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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Nov 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00165.0
  Walking3 1:41:28 6.5(15:37) 10.46(9:42)232.9
  Orienteering1 1:22:47 1.55 2.5 8716 /17c94%228.9
  Total5 4:54:15 8.05 12.96 8716 /17c94%626.8

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Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering (training) 35:00 [2]
shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Classic model map at Prince William Forest -- walked or jogged between selected points (I visited most but not all) to see what the mapping/terrain were like. It helped a lot (but not entirely on Saturday) to get me into the event this weekend.

Orienteering (training) 20:00 [1]
shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Sprint model map at PWF, near the sprint venue. While it showed a slightly different part of the forest than the classic model, we heard later than the person designing the sprint model had no conversation with the actual sprint course setter and the model wasn't really indicative of what we'd find in the sprint. No matter, it showed a few mapping items that I hadn't seen on the classic model and therefore was still a useful exercise. Mostly walked it because I didn't want to expend all my energy before the sprint. :-)

Orienteering race (sprint) 27:47 [5] *** 2.5 km (11:07 / km) +87m 9:28 / km
spiked:16/17c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Green sprint course US championship. In all the excitement at the start I didn't go far enough north to hit the trail before diving down into the woods, in the reentrant area E-SE of the control, but once I was in the woods I saw the bag to my left. Did better on the rest of the controls, with a minor bobble to 8 based on not exactly following my plan but recovering easily. I don't think that not taking the trail hurt me any because I hit another trail after 80 m in the woods anyway.

5th out of 8 F50+, 3rd US behind Shelley Pennington (OLOU) and Lex B. (UNO). Hmmm -- Natalia and Tracey and Sandy didn't run this event; perhaps saving their energy/focus for the weekend?

Thursday Nov 1, 2007 #

(rest day)

Travel day... (dinner with the young-un')

Wednesday Oct 31, 2007 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [2]

Ex. class in Chatham.

Jennifer asked if anyone would wear a Halloween costume to class today; everyone was pretty non-committal. I wore an orange trail run shirt with dark grey shorts -- traditional Halloween colors, right?

I walked in the door and was greeted by the exercise 'dominatrix', complete with whip and boots (though not spiked heels). Her stockings gave the impression of bruises and scratches all over her legs (I think they were printed with roses and leaves). Fortunately she wasn't the only one in the spirit as one of the younger participants wore a leotard and tutu during the entire class. The rest of us are sticks-in-the-mud. :-)

The Jenster has a great sense of humor!

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

Walking 29:59 [3] 2.0 mi (14:59 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #2

South on Rt. 66. ~56F and sunny (except in the shade); no scarydog today.

AOWN: Or rather, human nature -- a trucker on the Berkshire Spur (that my route took me over) just had to sound his horn as he passed under the bridge that I was going over, like a catcall.

Monday Oct 29, 2007 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

Back to ex. class in Chatham (they had a session break last week so I had to make up my own training). Nice to be back with those ladies -- it was a full house today (crowded)!


3 more hits to 3000... Who will it be? (No cheating by posting 3 in a row, either...)

Walking 32:09 [2] 2.0 mi (16:04 / mi)

Walked to the Post Office (and beyond) and back. Cool day (48), but not as breezy as yesterday.

We had our first frost last night; the weatherman said our growing season this year was 185 days; normal is 153!

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Walking 39:20 [2] 2.5 mi (15:44 / mi)

West on Rt. 32 to between the I-90 overpass bridges, and return.

On the way back, picked up a flyer for a house-for-sale (there was an open house but I didn't go) about 1/2 mile from us, which sounds an awful lot like the description of our house (except that the for-sale house is brand new and ours is 30+ years old) with the addition of central air conditioning (we have an attick/whole house fan and a fireplace/woodstove instead). The asking price is almost double what our house is assessed; if it goes for the asking price I wonder if our property taxes will go up!

Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #


Stood outside in the rain (with an umbrella) for two hours to offer instruction to scout groups at our annual Scout-O at Schenectady Museum Nature Preserve, about 45 minutes from home. They all seemed (for the most part) prepared for the weather and happy and the ones I saw finish had a great time.

I chose this over the alternative of driving over 2 hours to Oneonta and going to the CNYO meet at Gilbert Lake (which Glen did) and running in the steady rain. I would have had a lot of trouble with my glasses; good thing I attached my new magnifier to my compass (for future rainy fall meets).

The good thing about today is that it's not at all cold (upper 50's to low 60's isn't bad when it's raining).

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