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Training Log Archive: JanetT

In the 7 days ending Oct 27, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Exerc. Class3 2:45:00275.0
  Orienteering2 2:33:52 5.03(30:34) 8.1(19:00) 33516 /22c72%525.3
  Total5 5:18:52 5.03 8.1 33516 /22c72%800.3

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Monday Oct 27, 2008 #

Exerc. Class (yoga/pilates) 55:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

With the Chatham class on break this week, I thought I'd try something new at the Y, a combination yoga/pilates class, they called 'Piyo'. I might have had an easier time with the regular instructor, according to an older woman near me (older than me, that is), but this one was 'tough.' [Couldn't do the kneeling cat-back stretches, or the side planks due to my knee and shoulder issues, but I tried to keep up with everything else.]

Too many downward dogs! This class just confirmed I like pilates better than yoga, so I'll look for the pilates class (Tuesday morning) during break weeks for the Chatham aerobics class.

Sunday Oct 26, 2008 #

Orienteering race (brown day 2) 1:03:44 [4] *** 4.1 km (15:33 / km) +165m 12:56 / km
spiked:9/12c shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Brown day 2 at Mt. Tom. Course was all south of Reservation Road, and the weather was just perfect, mid-50's and sunny/clear.

Allmuth P. started 2 minutes behind me, and caught me on the way to 1 (as I bobbled on the way, needlessly checking another hill along the way after noting a flag on it--it was 100 m early). I couldn't shake her until 7, and having her right there with me most of the way probably pushed me to move faster through the woods. Sloppy on 3, correcting from a cliff area W of knoll, about 1:20 lost.

Finally, on 7, knowing Allmuth was on my heels distracted me so much I didn't have a plan and was way left of the line. I overshot, crossing 2 streams apparently that I shouldn't have crossed, but noted on the way that Judy D., also on Brown, had crossed my path right to left. Once I decided I wasn't where I was supposed to be, I looped back in the direction Judy had come from, until things started matching up again. Luckily for me (but not Allmuth, still following -- couldn't she tell we weren't anywhere near the line?), I came up on the correct side of the hill/knoll and punched, while she was on the opposite side and never saw the flag. Time lost, about 5 minutes. Then I headed out to 8. Allmuth was not far behind, until I punched at the boulder. Then she must have realized I'd already been to 7 and she had to go back and find it (finally, I could navigate without being distracted).

No problems with the last few controls, which required contouring across the hillside (but there were trails to work off).

The best thing, even with 8+ minutes of error, was that I had the fastest time on the course today (George ran Green instead of Brown today, or he would been fastest overall, I'm sure). Finished 5th overall for the weekend on the course, 1st F55 (of 5; Mary Jo and Judy ran Green, too).

Very nice course by Jeff S. Thanks to NEOC for a great weekend event!

FR 4.85k, SportTracks 5.17, avg. 5 km.



WinSplits for Brown :-) / for F55

Saturday Oct 25, 2008 #

Orienteering race (brown course) 1:30:08 [3] *** 4.0 km (22:32 / km) +170m 18:35 / km
spiked:7/10c shoes: Trail NB 706 9D # 2

Day 1 brown at Mt. Tom. Started off poorly when I exited the trail to # 1 (it had been a trail run most of the way) and climbed the hill and somehow changed direction, getting to # 2 first -- arrrrgggghhhh!!! Got straightened out and found 1 and hustled back to 2. Route to 4 apparently wasn't optimum -- perhaps I should have stayed up on the spur longer and run the road, but I got there.

Took the trail wide right around to 5, figuring a gradual climb on trails all the way would be faster than an up-and-over the saddle on the more direct route (which would have added 4 extra contours).

Bobbled 6 a bit; the terrain didn't match what I saw on the map. Bobbled 7 a lot, especially after hitting my attack point (stream junction) and then mistaking it for a stream bend farther south. I did the tour of the spur before realizing where I was and correcting. Fine the rest of the way in.

I figure at least 15 minutes of error (maybe as much as 20). Could have done better, in any case. I plan to do better tomorrow!

gps distance ~ 6.15 km (Garmin 5.83, SportTracks 6.47)



WinSplits for Brown / for F55

Friday Oct 24, 2008 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Shadow 6000 8.5 # 3

Step aerobics at the Y, using the shortest version of the step and being careful how I stepped, avoiding twisting movements on the knees. And I survived. This is the class I last attended in March when I had the knee twinges. Have to take it slow and careful and avoid deep knee bending (lunges), but it may work out.

This class rates an intensity of 2 rather than one because it gets my pulse rate up higher than the M-W class.

Followed by strength -- Fitlinxx machines (arms) plus a dozen pull-downs at 56.25 lbs.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008 #


Inspiring speech --

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008 #

Exerc. Class 55:00 [1]

Another Wednesday, another ex. class in Chatham. :-)

Fine workout including two 30+ second planks, some stepping, weight work, and all the usual stuff. Again, I was okay using the shorter step; knees don't hurt any more than usual (no under-the-kneecap twinges).

I'm thinking my ankle problem might be due to a slight achilles strain, so I have to watch that this weekend.

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