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Training Log: PG

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  hike with Gail2 1:12:15 4.25(17:01) 6.84(10:34) 4
  run/hike1 32:31 2.74(11:51) 4.41(7:22) 240
  road running1 20:40 2.01(10:17) 3.23(6:23) 5
  Total4 2:05:26 9.0(13:56) 14.48(8:40) 249
averages - weight:139.3lbs
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Sunday Feb 28 #

8 AM

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Progress on the vaccines. Gail got her first shot (Moderna) Friday, I got my second (Pfizer) yesterday. Pretty well organized at both places. Getting the appointments was a nightmare, especially hers.

I went to Eastfield Mall in Springfield, one of the states mega-sites, the operation taking place in a defunct Macy's store. Parking was close. On my first visit three weeks ago there was a line to check in, maybe 10-15 minutes, but all inside. Then a bit of a wait for a nurse, then the usual 15 minutes afterwards.

A couple of days later I saw in the paper reports of people waiting there outside up to two hours on a cold and snowy day. Apparently lots of folks had come early, worried about being late or maybe that they would run out. Not a good scene, pretty much everyone age 75+.

So they shifted the layout, so you had a long walk through the mall to get to the Macy's (but still a short walk after to get back to the car). New horror stories, people needing walkers having a terrible time getting there.

So by the time I got there yesterday there was plan C, anyone needing a shorter walk could just go in the exit. And there was no general check-in to slow things down, just maybe 25 tables, two workers per table, one to handle the computer, one to administer the shot. And almost no line. They are learning.

I had two friendly young women taking care of me. Seems I had the same birthday as the one dealing with the computer, so that got things off to a good start. Chatted up the other one as she was doing her job, compared notes on how to deal with headaches -- she had said it was good to drink a lot of water, make sure I stay hydrated over the next 24 hours, I said that's my first line of defense when I feel a headache coming on, a large glass or preferably two of water down the hatch and it seems a while later the headache decided to go bother someone else. Best drug on the market.

So I probably overstayed my allotted time by a few minutes. But I was having a good time, and they were having a good time, lots of laughs, and there was still no line. I figure, if you're there all day doing the same thing over and over, a little break in the routine is not a bad thing.

Friday Feb 26 #

12 PM

hike with Gail 39:17 [1] 2.23 mi (17:38 / mi) +4ft 17:36 / mi
weight:139lbs

North Silver Lane, with Di and Tucker.

Wednesday Feb 24 #

2 PM

run/hike 32:31 intensity: (2:47 @1) + (21:47 @2) + (7:57 @3) 2.74 mi (11:51 / mi) +240ft 10:57 / mi
ahr:119 max:144 weight:140lbs

Short but hilly loop, walked anytime time it went up even the slightest amount. A rather pleasant way to do it, certainly more pleasant than running it all. And also certainly a better simulation of the way I would do an O' course. If/when that happens again.

Beautiful day, sunny and about 50, good for morale.

Tuesday Feb 23 #

11 AM

road running 20:40 intensity: (25 @1) + (44 @2) + (12:38 @3) + (6:53 @4) 2.01 mi (10:17 / mi) +5ft 10:15 / mi
ahr:140 max:145 weight:139lbs

South Plain Road.

1 PM

hike with Gail 32:58 [1] 2.02 mi (16:20 / mi)

North Silver Lane.

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