Training Log: Spike
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m||load|
| ||cycling||2|| 1:10:00||70.0|
| ||orienteering||2|| 55:00||17c||110.0|
| ||running||1|| 40:00||80.0|
| ||Total||5|| 2:45:00||17c||260.0|
orienteering 10:00 
We had a OK training on the Water Tower Park map. I set a score course with questions to answer at each location. We advertised it on the OK FB page a few days ago (inspired largely by Fletcher being in town for a few days and looking for some opportunities to do some training). It was a PYOM (print your own map) event. I was happy with the turnout (Laura, Mary, Fletcher, Gene, Fritz, Blair, and Mom/Ron visited since the start is across from their house).
I have a light cold or something. I figured a slow easy 20 minute jog would be ok. But, after about 5-6 minutes I felt out of it. I jogged back and called it a day.
Not feeling 100 percent. Day off.
orienteering 45:00  ***
Roger is visiting. He knows Mary and I orienteer, but he didn't really know what orienteering is. So, I set a course on West Campus and ran through it with him. He did all of the navigation, but I gave him some tips (like explaining the basic rules of the game and map symbols). He picked it up very quickly. We stopped at each control and he'd plan the next leg.
He made two small errors. We ran past an area with sprinklers watering grass at the Endowment building. Running through the sprinklers was enough of a distraction that Roger went about 40 meters too far. He also made a parallel error at a sidewalk junction among the buildings. I told him both were good examples of the sort of error that is common - getting distracted or mistaking a parallel feature.
Roger lives at altitude (~7500) and does some trail running (and is 10+ years younger than me). When we hit any uphill he pulled away even though he wasn't really pushing the pace.
Lots of fun and we got out before it was very hot (mid 70s), but it sure was humid.
running 40:00 
Shuffled around on West Campus before breakfast. Muggy, but only mid/upper 70s.
After the run, Mary, Roger and I went out for breakfast where I ate a bunch of biscuits and gravy.
cycling 35:00 
Call it 35 minutes of biking. It was actually more, but slower than usual. On the bike paths.
Some storms and plenty of clouds during the day, so the temp was relatively comfortable.
cycling 35:00 
Planned to run on West Campus, but when I was driving home I heard the weather - currently 103F at Lawence Airport. That's too hot. So I rolled around on my bike for about the same amount of time I'd planned to jog.
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