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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Aug 23, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Pilates class2 1:50:00220.0
  Exerc. Class2 1:45:00105.0
  Walking2 1:31:04 5.03(18:06) 8.1(11:15) 37128.5
  Orienteering3 1:13:46 3.79(19:26) 6.11(12:05) 647c266.1
  Walk/Jog1 31:43 2.1(15:06) 3.38(9:23)70.6
  Total10 6:51:33 10.93 17.59 4347c790.1

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Saturday Aug 23, 2014 #

3 PM

Orienteering race (Corn Classic) 24:01 [4] *** 2.21 km (10:52 / km) +2m 10:49 / km
18c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

At MIke's Maze in Sunderland, MA. Overhead photo from website:

From Miscellaneous

Maps (from Peter)

Having done Corn Maze O once before, I knew to take it very slow and carefully to the first few controls to get a feel for the scale (1:1,000) of the map. For instance, one short and fairly trivial leg, about 2cm long, at the southwest end of the map took me 30 seconds (9-10). I don't remember all my errors but do know that one the way from 7-8 I ended up in the straight-away section in the S corner (lower right) of the maze...oops. Didn't use compass much and when I did (16-17) it messed me up because I didn't realize until after the race that the top of the map was oriented a bit NNE. Liked my route choice on this one, though, which was to go N to the edge of the checkerboard and run along the edge looking down the rows until I saw the flag at the end of the row.

Fun to climb up on the viewing platform to watch others zooming out of the maze to finish (some of them neglecting to punch at the ultimate control at a start point just inside the edge).

23/50 even with my mistakes; 4th woman (about 4-5 min. behind the speedy group of Izzy, Alex, and Barb -- not necessarily in that order), not that that counts for anything. :-)
5 PM

Orienteering race (Corn Sprint) 10:23 [5] *** 1.2 km (8:41 / km) +2m 8:37 / km
5c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

Long route choice legs! Probably could have chosen faster routes but did okay. I think I messed up one of these but now, looking at the map, I can't remember which...either 3 or 4, I think. From 1-2 I zoomed around the top of the raven's head (E side of map/maze).

8 PM

Orienteering race (Corn Night-O!) 39:22 [3] *** 2.7 km (14:35 / km) +2m 14:32 / km
24c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10

While waiting for darkness to do the night-O, and after feasting at Bub's BBQ (where I restrained myself on food quantities), we did the Corn Maze Trail O from the viewing platform. You had to use good bearings, distance estimation, and a bit of dumb luck (imho) to get close...just like in real Trail O. I managed to get one exactly, and the other two far enough off to not earn points, for 10 points total of a possible 30; highest result was 17 points. Photos and Results

The "mellow mass start" for the Night O required that everyone punch the start box separately, so maps were handed out in a "seeded" manner with fastest folks starting first but getting their maps last (while the rest of us were able to look at the maps for a bit before starting).

The night-O was a blast with lots of people out and about in the maze and you trying to not to be blinded (or blind anyone else with your headlamp) or get run over. Decided early on not to try to get them all in order, though it would probably have been doable within the 60-minute limit, just very tricky and intense. So I did a mostly counterclockwise loop, saving some of the higher point controls at the north end for last. At 46 my plan was to do 46-47-48-51 and in; after 46 I navigated to 47 but thought I needed to go to the next row and punch 51, then 48 and in, and neglected to punch 47. The mind plays tricks on you...

Would have been spooky doing it alone.

30th again, out of 38 this time, with 36 of a possible 49 points

Friday Aug 22, 2014 #


I'm sometimes guilty of this, but more in the context of "put the device down, pick up real reading material, need to look something up, grab the electronic device...".
4 PM

Walking (paved) 37:24 [2] 2.0 mi (18:42 / mi)
shoes: Sauc.Shad.6000#7-2012H

Out and back to Malden Bridge community center and a bit beyond, with Glen. We both had slightly sore legs from yesterday's workouts and did this to loosen up.

Thursday Aug 21, 2014 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [2]

Usng rings, so lots of legs including lunges (could feel my upper hamstring on one side from previous injury), adductors and abductors. Need to stretch hip flexor more, later.
11 AM

Walk/Jog (indoor track) 31:43 intensity: (2:58 @1) + (18:38 @2) + (10:07 @3) 2.1 mi (15:06 / mi)
shoes: Sauc.Shad-6000#8-2014H

Walk / jog / walk / jog / walk / slow walk. First three segments were 1/2 miles, next two were 5 and 3 laps, respectively, then just a couple minutes of cool down walking. (14 laps/mile)

Plus pulldowns, 8 (just barely) at 68.75#

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 #


Parallel to a comment elsewhere on AP re: state high points, I figure I (and Glen) have been to at least four: Marcy (NY), High Point (NJ), Greylock (MA), and Mansfield (VT).

Exerc. Class 50:00 [1]

Focus was purportedly on legs, but we did same arm exercises as Monday (and yesterday in Pilates). Triceps are getting a good workout this week!

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 #

10 AM

Pilates class 55:00 [2]

Using bands.

Pulldowns (8@68.75#) and adductors (12@75 & 12@70#)

Monday Aug 18, 2014 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham, first time in several weeks. Easy session, though my biceps might tell me otherwise tomorrow.

Right knee is looking better but still a bit swollen; hurts to just think about kneeling on it. I iced it this morning, and also a couple times over the weekend.

Sunday Aug 17, 2014 #

1 PM

Walking 53:40 [1] 4.88 km (11:00 / km) +37m 10:36 / km
shoes: Sauc.Shad.6000#7-2012H

With daughter-in-law, and grandson in the stroller. A very nice walk.

I pushed the last mile-plus, up the steepest hills just for extra exercise. Of course, the little guy only weighs about 12-14 (?) pounds at this point.

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