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Training Log Archive: Ari-o

In the 7 days ending Oct 23, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail Run1 5:07:53 25.0(12:19) 40.23(7:39) 521
  Run4 3:17:05 16.9(11:40) 27.2(7:15) 1335
  Orienteering1 17:50 1.9(9:23) 3.06(5:50)
  Total5 8:42:48 43.8(11:56) 70.49(7:25) 1856

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Sunday Oct 23, 2016 #

Trail Run long 5:07:53 [1] 25.0 mi (12:19 / mi) +521m 11:34 / mi

I wanted to go on a trail run. Alex wanted to go on a trail run before her 50 miler in two weeks. With the weather (20˚, 100 mph winds) the Pemi Loop was out. But I came up with the idea of a low Pemi loop around Thoreau Falls and Shoal Pond trails, a lot of running I'd never done before. Should be mostly runnable, low enough to not be too icy. And the option to come back via Zeacliff and the Bonds or Thirteen Falls if the weather cooperated.

Of course, it was snowing before we got to the trailhead. Mostly light snow during the run, some accumulation higher up. Trails were damp but not soaked (except Shoal Pond Trail, which is kind of a stream/swamp in places). 10-11s up to Thoreau Falls Trail and then a super-sketchy bridge across, although Alex and I decided we weighted as much as one person so we didn't have to obey the weight limit. Hopefully this bridge will be replaced when it fails (soon); otherwise the Thoreau Falls trail would be impassable from both ends during any wet weather. It was beautiful and snowy along TFT, with some trickier sections away from the river.

Then we got to Thoreau Falls. It was gorgeous: the river running, snow in the air and hanging on the trees. We had seen one person in the first mile or so and otherwise had the first footprints. Of course, we had to cross whatever branch of the Pemi that is (the northeastnortheast or something). This proved difficult with Alex taking a leap to what we hoped was grippy granite on the other side. It was, and we made it up to the Ethan Pond Trail.

No footprints there, either, and a couple inches of snow accumulated on the bridge. Then a jaunt to Shoal Pond where the trail became … wet. Our feet got wet and we were both warming up having layered up, and I was eating a sandwich, but the trail got a bit better down towards Stillwater. Then it was a 9-mile hop skip and jump back to the car.

A little sorer but no worse for wear. Total of two other people out there, and we were likely the only people on any of these trails today, and possibly all weekend. A very respectable 12.5 MPG (miles per goofer).

Saturday Oct 22, 2016 #

9 PM

Run 20:19 [1] 2.2 mi (9:14 / mi)

Raining most of the day, working all day, but had to go to the Institute to grab something. That means I get to log a run from Building 7 to 5 to 1 (and the way there and back, too). Cool air is great!

Friday Oct 21, 2016 #

4 AM

Run race 1:34:37 [3] 8.5 mi (11:08 / mi) +768m 8:42 / mi

This was great. Waking up at 3:45? Actually not that bad. Running in the fog from the hill to the stadium, running the stadium, then running hills? Amazing. This is totally not a cult, at all. (It's such a cult.)

My knee hurt a bit and I was glad to have water; it was about 60 but wet wet humid fog. Ran down the hill and did the stadiums mostly striding with some sprinting. Bright headlamp didn't hurt. Ran out a lot slower than in, but felt good on the hills. Oh, and 50 burpies. Done by about 6:15, basically a half marathon with elevation and core.

I'll be tired this afternoon.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2016 #

6 AM

Run 35:00 [1] 1.6 mi (21:52 / mi) +567m 10:25 / mi

A little knee pain but still making it around the stadium.
6 PM

Run warm up/down 16:28 [1] 1.6 mi (10:17 / mi)

Janky route choice to the Esplanade from Henry Street, along the Grand Junction and some weird paths. River would have worked just as well.

Orienteering 17:50 [3] * 1.9 mi (9:23 / mi)

Fun O on the esplanade. A couple controls were either misplaced (did someone do it by bike in the dark) or in/near construction areas, but it was a good time. My knee hurt a little and I wasn't going too fast, but mostly in the right area. Of course, I wasn't exactly in the woods.

Run 18:24 [1] 1.9 mi (9:41 / mi)

Running back picking up controls (blue Xes) with Alex, then a 60 Smoot run across the bridge.

Run warm up/down 12:17 [1] 1.1 mi (11:10 / mi)

After a walk part way across the bridge (I'd sprinted by the walkers) we jogged back to pizza. Then debate.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 #


Crazy couple of days w/o logging but … light at the end of the tunnel. Also, I've gotten over my pull up deficit, 31 per day all month. Now up to sets of 8-12. Might have to up it next month! Or play on the rollerboard. Or go to the gym, or some such sorcery.

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