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Training Log: tomwcarr

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:10:00 2.07 3.33 39
  Row1 58:00
  Bike1 57:30
  Run1 37:00
  Total5 5:42:30 2.07 3.33 39
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Monday Nov 19 #

Bike 57:30 [3]

I was hoping to leave work at early-o'clock. Instead, I didn't get out until late-PM and I was not riding until 6 o'dark. I purposely over dressed, or so I thought. But it got chilly and my toes and fingers were all a little frozen. Still, nice crisp clear night to be out. Very quiet.

Good energy. I have one tight spot in my right hamstring and one sore spot on my outside left knee -- usual ITB tightness spot. All very acceptable.

Sunday Nov 18 #

Orienteering 2:15:00 [3]

Possum Trot
13.1 k, one skip, 16.7k running
Garmin says I finished in 2:11:19.
Garmin also says I spent about 11:30 looking for my e-stick, which I never found. The very kind and benevolent PTrot event organizers were kind enogh to allow my finishing place of 5th.
Skipped 20

After 13 I was running with Jeff from SLOC on a trail and I slowed to take off my gloves and hat, and to eat a Gu and drink. Once I was ready to get running again I notice my stick was gone. Ugh. Spent some time running back and forth looking for it to no avail. Felt a bit deflated after that and it took a couple of controls to get my head back in the game.

Generally speaking I was running and navigating well enough. No complaints there. My legs were feeling pretty flat the last 30 min and I as ready to be done. Usual amount of thorn nicks and one fall leading to a bloody knee.

About -2C at the start, about 2-3C at the finish, overcast. A little windy in the open areas but all and all pretty benign conditions. Good for running.

Other than my e-stick stupidity, I enjoyed the running and the company. Good day to be out in the woods.

Maybe I will get a little string for my new e-stick. Last time I had one thought it kept getting caught on things. Maybe I should just be more careful when I take my gloves off. Maybe next time I will Possum Trot with a log.

Saturday Nov 17 #

12 PM

Orienteering 55:00 [3] 3.33 km (16:30 / km) +39m 15:35 / km

Pre-Possum at Park University, MO, with the middle third of the course underground! There is/was a layer of limestown in the hill removed by the "room and pillar" method of mining. Now the whole thing has been converted into a maze of roads, parking, offices, some shops and a restaurant. Very unique and fun experience.

Felt pretty good running and it has been a long time since I could say that. Nav was a little rusty. Many little hesitations and 3 booboos. Nevertheless, all and all a very fun run.

The horizontal line in the bottom right corner of my GPS track connects the entrance and exit from the "Underground Commercial" zone. Apparently, GPS does not work underground. I blame Obama.

Supposedly it was about 5C but the wind and lack of sun made it feel like -5c to me.

Thursday Nov 15 #

Run 37:00 [3]

37 uninspiring minutes + 7 decent strides but not enough to feel inspired.

Wednesday Nov 14 #

Row 58:00 [3]

Nice to get out and a nice sunset. The water temp was 8 and I get a little hesitant when it is below 10. Seems really early for it to be this chilly. Went out anyway and I survived.

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