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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Oct 12, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 2:40:05 5.73(27:56) 9.22(17:21) 17219 /25c76%640.3
  Pilates class2 1:45:00105.0
  Walking2 1:16:51 4.78(16:04) 7.7(9:59) 71225.9
  Total6 5:41:56 10.51 16.92 24319 /25c76%971.3
averages - sleep:10.2

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Monday Oct 12, 2015 #


We enjoyed the Bundschuhs' hospitality last night at their cabin near the Harris Center where a bunch of meet workers stayed Sat. night. Then we headed up to Hanover so Glen could do some field checking for next year's NAOC middle. Since I want to run that race next year I took myself away and visited the St Gaudens Nat'l Historic Site a half hour or so south in Cornish, NH. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was well known for cameos, bas reliefs, and full sculptures, having started an apprenticeship at age 9. He was carving cameos at at 13, and outdoing his teacher. He designed the images for the early 20th century dollar coins (double eagle) and various medals. And he was well known in his time for several sculptures including the Shaw memorial, in memory of the young leader of the Mass. regiment featured in the movie Glory, the first sculpture to feature serious depictions of African Americans.

Most intriguiging to me was a plaster version of The Puritan* whose original bronze stands near the Springfield Library in Massachusetts. Though not modeled on the man himself the statue is supposed to represent one of the city's founders, Deacon Samuel Chapin. Chapin had 16 children who among them had numerous descendants, including me and my siblings and descendants. :-) We probably number in the many thousands. Finding the documentation of his connection/line to my mom's grandmother was the start of my parents' many years of enjoyment in researching their genealogy.

*The Pilgrim statue in Philadelphia is a smaller version of the Puritan sculpture.

Sunday Oct 11, 2015 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:35:42 [4] *** 5.14 km (18:37 / km) +106m 16:52 / km
spiked:9/12c slept:7.5 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

Boulder Dash Brown day 2, course by Alar Ruutopold ("LR")
3.4 km, 130m, similar weather as Saturday warming up a bit more in the afternoon.

Good on 9 controls, with a slight miss on 6, a bigger miss on 2 because I couldn't quite read what was going on even with bifocals, a magnifier, *and* a 1:7500 map....and total headless chickening on number 10 (code 156), which I had actually stumbled upon on Saturday trying to relocate to find #11. D'oh!!! Attacked twice from the double boulders due north at the south end of the green marsh but must have been off line one way or the other and never saw the bag. After the second miss I relocated from where the trail meets the clearing just north of the Go control, and *still* missed it, hitting Green's reentrant control east of the marsh. A 5 minute leg turned into almost 29. Dropped from 2nd F60 to 5th.

I enjoyed the rest of the course: the "between a rock and a hard place" location of #3, the scenery at the water control #7 on the bare rock in mid-stream (though technically it was a yellow control), and properly reading what was happening at #8. The award prizes of mesh bags with the Boulder Dash logo look really nice (Glen got one).

The elusive "two good days" weekend wasn't happening this time. The GPS track should be interesting.

Saturday Oct 10, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:04:23 [4] *** 4.08 km (15:47 / km) +66m 14:36 / km
spiked:10/13c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

Boulder Dash Brown course day 1, 3.7 km 150m Harris Center, Hancock, NH
Cool day, upper 40s to low 50s but mostly sunny.

First control was a common one for all courses, and it was a streamered run (slow, careful walk) through the woods. The way to the trail I wanted to take toward 2 was also streamered for the white/yellow courses so I followed them too, then started to navigate. I was in the vicinity of #2 but unsure which cliff/piece of rock it was when I heard John Harbuck (who started two minutes back) say "aha!"

Took the mostly straight line through woods to 6 from the crest of the hill, and came on it a bit early, I thought, but then remembered we were on 1:7500 maps. Careful to 7, hesitating a bit. Great to 8 and 9, a bit off line to 10 but saw others off to my left punching.

Then my booboo, 8 minutes or so, getting too far west of the line. I think I was at the large black rock (pillar) <100m due west of #220 but didn't identify it properly, then saw a bag off to the north. It was a code not on my course, on a west facing cliff but I somehow figured it had to be the large black blob so I went due east. Ended up north of the large rock face that should have been my attackpoint, and was fine from there. But I misidentified the rock pillar and did almost a square.

On the way to 12 I hit two ruined fences, one with barbs (poked in the shin) and the other just wire but didn't fall. 12 being a hilltop was pretty easy to find, then made my way out to the field and trail and on in.

Very nice course with good challenges in the rock but not too physical...just like a Brown course should be. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Thursday Oct 8, 2015 #

10 AM

Pilates class (weights) 50:00 [1]

Still a lot of emphasis on upper body, but with other different areas well worked too.

Errands to do, so maybe I'll get out walking later as it's a glorious fall day.
3 PM

Walking (paved roads) 51:39 [3] 4.96 km (10:24 / km) +71m 9:43 / km
slept:8.0 shoes: Sauc.Shad.6000#7-2012H

Tuesday: flu shot at dr visit

Wednesday: Jeopardy audition in Boston (lots of driving, no exercise except of my brain and reflexes)

Today: felt exhausted after a half hour. Flu shot reaction?? Stopped periodically to take fall foliage shots on my smartphone, and had trouble with momentum/getting moving again. [Friday: added FR track]

Tuesday Oct 6, 2015 #

10 AM

Pilates class (Ball) 55:00 [1]

Used the big bouncy balls. A bit more with the shoulder than it likes even with avoiding the side planks. No roll ups.
11 AM

Walking (indoor track) 25:12 intensity: (3:36 @1) + (19:00 @3) + (2:36 @4) 1.7 mi (14:49 / mi)
shoes: Sauc.Shad-6000#8-2014H

Scheduled annual physical ate into workout time so ran a few laps after walking briskly the first mile (14:35).

Followed with pulldowns (only 5) and adductors

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