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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Oct 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  hiking3 2:08:45 7.84(16:26) 12.61(10:12) 173
  running2 2:00:26 9.07(13:17) 14.59(8:15) 219
  pedaling1 1:05:54 15.37(4:17) 24.73(2:40) 233
  orienteering1 1:02:35 2.89(21:38) 4.66(13:26) 846 /8c75%
  Total7 6:17:40 35.17(10:44) 56.6(6:40) 7096 /8c75%

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Saturday Oct 10 #

11 PM

hiking (pavement) 1:04:21 [1] 6.36 km (10:07 / km) +80m 9:31 / km
shoes: Nike Flex Experience RN 4

A lap around the outside of Sewall Woods, In The Dark, at the end of the day after all the other stuff was done. I think I finished after midnight. Had the headlamp turned on maybe half of the time. Pretty nice out, good stars.

Friday Oct 9 #

12 PM

hiking (pavement) 21:00 [1] 2.2 km (9:33 / km) +45m 8:39 / km
shoes: Oboz Sawtooth II

From the rental house down to the drugstore and back. AP guessed this was orienteering (that's a bif of a surprise). In addition, later on there was about another 2.3 km, probably about 30 minutes, in a suit and corresponding shoes, doing two round trips from the house to the Wolfeboro Inn for the wedding (and oops! I forgot my mask).

Rachel is married, so now things have reached their final state, wherein Nancy and all her kids have different last names.

Thursday Oct 8 #

10 PM

orienteering (night) 1:02:35 [1] ** 4.66 km (13:26 / km) +84m 12:20 / km
spiked:6/8c shoes: Nike Flex Experience RN 4

Sewall Woods, In The Dark. After the rehearsal dinner, I went out with a headlamp and a map and looked for some of the permanent controls. I found 6, and there was one other where I was in the right spot but couldn't find a maker, and another that I may have gone past but didn't see the feature (maybe I was off by one trail bend, I was kind of skeptical about the trail mapping in that area). AP guessed this was hiking.

Wednesday Oct 7 #

4 PM


I was just getting dressed to go out for a run, when I saw a few drops of rain on the window. And then seconds later it was pouring and blowing really really hard. And then the lights went out. Maybe the nearest cell tower went off line, too, because I had a really weak signal and couldn't look at the weather radar. I was able to text with Nancy, who said that there wasn't much behind it. The rain let up pretty quickly and it was then just breezy, so I got in the car to go for a run anyway. This wasn't in the same league as the storm that hit Groton in the spring, but there were a few trees uprooted or broken off (the street around the corner was blocked), a lot of small branches down, as well as what seemed to be every pine cone. I even saw a wire that was on the ground and burning. Looks like power came back on after about an hour.

Had things gone a little differently this year, I might well have been out in the woods hanging controls for this weekend's A-meet when that microburst hit.
5 PM

running (trails) 1:20:26 [3] 9.59 km (8:23 / km) +123m 7:53 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280 #1 (blue)

Willard Brook, In The Dim. I wore a headlamp, but only turned it on for the last few minutes. I had a plan in mind, but after a couple of minutes I decided to do something completely different. I found a trail that had somehow hitherto escaped my notice, and went up to check out the most important section of the map, which I was glad to find had not been destroyed by the storm. On the way back, in light that was at the limits of my vision, I made the next to last turn, then failed to find the last turn, and figured I must have turned the wrong way at the junction. So I went back, but going the other direction was clearly no good, so I turned on the light and found the trail. Except it quickly became obvious that it wasn't the trail I wanted, and though it would get me to where I need to go, it would take too long. So I went back, and it turned out that I had been going the right way the first time, but I had given up about 20 meters too soon.

Tuesday Oct 6 #

5 PM

pedaling (recumbent) 1:05:54 [3] 24.73 km (2:40 / km) +233m 2:33 / km

Around town before I lost the light. I had a headlamp in the bag, but didn't pull it out -- from now on at that time of day I should have lights all ready to go. I've been shying away from steep climbs, but there were a couple of moderately steep climbs that went fine, and I didn't even have to dig very deep into my bag of gear ratios. I get a pretty good amount of satisfaction from riding this bike.

Monday Oct 5 #

11 AM


COVID-19 negative, at least accoring to the rapid test. So I'm cleared for attending the wedding, just have to be a hermit for the next few days.
11 PM

running (woods) 40:00 [3] 5.0 km (8:00 / km) +96m 7:18 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280 #1 (blue)

WBSW, In The Dark. After a slightly complicated day that featured a pretty nasty headache, I finally felt okay enough to get out pretty late. Definitely headlamp all the way; there was a pretty good moon, but it didn't get through the tree canopy very much. This outing was a fine example of why I call it woods running instead of trail running. Yeah, it was all on stuff that's considered trails, but a lot of them are so faint that almost anybody following me would swear that I was just zigzagging randomly through the woods (and I bet it would take quite a bit of skill to keep up). And somebody would need to be quite familiar with the trails to take over the lead; it's often nearly impossible to tell that you're on a trail, especially now with some leaves down. Finished up a few minutes before midnight.

The round numbers for time and distance are not estimates, they're straight off the GPS watch. Too bad there wasn't another 4 meters of climb.

Sunday Oct 4 #

9 PM

hiking (pavement) 43:24 [1] 4.06 km (10:42 / km) +48m 10:06 / km
shoes: Nike Initiator

Mass Ave/Sunnyhill/West/Leominster Rd loop, In The Dark. Most of the time with the headlamp off, except on Mass Ave after the sidewalk ended. Finished up just as the first raindrops started to fall.

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