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Training Log Archive: Ari-o

In the 7 days ending Jul 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail Run1 3:21:08 19.9(10:06) 32.03(6:17) 272
  Run2 1:29:52 7.9(11:23) 12.71(7:04) 111
  Total3 4:51:00 27.8(10:28) 44.74(6:30) 383

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Friday Jul 19 #

Trail Run 3:21:08 [1] 19.9 mi (10:06 / mi) +272m 9:42 / mi

Maartje gave me two NS runs to do, one of which was closer than the other. With a late night last night and evening plans tonight, today became go out and run the closer one. The train there involved several train changes, all of which worked. One train got delayed in to Utrecht, but apparently it affected others because the connecting train was also a couple of minutes late, so I made the connection. (On the way back, I ran more aggressively than NS suggested, and made the trip 25 minutes faster, waiting about 2 minutes total for transfers.)

Anyway, the run. You start along the Rhine, and then go up in to a forest of sorts along some sand hills. There's some up and down (but certainly not a lot), it kind of feels like the Cape, but flatter. I passed some guys pushing their bikes through sand, and had to navigate. A lot. I had the route pre-planned in my phone (thank Allah) and was able to keep my bearings for the most part. It was warm but mostly shady, which was good because there was zero water and I ran through most of my 2l ration I was carrying. Nice running, and good to get a long run in (marathon is only 3.5 months away) but really no Alps. I may do the other run on Monday if the weather is cool. Next Tuesday and Wednesday look hot here, although at least I'm not suffering in Boston this weekend!

Wednesday Jul 17 #

6 AM

Run 11:00 [1] 1.6 mi (6:52 / mi)

Absolute sprint to catch the train to Amsterdam for NP, then a pretty good run to get to the bounce. Which I did, both by seconds.

Run 38:32 [1] 2.0 mi (19:16 / mi) +29m 18:26 / mi

Plyos, sprints, stairs. Felt like NP.

Monday Jul 15 #

9 AM

Run 40:20 [1] 4.3 mi (9:23 / mi) +82m 8:51 / mi

Spitting rain, which was nice, because it wasn't too wet but kept the tourists mostly at bay. Got to the top of a hill and they wanted 10€ to run through a park. So I turned and ran home a different way. I had torn up my map and used it as an O map which worked (the hotel city maps are good for this) and then took a photo of the "old Fiat holiday rental" and sent it to Doug Mayer to pass along to Car Talk Plaza. They all got a laugh and posted it on their Facebook page. Now I wish I'd taken the map in the flesh and blood (well, pulp).

Their comment:

Don't forget these essentials from our Vintage Fiat Tour Pack List: AAA membership, emergency rations, and spare bicycle (so you can pedal ahead and send for a tow truck!)

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