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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 1 days ending May 18, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 49:51 1.99(25:04) 3.2(15:35) 807 /8c87%199.4
  Walking1 15:00 0.81(18:34) 1.3(11:32) 5515.0
  Total1 1:04:51 2.8(23:12) 4.5(14:25) 1357 /8c87%214.4

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Sunday May 18, 2008 #

Walking warm up/down 15:00 [1] 1.3 km (11:32 / km) +55m 9:31 / km
shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Warm up walk/jog to the start. Blackflies were in attendance again, but if you had room to move around a little and kept moving they weren't too bad.

Orienteering race (long) 49:51 [4] *** 3.2 km (15:35 / km) +80m 13:51 / km
spiked:7/8c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

"Long" course 4 (= brown level). Perhaps a little short, but the woods were thick in places, though the course gave white-woods options for a large part. Where it was light green, there were lots and lots of maple saplings and they had started to leaf out so visibility was down in those areas. I was happy with my time and kinda glad I didn't do course 5 (W45-54) because of the long drive home afterwards. 1st (of 2) in W55, about 10 minutes ahead of Ilona D. of Canada. Third fastest on course, behind 2 M65's (7 and ~3 minutes behind them). Small bobble at 5 where I expected to see a wide reentrant between two rocky hills but due to visibility didn't see the second hill so climbed a contour up the first one only to go back down again (to the saddle between the hills), maybe a minute to 1:30 lost.


AOWN notes from the weekend:

Saw an unusual bird near the parking area at Gatineau Park, with bright yellow head, black body and some white markings on wings. A review of Google suggests a yellow-headed blackbird, though they're more common in western Canada than in Quebec. Since it was perched on a fencepost near a field, it suggests the blackbird habitat, and I couldn't find anything else that looked close.

Driving through way-northern New York between the Cornwall border crossing and Plattsburgh, we saw a farm that had funny-looking deer, most likely reindeer. :-) And a wind farm that appears to be brand new (saw headlines in a local paper about it just starting up), with a couple dozen towers.

Finally, on the drive home down the Northway, we saw what I at first thought was a fox but Glen said was a coyote (longer legs than a fox), hunting along the side of the road, probably only about 15-20 feet from the travel lane (mouse, rabbit or baby groundhog, anyone?).

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