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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Aug 11, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering5 4:00:19 11.93(20:09) 19.19(12:31) 28032 /57c56%723.4
  Walking5 1:47:00152.0
  Walk/Jog1 25:0055.0
  Running (dirt)1 2:50 0.19(14:54) 0.31(9:16)5.7
  Total11 6:15:09 12.12 19.5 28032 /57c56%936.0

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Sunday Aug 10, 2014 #

9 AM

Walking warm up/down (to start) 15:00 [2]
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

To start of Day 2, Round Mountain map, similar weather to Saturday. Meet notes called it a 750 m walk.

Arrived early enough to hang around for a bit, congratulate Claire Dell of OCIN for her and her husband's win of a Golden Troll Award on Saturday, and chat with a few other folk before warming up briefly to make sure my knees would still work. I'd fallen again coming out of #3 yesterday, and bashed the right knee again, but not as hard (sore triceps later showed I'd caught myself with my arms this time rather than all on the knee).
10 AM

Orienteering race (classic day 2) 57:02 [4] *** 5.47 km (10:25 / km) +89m 9:38 / km
spiked:11/11c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

The test today was to put out of mind my placing from day 1 as I've often gotten mentally distracted by my competition instead of focussing on the orienteering. I was successful and was clean on all the controls, finishing with a time I was okay with on the 4.9km / 70m course with more technical placements than on day 1.

I started at 10:03, and the last results posted were just before noon with only 3 of 6 in my class, so I didn't know how I'd done relative to Beatrice... until the awards, where I was called up as the winner. !!!

I talked to her later and she said she'd had a big mistake on our #6 finding our #3 flag but not realizing it was one she had already visited. Bummer for her, but lucky break for me. My first US Classic Champs age group win, and I think only the second overall champs win (Middle at Moses Lake Sand Dunes in Washington state several years ago). Nice.
2 PM


Thunderstorms were threatening to the east so we left just before it hit M Lazy C Ranch, but not before we got back to our lodging... When we got out to US 24 it had started raining, and a few minutes later it was hailing, and then accumulating on the road...winter driving conditions! Temp dropped quickly (per the car's thermometer) from the 60s to mid 40s by the time we made it to the house. Exciting.

Saturday Aug 9, 2014 #

9 AM

Walking warm up/down (to start) 15:00 [2]
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Walked along a dirt road (and climbed a bit) to the start, arriving with a few minutes to spare. 1 km from parking per the meet notes. Warm, temps in upper 60s probably.
10 AM

Orienteering race (classic day 1) 59:56 [4] *** 5.84 km (10:16 / km) +85m 9:34 / km
12c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Brown X course on Badger Gulch map, or some portion of it (Glen has a copy of the full map for his day 1, but courses were printed on 8.5"x14" paper where configuration allowed). SL 5.3 km / 80m climb

Didn't feel I had a clean run because I was off a bit (again, usually to the left) on maybe a third of the controls, but AP split analysis shows no errors, so relative to others I guess it was a clean run.

Pleased to be just five minutes behind Beatrice as I saw her as the likely winner overall based on past experience. Virginia Lehman has also beat me in the past, and I think she had been in Laramie so was likely more used to altitude, but I have a good cushion going into Sunday.

EDIT: Added FR track and course statistics
11 AM

Walking 15:00 [2]
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

I signed up for the US Trail O Champs for some reason, and figure did give it one more try before swearing off the sport completely if I didn't so well. Managed to get my 1:30 start time rescheduled to 12:16 because I wanted to attend the AGM as EMPO's delegate at 3:00 and there was a two-hour limit for the course (and I didn't know how fast I'd be).
12 PM

Orienteering (Trail O) 1:09:39 [1] *** 2.8 km (24:53 / km) +12m 24:21 / km
spiked:9/16c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Trail O Champs course plus three TempO problems. Interesting experiment after having attended Clare's talk on Friday, but results showed I only got one TempO control correct and 9 of the 16 TrailO problems (several of which were later protested and two thrown out). I learned I really didn't enjoy it, especially after having been on a regular foot O course earlier, because I'm much more rewarded by choosing a route and executing it well, than picking out the right flag of many (or none!). If TrailO were all A-Z problems (where you identify if the flag is placed correctly or not, and have a 50-50 chance of getting it right), I might participate more often. Meh.

Sharon was course designer for the champs, letting her experience protests from another angle. ;-)
1 PM

Walking 22:00 [1]
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

From TrailO finish back to parking. Tired. Then AGM and dinner.

Friday Aug 8, 2014 #

1 PM

Walk/Jog 25:00 intensity: (20:00 @2) + (5:00 @3) *
shoes: Sauc.Shad.6000#7-2012H

After listening to a couple of talks at the convention, Glen and I teamed up for a try at cell phone O, sponsored by the junior team on a blown up black and white campus map of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

I went first, and other than a couple of hesitations while I searched for streamers in the control circle (including one which called the control a "tree" when in actuality the tree had been taken down and the streamers placed on an electrical box at the position), did fine for a first time. Mostly brisk walking with a bit of jogging here and there, followed by sitting while Glen was out. The person back at home base had to write down the word printed on the correct streamer that the runner found.

Ran down our cell batteries, but it was fun. :-)

Thursday Aug 7, 2014 #

3 PM

Orienteering (model) 28:57 [3] 2.97 km (9:44 / km) +31m 9:15 / km
spiked:4/9c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Model map for US Classic Champs near Round Mountain. Checked out 9 of the 10 controls (the other involved a barbed wire fence crossing that I didn't want to do).

Valuable because my bearings were off to the left on most points...good to know to use other techniques even in the wide open terrain. Good also to attempt to understand mapping differences in the boulders, dot knolls, knolls, boulder clusters, and rocky ground. Pace counting woked well for the most part, then I looked off to my right. :-)

Tuesday Aug 5, 2014 #

10 AM

Running (dirt) warm up/down 2:50 [2] 0.19 mi (14:54 / mi)
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Short warm-up before club sprint at COCs.

Walking 40:00 [1]
shoes: Sauc.Shad.6000#7-2012H

From parking to relay arena and back.
11 AM

Orienteering race (Relay) 24:45 [4] *** 2.11 km (11:44 / km) +63m 10:13 / km
spiked:8/9c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Club relay at COCs, with Glen and Mitch Collinsworth as a 9+ point Team New York (we had 11 pts). Haven't seen results yet but know we didn't win; some Canadian team with fast runners received awards, including Joanne Woods who won my category in the long.

Leg 2, nominal 1.7 km, unknown climb but some; intermediate level. Course redesigned a bit at the last minute to avoid the tag-off being in an area blocked off for a toad migration (they just started moving a few days ago, and we had to pick our way through them on our way to the relay arena).

I managed to mess up at an area with several mapped trail junctions including a trail I didn't see at first so I was confused, backtracked, then decided I was right the first time, 45-60 seconds lost (or more; I always underestimate my errors). Otherwise fine, though I had to encourage a passing dog not to lift a leg at a control I was about to punch.

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