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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Nov 3, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00110.0
  Running (dirt)1 54:10 4.7(11:31) 7.56(7:10)216.7
  Hiking1 32:21 2.0(16:10) 3.22(10:03)64.7
  Walking1 29:16 2.0(14:38) 3.22(9:06)58.5
  Total4 3:45:47 8.7 14.0449.9

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Monday Nov 3, 2008 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

Class in Chatham again. Nothing was too hard, except for hamstring curls, since my quads are very, very sore from yesterday's run (and still are). I thought they'd wait a day or so before they gave me grief. :-)

Hiking 32:21 [2] 2.0 mi (16:10 / mi)
shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 1

Nice day (low 50's), no rain yet, so walked a bit on the trails at Borden Pond Preserve in Chatham. Distance estimated, since one of the trails went up and down hills; I know the distance from the parking lot to the far end of the flat trail along the creek is about a mile. Walking up hills was slow and painful.

Sunday Nov 2, 2008 #


Fall Back 5 mile trail run, Saratoga Spa State Park, 10 am


Running (dirt) race (long run) 54:10 [4] 4.7 mi (11:31 / mi)
shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Trail race at Saratoga Spa State Park (which we have an O-map of, so I'm able to attach a nice track file), nominally 5 miles, but anyone with a gps watch (Glen, me, some other runner) registered it as closer to 4.7. I was aiming for about an hour, or a little less, for 5 miles, and was happy with my time, even when I found out it was a little shorter. The weather cooperated nicely; sunny and just under 40 degrees. I was dressed properly too and had warmed up (about 7-8 min.) beforehand.

Surfaces ranged from open field to single track to wide trail to a little bit of paved road or parking lot running, and there were enough ups and downs to make a trail runner happy. Only a little bit of mud spied here and there, and one stream crossing where I was able to get across without getting wet shoes.

One fall, on a narrow single-track trail (reminding me of PG and counting falls), barely scraped my knees. Hacked and coughed the first 2 miles or so, lungs adjusting to the cold temperature, but then it was better. I started out at the tail end and passed one woman as we headed into the woods, a couple more on an uphill climb, and a couple more on a fairly gentle downhill (relatively), all in the first mile. One young kid (found out later he was 8) dropped back to walk about 1.5 along.

Finished 99th out of 105; 3 min. behind # 98 and 3 min. ahead of 100th place. First female 55-59 (out of one) and got a piece of paper saying so. Finished 2nd out of three in 50-59, though 1st place was a good 20 minutes faster (she even beat Glen; I'll never do that while we can both run). :-)


GPS track (the O map doesn't include the wetlands portion of the park in the southwest corner, so it's cut off a bit, but was rather uninteresting anyway, flat and wide).

Saturday Nov 1, 2008 #


EMPO Scout-O -- helper / instruction

At Tawasentha Town Park from 10 to 12:30, on my feet the whole time, though I didn't move very far. Followed by a delicious bowl of soup from Bountiful Bread, a local soup/sandwich shop (and competition to Panera) near Albany.

The scouts were enthusiastic for the most part. Some girl scouts seemed very young but I hope they got something out of the day besides a bit of exercise (also a good thing). Though not sunny most of the time, at least it wasn't pouring rain like last year. :-) Nice day to be outside.

Friday Oct 31, 2008 #

Walking 29:16 [2] 2.0 mi (14:38 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

Walked to the post office to mail a bill and then to the church/1 mi mark & back home. Too nice a day to go to the Y.

Ankle hurt at first, but not so much after I got started. Still think I'll wear my Active Ankle during the race on Sunday.

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008 #

Exerc. Class (stepping) 55:00 [1]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Okay, that does it -- I'm going back to no step classes at the Y. I think my knee can tolerate the 10 min of step, using the shortest one, at the Chatham class, but not 45 minutes of it, even a beginner class. Bleah.

Followed by Fitlinxx machines (4 of the 5 arm machines; the 5th--triceps--was occupied by a woman talking with someone else. If I'd really felt the need to exercise my triceps I would have asked if she was done with the machine, but I felt them working with the shoulder/row machine and decided to take a pass), about 5 minutes of strength work; plus 11 pulldowns at 56.5 lbs.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008 #

(rest day)

I was thinking of going to the Y again today to do the Pilates class, but I feel exhausted just thinking about it, so today's a rest day. I felt tired after the weekend's races but went to try the Piyo class yesterday anyway. I'll have to see what the offerings are tomorrow, or just go use the elliptical.


First snow of the season, though it's not supposed to amount to much here (an inch or so if it gets cold enough to stick). The higher elevations might get several inches, though (up to 12 in some places!).

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