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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Jun 4, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking2 3:50:00 46.37(4:58) 74.63(3:05) 490
  Running/Walking2 2:00:42 8.98(13:26) 14.45(8:21) 62
  Orienteering1 1:03:28 3.36(18:55) 5.4(11:45) 3604
  Swimming2 1:00:00
  Mowing/Yard1 10:00
  Total8 8:04:10 58.71 94.48 4156
averages - weight:178.8lbs

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Saturday Jun 4, 2016 #

3 PM

Orienteering race (Sprint 1) 15:08 [3] *** 1.7 km (8:54 / km) +3524m 47 / km

FR = 1.23 miles with 24.2 m climb

The original plan was for me to set the sprints for Sandy, but my heart wasn't really into it, so Sandy did it, and therefore I could run them without having seen them ahead of time.

A "straight forward" sprint around the PEEC campus and a little bit into the woods. Only error was to #2 since I wasn't really into the scale. You could see #1 from the start, so I hauled to that, and then paid the price on the next one by stopping at scratching my head too early. Went well after that. Always happy to be able to feel good enough to spring, and breaking 10 min/k was a nice bonus.

Orienteering race (Sprint 2) 28:32 [3] *** 1.85 km (15:25 / km) +40m 13:55 / km

FR = 1.81 miles with 23.5 m climb

This didn't go as well as the first sprint...I tried to cut the corner from 9-10 and ended up nowhere near where I belonged. Nine minutes of error!! Ugh!

On the good news side, my give a damn has returned with my fitness, and it was nice to care.

Orienteering race (Sprint 2 redo) 19:48 [3] *** 1.85 km (10:42 / km) +40m 9:40 / km

FR = 1.36 miles with 23.5 m climb

Messing up Sprint 2 kind of ticked me off, so as I was coming in, I decided to rerun it. Soaking wet and fogged glasses, and a little pooped, but off I went again, knowing that I needed to be clean to get fed dinner in the dining hall before it closed.

Better this time, taking the conservative route to #10, and this was my only error of the rerun - just being slow taking the long way.

Glad I did it again, though was a bit worried that I had done my legs in for the next day...

Friday Jun 3, 2016 #

Swimming 30:00 [3]

Swimming, swimming, in the swimming pool. Motivated to swim hard by woman going similar pace in adjacent lane. I kept "winning" but it required some extra effort.

Dinner with Roger at the Greek Festival:

A rainbow

Thursday Jun 2, 2016 #

11 AM

Mowing/Yard (Mow) 10:00 [1]

Another short day at work. I could get used to this. May have to make tomorrow the third day in a row...Mowed while Fios was being installed. Deb nips Dennis showed up an hour early - not complaining. Must be my week for timely service appointments.

4 PM

Running/Walking (Treadmill) 1:00:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (30:00 @2) 4.75 mi (12:38 / mi)
weight:177lbs shoes: Hoka Pokey

Before dinner. Walk 10 min @ 4 mph, run 10 @ 5.5, repeat, then walk 5, run 10, walk 5. Right heel a little tight, but otherwise all feels decent.

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 #


The orphans court approved the estate paperwork today, and now the hard part is over!

Send out the checks, figure out the 1041 part, and then I am done.

What a relief. Had a drink to celebrate. May prove to be a mistake.
6 PM

Biking 56:00 [1] 10.87 mi (5:09 / mi) +100m 5:00 / mi

Worked three hours this morning (still no AC - office temp 87 when I left at 9:30). Made two stops to pick up things for this weekend. After that was my annual physical, postponed twice since April. All is well. Twenty-two pounds lower than last April.

Meant to cycle on W&OD after, but I had forgotten my bike. Oops. Home for a nice nap with Roger instead, then dinner, and finally a ride.

Skittles again today. Lots of skittles. And even better than skittles is warm skittles. No more skittles! Sugar binge is over.

Poison ivy on arms, just little patches. Guess I wasn't as careful as I thought when removing it from the garden on Monday.

On a brighter note - peony...

Tuesday May 31, 2016 #

Swimming 30:00 [1]

Ugh! No AC at work, though my little fan, and the fact that I am the only one in my space, makes a bit more bearable than the classrooms full of sweaty middle schoolers. The temp was 80.2 when I got to work, and now it is 79.7 at 2 PM.

Planned swim was easy to follow through with, that's for sure.

Worked on legs and arms together, because it turns out that once I start kicking a little, I stop pulling so much. A good mental effort to be more coordinated. Kind of like patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time...

In yard news...I finally got a clematis to grow more than one flower at a time. I love clematis.

Monday May 30, 2016 #

6 PM

Running/Walking 1:00:42 [1] 4.23 mi (14:21 / mi) +62m 13:43 / mi
weight:182lbs shoes: Hoka Pokey

Garden work at 7 am, followed by waiting for the AC repair man. Not an ordeal - not only was it an easy fix, free under my maintenance contract, but I was the 9 am appointment. Woohoo!

Lunch, followed by a long nap, making up for little rest in the stickiness last night. An early dinner, so it looked like the streak was at an end. Feeling a llittle sad at the thought, so I waited until near 7 to let dinner settle some, and then got a walk in, with some running 200s on the track.

Sunday May 29, 2016 #

6 AM

Biking 2:54:00 [1] 35.5 mi (4:54 / mi) +390m 4:44 / mi

I didn't intend to do two long rides back to back, but I suggested to Roger that it could be raining on his strawberry picking plans tomorrow. So, we switched outing to today, and I rode from home to Leesburg, and Roger picked me up.

Left right at 6 AM, and it was a very pleasant ride, almost alone the first hour. Was worried if I could make it without suffering horribly, but I think the three advil knocked down any stiffness from yesterday, and a banana at 45 minutes, and shot blocks at two other intervals helped.

Saw a beautiful female woodpecker to start, then two bunnies, a fox, deer, and, yes, turtles, right near the end.

A little one...which I moved off of the trail.

And a bigger one, which I left to fend for itself.

After meeting Roger, we took White's Ferry to Maryland, and we timed it perfectly and were the only car to cross.

Getting ready to pick strawberries.

Taking the tractor to the field.

Slim pickings, but I got my ticket punched for going along.

A fine outing.
3 PM


One of the robins left the nest today, but I missed seeing it go. I will have to review the tape later. One is left now...

The magnolia tree is in bloom.

The only damper on the day is that the AC compressor is not coming on. Hopefully, it will be repaired tomorrow between 9 and noon. I guess the basement will be our friend until then.

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