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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Apr 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:52:28 9.73(17:43) 15.66(11:01) 663
  Road running1 1:49:25 10.42(10:30) 16.77(6:31) 255
  Trail/woods running2 50:56 3.85(13:15) 6.19(8:14) 71
  Weightexercise workout1 50:00
  Walking1 42:51 2.46(17:25) 3.96(10:50) 125
  Wood hauling/stacking1 40:00
  Road/trail1 26:48 1.28(20:56) 2.06(13:01) 80
  Total6 8:12:28 27.74 44.64 1194
  [1-5]6 7:45:40

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Saturday Apr 13, 2013 #

11 AM

Road running 1:49:25 [2] 10.42 mi (10:30 / mi) +255m 9:46 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

Purgatory loop, cw. Cool & gray. More or less of an inquiry run as I've done so little in the way of long runs. 3 pages and two dogs charging for side shows.

Discovered the the BAA marathon is this Monday, not next. Well, good as I have the day off & a visit to Boston seems likely.

Friday Apr 12, 2013 #


Truly crappy weather today. The ground even changed color.
Accomplished a slightly better BOS website, always work in progress and served as an excuse to miss a training opportunity in the raw out-of-doors.

Thursday Apr 11, 2013 #

Trail/woods running 35:00 [2] 3.0 mi (11:40 / mi)
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

In Winant Hill area p work. Was napping in car at SPS end of Silk Farm when a lost truck driver knocked on the window - his gps had led him down the now-a-days cul-de-sac. Going nowhere in particular, I offered to take him around to the other side leading to a different possibility for running. But a drab weather day did little for energy creation.

Wood hauling/stacking 40:00 [3]

'Schlepping wood' as Mark would say. Kind of work I'd pay $12/hr for someone else to do.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 #

Weightexercise workout 50:00 [1]

Y - rest from running.

Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:13:45 [3] 6.51 km (11:20 / km) +262m 9:26 / km

Deep Hollow, 5.9k green Y from April, 2011. I was hot & thirsty, it was dry, my feet hurt & it was a challenge! Easy-to-read map, lots of open terrain, great visibility. Thought I'd be around 65' but climbing hills (to 3, 4 to 5, 7 to 8, 10 to 11) took it out of me - was way behind myself of 2 years ago. Think I missed #1, will have to see 305 track. Came across a flag at site of 10, possibly there 2 years? Call this a B performance, also had trouble with the next to last cp, drifting down to the right & being unsure when I saw the marsh & also confused from supposed proper point into finish which only proved itself correct at the last moment - more green than mapped, I'd say, hiding things til the water on left.

Map & Route

Had some trouble finding the forest off Rte 6. Was dropped off at Bull Pond entrance & picked up there as well. Beth went off to Seven Lakes Dr with the dogs for the time I was in the forest.

So three runs, second two were hard work as it was also warm (71F today), and such rocky terrain, demonstrating the need to beef up O shoe soles. Gaiters would have been nice (but hot) as it was knee-high scratchy on some hillsides & tops.

Rain last night but snug as a bug. However, neither of us slept for unclear reasons - yet not in need of a nap today. Back 9W Newburgh, 84, 91, 9/202, 750 mi. Such a drive used to seem easier - some tedium now tho Beth & I carried on a good conversation. NH is a long haul. Nice to see spots of snow (as in cool/soothing). Did see a few rare patches along Rte 9W in the WP area but very rare.

Road/trail 26:48 [0] 1.28 mi (20:56 / mi) +80m 17:32 / mi

To start & back to Bull Pond entrance (added 0.5 mi. & 80m climb as well as guessed additional time). Did not use 305 to start & only turned on on road when I was curious as to how far back it might be.

Monday Apr 8, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering 58:19 [3] 5.37 km (10:52 / km) +263m 8:44 / km

Surebridge Challenge green from April, 2007. Around midday, hot at start. 71F later in Crompond. Physical & techincal terrain, little surprise but haven't been to Surebridge Mt area in awhile. Hard on the feet, near end a blood blister distracted. About 7' slower than 6 years ago: undoubtedly warmer, more mountain laurel & blueberry, not very tough today & that much older. So, again, it added up to a Surebridge challenge.

Drove to Lake Welch beach first but too much distance from finish area to start & no good shade for car for dogs. So then back to Tiorati but Arden Valley Rd. was closed. Had considered a short brown later but time spent to eventual start, hard enough run & dogs made the decision to skip easy. Dip in the stream by the old Harriman ski slope & then back to WRP via the Shrub Oak library. Beth stayed at WPR, intent on a 10 mi hike. Some 80 mi of commuting for me to get to Lake Welch beach & back.

At WPR this am

Walking 20:43 intensity: (15:43 @1) + (5:00 @2) 1.23 mi (16:51 / mi) +45m 15:08 / mi

To Group camp start area

Walking 22:08 [1] 1.23 mi (18:00 / mi) +80m 14:58 / mi

Return, sore feet etc

Sunday Apr 7, 2013 #

4 PM

Orienteering 40:24 [3] 3.79 km (10:39 / km) +138m 9:01 / km

Black Rock Forest/Round Pond RR of green Y middle from April, 2011. Cool & breezy, felt energetic. About 4' slower than previous in spite of knowing course tho RC was simple enough. Less than 2' mistakes but not in the same shape I was in 2011 - two years older, too - probably makes a difference. "Punched" too early twice & then again at cp location when it became apparent I had misread map. WP woods are such stoney lonesomes. Quiet at Round Pond on a Sunday pm as well.

Fun to be here with Beth & dogs, like old times. Ignored a few "don't do" signs. Dinner in Highland Falls. Camping at Ward Pound Ridge. Major Sandy destruction of pines at entrance to park - broken in two like so many matchsticks. The hardwoods were barely affected.

Trail/woods running 15:56 [2] 0.85 mi (18:50 / mi) +71m 14:56 / mi

To start triangle.

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