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Training Log Archive: jessica.johnson

In the 7 days ending Sep 11, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Middle Course2 2:59:15 8.08(22:11) 13.0(13:47) 1008 /13c61%
  Night-O1 1:34:12 3.73(25:16) 6.0(15:42)
  Run3 1:20:00 9.6(8:20) 15.45(5:11) 100
  Total6 5:53:27 21.41(16:31) 34.45(10:16) 2008 /13c61%

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Sunday Sep 11, 2016 #

Middle Course race (DVOA) 1:59:15 [4] *** 8.0 km (14:54 / km)
spiked:8/13c shoes: Innovates

First Red Course ever. Went much better than I anticipated. Course was 6.4 km.

1 - Ran down road, shot from intersection to point.
2 - Took trail and road majority of way. Ran to clearing and past point into ungodly vegetation. Trapped in there for awhile, could not maneuver. Took me 32 minutes to escape and find my point stupidly located on side of trail.
3 - Took trail and then followed clearing. Grabbed point next to boulder.
4 - Took clearing trail straight up to water tower. Drank water.
5 - Jumped on road, took first powerline trail by mistake. Decided to turn left and shoot off of corner. Found it to be impenetrable. Went back on to road. Looked for massive man-made structure, did not see it. Shot off of road sign instead and found point.
6 - Took trails mostly straight to point 6. Shot further down and came back up along hill edge.
7 - Ran straight out to perpendicular road. Ran out in search of stream, found point instead. Pure luck.
8 - Followed river up and shot off corner.
9 - Ran across river and straight to 9. Easy.
10 - Got mixed up with cliff and brought me too low. Noticing trend. Circled back around, was confused but found it hidden. Clues were not very distinct.
11 - Straight to 11, stone walls helped.
12 - Started running straight to 13, then realized and ran back to stone wall. Shot off of edge and ended up too far south. Followed contours up to point, I had been in that area in previous years. I always get confused, but I remembered how it confused me and how the land worked.
13 - Straight to 13.
14 - Way to far SE. Ended up in wrong clearing. Shot from one clearing to next. Used corner to get to point.
15 - Ran through our camp grounds and said hi to Will.
Finish - 0:40

Saturday Sep 10, 2016 #

8 PM

Night-O race (DVOA) 1:34:12 [4] 6.0 km (15:42 / km)
shoes: Innovates

Great course. Fairly clean and put me in a much better mood. I was nervous for this one as last year I performed terribly on the night-o and I wanted to redeem myself.
1 - Took road to point one then hopped off to follow power lines. Ran past point and hit my back stop (road). Used distance estimation to determine where to reenter the woods and found the point immediately.
2 - Took road then trail (which was disappearing) straight to point 2. Helped that a bunch of orienteers were gathered around the point with their headlights beaming. Hard to miss.
3 - Got pretty lost here. Drifted too low on the hill and ended up on a trail. Was trying to use boulder fields as catching features, but proved more difficult than anticipated. Used turns in trails to figure out where I was and find the point. Took 24 minutes.
4 - Shot directly to corner of trail (attack point) and used that to find point.
5 - Ran up trail and jumped off at turn, point was right there.
6 - Got onto the road and took that up. Got pushed way down road by vegetation and contours. Lost time from that. Ran into 4 teammates. Told them we were at the intermittent stream and found point easily afterward.
7 - Ran to the river, crossed it and followed 2nd stream up until hit point.
8 - Lost, ran in circles for awhile until found manmade feature on ground which helped direct to point.
9 - Straight to 9.
10 - Forgot I hit 9 and got disoriented. Ran to catch up to teammates and find myself again.
11 - Jumped on road and took that nearly the entire way. Ran passed hidden trail, but turned back because I noticed the opening. Took the trail then popped off to get point.
12 - Straight to 12.
Finish - 1:04

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 #

Middle Course (Partner-O) 1:00:00 [4] 5.0 km (12:00 / km) +100m 10:55 / km
shoes: Ghost

Partner: Brad Morton
Starting Point: 1 (Brad)
Finishing Point: 9 (Me)
Squats: 240+ (400 Total)
Push Ups: 200+ (400 Total)

Fun practice, kicked my butt, legs were going numb from excessive amount of squats. Felt pretty good and confident about my knowledge of West Point land. I feel like every year the maps become more and more clear and I can actually translate what I am seeing on the map into what I see in front of me.
3 PM

Run (Warm Up) 30:00 [2] 3.5 mi (8:34 / mi) +100m 7:52 / mi
shoes: Ghost

Tuesday Sep 6, 2016 #

Run 20:00 [3] 2.6 mi (7:42 / mi)
shoes: Ghost

Basically all down hill

Monday Sep 5, 2016 #

10 AM

Run 30:00 [3] 3.5 mi (8:34 / mi)
shoes: Ghost

Beautiful run today on some farm. Saw some really cool beehives and played with sheep. It was awesome. Made my day. Great 10 minute stretch/cool-down in a garden following.

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