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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Jan 20:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 3:19:55 8.99(22:14) 14.47(13:49) 19735 /36c97%655.4
  Walking2 1:19:47 3.83(20:50) 6.16(12:57) 64141.6
  Yoga1 50:0050.0
  Walk/Jog1 5:00 0.31(16:06) 0.5(10:00)10.0
  Total5 5:34:42 13.13 21.13 26135 /36c97%857.1

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Saturday Jan 20 #

4 PM

Walking 48:51 [1] 1.85 mi (26:24 / mi) +13m 25:51 / mi
shoes: Sauc TriumphISO-silver/gr/blue

Stroll around the neighborhood to see the new houses. Some were being worked on today; we met a new neighbor and saw a few others we know.

Edited to add: temperature around 47 when we headed out, and partly sunny. Nice.

Friday Jan 19 #

Yoga 50:00 [1]

Emphasis on deep breathing, with some chair poses, warrior 2, and balance (standing) plus other stuff sitting or lying down. She even threw in some core.
4 PM

Walking 30:56 [3] 1.98 mi (15:37 / mi) +52m 14:27 / mi
shoes: Sauc TriumphISO-silver/gr/blue

To the top of Aberdene and back. 9:32 at the 1 km point heading out.

35 and sunny with a bit of a west breeze (as is typical)

Monday Jan 15 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Extreme O) 2:24:14 [3] **** 9.88 km (14:36 / km) +125m 13:44 / km
spiked:25/25c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

Mal Harding Extreme O, an annual tradition of GAOC after their Navigator Cup, organized by Joey Ciza, Linda and Chuck Ferguson, Shelley Pennington, and others. It took place in the same park as the two Classic days of races. This was the third one we've competed in. Temp about 26 to start, getting up to upper 30s, maybe.

We did Short Course 1 (I suspect the only difference with Short 2 were different first few controls, to spread teams out a bit). There were three different Mal Hardings* on the course, which needed to be moved from one control to the next (if you found him at one control you carried him to the next). We saw all three at one point or another (and had to take the green one twice).
*stuffed animal with a photo of Mal on it, in a slippery zipper bag

Challenges included:
--Following bearings for a defined distance to a control or clue
--Finding the properly numbered control on an island or small defined area with a number of flags in close proximity
--Using a map with sections missing except for around the point (island O?)
--Using an aerial map to find several points
--Plotting a point using grid coordinates to find a control location
--Traversing through a very deep gully with muddy puddles, some of which apparently were waist deep(!), and steep sides
--Photo O to identify sequence of clues to next point

and the final indignity

--following a rope *under* a tarp through an icy muddy section and then across a thigh-deep section of stream

Fortunately that was very near the end (<400m).

No culvert crawls this year or maze Os as we've done in years past.

It's always fun. Could be more fun if it wasn't so darned cold.

Sunday Jan 14 #


Placing on the Brown course:

Friday--6th of 25
Sat.--14th of 44
Sun.-- (to be added when results are posted)

Results links for now:

10 AM

Walk/Jog 5:00 [2] 0.5 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

To start @ Mistletoe State Park. Colder this morning, 29F when we arrived, and probably for much of the morning.

Orienteering race 55:41 [4] *** 4.59 km (12:08 / km) +72m 11:15 / km
spiked:10/11c shoes: 2017 Inov8 ArcticClaw 300

Brown classic day 2 at Mistletoe
3.8 km, 100 m climb (counted on the beelines??)

Simpler navigation than yesterday with several trail running options. I had others around (passing me) heading to the potential-bingo control, the short ditch at #6, but I think I would have been okay on my own. I heard a few others saying they had trouble there.

I never really saw the trail south of the road crossing after #7, and passed by a control at the trail junction 100+ m west of my control before correcting to the small depression; my only error.

1st each day in F65 (6th on Brown on Friday!) so I ended up first for the weekend. Same prizes for 1st-3rd anyway (absorbent coaster with O flag design...nice, and continues the drink theme from last year's bottle opener prizes). Pleased with my placings among the women in Brown, too (1st Friday; 3rd the other two days behind some F-18s who didn't run on Friday). Happy to have 3 fairly consistent runs keeping the errors small when I did mess up.

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