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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Sep 19, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering5 3:41:10 9.73(22:44) 15.66(14:07) 29115 /20c75%730.1
  Walking3 56:48 2.86(19:52) 4.6(12:20) 110129.2
  Pilates class1 55:0055.0
  Exerc. Class1 50:0050.0
  Walking (track)1 35:58 2.2(16:21) 3.54(10:09)100.3
  Total10 6:58:56 14.79 23.8 40115 /20c75%1064.6
averages - sleep:6.8

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Monday Sep 19, 2016 #


links to corn maze O maps

After others were assigned their handicaps by Peter for the nightO, he asked how many skips I wanted; I said 13. ;-) I lost count and only skipped 11.
5 PM

Orienteering race (corn maze-classic) 23:44 [3] **** 2.11 km (11:16 / km)
shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime

6 PM

Orienteering race (corn maze-sprint) 11:35 [3] **** 1.11 km (10:26 / km)
shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime

8 PM

Orienteering race (corn maze-night) 31:17 [3] **** 2.03 km (15:26 / km)
shoes: 2015 Altra LP2.0-9 lime

Sunday Sep 18, 2016 #

10 AM

Walking warm up/down 11:42 [2] 0.88 km (13:13 / km) +62m 9:47 / km
shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

The part from finish to start because I forgot to start my watch at the parking lot. Actual was about 1.5 km.

Stopped to drop off a bag with flip flops so I could go inside the building with results ("no spikes!" they said yesterday). Turns out they put cardboard down on the floor so that we could go inside with spikes. Oh well. Then I talked to someone about next weekend. Still made it to start with plenty of time. Thanks to Peter, Gail, and Jim Henderson for holding down the fort at the starts both days.

Orienteering race 1:27:57 [3] *** 5.6 km (15:42 / km) +138m 13:59 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

Brown X day 2 Classic Champs, 3.6 km, 120m climb nominal

Not my day. Did the first two controls just fine, went up and over to 3 but then looked too low, and caught up to several other people and let myself get distracted going to 4. Plus without vision correction (astigmatism) the magnifier isn't quite enough to make black or very tiny details clear so I wasn't sure what was up and what was down, especially since I misread the clue as spur instead of reentrant. Eventually bailed out to the nearby trail and corrected; several minutes lost. Fine to 5 especially with a train of folks going in and then turning >90 degrees left en masse.

My first mistake to 6 was to try to go straight and check off boulders at the edge of green (mountain laurel) while pace counting. I don't pace count often, and it didn't work here especially after I let myself be distracted (again!) by other runners. Attempted to figure out what was going on but I think kept drifting downhill. After wandering for too much time I decided I'd better bail out to the big trail to the west of 6. It took forever and when I finally *did* hit a trail, it was the trail that crossed the line between 6 and 7. Trudged up the hill and when I got close to the bare rock along the trail WSW of the control, I attacked but missed and turned the wrong way. Nice little circle here until I tried again a bit higher up and found it. Ugh.

I managed okay on the rest though again it was really hard to interpret the detail in the circle for 7...I could see the spur with cliffs just fine but the clue said reentrant so I assumed correctly it was a very small one. Better to 8, and 9, a bit off to 10 where I checked another boulder up-stream (I guess it's the one mapped with the blob of green around it which I didn't notice at the time).

Time for a visit to the eye doctor to see what I can get to help me read the map.

Finished fourth US overall today, I think, and fourth for the weekend. Janet Findlay had a fairly large error yesterday but a good run today and finished third behind Sandy and Mary Jo. Marion Owen was first both days.

Beautiful woods; I love Pound Ridge and hope it's used again fairly soon. Thanks to Geof Connor for all his work with the park people to get access to this area again after a period of orienteering drought.

Saturday Sep 17, 2016 #

10 AM

Walking warm up/down 15:36 [3] 1.3 km (11:58 / km) +48m 10:06 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

Walk to start, classic champs day 1; chatting with Barb B.
11 AM

Orienteering race 1:06:37 [4] *** 4.81 km (13:51 / km) +153m 11:57 / km
spiked:8/9c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-A 2013-08

Brown X course, which we shared with the younger men; nominally 3.9 km 130m climb

First 5 (to me) were navigationally easy, maybe too much so for Brown? [Though I did get off line a bit to 1 and took a wider route than maybe necessary to 5.]

Maybe not the cleanest route to 6 (went through more barberry than I probably needed to and probably could have shot straight across the marsh), but then messed up in the circle when I didn't see the flag on the boulder/rock where I expected it to be, then didn't look closely at the control description until after checking other rocky bits close by. I eventually returned to that rocky area, thinking it had to be there, and found the flag tucked down in and partly hidden by an unmapped tree. I heard from others that if you approached it from above the flag was readily visible but from other approaches it was definitely hidden from view. I lost a few minutes there but not as much as some.

On 8 I think the choices were to run on a big trail that took you somewhat wide around a hill, and necessitated a climb at the end, or climb a couple of contours or less to a smaller, more direct trail through the hashed green which came out directly across from the mowed trail through the tall grass (rough open). I chose the second option which was slightly more direct.

Gorgeous weather, low 70s and sunny. Hope it hangs around for tomorrow morning.
10 PM


It was really nice to stop and chat and catch up with others we hadn't seen for awhile. More to come next weekend, I'm sure.

It took a bit longer than we expected to check everyone in for the AGM. Then we waited while the meeting started and then votes were cast for the BOD. When it came time to count them, Kissy and J-J provided assistance and backup; that took a large part of an hour). Then we reported back to the AGM on the results of the counting, where there was a tie for fourth place. The options were to have another ballot as tie breaker (4th place won a 3-year term and 5th got two years) but the two involved candidates amicably resolved the situation without a revote.

I suspect they've been reported elsewhere already and I'll probably be posting something on OUSA soon, but top 5 (in number of votes) were:

tie--Pat M and Ian S

Thanks to J-J and Kris for helping with the vote count (and crowd control on checkin). Thanks also to Donna for her 5 years as OUSA secretary; she's been a pleasure to work with. Special thanks to Peter Goodwin as president who took a job not everyone wants to do and did his best at it. Best of luck on your remaining two years on the board.

It'll be different but good to work with Kris (new OUSA prez) and Barb (sec'y) in the upcoming years.

Friday Sep 16, 2016 #

10 AM

Walking 29:30 [2] 1.5 mi (19:40 / mi)
slept:6.5 shoes: Sauc.Shad-6000#8-2014H

Thursday Sep 15, 2016 #

10 AM

Pilates class (rings) 55:00 [1]

Rings mean lunges; we started with a standing yoga warmup (warriors).
11 AM

Walking (track) 35:58 intensity: (3:49 @1) + (32:09 @3) 2.2 mi (16:21 / mi)
shoes: Sauc. Grid Cohes.9 -a 8.5W

Knees acting up, so no elliptical today.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 #

Exerc. Class 50:00 [1]

Felt a little stiff from the weekend's training (weekend warrior here), and my right knee is still a bit tender, but not like it was last spring. Icing it on Monday helped, and I should have kept that up (I'll try to remember to do so after the US Champs weekend).

In other news, NAOC Bulletin 2 is posted on the NAOC website.

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