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Training Log: Lori

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking3 9:00:00 22.0(24:33) 35.41(15:15) 600
  Stretching4 38:00
  Total4 9:38:00 22.0 35.41 600
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Tuesday May 26 #

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My knee hurts getting up from sitting down and going up and down stairs, although it is somewhat inconsistent (i.e., sometimes it does not hurt when doing these things). I'll try stretching and stuff throughout the day and hopefully it will feel a bit better tomorrow. Definitely not running today. I'll have to see how things feel the rest of the week.

Stretching 20:00 [3]

Limber 11 plus calf stretching. My inner thigh muscles are SUPER tight. My knee definitely felt better after this than before, so hopefully it was at least somewhat useful. I was going to ice my knee as well, but then our power went out and I decided that pulling a block of ice out of the freezer was probably a bad plan when we don't have a good idea of when our power will return. I just took ibuprofen instead.

Monday May 25 #

Hiking 3:00:00 [3] 8.0 mi (22:30 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine

Backpacking in the Shasta National Forest with Sam and Presto! We packed up camp and headed back down to the car. The snow had visibly melted since Saturday, but there was still plenty of it and still lots and lots of awkward sidehilling on snowy slopes. We stopped briefly for a last view of Mt. Shasta before the trip through the forest. My knee started hurting a mile from the car - a weirdly sharp pain on the inside of my right knee (not the knee that was bugging me after I smashed my toe). There wasn't really anything I could do about it at that point. I had to get back to the car and so did my backpack. I'm guessing my knee was displeased about the slippery, snowy sidehilling with a pack.

We saw the first person we'd seen all weekend mountain biking, but we were able to stay at least 10 feet away from him, so it seemed like a very successful outing from the social distancing perspective!

After changing into clean clothes and a quick lunch at the car, we headed back to the Bay Area. Fun weekend!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back home. My knee was painful getting out of the car, but then felt better after stretching. Fingers crossed this doesn't turn into something long-term... Tomorrow will definitely be a rest day!

Sunday May 24 #

Hiking 3:00:00 [3] 6.0 mi (30:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine

Hiking with Sam and Presto in Shasta National Forest! After a pretty cold night, we decided to see if we could make it at least to the next high point over. Our original plan was to hike to Grizzly Peak, but that would be a 16 mile hike, which, with all the snow, seemed a bit out of the question at this point.

We didn't want to take the PCT, so we decided to do a mixture of cross-country bashing and seeing if we could find the elusive forest road. We spent about an hour swimming our way through the manzanita forest and were starting to consider the possibility of just bailing back to the campsite when we saw a bare patch of dirt about 100 meters away. Could that be the road??? After about 10 minutes of bashing, we stumbled out onto what appeared to be a massively overgrown trail. It only seemed invitingly trail-like because of what we'd been hiking through before then. The going was still kind of slow - the trail was either covered in manzanita or snow, but we could actually make decent progress now, so we continued on. We made it to a really nice high point with amazing views of Shasta, Lassan, the Trinities, and Grizzly Peak around lunch time, and decided there was no way we were making it to Grizzly Peak today, so we settled down for lunch before returning via a similarly insane path.

We made it back to the campsite around 2pm and decided to just spend the rest of the day relaxing and turning snow into drinking water while oggling Shasta and Lassan from our rocky perch. Excellent day!

Stretching 5:00 [3]

A slightly better attempt at stretching.

Saturday May 23 #

Hiking 3:00:00 [3] 8.0 mi (22:30 / mi) +600m 18:15 / mi
shoes: Saucony Peregrine

Backpacking with Sam and Presto in the Shasta National Forest! After some poking around on the internet we found what we believed to be the best social distancing backpacking location - basically just a place where the PCT randomly crosses a forest road kind of near Mt. Shasta - no parking at the "trailhead", no infrastructure, nothing. We headed out Saturday morning and pulled the car just off the dirt road near a gate that closes the area to cars and trucks during the winter. We hiked about a mile up the road to the intersection with the PCT and then headed north on the PCT.

The first part of the trail was pretty easy hiking - gentle uphill with a nice smooth trail through a pleasant forest. We stopped for lunch at the first thing approaching a view and then continued on. Once we started approaching the ridge we were aiming for the trail started getting covered in snow. At first it wasn't much of a problem, but after a while the trail was more snow than trail on steep north-facing slopes, and we started to get a bit worried about sliding down the mountain.

The map claimed there was an old forest road on the other side of the ridge, which we hoped would be less snowy (south side vs. north side of the ridge), so we headed off cross-country to find it. Unfortunately we hit a manzanita fortress before hitting the road, so after a bit of poking around, we returned to the PCT. Eventually the steepness of the snowing sidehilling got to be too dangerous, and we just headed uphill to try to find a random high point named Mushroom Rock. There was much manzanita bashing and a bit of skin lost, but we manged to pop out into a rock-covered clearing with a vaguely mushroom-shaped rock and AWESOME views of Mt. Shasta. It was about 5pm, so we decided to camp for the night.

Stretching 3:00 [3]

Vague attempt at stretching. At least the views were nice!

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