, 2011 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [1]

Using bands today. Hard to do the full planks, but I did them. Take that, shoulder.
11 AM

Fitness equipment (elliptical) 40:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Program 1, level 2. Equivalent of 2.34 miles; max HR noted was 132.

Afterward, adductors and pull downs. And I remembered to stretch.

Monday Mar 28, 2011 #


Photos posted of red and white quilts from the exhibit this weekend. (first album listed)
9 AM

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham.

Joining us was another (retired) teacher from my kids' school district, who also quilts, so I filled her in on the exhibit I saw on Saturday. Nice to catch up on her doings.

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

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