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Training Log: Spike

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running4 3:20:00400.0
  clothes horse3 1:30:0090.0
  cycling1 35:0035.0
  Total7 5:25:00525.0
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Thursday Jun 13 #

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

I had some allergy problems last night - woke up coughing and with a bit of breathing trouble. I sat up for a while and eventually got back to sleep. I still woke up before the alarm. I guess that's good.

I went out and shuffled around. Muggy out. Dripping sweat by the end.

1

Wednesday Jun 12 #

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

The usual morning jog. Even at 6 a.m. the sun felt hot.

I saw the new fountain in the new pond on west campus. I guess it is nice. The sound of falling water is always nice.

I saw a guy in the Monarch Watch garden playing some sort of flute-like instrument. That's odd for just after 6 a.m. But it sounded nice, too.

As soon as I stopped I was dripping in sweat. Forecast is for hot temps tomorrow.

1
5 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Stationary bike + watching headcam video:

https://youtu.be/RfHKKHedT8s?si=0hex2o2eytXjfXAg

The snow on the ground makes it easier to see contours. That's nice.

The runner is from OK Denseln and the terrain is Kolmården. I used to love that terrain. It is tricky and a little bit rough. These days it'd be too rough for me, but back in the day it was the kind of terrain where I did relatively well. It is terrain I've trained in a lot (and done some mapping in). Again, the mapping style is different than it was back in the day. But the forest looks the same,

I ran 10-mila on a team made up of three clubs and OK Denseln was one of those. At the time it was a small club without a lot of good runners. So three small clubs put together a mixed-club team. OK Denseln was well known in the district...because they had a big club bus that was always breaking down.

Watching headcam videos really helps pass the time on the stationary bike.

1

Tuesday Jun 11 #

Note

Felt super sleepy when it was time to get up to go for a jog. So I went back to sleep and skipped the jog.

Mary and I went with Fritz and Gene to Fira Shiman's funeral. On the way home we stopped at Concept 23 - a shushi restuarant that also has Cajun food - for a late lunch. The gumbo was good.



Monday Jun 10 #

5 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Stationary bike = no poison ivy, no ticks, no mountain lions.

I watched a headcam video from a recent race in Sweden. My understanding of Swedish maps is fixed in about 1991. The mapping style has changed quite a bit since then.

1

Sunday Jun 9 #

8 AM

cycling 35:00 [1]

Commuter bike to/from campus.

Just as I was getting ready to bike home I heard the distinct whirring sound of a Toyota hybrid running on the battery only. I looked up and it was a Toyota hybrid. And it was Mary. So I hopped on my bike and chased. I was pretty sure I knew where she was headed. I found her parked next to Spooner Hall and said hello before biking home.

running 1:15:00 [2]

I ran my June hilly course and then ran some more hills to add some time to the session. I felt good. I guess that's because the temp was low 60s and cloudy until the last 15-20 minutes.

My legs felt pleasantly tired when I got home. Planning to watch the European Champs track and field and relax the rest of the day.

2

Saturday Jun 8 #

10 AM

running 45:00 [2]

Took Mom and Ron to the airport (on their way to Riga).

I stopped at McHenry Park (formerly known as Tiffany Springs Park) on the way home. I'd spotted a lot of trails mapped on open street map. So I ran a KP map yesterday. When we lived in KC, we ran there occasionally. I was somewhat familiar with the trails and terrain. I thought it'd be a bit fun to explore and think about the orienteering potential.

I shuffled around on some trails. I got drenched in sweat.

My main impressions: muddy (from last night's storms), lots of ticks, lots of poison ivy. Some of the trails were recently mowed. I think the trails on the east side of the park probably get more use. But the parking area was closed when I got there. I drove around (meeting a closed road and a closed flood gate on the way) and ran from the ball diamonds.

In the winter it'd probably be a nice place for some training. Compared to when we lived in KC, the park has more stuff (like places to park).

I had leg cover. I'm hoping the poison ivy won't be a problem. I stopped frequently to get rid of ticks. I think I managed to get rid of all of them.

2

Friday Jun 7 #

5 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Now, take me dancing
At the Disco
Where you buy your
Winnebago
I wanna ride on a clothes horse
I want to ride on a clothes horse


Watching more headcam orienteering videos. One was a very nice map in interesting terrain in Portugal with lots of rock features and open running. The other was a sketchy map somewhere in England. Both were fun. Both frustrated me when when the runner took a route I didn't like.

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