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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 7 days ending Oct 16, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Other1 4:00:00
  Orienteering2 2:22:39 6.13(23:16) 9.87(14:27) 3956 /12c50%
  Running3 2:02:25 9.64(12:42) 15.52(7:53)
  Total5 8:25:04 15.78 25.39 3956 /12c50%
averages - sleep:6

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Sunday Oct 16, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:13:56 [4] *** 5.07 km (14:35 / km) +140m 12:49 / km
spiked:6/12c slept:6.0

Beaver Brook Green Course. Not a very competent run. I count 17:30 of mistakes. Bruised my heel near #5, so limping a bit, but can't blame that. Just got a little too loose, particularly going into #8. Long ride home, arriving in time to participate in the frenzy of helping Rhonda get ready for a dinner party for her yoga crowd, including moving tables around, repairing the door latch, carrying miscellaneous stuff around, and then the lights went out, so getting the generator that was still stashed on the Polaris out in the barn from when I was working on the bridge, setting it up with its measly half gallon of gas, driving down into town for more gas, etc. At least I wasn't invited to the party, so I could hide out in the other room watching baseball and football, and getting the scraps from the sumptuous banquet.

Saturday Oct 15, 2005 #

Event: Boulder Dash

Running 30:00 [2] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)

Shadowing Stephen Koehler on White course. He hadn't figured out the implications of the remote start triangle, and didn't look at his compass, resulting in a long excursion down the hill. Caught up to him as he was consulting his map, and then he ran up the hill. Caught him again as he looked at the map and then back down the hill. Finally he stopped long enough I could look over his shoulder and diagnose the problem. Otherwise pretty uneventful.

Orienteering race 1:08:43 [3] 4.8 km (14:19 / km) +255m 11:19 / km
shoes: integrators

Beaver Brook Green Course. Pretty frustrated early because I was not going very fast through the saplings, but things got better. While I was never very fast, stayed in contact and was pretty accurate. very rainy and reluctant to try to go fast in any of the areas with rocks or deadfall, or down scary looking hills.

Thursday Oct 13, 2005 #

Running 44:25 [2] 4.4 mi (10:06 / mi)

Down Bunker Hill and up Hansen to Barbourtown. Not much time. Deskbound most of the last three days.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2005 #

Running 48:00 [2] 4.0 mi (12:00 / mi)

Rhonda and Zack went out for a hike while I was on a conference call, and left me directions. By the time I went looking for them they'd been gone a while, and the directions were suspect, so I just went jogging around where they might have gone - never found them until they showed up at home later. Went up Mulcundry Rd to the Wright Trail and back on Doyle Road to home. Some serious deadfall on the Wright Trail. I'll need to go in there with a chainsaw in the next week or so.

Monday Oct 10, 2005 #

Other 4:00:00 [3]

On the theory that anything this tiring is training for something: The monster rain this week has caused havoc with bridge building activities. The trail is too wet to drive equipment on, and I've lost all the seed I planted, along with most of the topsoil, despite spreading about 30 bales of mulch hay. I got stuck with just one curb rail to put on the bridge, along with needing to backfill at the ends. I had been hauling my generator down in my mountain golf cart in order to power the drill for the 1/2" holes through 15" of white oak to install the bolts for the rail on the S side, but just had the N side rail lying there. Zack asked why I didn't just use a cordless drill, and I dismissed that by saying it wouldn't work, but it was bugging me, so I hauled the drill and various other supplies down in a wheelbarrow to try it out. Because the drill binds so much, I had developed a 4-pass approach to drilling a hole. First I put the curb on top of the spacer, which is loosely tacked to the decking with 16 penny nails. After marking my spots, I drill a 3/8" hole with a 7" long auger bit, because the 3/8" bit can be reversed and pulled back out to clear the debris, but the 1/2" bit is too aggressive and jams. Then I go back and drill in the same hole with a 7" long 1/2" bit, which still involves a lot of back and forth to get the debris out of the hole. Then I flip the rail off and there are pilot holes in the spacers. The pilot holes are deep enough that I am able to work the 1/2" bit to drill through the spacer (3") and most of the decking (6"). Finally I make a pass with an 18" long 1/2" bit to get through the bottom, put back the rail and I'm ready for the bolts. They are pretty challenging to get in. When Chris was helping me the other day, he was able to pound them in with a 3 lb hand hammer. I could only get through the top board like that, so I got the bolts started and then used an 8 lb sledge. Still pretty hard. Then the nuts and washers. Turns out the 18 v cordless drill works fine, except it took 4 battery charges to complete the drilling. Hence a lot of up and down to charge batteries (3 trips total, since one time I charged both batteries). Since it was raining and I never knew if it would start to pour, the wheelbarrow, bolts, hammers, etc. made each trip. In the course of this I observed a problem with the road on the far side of the bridge. This summer when I was starting to work on it, I made a hole in the beaver dam upstream of the bridge, and a trench from that hole around to the east of the bridge to dry things out. When Michael was building the road with the excavator, we never filled in the trench - just covered over the end of it. Now that it is raining so hard, the trench is getting a big runoff which is trying to eat through the road, and the water has to jump the trench to go under the bridge. Duh! Since I can't get the backhoe down there right now, hand measures have to be taken pronto. This involved schlepping the chainsaw down (on one of my wheelbarrow trips) and cutting up the trees that had been felled and dumped across the trench, then using a pick mattock to dig holes in the downstream side of the trench to give the water an escape route. Meanwhile, the high water has brought the beavers back into the equation. No telling what mischief they may have in store for me, including the possibility that they may want to use the roadway as the foundation for an extension of their dam. Stern measures need to be taken! Once I can get the backhoe down there I will need to fill in the trench, and I will also need to riprap the entire south side of the road. Finally, Tony showed up just as I was dragging up to the top of the hill with my wheelbarrow after lots of bridge work, chainsawing, channel digging, etc. So I had to take him down there to show him what was going on. Interesting how cold it was walking up hill without a wheelbarrow.

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