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In the 7 days ending Oct 11, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road/trail2 2:09:35 10.72(12:05) 17.25(7:31) 113
  Orienteering2 1:34:30 5.04(18:45) 8.11(11:39) 319
  Road running1 48:57 4.46(10:58) 7.18(6:49) 158
  Trail/road1 39:38 2.7(14:41) 4.34(9:07) 80
  Total6 5:12:40 22.92(13:39) 36.89(8:29) 670

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Saturday Oct 11, 2014 #

2 PM

Road/trail 57:35 [2] 5.25 mi (10:58 / mi) +61m 10:35 / mi

From Crowne Plaza along Bloomingdale Rd. into golf course areas. Cool, gray. Tired from past few days.

Felt above was appropriate - on the board in the music room at HHS.

50th reunion is quite an experience, past and present mixing very well. A group of us met at the old HHS building this morning, a building unchanged on the outside in the past 50 years & largely the same inside but modernized. The auditorium was just as remembered, the gyms modernized and the pool looking good after 50 plus years...and this building for the use of the middle school which may be just 7th and 8th grades - certainly a lot of space with excellent facilities for mind & body.

Yesterday (1964) and today - same classmate 50 yrs later on marble promontory on right

Friday Oct 10, 2014 #

2 PM

Orienteering 1:01:47 intensity: (5:00 @1) + (41:47 @2) + (15:00 @3) 3.02 mi (20:28 / mi) +174m 17:21 / mi

Drive to White Plains with a stop at Pound Ridge. Had a course on a 1/15 map last used June 21, 1983 (!) with notes of 90F, hot/thirsty, summer T storms and fun time anyway. WPW is to-die-for terrain, easily 150-200m visibility, virtually no understory, stone walls to add gentility. Hurried away from the car, had given it an hour, and did not take camera which was too bad.

And then a 25 mi drive to WP. Drove right by Mountain Lakes on Rt 121 - and back in two weeks. And then, pretty soon thereafter, going nowhere for a suitable length of time.

Thursday Oct 9, 2014 #

3 PM

Road running 48:57 [3] 4.46 mi (10:58 / mi) +158m 9:53 / mi

Rollins-Patch, cw. NW breezy/cool. Nice fall pm.

Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 #

2 PM

Road/trail 1:12:00 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (52:00 @2) + (10:00 @3) 5.47 mi (13:10 / mi) +52m 12:47 / mi

Audubon-SPS wander, mild pm. Days of L achilles awareness, likely brought on by the weekend's sprinting - and maybe the other events, too - achy but no current problem with running. Had gotten careless about using heel inserts since all had been fine. Now care with using a good insert, and ice & ibuprofen after each run.

Turkey and Little Turkey paths are the epitome of rocky-rooty.

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 #

4 PM

Trail/road 39:38 intensity: (19:38 @1) + (20:00 @2) 2.7 mi (14:41 / mi) +80m 13:27 / mi

Bog Jog, beautiful warm pm, good colors. Stopped at shooting field which Lisa & crew cleaned up - new casings there already.

Monday Oct 6, 2014 #


A nice out thru Bennington - fall colors in western NH, southern VT and eastern NY. Right to sprint venue providing much warm windyness in Genesee Park. Then off to set up tent at Woodstream Campground (Gainesville camping aka Google Earth practice) - don’t think there were any campers there. Lots of mobile campers, some with elaborate gardens but no people. Set up tent hurridly in rain. Looked around for M, no where to be found...strange. Better search. Then we hear a stranger’s voice, a woman with M on her own dog’s leash. M had crossed the nearby road (25 yds fm campsite, not visible due to trees with the occasional car going 40mph est). She’d barked at the front door. Lucky this lady was savvy. M had no ID, just a collar and evidently wanted in the house. Second thots about the back of the car?

Had a dinner at an in-the-fields “emporium” loaded with people on a Fri night. Rained and blew. In the am, the cries of crows and jays. Saturday was chilly but nice for the most part. After the run, we returned to our little corner of the campground. Hot shower for 25 cents and more water than needed (but campsite $27). Had dinner at a cozy pub, the Amber Lantern, in Warsaw, NY. Woke Sunday to light rain on the tent but blue holes suggested promise. On again, off again rain.

Car computer noted “coolant level low” so filled it at campground. It noted the same again about 125 miles into the return trip. Bought a gallon of 50/50 AF and before we were home, had put about 2 gallons of AF and water in the system. Lucky that it held up to get us back.

Very nice rural countryside..corn fields and lots of green, green grassy stretches, trees planted in straight lines, patches of forest, interesting architecture. This old house is on the way to the Castile entrance to Letchworth. It's barn, is across the road.

485 miles home, tumbled out around 9pm.

Sunday Oct 5, 2014 #


Yesterday (1964) and today - same classmate 50 yrs later on marble promontory on right
9 AM

Orienteering race 32:43 intensity: (22:43 @3) + (10:00 @4) 2.02 mi (16:12 / mi) +145m 13:15 / mi

Middle, chilly/good temp. Ran in shorts which helped. Good run - went to everyone directly. Went to #1 straightaway but did not see the classic pond I had in mind (how silly is that) - saw a flag but did not check code, ran away from it (as in headless panic?) but caught hold, looked around & went back to the flag which was indeed the correct one. Climbing on the way to 9 made it hard to keep on a bearing & when I crossed the marsh & looked at the hill, I did not see the reentrant, went right & hoped I was right - which I was. A bit sloppy on #10 (ended up running down drive from small bldg); #11 was a grunt as was the run in. Was in first by only 6-7 seconds (Natalya D. & Greg Yarkie), so glad to have pushed as much as I could. I’m not always aware of putting out continuous concerted effort, so I don’t do it. First M65 and second in Saturday’s distance so a good weekend. Nice to have good weekends when so much time/energy/effort is involved in the coming and going.

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