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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending May 16, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 4:17:26 9.76(26:23) 15.7(16:24) 45044 /47c93%1047.2
  Exerc. Class2 1:50:00110.0
  Hiking1 28:39 1.75(16:22) 2.82(10:10)85.9
  Walking1 12:21 0.75(16:28) 1.21(10:14)24.7
  Total5 6:48:26 12.26 19.72 45044 /47c93%1267.8

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Saturday May 16, 2009 #

Orienteering race (brown course) 37:48 [4] **** 2.8 km (13:30 / km) +110m 11:17 / km
spiked:11/11c shoes: Jala Jukola Spider 6 #2

Brown course at Hunters Creek Park (South End), near East Aurora (Buffalo suburb), NY. There was a 10-15 min bus ride to a remote location; some light sprinkles before and after the race, but nothing much during. Temps in the upper 60's/lower 70's until late afternoon when the front came through.

Good run on this course, though not always the best route choices. I didn't have trouble finding any so called them all spikes, but could have been cleaner on route to 6, 8, and 9... maybe a minute or two overall. Still, I ended up 2nd on the course (behind Bob Bullions) and felt good about that. First F55 (of 5).

Orienteering race (course 2 sprint) 17:26 [5] *** 2.2 km (7:55 / km) +35m 7:20 / km
spiked:14/14c shoes: VJ Falcon - size 6

Sprint was in Emery Park North, lots of parkland and a little bit of woods (but not much), plus a run down a gentle ski slope (between beginner and intermediate). I expected to do 10 min/k or slightly less, ~ 20 min, so was very pleased with my time. I don't think I could have saved much time anywhere except maybe a more direct route from 4-5 where I took the trail around instead of going straight because I was unsure of the "ruined fence" situation, but I probably wouldn't even have noticed it was there.

Of all runners on course 2 I was 43/66; first F55 (of 3, I think). Nice course!

Thursday May 14, 2009 #

Walking (treadmill) 12:21 [2] 0.75 mi (16:28 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

At the Y. Didn't feel like exercising at all, but got myself to the Y to walk on the treadmill ("hills" to follow). Rainy and windy outside.

Hiking hills (treadmill) 28:39 [3] 1.75 mi (16:22 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Treadmill elevations between 4 and 7.5 %.

Wednesday May 13, 2009 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham. Lots of stepping and upper body work, plus one 1-min plank (easy). It's the side ones I have trouble with (at least my right side); not while I'm doing them, but afterwards.


AOWN notes -- for today, saw a coyote in the back yard before dinner. I wonder if the groundhogs have had little ones yet...

For Monday, I forgot to note that I had a close encounter with a turkey who took off and flew just past my windshield on the way home from exercise class. Good for it and me that it wasn't any slower. A second turkey took off to cross the road after I got past.

Monday May 11, 2009 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

In Chatham -- needed a good stretching today! I was stiff to start, but not too sore, considering.

Downloaded my track from the Billygoat onto a map (photo rather than scan, so a little crinkly and shadowy). I was SO close to number 6 (both times!), but just didn't go far enough south. It just didn't look like a 4m cliff was going to be there... And my descent from 20 wasn't as direct as I thought it was -- no wonder it took so long to hit the road.

Also put track onto map from the Laurentian 6-hour spring rogaine from last weekend. We went to 32 first, so did the loop counter-clockwise.

Sunday May 10, 2009 #

Event: Billygoat

Orienteering race (Billygoat!) 3:22:12 [4] *** 10.7 km (18:54 / km) +305m 16:32 / km
spiked:19/22c shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Nottingcook Forest in Bow, NH, set by Jim Arsenault. Thickish woods in places so the course was set on the short side (to my advantage). I was particularly happy with the reduced climb relative to other Billygoats I've done or tried to do.

Control 5 was a forked leg; I took the left fork. Never did find number 6, so that was my skip. I'll have to scan my map and see if I can overlap my FR track to see where I went.

Saw Sharon and Lyn for the first few controls, plus some others who were starting out slowly. Near Francis H. from 10-12, then we went separate ways to 13 but he was coming in to punch as I left it. He got ahead again on the way to 15 but then we were together for 16 and 17. He finished ahead of me. Saw 3 of the Lyons family (Patty, Walt, and Zach) often throughout the race, too, but they tended to take different routes between points.

Fun course, fun day! Nice to get another shirt (my 6th); this one's a dark green polo-style shirt with chest logo.


FR measured 14.6 km traveled. (And I was trying to stay close to the beelines, too!).

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