Jogging around putting out markers at the Overlook.
I checked my email this morning and had something from Cristina-bot in my inbox. "Oh no! Better get training! Cristina currently has 44 more minutes than you over the past week!"
Then at 5 p.m. (here in Kansas), I got another email from Cristina-bot. "You seem motivated this week, with 2 more minutes of training than Cristina." That was without entering today's run in AP. It took me a few minutes to realize what happened. 5 pm in Kansas is Monday in Oslo. Cristina's training had dropped a day while mine hadn't. I guess it balances out in the end, but it was kind of funny to hear twice from Cristina-bot in one day.
On the way there I noticed someone running on West Campus over the top of a knoll and thought, "they're moving well and that's an unusual spot to be running." The I realized it was Sandy and she had a map in her hand. I caught up to her and said hello. She was running the 100 control control picking course that I designed a year or more ago.
Includes 4 x Half Ulrik's Hill.
I carried the tiny orienteering map and read it as I ran the hill. I'd drawn 4 very simple courses along the hill. Points were all along the gravel road - things like a road-power line intersection. Not really much navigation (just follow the road), but something to read on the way. Not quite an O' session, but definitely some useful training.
This was the best I've felt since just before I was sick. That's good.
Also, when I got home and opened AP to log my training, I was pleased to see that Cristina had 5:49 in the last 7 days and I had 1 minute more! Good thing I did a bit extra bike communting yesterday.
Work commute and running some errands on the way home.
Downtown was crowded today with lots of runners about and the downtown shot put. Car traffic was a bit scary - probably the mix of lots of non-locals an confusion about the street closure for the shot put (and some light rain).
I had some trouble with my new O' pants. I think I'll need to wait for Mary to get home to give me some help. Fortunately, she's home tomorrow.
Right after work I got out on the river trail. The trail was in great shape and I was surprised there weren't many others out riding. Maybe people thought the trail would be muddy or maybe I just got the timing right.
I didn't time myself, but I'm sure I did the fastest I've ever done on the Sugar Loop. The sandy spots are in good shape and they usually cause me trouble (like falling down or having to push the bike through the deep sand).
Tomorrow is a complete day off (not even biking to work). I took a quick look at Cristina's log and I think even with a day off I won't be hearing from Cristina-bot.
Work commute. I took a different route in the morning - down Emery to 9th and then east along the 9th Street bike lane. The hill on Emergy is fun, but I think avoiding eastbound 9th is a good idea (since the drivers have the sun in their eyes). The trip home was warm. Temp of about 79F.
Jogging on West Campus. My legs felt dead for the first 10 minutes, then felt ok.
Before running I did a bit of work on my latest pair of O' pants.