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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Dec 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 2:37:18 7.14(22:02) 11.49(13:41) 28125 /28c89%546.4
  Total3 2:37:18 7.14(22:02) 11.49(13:41) 28125 /28c89%546.4

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Sunday Dec 3, 2017 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:08:15 intensity: (13 @1) + (2:29 @2) + (20:29 @3) + (38:37 @4) + (6:27 @5) *** 5.31 km (12:51 / km) +82m 11:56 / km
ahr:131 max:169 spiked:6/7c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

Brown course at Fair Hill for mid-Atlantic championships meet between DVOA and QOC. Nominally 4.2 km, 75 m climb

Fair Hill is not my favorite venue because it's open fields for the most part with wedges and snippets of woods--where controls are usually placed--which can be scratchy in places. I'm not much of a runner so am at a disadvantage to those who *can* run. In some places in the fields, even the grass (although fallen over) was an impediment (except perhaps for those young high-stepping folks who probably had no trouble with it). But I navigated well ... except for number 3 where I didn't see the intended rootstocks/dirt balls/mapped knolls and checked many other unmapped ones before trying again from a stream junction. Probably lost 8-10 minutes there (I haven't analyzed the track).

My route from 5-6 was probably one of the slower ones; I thought I'd lose too much elevation dropping to the road but I suspect it was the best.

25th on Brown last time I checked.

Added Note: AJ Riley smoked the course in just under 27 minutes!

2 PM

Orienteering race 14:23 intensity: (31 @3) + (1:49 @4) + (12:03 @5) ** 1.43 km (10:03 / km) +34m 8:59 / km
ahr:153 max:168 spiked:6/6c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

First leg (1.3 km 35m climb) of relay for an 8-pt DVOA team with Ron Bortz and Fred Reed.

I was probably last to finish on leg 1 (unless there were some walkers), but we finished 5/8 teams thanks to Ron and Fred.

DVOA won! :-)

Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

5 PM

Orienteering race 1:14:40 [3] *** 4.75 km (15:44 / km) +165m 13:24 / km
spiked:13/15c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

McKaig Night-O, Green course, in some of the woods I played in as a kid ;-) (granted, it was private property then and I wasn't really supposed to be there...I grew up on the side road off King of Prussia Rd just ENE of control 5).

Woods were open for the most part with some green in places but not much prickly stuff. Enjoyed woods for the most part; course had a few doglegs but nothing too aggravating; besides I never saw very many people out there until near the end when Wyatt and his companion caught up to me (and led the way into 10-14. A bit off to the left at 4 but found the rootstock (among others); and a bit befuddled by the bonfire near 12... I could see the control but wasn't sure where the bridge across the stream was with the tent and bonfire there. Didn't particularly enjoy the steep climb to 8 but managed okay by zigzagging on the way up (and thinking about climbing up out of the streambed when I was 9 or 10 :-)). Control 14 (ruin; actually a chimney) made me smile remembering when my playmates and I thought it was a witch's tower (it could be seen from the field behind Roberts School when leaves were off the trees).

Unfortunately, although I visited #2 and am positive I punched (I waited for the lights because I didn't know whether I was waking up controls, as one of the earlier starters), it wasn't recorded on my stick. I don't know if Vadim will fix it; I told Mary Frank (working epunch) I did visit the control. My split (I took my own splits) was 3:13 from #1.

In all, a fun outing! Did a drive by of the old homestead before it got too dark...looks good for almost 61 (my family moved into this "new" development in 1957).

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