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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Oct 28, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Night O'1 1:49:57 7.17(15:20) 11.53(9:32) 144
  Running1 38:34 2.6(14:51) 4.18(9:14) 63
  Cycling1 32:09
  Total3 3:00:40 9.76 15.71 207
  [1-5]3 3:00:39

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Sunday Oct 28, 2012 #


Google shopping for G4 6V bulbs

Ordering six bulbs (2 each of 6W, 10W, and 20W) from overseas was going to cost US$60! So back to the google. I'm gonna pull the bulbs out and try to match brand and model numbers.

Saturday Oct 27, 2012 #

7 PM

Night O' 1:49:56 [3] *** 8.55 km (12:51 / km) +129m 11:57 / km

Night O' at Eagle Creek East in Indianapolis.

I got 22 of 35 controls. Mike won with 26.

Pretty good performance---I skipped a bunch of distant controls and kept everything reasonable for a 2 hour event. A few misplaced controls, and at least three "unforced errors" where I added a bit of unnecessary distance. If I hadn't made the errors, I might have been in the medals---third had 23---But---with them, no way---Mike noticed one way that *might* have got me one more control and back in under two hours. (It was fortuitous to skip some of the distant controls because they were the most difficult placements, and most likely to be a bit dodgy. Both Mike and Rob had to deal with more of those than I did. Several times I ran smoother and faster than I have other places recently. (Freaked me out a bit, but I lost my legs about 15 minutes from the end.)

Really fun event. Night O' is so fun. I ordered a MagicShine (?) Headlamp yesterday. It might make it here by the Night O' champs. I need to order some halogen bulbs for my Silva 480 from Sweden---My 20W is burned out, and the 10W is slumming it. I figured it would be easy to source them locally, but no dice. I've wasted about 2 hours looking locally rather than just placing a ten or fifteen dollar order from overseas. ( that I think about it, I could, if necessary, get 6W, 10W, and 20W bulbs local for 12 Volts (rather than 6V), and make an adapter cord that would give the headlamp 12V rather than 6. I *could*, but I'm not gonna.)

Night O' race 1 [0] 2.98 km ( / km) +15m / km

Brennan's track from the night O'. I loaned him my FR 110. His time was 3701----but he cut it short because he rolled his ankle.

Thursday Oct 25, 2012 #

8 PM

Running 38:34 intensity: (6 @1) + (49 @2) + (8:33 @3) + (29:06 @4) 4.18 km (9:14 / km) +63m 8:35 / km
ahr:153 max:165

Running---for real! Outside, with shorts! Sweaty! Crazy. (It was the One Hill Route with a lap of the rec center.)

Didn't expect much of a run. The first 200m were horrible. Apparently walking the Red X on Saturday screwed up my biomechanics. Everything hurt. Back, hips, knees, quads, feet. I walked some down the big hill, but mostly ran. And as I ran, I warmed up, and things started to work properly. My back is the biggest question mark, but I'm going to stretch it while it is still warm.

Did really well coming up the big hill---walked a bit, but was able to run with a semi-stable heart rate. Deteriorated on the flat at the end.

It's hard to tell, but I see today as solid proof that my fitness has improved. It's the first time in a long time that my HR hasn't gone through 170, yet I was feeling like my legs were the limiting factor rather than my HR. It's subtle, so don't laugh.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2012 #

9 PM

Cycling 32:09 intensity: (15:25 @1) + (16:44 @2)
ahr:124 max:139

Indoor cycling at the gym with a long cooldown on the treadmill (watching TV). I did a few minutes of elliptical, but started feeling things in my feet, so I remembered I shouldn't do elliptical.

I did 20 minutes, then walked around to "eliminate numbness", then did 10 more minutes. This doesn't happen so badly when I'm on an actual bike. I think it's the enormous wide seat and lack of upper body position adjustment.

Monday Oct 22, 2012 #


This is kinda neat: Historical maps of the Dingmans Ferry area south to about Egypt Mills from 1893 and 1954. Click on the "Northwest" links.

In the 1954 version PEEC appears as a few buildings west of the words "Shapnack Island" (in the Delaware River). The contours on the 1954 version are much, much better than those from 1893.

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