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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 7 days ending Nov 15, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Gym5 3:17:00591.0
  Orienteering1 45:55 2.82(16:17) 4.54(10:07) 36180.5
  Running1 40:30 4.04(10:02) 6.5(6:14) 33127.7
  Hike1 25:0025.0
  Rowing Machine1 22:53 3.11(7:22) 5.0(4:35)68.7
  Total8 5:31:18 9.96 16.03 69992.8
  [1-5]8 5:31:03
averages - sleep:6.7 weight:161.2lbs

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Saturday Nov 15, 2014 #

8 AM

Hike 25:00 [1]
slept:8.0 weight:162.4lbs shoes: 2014 icebugs

dog loop with R&S. Colder today, mid 20s, approx. Sunny. Maybe it will warm up.

Gym 37:00 [3]

Usual exercises, plus the planks, and a squat and pushup tabata set, with Rhonda
10 AM

Running 40:30 intensity: (15 @0) + (4:13 @1) + (24 @2) + (20:14 @3) + (15:03 @4) + (21 @5) 4.04 mi (10:02 / mi) +33m 9:47 / mi
ahr:142 max:166 shoes: 2014 Hoka Stinsons

From Pleasant Valley with Rhonda. Colder than we are used to.
1 PM


Leaf sucking, with Zack, about 2 hours worth. He runs the tractor, and he is much better at it, particularly backing the trailer. I follow along, getting sticks out of the way, clearing the hose from time to time, a little odd raking. Made me tired. Made me think of long ago when I used to run the tractor to mow and he followed along behind. A role reversal, and probably not the last one.

Friday Nov 14, 2014 #

12 AM


Long day, just landing in Hartford.
5 PM

slept:4.5 weight:162.2lbs

Nothing, no real free time today, not much energy. Nothing doing. Tomorrow is another day. Just as well I'm not off at Quantico land trying to do night O

Thursday Nov 13, 2014 #

6 AM

Gym 40:00 [3]

Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 #

6 AM

Gym 30:00 [3]

Pilates routine, in the hotel. Looked pretty cold outside compared to what I brought for clothes, so didn't try jogging. Yesterday's discomfort somewhat calmed down today.

Tuesday Nov 11, 2014 #

1 PM

slept:5.5 weight:160lbs

Yesterday around 4:30 or so I developed a pain in my chest, right at the base of the sternum, accompanied by some indigestion. Strange, thought it would resolve. It was pretty much the same today, and I got spooked enough about it to hustle over to Charlotte Hungerford to get checked out before I got on a plane this evening. They did all the sorts of things I imagined they might do when a gentleman of a certain age shows up complaining of chest pain, vitals, EKG, blood work, x-Ray. All normal. So no real indication of what this is, but I seem to be fine, so home again and shortly after off to the airport.
9 PM


Feeling very civilized, riding the blue line in from OHare to downtown. Clean, convenient, $5. Will drop me a block or two from my hotel. Nice.

Monday Nov 10, 2014 #


Posted my maps from the weekend. A lot of wandering.
5 AM

Gym 1:00:00 [3]
slept:7.0 weight:160.4lbs

Rhonda's morning class. Gingerly. My back is pretty inflamed. I have been using Alex's stairs technique to get up from chairs.
10 AM

Gym 30:00 [3]

Usual Pilates group. They do make me feel a bit better, and I can tell improvement in how I do them.
3 PM

Rowing Machine 22:53 [3] 5.0 km (4:35 / km)

Rowing reminds me of my friend Chitown, and that reminds me I am on my way to Chicago tomorrow evening, two day business trip, likely not any time for sightseeing. Haven't been to Chicago, I think, in about 10 years. Last time I went I took in a Cubs game with my friend Randy. Haven't seen him in a while, either.

Sunday Nov 9, 2014 #

9 AM

Orienteering 45:55 intensity: (15 @1) + (16 @2) + (7:50 @3) + (31:38 @4) + (5:56 @5) 2.82 mi (16:17 / mi) +36m 15:40 / mi
ahr:150 max:172 shoes: 2014 icebugs

A mixed bag. Moving well. No trouble with 1, except that I went more or less straight through the green and it took forever. Then 2 was also ok, more or less straight, guided by the stone wall coming in from my left. Bailed out right to the trail. I was surprised to see Mary Jo pop out ahead of me on the trail. How did she get there (started 24 seconds behind me)? Gradually reeled her in and caught up in the last 40 m to reach 3 more or less together. Then a quick look at the map and started to run toward 4 as if I was coming from 5, so W instead of N. Looked again, oops! So got headed back N, and now a little E to compensate, but apparently losing some focus because suddenly I was on the trail E of the line. No problem finding the control from there, but quite a circuitous route. Across the trail and aiming for the ridge line before 5, but it was long and I misread how far S I was. I checked one hill, saw Bob Dangel heading S toward 7, then checked the next one N and finally got it on the third one. A little R of the line to 6 to run down the ridge line. More or less straight to 7, coming down the spur between the stream branches. As I was approaching, I saw Bob D again, stopped to look at his map maybe 20 M past the control. Saw him off and on going toward 8 along the hillside, but it was thick and I lost him as I came right into it, climbing a line or so at the end. Crossed the stream, pushed through some thick laurel, and got up on the hill. Pretty good going along there, but I ended up one hill over to the R and confused, down to the stream beyond, studying the map and here came PG and. Bob streaming down the correct hill. Probably dropped 1:30 here. Now my energy was flagging a bit. Thought I would go S of the marsh, but somehow kept heading W, and it didn't look so bad, so straight across, picking my way between the wet spots. Trail to 10, fine, where I saw Rhonda. Then it gets a bit blurry. Headed toward 11, but losing focus. Snapped out of it saw I needed to be in the reentrant on the far side of a saddle. Found one and no bag, but that was enough info, as there was another one just S. Then just one more short leg, more or less straight S, but I just couldn't seem to hold a line. Came to the stonewall junction, meaning I was too far R, but I couldn't figure out where I was, since I was reading the N-S part of the wall as a trail (sure just looks like a wall now). Lined up my compass to go S several times, but somehow just kept going SW, wondering why I couldn't get to a trail, wondering if somehow I had crossed it. Eventually came to some action, and where the heck was I. Oh, the start! So I lost almost 5 minutes on that 100 M leg. Hustled in, saw Mary Jo up ahead on the run-in, much too far ahead to catch.

Map and route Sobering to see how badly I was wandering toward the end. Seems like I ran out of energy around #9, and when I went by it, I never did anything much right after that.

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