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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Nov 26, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:51:50 11.87(14:29) 19.1(9:00) 604
  Walking7 2:38:23 3.95 6.35 51
  Skate skiing2 1:00:00 5.0(12:00) 8.05(7:27)
  Road/trail1 45:00 2.2(20:27) 3.54(12:42)
  gym1 30:00
  Total8 7:45:13 23.02 37.05 655

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Saturday Nov 26, 2011 #

2 PM

Walking (with map, compass) 1:02:23 [1] 1.35 mi (46:18 / mi) +51m 41:26 / mi

Had in mind a country drive toward Deering but pragmatic use of time trumped. Was going to jog in Walker TF. Beth had no interest in walking alone. So I decided to walk and she easily got off the sofa! Parked at end of Van Ger as before. Had nearly useless USGS printout but it got us to mapped stream - followed east til we came to an unmapped old logging road. Took that NE, came out at the log depot/"dump" area that Ken & I visited earlier. Took the other logging road from there more or less west. At one point discovered what must have been kids' summer play place - remnants of large stick shelter, large plastic bin, fertilizer for a garden and a somewhat elaborate rope-pulley system to get things, water etc from the brook some 20' below. Then houses, some even unmapped tho not new. Found one yellow blaze & finally said enough. A very nice walk - lots of knoll complexity. Need to see if it can't be added to UNO flight coming up I don't know when.

Friday Nov 25, 2011 #

Skate skiing 25:00 [2] 2.0 mi (12:30 / mi)

After NHH, BHS repeat. Warmer today (at 1130). Stayed in shade for the most part tho the slush was shallow over grass & worked.

Walking 20:00 [1] 0.7 mi (28:34 / mi)

Last-of-light DP to slough. Rosy sunset. No one in sight. Most everyone must be shopping.


TGIF: choice of insanity or goofiness or both


Merely goofy

Mouse in a teacup

Mouse in a wineglass

Mouse in a house

Winter mouse series, possibly complete. Inspired by Winter Dormancy Disorder (WDD), aka, borderline boredom commensurate with
The Dark Period.

Thursday Nov 24, 2011 #

Skate skiing 35:00 [2] 3.0 mi (11:40 / mi)

At BHS after visit to NHH. Dogs along, crust, shade & sun, on soccer fields, about 35F. No one in sight. A start!

Passed up the Bow PD 5k Turkey Trot - $25 was a dear entry fee as well as not really feeling up to the pace I'd have to (try to) come up with. Need warmer wx, more time.

Walking 16:00 [1]

PM DP on PL, calm, gray, no one.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011 #

Walking 15:00 [1] 0.4 mi (37:29 / mi)

What a difference a day makes.... Yesterday frost crystals, today 3" slush & raining. Almost got stuck at top of hill to PL. Pretty miserable am but dogs didn't seem to mind..too much to sniff in spite of ground cover.

gym 30:00 [1]

Crappy day weather-wise, cold rain on top of snow. Went to the library for some books vs any form of noon exercise. Planet Fitness after work - met Beth there, then over to BAM (Books a Million), the Concord Staples replacement. Almost a virtual look-alike. They needed only have exchanged papers it seems but instead Staples was emptied first. Surfed a few sailing magazines - photos of sunny shores & tropical beaches look pretty good today. Maybe enough crust for some (rusty) skate tomorrow for compensation.

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011 #

Walking 15:00 [1] 0.5 mi (29:59 / mi)

Cold, 25F, on the PL. Frost crystal morning with red orange of winter berries.
Walked around the small swamp under the PL - got across in & out streams w/o wet feet. Gray w/ wet weather coming.

Road/trail 45:00 intensity: (38:00 @1) + (7:00 @3) 2.2 mi (20:27 / mi)

Drove to SPS parking, went to track. Still flat-legged from the Traverse. Walked and jogged - did 12 100s by time said & done. Rest was walking. Peace & quiet, not in frame of mind for roads/traffic. Did 45 situps on the greenest grass spotted. Fellow with 2 yellow labs passed thru - one (the younger) took a gander at me while running & returned 15' later for a second look while doing situps. Not of much concern with lab or lab look-alikes. Can't forget the time running across a Concord, MA field when a nasty Doberman came running at me. Fortunately owner intervened (from a distance). Speak softly but carry a big stick is an ace up the sleeve. Used to bend down to pick up a pretend stick (or real if available) in days when dogs were less restrained - it generally worked. In Weston, MA, where I ran a lot, dogs were above average. As much of a dog lover as I am, I could BTS out of a dog that had it in for me.

Monday Nov 21, 2011 #

Walking 15:00 [1] 0.5 mi (29:59 / mi)

PM DP at dusk, Beth along. Clear, cold feeling, calm, Jupiter.


QR East

QR West

Quick Route, BHT east and west. Spent more time than I cared to on this.
Hard to get route aligned w/o both ends - route so sinuous not sure
what sharp turns were what and esp. on laptop. Could have penned in route in red in a fraction of the time but, by sticking with the process, learned some more. The data is there and accurate - getting it to fit can be laborious. And...not sure it's legible!


Faraway series, photos from elsewhere, #83

Market Day, Chiloe, Chile, 1986

Sunday Nov 20, 2011 #

Walking 15:00 [1] 0.5 mi (29:59 / mi)

Sunday DP with Beetle along, too. Quiet, deserted.
11 AM

Orienteering race 2:51:50 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (2:21:50 @3) 11.87 mi (14:29 / mi) +604m 12:30 / mi
shoes: Avant O

BHT in Milton. Drove with Jim Arsenault & Ernst Linder whom we picked up in Woburn. Mild, actually lovely, day. Lots of people (& ticks) out enjoying the prospects. Temp in Jim's car on way home said 66F. Yet not really too warm for meet. Tough course, 13.9k, 475 climb. Had it been cold &/or wet, it would have been doubly tough. Ian had planned a short traverse option of about 10.5k - we passed right by the finish (1-20) before 21-26. Give myself a B. A few sloppy controls at first but then settled down. #3 was the only real miss, maybe 2' at most - no one to see ahead & only #3! BHT map on one side/piece of paper. Map cases optional - glad I had one as some of courses got rubbed off...moisture/friction. Finished feeling ok, could have continued a bit farther had it been level. Thought I might have had Jim. 30' behind Tim/Ernst seems a bit much but age evidently is a bit of weight to carry around.... Nice to & from drive with Jim & Ernst, NH's only contingent this year.

4 saw Marie A
5,6,7 - Jim & Phil
8 Jim
11,12,13,14 some guy who moved along but made an error on 12 & enroute 14 (saw Phil here, too)
14 JJ
21, 22, 23 Marie

Was accurate/careful in 15 to end. Need to ponder route choice 8 to 9, 14 to 15. Cramps came on on way to 16 - "willed" them away . Had they "bitten" I would have been hurtin'. Returned on the climb to 21 (as slow as could be) - more will power applied and when I could go level or down, they resolved & did not occur on drive back. 4 hours later, feel pretty good!

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