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Training Log: Spike

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  cycling3 2:40:00160.0
  running2 55:00110.0
  orienteering1 50:0021c100.0
  Total4 4:25:0021c370.0
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Monday Sep 17 #

cycling 1:00:00 [1]

I rolled around on the bike paths including passing by Baker Wetlands. Weather was hot, but not so terrible as the sun got lower. The wetlands were looking good - a hint of fall.

Got a flu shot today, too.

1

Sunday Sep 16 #

Note

Slough Creek update.

I've been adding features that are clearly visible in the lidar (like stream beds and some old trails) and are on the old map. It isn't very fun, but it is nice to see some progress.

I also drew in the approximate boundary of the public land. I did that by eyeballing the county GIS parcel viewer and matching it with the air photo template. Some of the boundaries are unexpected - like at an angle through the middle of a field.
10 AM

cycling 40:00 [1]

Biking on the bike path to/from the arboretum.

Recently I've been trying to get out the door earlier, but I didn't today.

orienteering 50:00 [2] ***
21c

I jogged (slowly) trough a couple of courses at the arboretum. At each control, I picked a route and picked some key features along the way, then folded up the map and ran without looking at it.

The late start and the arbo terrain made things tough. It was warm and muggy. The course was almost entirely in the sun. After about 25 minutes, I was feeling hot. I thought about stopping, but decided to just ease off the slow pace and keep going. I guess I'm glad I did that.

2

Saturday Sep 15 #

Note

Slough Creek

I'm starting a new mapping project and I figured I'd try to keep notes about the progress here on AP. Catching up on what I've done over the last few days.

I downloaded the 2015 lidar data from kansasgis.org. There's some sort of rule of thumb that no matter how small the area you want to map, it takes multiple tiles to download. It turns out Slough Creek (which isn't all that big) is right on the border of 4 tiles (with each 5 x 5 km).

I created a shapefile of the boundary of the area I want to map in QGIS (by eyeballing Open Street Map in QGIS and the Jefferson County parcel viewer on a web page). I used the shapefile to combine the 4 lidar tiles and then cut out the area I want for the map. I used LASclip from LAStools for the first time. It worked quite well.

I downloaded 2014 air photos from kansasgis.org. They look pretty good.

I created some templates to use for map drawing. I ran karttapullautin to get vegetation and contours. I used LAStools (blast2dem) to create ground relief, last return relief, ground slope, and last return slope.

Meangene sent me a scanned copy of the 1983 map that Anders Bjorklund field checked and that OK used for the 1984 O' tour.

Right now my plan is to do as much as I can at the desk to create a map (not just to create a base map, but to create something we could use with very minimal field work). I know that there is a new trail that we may need to field check.






8 AM

cycling 1:00:00 [1]

Biking to/from Clinton. I noticed that my h.r. was higher than I'd have expected for the effort.

running 30:00 [2]

Jogging on the trails. My h.r. was definitely higher than expected. Might be a good idea to take a nap today and then see how I feel tomorrow.

1

Friday Sep 14 #

running 25:00 [2]

I went for a short shuffle on West Campus. It was warm (91F) but it felt warmer. It seemed like my body was overheated.

1

Thursday Sep 13 #

Note

Knee still feeling normal, but just to be extra-super-cautious, I took another day off and mowed the yard instead.

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