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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Apr 15, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking1 2:00:00 2.0(1:00:00) 3.22(37:17)
  Road running1 1:49:25 10.42(10:30) 16.77(6:31) 255
  Trail/woods running2 1:26:26 7.69(11:14) 12.38(6:59) 78
  Orienteering1 1:13:45 4.04(18:15) 6.51(11:20) 262
  Weightexercise workout1 50:00
  Wood hauling/stacking1 40:00
  Road/trail1 26:48 1.28(20:56) 2.06(13:01) 80
  Total6 8:26:24 25.43 40.93 675
  [1-5]6 7:59:36

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Monday Apr 15, 2013 #

3 PM

Trail/woods running 51:26 [2] 4.69 mi (10:58 / mi) +78m 10:26 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

At Walden after the BAA. Crossed tracks & was on old route that got me to Old Concord Rd but time to turn back. Got to edge of Fairhaven Bay after coming to Pleasant Pasture. Encountered the same couple 4 times plus one distant spot on the RR track. Paused at the beach where I set off to swim the pond in the moonlight on an August night 2 years ago. Walden Res woods are open, clean, rock-free, contour-laden & probably off-limits now-a-days. Might have added a few miles but dogs complicated visit > "no pets". Sluggish, too. After, we stopped at a DD in CC & wound our way thru the rest of fair Concord & Carlisle.
7 PM


BAA pride from the corner of Dartmouth & Boylston

Serenity before the storm

A lovely visit to downtown Boston, marred by the news after we had left. The usual festive atmosphere permeated the inner city on a fine April day. We were in the finish line area, leaving about an hour before the explosions.

Sunday Apr 14, 2013 #

Walking 2:00:00 [1] 2.0 mi (1:00:00 / mi)

Nottingcook walk with Beth for placing permanent O markers - got 6 of 25 in 2 hours...pretty slow but time to smell the flowers. Some pretty serious beaver chewing near the bog outlet. Water level down due to b dam damage by an uprooted tree. Found a dead beaver yesterday - near water but not near the kind of place one would expect a beaver. Beth guessed humans had something to do with it - sad...what a large tail & nice furry coat even if disrupted. Forgot the gps.

April bog

A throne for a Queen !

Beaver dam disruption

Pond-stream junction

Saturday Apr 13, 2013 #

11 AM

Road running 1:49:25 [2] 10.42 mi (10:30 / mi) +255m 9:46 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

Purgatory loop, cw. Cool & gray. More or less of an inquiry run as I've done so little in the way of long runs. 3 pages and two dogs charging for side shows.

Discovered the the BAA marathon is this Monday, not next. Well, good as I have the day off & a visit to Boston seems likely.

Friday Apr 12, 2013 #


Truly crappy weather today. The ground even changed color.
Accomplished a slightly better BOS website, always work in progress and served as an excuse to miss a training opportunity in the raw out-of-doors.

Thursday Apr 11, 2013 #

Trail/woods running 35:00 [2] 3.0 mi (11:40 / mi)
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

In Winant Hill area p work. Was napping in car at SPS end of Silk Farm when a lost truck driver knocked on the window - his gps had led him down the now-a-days cul-de-sac. Going nowhere in particular, I offered to take him around to the other side leading to a different possibility for running. But a drab weather day did little for energy creation.

Wood hauling/stacking 40:00 [3]

'Schlepping wood' as Mark would say. Kind of work I'd pay $12/hr for someone else to do.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 #

Weightexercise workout 50:00 [1]

Y - rest from running.

Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:13:45 [3] 6.51 km (11:20 / km) +262m 9:26 / km

Deep Hollow, 5.9k green Y from April, 2011. I was hot & thirsty, it was dry, my feet hurt & it was a challenge! Easy-to-read map, lots of open terrain, great visibility. Thought I'd be around 65' but climbing hills (to 3, 4 to 5, 7 to 8, 10 to 11) took it out of me - was way behind myself of 2 years ago. Think I missed #1, will have to see 305 track. Came across a flag at site of 10, possibly there 2 years? Call this a B performance, also had trouble with the next to last cp, drifting down to the right & being unsure when I saw the marsh & also confused from supposed proper point into finish which only proved itself correct at the last moment - more green than mapped, I'd say, hiding things til the water on left.

Map & Route

Had some trouble finding the forest off Rte 6. Was dropped off at Bull Pond entrance & picked up there as well. Beth went off to Seven Lakes Dr with the dogs for the time I was in the forest.

So three runs, second two were hard work as it was also warm (71F today), and such rocky terrain, demonstrating the need to beef up O shoe soles. Gaiters would have been nice (but hot) as it was knee-high scratchy on some hillsides & tops.

Rain last night but snug as a bug. However, neither of us slept for unclear reasons - yet not in need of a nap today. Back 9W Newburgh, 84, 91, 9/202, 750 mi. Such a drive used to seem easier - some tedium now tho Beth & I carried on a good conversation. NH is a long haul. Nice to see spots of snow (as in cool/soothing). Did see a few rare patches along Rte 9W in the WP area but very rare.

Road/trail 26:48 [0] 1.28 mi (20:56 / mi) +80m 17:32 / mi

To start & back to Bull Pond entrance (added 0.5 mi. & 80m climb as well as guessed additional time). Did not use 305 to start & only turned on on road when I was curious as to how far back it might be.

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