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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Feb 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking4 3:31:43 4.09 6.59 112
  Snowshoes2 2:20:41 2.65 4.26 82
  Snow shovelling1 30:00
  Total7 6:22:24 6.74 10.85 194

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Saturday Feb 13 #

2 PM

Walking 1:25:18 [2] 1.84 mi (46:14 / mi) +16m 45:01 / mi

Elm Brook with Beth & W. Calm, bright sun, felt even warm at one point. W met 7 dogs, one a complete look-alike, less than half her size. There were quite a few snow mobiles. Going west from parking was on well-packed SM surface. On the dike, it was bumpy underfoot. Slow go but a fine outing.

Friday Feb 12 #

Snowshoes 30:00 [2]

Outback with W around 4p. Cold, calm, gray. Up stream & then to contours, up on them a ways, then back across the marsh, never easier to deal with than in winter.

Thursday Feb 11 #


MGH neurosurgery day. Cold, sunny. Nice to go to Boston, felt adventurous, and not much traffic. Wanted time for a walk along the Charles but day was too full for that.

Wednesday Feb 10 #

Walking 20:00 [1]

Short, peaceful walk with W at SPS while Beth waited in car. Met some dogs & their owners.

Tuesday Feb 9 #

Snow shovelling 30:00 [2]

12 PM

Walking (Nordic walking) 1:16:25 [2] 2.25 mi (33:58 / mi) +96m 29:59 / mi

Over to Woodhill-Hooksett, no set plan but started along the road packed by SMs. Pretty soon (16’), I was at the Rookery trail head. The trail was adequately packed, so up we went. I’d made a decision to not bring SS. By the beaver pond soon enough, then down Hemlock, at the bottom soon. Right on Eagle, back to WH and back to the car. Hadn’t thought that would be the outcome. 3 SMs passed us. Not 5’ later, the same three were 150. yds ahead again, but turning left - so I had a road at the end freshly packed by 6 SMs. Snowing lightly, another wintry walk. I wanted a picture or two.

Monday Feb 8 #

1 PM

Snowshoes (Nordic) 1:50:41 [2] 2.65 mi (41:46 / mi) +82m 38:06 / mi

With W at Kimball. Had thought about the Dike, Great Hill, end of Woodhill-Hooksett but then Kimball came to mind. Ended up walking around it on SS to my surprise. Had no plan when I got there - going around seemed a bit much. A couple, John and Bonne (& dog), had started just before me, going CCW. I went that way, saw him coming back because they'd forgotten a water bottle. Exchanged pleasantries with both - she was waiting further along. Was initially thinking I had a SS trail to follow in but theirs ended shortly. Snow wasn't deep anyway. Had a few questions in my mind re route tho I'd done it enough in past. Twice I sat down on a rock. I did wonder if they might catch up with me. Then I saw their dog and there they were. We chatted & on they went - faster walkers tho he might have been about my age.

But they stopped again to help their dog get snowballs out from his pads. I went ahead, they caught up but we were on the SVT by then and fell into a pace & got to talking about Kimball/Dunbarton hiking, kayaking. They brought up Great Hill and more. Then Nottingcook came up. John said he knew the name of a Bow orienteer, me, mentioned my name & we got a laugh from that. He'd called me maybe 6 months ago about map making. I referred him to Jim Arsenault for comprehensive help - which he'd done to his considerable benefit. We walked back to our cars, the walk having been better. Both dogs were tired-theirs was 13 & tolerant of W's young antics.

The dam was a bit of a concern. The ice was frozen but water moving under it. There were no prints on the snow near it. I made my way across w/o any creaking/cracking/groaning.

Sunday Feb 7 #

Walking 30:00 [3]

At Turee with W. Snowing moderately. I saw a figure on the pond, pretty far away. Figured it was an ice fisherman. A few minutes later, was surprised to see that same figure gliding by on the ice not 30 yards from me, then turn left on a SM track and voila, stop right in front of me as W was not going to left him get away w/o a greeting. Looked like a good time on the pond. Had no camera. And no enthusiasm for much more than a walk - pleasantly wintry though.

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