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Training Log Archive: matzah ball

In the 7 days ending Oct 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  hiking1 9:30:00
  running4 3:05:46
  rock climbing1 40:00
  running strength conditioning1 30:00
  yoga1 20:00
  Total8 14:05:46

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Saturday Oct 15 #

8 AM

running 47:46
shoes: adidas boston boost 2

Prob should not have done this 48 hours after my hard workout and I knew that but did it anyway, it was on the way to my fathers, support the community and get a run workout it, bla bla bla. Very hilly 5k (22:47) that I jogged but it still hurt. A lot. Feel like blecchh.
9 AM

running strength conditioning 30:00 [1]

mish mash of yoga, core etc.

Thursday Oct 13 #

running tempo 55:00
shoes: adidas boston boost 2

after massive calorie and sleep indulgence, felt a little punch drunk, curious to see how tempo workout would go. gravel track mile, 2 min R, 6:43 (against wind), 6:37 (with wind), 6:46. Nothing special, that I shouldn't be capable of, except that for a long time I've been struggling to get close to 7 on that gravel track. So it may all go up in thin air so to speak, but I will savor the moment.
3 PM

rock climbing 40:00 [1]

pretty pathetic, guess I was tired, but serves strength and flex purpose anyway.

Wednesday Oct 12 #

10 AM

running warm up/down 27:00 [2]
shoes: NB ffZante

swung by garden to see whats going on. okra and green beans need to be picked.

Tuesday Oct 11 #

9 AM

running 56:00
shoes: adidas boston boost 2

Nice run on the sandy dirt roads at Cedar Bluff SP, KS, reservoir.

Monday Oct 10 #

8 AM

yoga 20:00 [1]

car yoga once again...precluding some of the routine, but allowing more than one would think.

Sunday Oct 9 #

hiking 9:30:00
shoes: la sportiva mutant

Hike from Willow Lake th near Crestone @ 8800'. Left at 5 am w healdlamp, which kept me from seeing both the 'short', very steep, rocky nature of the approach up to WL and the incredible beauty. If you just do half of this hike you will be well rewarded with views of rock spires that evoke high and remote mountain ranges and waterfalls that trickle over sheer rock faces. However, things didn't end at Willow Lake @ 11,xxx something. By this time it was light enough to see the soaring rocky peaks all around the mountain lake. The way to the aptly named Challenger Point led around the lake, above the waterfall-bejeweled cliffs at the far end and up an increasingly steep slope of several thousand feet elevation gain, albeit on a climbers trail. There was some snow, and hands and feet scrmbling. Several hundred vertical feet from the top I finally ditched my pack (enough stuff for a comfortable emergency night in the mountains, perhaps too comfortable because it felt like a lead block). Clouds were blowing in, so I was a little hesitant about leaving it and possibly not finding it on the way down. By the time I got to the ridge, the clouds were engulfing the mountain and made possible a scenario where I wouldn't be able to find the way down at all. In addition, a young climber had caught up to me (he said he had done the ascent in 4 hours to my 6 - which did include several extended breaks, and I have no reason to disbelieve him,) who had climbed 37 of the Colorado 14'ers. For some reason, it seemed like a good gesture to leave the summit to him alone who cared much about such things, and begin the descent. i felt that reaching the ridge at or near 14,000, a few hundred meters easy walk from the summit was enough. There was some magic in those thoughts.

here is photography of somebody else's experience of the hike. A little slow but the first 4 minutes have some representative shots and at least it doesn't have obnoxious music or close-up shots of blisters, etc.:)

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