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Training Log Archive: Quicksilver

In the 7 days ending Mar 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hike2 6:15:00 16.37(22:55) 26.34(14:14) 620
  Orienteering1 46:47 4.34(10:46) 6.99(6:42) 23012c
  Running1 38:31 4.7(8:12) 7.56(5:06) 215
  Dog Walk1 20:00 0.96(20:56) 1.54(13:00)
  Core/Strength2 20:00
  Total7 8:20:18 26.36 42.43 106512c

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Sunday Mar 28 #

12 PM

Hike 3:30:00 [3] 14.5 km (14:29 / km) +330m 13:00 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross B2

exploring Cal Poly and the area around it. First took a little hike around campus (it's so flippin' beautiful and clean and the people are so nice ack!), then hiked up Mount Madonna to get some epic views on the campus, SLO, and even the ocean. Capped it off with some downtown walking (more pretty views), tri-tip sandwiches (so. much. meat.), Bubblegum Alley (surprisingly disgusting), and Morro Bay.

Overall impressions: dang. Everything is a lot bigger than I expected it to be, and it's also even more scenic and majestic than anything I had expected. The people are legendary, mainly due to the diversity I saw. You bump into cowboy-hatted ranchers chilling beside the nerdiest engie majors you ever saw in your life, and it all fits together just fine. People aren't hella elitist about things (*glares at Cal*), but they still value natural beauty. It's a refreshing balance which I haven't seen much of lately. That being said... if I go here, I'm gonna miss the big city. I never thought I'd say this, but I think I'd miss skyscrapers. SLO is still a sizable city, but compared to what I'm used to... it'll take some getting used to. Opportunity-wise I think it's just the right size (although this is also an ongoing debate), because fine, you won't get an Apple internship *while at college*, but you *will* get into a whole lot of hands-on work that might be even more interesting. And hey, if Cal Poly is a little more chill than Cal, then you'll even have more time to devote to internships/work like this. It's something new, and if I go here then I'll have to get used to a *lot* of new stuff... but it might just be worth it.

Saturday Mar 27 #

2 PM

Hike 2:45:00 [3] 11.84 km (13:56 / km) +290m 12:25 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross B2

bumpy RRP ridgeline hills w/ Sophie

Friday Mar 26 #

3 PM

Running 38:31 [4] 7.56 km (5:06 / km) +215m 4:28 / km
shoes: HOKA Clifton 5

3 x Canyon miles plus some other stuff (+ a 400 sprint just for fun - 74s)

That's a Joke, Layers, and Trust (w/Tech N9ne) from CLOUDS (the Mixtape) are so gooood... the entire tracklist is literally just a mashup of unique styles and I love it... this is my new workout music
4 PM

Core/Strength 15:00 [3]

Thursday Mar 25 #

12 PM

Dog Walk 20:00 [3] 1.54 km (13:00 / km)

So I got my final college decision (Cal) back today... Looks like it's gonna be a decision between the Triumvirate (which I sorta predicted) of Cal Poly, Seton Hall, and Cal Berkeley... Interesting choices, but I'd give it a 70% chance that I'm taking the former

Tuesday Mar 23 #

6 PM

Orienteering 46:47 [5] ** 6.99 km (6:42 / km) +230m 5:45 / km
12c shoes: Oroc X-Talon 230 Flame

Orienteering @Coyote Hills

First point-to-point Orienteering I've done in a while (which is no one's fault but my own; weekends are always crazy hectic and difficult to plan), so this felt really weird. All in all, it was a relatively clean (and *hella* windy) race.


Didn't go quite as fast or as smart as I wanted to at times. I wanted to beeline up the hill to 6 and take some shortcuts across the switchbacks there, but an elderly couple gave me SUCH A VENOMOUS GLARE since I was apparently running across some "conservation grass area" which you weren't supposed to run over, so I just caved and took the slow bendy trail the rest of the way up. What can I say; elderly grandmas are scary. The rest was clean even though the map was scuffed (and I got to listen to LOST while orienteering; had to do that at least once for the lolz). Takeaways: work on bumpy hill speed and lighter footfalls when going fast to mid-range speed (since O-shoes don't have the cushioning that Hoka's have, and my feet/toes tend to numb up when my footfalls are too aggressive).
7 PM

Core/Strength 5:00 [3]

coming up with interesting activities to do while planking

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