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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 2:12:00 6.32(20:53) 10.17(12:59) 29537 /40c92%420.6
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00110.0
  Walking3 1:38:54 5.51 8.87280.1
  Total7 5:40:54 11.83 19.04 29537 /40c92%810.7

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Monday Apr 20, 2009 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham. Legs felt really stiff this morning, so working them out and then stretching them out really helped. Left knee a little sore/bruised from when I fell running down the trail to the Go control yesterday. That should go away soon.

Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering race (classic) 1:05:49 [3] **** 4.9 km (13:26 / km) +145m 11:42 / km
spiked:16/16c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Brown Y course on Lake Popolopen map at West Point, after an 8-contour climb to the start, behind the barracks buildings (warm up; no I didn't run up the hill).

Nice brown course, detailed locations and several good route choice legs (with a few short turning legs too). I caught up to a couple of brown runners looking for 1 on rocky features above me, but kept going where I intended and found the bag. My first plan to 2 was to climb a couple contours and stay on that contour to the bag but the hillside was angled enough it wasn't comfortable to go very fast so by the time I got to the first set of walls I started downhill to the flatter area then climbed back up a contour or so to the control. A little south of the line to 3 but picked up the big boulders on the way in -- easy. Stayed on top of the hill to 4, around the hilltop on the right to 5. Exiting 5 I saw the bag at 6 and just had to make my way over to it. Took the left route choice to 7 using the trails (cutting corners in places) to guide me SE of the swamp and into the bare rock. A little hesitation at 8 when I was standing on top of the cliff looking over and didn't see a bag, but when I looped around it there it was. 9 was an easy trail run. Stayed down the spur to the road for 10, making my way by the bayonet attack course and to the right of the marshy area into the spur. The last 6 controls were fast sprint-like points that I did easily though not really quickly as I was slowing down some. Then I tripped IN the trail to the go control... slowing me down a bit more so I wasn't pushing all that hard from Go on in. Probably could have been a bit faster if I was in slightly better shape, but I was happy with my run -- probably my best-ever split per/k time for a regular West Point course.

Ended the weekend in 3rd F55 but only 17 seconds behind Sandy, and about 10 minutes or so behind Mary Jo, who moves well in the woody rocky terrain. Very nice Brown course by Neal Trump, not a glorified Orange or a dumbed-down Green.

Lots of confirmation at the start about which course to do today (plus I had double-checked at the registration building). Did the right one yesterday too; the software hadn't been updated before we left after the middle race yesterday.

I forgot to wear my Forerunner, so if I post my course I'll have to hand-draw it in. :-) [edit] When Route Gadget is ready I'll draw it there.

Note

Thought I found a tick on the back of my leg, but either it burrowed itself under a layer of skin and hid its legs, or it's a scab from a small puncture.

Glen found 2 about 3 inches apart from each other. Guess that warm weather brought them out.

Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

Orienteering race (sprint) 24:35 [4] **** 2.18 km (11:17 / km) +75m 9:37 / km
spiked:13/15c shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

O/Br/Gr sprint at Trophy Point on West Point campus. Beautiful weather, warm and sunny (a little too warm, but manageable); starts near the end of the start window. Slow/tentative at the beginning because it was in woods with lots of dry leaves, but a lot of the course was trails or roads so I was glad I wore trail shoes and not O shoes. Too far around the spur on 3 (but no problem), but then I had lots of trouble reading what was what at 7 and overran it by a lot -- about a 3 minute error there, perhaps more? Fine the rest of the way. Nice course and beautiful venue with wonderful view up the Hudson River.

Not sure of seconds since my splits are not handy -- will edit later if necessary.

Orienteering race (middle-distance) 41:36 [3] *** 3.09 km (13:28 / km) +75m 12:00 / km
spiked:8/9c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Victor Constant Ski Slope, Brown Y course (some controversy as to which course was the right one, but Brown Y was on my meet packet...).

Took the right-hand route to 2, which saved me climb and rocks. A little off on 5; checked another bag, but only lost about 30 seconds or so. Saw bags at 2 and 8 from a distance so it was just a matter of getting myself there... Nice course-- whether it was the correct one remains to be seen.

Friday Apr 17, 2009 #

Walking hills 29:50 [3] 2.0 mi (14:55 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

Up to the mile-turnaround point on Pratt Rd. and back (stopped at the PO on the way to mail stuff).

Computer problems still not resolved; less worried about viruses and more worried about my virus scan package. More investigation needed.

Thursday Apr 16, 2009 #

Walking (mall) 16:38 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

One end to the other of Crossgates Mall, and back. Two sets of stairs (up).

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

Class in Chatham.

Fighting the computer before and since. I have a love/hate relationship with computers... Oh, if only there were just GOOD people in the world.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 #

Walking hills (roads - paved/dirt) 52:26 [3] 3.51 mi (14:56 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 #4-Y

Walked the north "loop," which contains one significant hill and some smaller ones, clockwise, and added a detour into town to add distance (and just a bit more climb). Gorgeous spring day, sunny and 60F.

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