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Training Log: CleverSky

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  pedaling3 3:16:11 33.41(5:52) 53.77(3:39) 552
  orienteering1 1:56:06 6.94(16:44) 11.16(10:24) 12719 /24c79%
  hiking2 1:11:34 4.13(17:21) 6.64(10:47) 50
  Total6 6:23:51 44.47(8:38) 71.57(5:22) 72919 /24c79%
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Sunday May 22 #

8 AM

orienteering 1:56:06 intensity: (5:43 @2) + (2:51 @3) + (17:20 @4) + (1:30:12 @5) ** 11.16 km (10:24 / km) +127m 9:50 / km
ahr:146 max:163 spiked:19/24c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX

Great Brook Farm, Red M35, 8.2 km, 210 m, 4th. I got an email yesterday saying that the prerunner on Red was ill, and asking if I'd be willing to start at 8 AM. Hell yeah, given the sweltering forecast. The whole meet administration was a bit of a shambles, so we didn't actually start quite at 8 (I helped a bit to sort things out), then off I went.

This was basically a long Orange course, which is about all you can do with this map. Although billed as 8.2 km, which is kind of on the long side as Red courses go these days, I measure it by the shortest route not crossing uncrossable water or out-of-bounds areas as 8.63 km. I failed to punch my watch at #5, but caught up when I double-punched it at the #15 water stop, then I also apparently failed to stop it at the finish. No big mistakes, but I did a little extra distance when exiting to the road from #5, and wasted time trying to go through the woods on the way to #7 when I should have just gone out to the road. Some hesitation on #15 in a hard-to-read detailed area, and a complete overshoot on #21. By the end it was getting pretty warm and I was fading (did a lot of walking when I wasn't on a trail), and I did a pretty solid brain fade on the last control, just standing still and trying to make sense of the details to figure out which way to turn.

I was thinking when I was out there that the meet crew wouldn't have their act together enough to put out the finish punches, but then I reasoned that a prerunner on another course would probably be back sooner. Sure enough, that's what happened to the Brown runners, no punch when they arrived. Then download was kind of a mess because people had to go there before starting as well, so I wandered back to the car, changed my clothes, and downloaded later. As far as I'm aware, they didn't run out of maps, so that's good.

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Saturday May 21 #

3 PM

pedaling (road bike) 1:17:11 intensity: (1:29 @2) + (5:59 @3) + (20:06 @4) + (49:37 @5) 32.72 km (2:22 / km) +245m 2:16 / km
ahr:144 max:161

Planned out a trip up into New Hampshire, thinking I might wimp out, and when I got outside into the predicted temperature (high 80s F), I modified it to be a little flatter and to not go quite so far. A good day for exercise that comes with a built-in breeze.

Friday May 20 #

6 PM

pedaling (MTB mixed) 56:04 intensity: (23 @1) + (5:22 @2) + (15:43 @3) + (21:12 @4) + (13:24 @5) 10.68 km (5:15 / km) +214m 4:46 / km
ahr:131 max:158

Table Rock. It's fun to go off into a new place and wander around without knowing exactly where you are, especially when it's so close to home. Started out with all easy big trails, but wound up with some fairly technical singletrack. More exploring to be done in here.

I found one of the exits, no surprise that I didn't spot it from the road, because there's a stone wall you have to go over. For future reference, it's right across the street from the house with the solarium. Finding it from the woods side wasn't that easy, either, because there were trail signs parallel to a serious fence on the right, then the trail got all manky but there was a shift to the left on a better parallel trail. But that took me to what looked like a back yard. The phone showed that I was in about the right spot, but as I skootched along the edge of the lawn, a couple of dogs came out, then a guy came out of the door of the house. I asked him if there was a paved road ahead, and he said yeah, look to your right, there's the trail. I gave him a thumbs up and said thanks, and went onto the very rough "pathway" that looks like it's probably going to get grown in pretty quickly. All the online resources that I see indicate that I was on public property the whole time, and that what looks like lawn associated with the house extends beyond the property line. (But to get out to the road without shifting to the rough trail would have required going out the guy's driveway.)

Thursday May 19 #

8 PM

hiking (pavement) 13:56 intensity: (2:41 @1) + (9:53 @2) + (1:22 @3) 1.41 km (9:53 / km)
ahr:102 max:115 shoes: Merrill Agility Peak4

Down the street and back with Nancy during intermission of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Wednesday May 18 #

5 PM

pedaling (mountain bike) 1:02:56 intensity: (6:05 @2) + (17:11 @3) + (38:10 @4) + (1:30 @5) 10.37 km (6:04 / km) +93m 5:49 / km
ahr:129 max:148 (sick)

OK, I'm well enough to do this. Planned out a nice route, and it turned out well. Water levels are low, so I didn't have to deal with too much in the way of stream crossings or mud. The one exception was that the Friendly Trail (now with Private Property Keep Out signs) was flooded out in several places by the beaver pond, and I had to walk around those. Otherwise not much in the way of places where I needed to get off the bike.

Tuesday May 17 #

8 PM

hiking (pavement) 57:38 intensity: (1:02 @0) + (8:03 @1) + (34:26 @2) + (14:07 @3) 5.23 km (11:01 / km) +50m 10:31 / km
ahr:104 max:124 (sick) shoes: Nike React Miler2

Not far, not fast. Some pretty intense coughing today (not at all unusual for me on the tail end of a cold), and I'd say incrementally healthier. But not back in form yet.

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