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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Nov 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Running1 3:28:26 27.69(7:32) 44.56(4:41) 401
  Trail running2 2:36:47 17.07(9:11) 27.47(5:42) 208
  Cycling - Bianci Mt Bike2 1:26:26 15.82(5:28) 25.47(3:24) 148
  Walking1 1:25:00 2.23(38:07) 3.59(23:41) 50
  cutting splitting stacking and yardwork1 25:00
  Total7 9:21:39 62.81 101.09 806

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Saturday Nov 14 #

10 AM

Trail running 2:00:09 [3] 13.14 mi (9:09 / mi) +167m 8:48 / mi
shoes: Topo MT3

A Half in Two - on the Switchback Grand Tour trough 5 trail areas

That felt good - I spiked the hills even on the last few miles. Not surprising, endurance is good 6 days after a marathon,

Saw 2 hunters hiking. The trails were otherwise rather deserted.

Thursday Nov 12 #

4 PM

Trail running 36:38 [3] 3.93 mi (9:19 / mi) +41m 9:02 / mi
shoes: Topo MT3

Out at dusk for a shorty. My bunion has been swollen for a couple of days - probably should ice it a bit. Otherwise it felt good running again.

Wednesday Nov 11 #

10 AM

cutting splitting stacking and yardwork 25:00 [1]

Hauling and stacking wood.
11 AM

Walking 1:25:00 [1] 2.23 mi (38:07 / mi) +50m 35:38 / mi

Leisurely walk w. Nancy. Garmin did not kick in until about .6 mile. Warm and breezy (~ 70 degrees).

Tuesday Nov 10 #

4 PM

Cycling - Bianci Mt Bike 47:44 [3] 10.53 mi (4:32 / mi) +113m 4:23 / mi

Monday Nov 9 #

4 PM

Cycling - Bianci Mt Bike 38:42 [3] 5.29 mi (7:19 / mi) +35m 7:10 / mi

Around the block, just to get my heartbeat up a bit. Some trail, some pavement, and "a ride into the sunset" just as I came over the solar array/sand pit rim facing west.

Sunday Nov 8 #

7 AM

Road Running warm up/down 11:44 [2] 1.4 mi (8:23 / mi)
shoes: Altra, Escalante

Road Running race 3:16:42 [3] 26.29 mi (7:29 / mi) +401m 7:09 / mi
shoes: Altra, Escalante

Manchester City Marathon - it's a toughy!

Slower time than I expected but explainable (sun, gravely rail trail, and some late steep hills), plus I battled calf cramping after mile 19 - I wasn't the only one.

I had expected the Goffstown rail trail to be paved and/or smoothed packed dirt. Well for the most part it was not smooth, but wavy. That, and ever so slight incline on the way to the turn around (miles 16 - 19) took a lot of energy. Then, with the sun and temperatures climbing (60 - 70 degrees) I started having slight cramping in the left leg. So I had to go into lower gear, so that I did not aggravate it. My cramping episodes and my stopping at the aid stations are clearly visible on my pace profile.

In the end, it could have been a lot worse. I made it ok through the first half that had a lot of climb. I enjoyed the scenery, And although I had studied the course map, it is still nicer to run a new route than one that you are familiar with and know all the tough spots beforehand.

Another bonus: I ended up trading places throughout the race with a guy, who ended up being a neighbor 1/2 km down the road from me. Both, he and his wife ran the marathon. There may be some "socializing" running in the works...

I was first in my age class - really nobody around. Also beat the M60 - 64s, and was just behind # 2 of M55-59. Overall 77th out of 388 finishing.

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