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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Oct 17, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:05:29 5.72(21:56) 9.21(13:37) 276
  Walking3 1:30:00 3.8(23:41) 6.12(14:43)
  Road running1 41:00 4.1(10:00) 6.6(6:13)
  Total5 4:16:29 13.62(18:50) 21.92(11:42) 276
  [1-5]5 3:13:45

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Saturday Oct 17, 2015 #

Walking 30:00 [1] 1.3 mi (23:05 / mi)

Walked Nottingcook loop with Mocha just before 6p. Raw day, 45F cold. Noted a young woman on South Street on way to work this morning in singlet and shorts whereas everyone else I saw looked pretty much bolstered against the cold.

Picked up OLLI streamers & 2 signs. I was asked if I'd do map & compass again in the spring. I've never enough time but on the other hand have trouble saying no.

At the current bonfire site: 3 plastic chairs and 10 cans Redd's Apple Ale (5% alcohol), 2 bottles alcoholic tea and a new supply of pallets for fires.

A deer darted in front of us on leaving. Be fast/facile, stay alive. Not our rules.

Woke up in bed this morning versus the tent of the past two Saturday mornings and found that perfectly agreeable. I’ve always had an eye on the Hudson Highlander but it was my turn for call, somewhat of a relief as three consecutive weekends orienteering is a bit much. Maybe if we lived in MA, more in the center of the orienteering activities, it'd be a bit different - less road miles. But for the 70th year, I should go out of my way to 'celebrate' with peers such as Charlie, Phil, Sharon, maybe Peter.

Friday Oct 16, 2015 #

Walking 40:00 [1] 1.8 mi (22:13 / mi)

SPS after work - down to the water for some exercise & taking note of marvelous fall color. Worn out from yesterday's boat moving, mainly the car driving.

Thursday Oct 15, 2015 #

Walking 20:00 [1] 0.7 mi (28:34 / mi)

For the archives: on Bull Island at Hadley's Harbor. Many years since last visit to Hadley's but think it was since 2000. BI is a tiny sample of Naushon/Elizabeth beauty. The last time we were ashore on Naushon (permission req'd) was October, 1984. Time for a repeat, 2016? Then over to Mattapoisett with no time for "energy expenditure" other than rowing.

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 #

Road running 41:00 [2] 4.1 mi (10:00 / mi)

From Falmouth RR mile #5 to Woods Hole where I met Beth. Cut to the bike path asap. Strong southerly wind, great views of Martha's Vineyard and Sound.

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015 #


Sunday's #5 - a puzzle but less so. 305 clearly points out where I was. It must have been a 90 degree compass error for unclear reason - no wall etc for MN confusion. When I returned to the area the second time Sunday, the AP I took (from the paired knolls to the south) looked much like the one I originally took although it was not. And just before the flag knoll was a trickle, although evidently not mapped. And the knoll I scoured looked so much the same although it was oriented slightly differently. The relocation was "pulled out of a hat" when encountering three large boulders.

Sunday Oct 11, 2015 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:02:45 [3] 2.69 mi (23:20 / mi) +138m 20:07 / mi

Sunday, can't trust that day, I'd say. Really lost it on #5, spending 18' on the leg, 11-12' error time. As to how, I'll continue to ponder but did go back to the point, mostly by car, after finishing. Other points were competitive: a bit of hesitation on #2, and on #9, threw away about 1.75' not really concentrating, still had #5 on my mind...relocated 100m to the NW. That motto: "do as I say, not as I do" holds true here. Amazingly technical woods, a Milky Way of black dots runs thru the map. Some boulders were deserving of stopping in one's tracks to gaze at in awe. What's said? "Ice is nice and would suffice". What else could move them at so large a scale.

Great weekend, weather perfect & had good times with UNO teammates, particularly Carl & Mary Jo - we were the parking lot organizers, esp. Mary Jo. We learned a bunch about the ins and outs of (trying to) get cars where we wanted them to be - not always successful. Sandy Fillebrown got the most points when she rolled down her window and said "what do you want me to do." Windows up, radio on and backing in - occasionally all three at once got lowest points. Nice small Sat dinner at the Bundschuh-Ruutopold's vs the usual larger gathering. 2 nights in a tent might have worn me down more than I give it credit for - tho snug as a bug, it wasn't really my rug.

Orienteering 1:02:44 [0] 3.03 mi (20:41 / mi) +138m 18:07 / mi

7 PM


Colors were transcendent...

Riotous colors

Early light

Morning quiet

Always a smiling face

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