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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Nov 16:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:39:59 17.55(9:07) 28.24(5:40) 187
  Orienteering1 1:37:15 2.71(35:53) 4.36(22:18) 67
  Bicycling6 36:36 8.46(4:20) 13.61(2:41) 84
  Total9 4:53:50 28.72(10:14) 46.22(6:21) 338
averages - sleep:7.1 weight:192.9lbs

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Saturday Nov 16 #

slept:8.0 (rest day)

I thought I'd got out and do some field checking today, but I spent most of the day just getting more on the base map. I'd gotten so much data off of Karttapullautin that I figured I'd be saving time overall. I'm still having the trouble with Montgomery County, MD LiDAR. It's similar to the problem I encounter when OCAD converts the same LiDAR. The scale is all wrong. Karttapullautin thinks an area about a mile across is almost 10K long. OCAD converts it only being off by a factor of the ratio between a foot and a meter (checking the box to make the conversion doesn't change it). When OCAD converts the LiDAR it also gets the coordinate system wrong. I spent a lot of time getting the output from Karttapullautin to scale and be georeferenced correctly. Some of that was manual manipulation which could introduce opportunity for error but the results turned out well. With Karttapullautin, I seem to get a lot of the boulder locations, but only actual field checking will confirm that. I plan to use some upcoming time off at Serpentine Barrens to find out.

Friday Nov 15 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:39 [3] 1.41 mi (4:00 / mi) +10m 3:55 / mi

From Northfield Rd to the Bethesda Metro Station. I had a little bit of a tailwind.
6 PM

Running (Street & Trail) 45:04 [3] 5.34 mi (8:26 / mi) +36m 8:16 / mi

Washington, D.C. I repeated an extended version of what I've call the Memorial Tour from my office. I ran the same version a few weeks ago but ran easier this time. I was only about 40 seconds slower (From 12th St., SW and Independence Ave. SW, to Main Ave. SW., to Ohio Dr., past the Tidal Basin, and Jefferson Memorial, over 14th St. Bridge to the Mt. Vernon Trail, around Lady Bird Johnson Memorial looping under the George Washington Pkwy., to the footbridge over the Boundary Channel into Virginia, along the North Pentagon Parking lot, to the trail along S. Washington Blvd., to the Mount Vernon Trail, to Memorial Bridge, clockwise more than half way around the Lincoln Memorial Circle. to the Reflecting Pool, past the World War II Memorial., along Independence Ave. past the Washington Monument, to 12th St.)! It was cooler this time; upper 40s F with no winds. Few people were out and it was quiet. The monuments reflected well off of the Reflecting Pool. I speeded up finishing and that was aided by having to make random stops at some traffic lights. It felt like good interval training.

Bicycling (Commute) 6:06 [3] 1.41 mi (4:20 / mi) +17m 4:10 / mi

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd. I had a little bit of a headwind and I was tired.

Thursday Nov 14 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:58 [3] 1.41 mi (4:14 / mi) +11m 4:08 / mi

From Northfield Rd to the Bethesda Metro Station.
6 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:59 [3] 1.41 mi (4:15 / mi) +19m 4:04 / mi
(rest day)

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd. I forgot to bring my sweat jacket from home so I skipped a planned run after work. My left knee continued to hurt some so I rested it more. It was too bad because on a run in DC, I might have been able to see the lunar eclipse

Wednesday Nov 13 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:55 [3] 1.41 mi (4:12 / mi) +12m 4:05 / mi

From Northfield Rd to the Bethesda Metro Station. I worked late and with it suddenly cold motivation waned. My left knee had been hurting through most of the day too, from my run on Sunday, so I figured it best to just rest it.
7 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 6:59 [3] 1.41 mi (4:57 / mi) +15m 4:48 / mi

From Bethesda Metro Station the Northfield Rd.

Tuesday Nov 12 #

5 PM

Running (Street & Trail Commute) 33:16 [3] 3.65 mi (9:07 / mi) +38m 8:50 / mi
slept:6.25 weight:193lbs

Washington, D.C. From 12th & Independence Ave., SW, down Independence Ave., to 17th St., along the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial circle, to Ohio Dr. to the Rock Creek Trail, to P St., NW., to 20th St., NW., to the Dupont Circle Metro Station at Q St., NW. A touch of winter arrived early. It was in the 30s F and windy as I left work. I'd debated skipping this run but that would have been making excuses and really it wasn't bad out. The wind and the extra clothing I wore, did slow me down. Being a little sore from the Sunday run added to that too. Once I got into the Rock Creek valley, it was much easier to run. I ran hard enough to work up a nice sweat. My left knee hurt a little but overall that wasn't bad either.

Monday Nov 11 #

12 PM

Orienteering (Field Checking) 1:37:15 [1] 2.71 mi (35:53 / mi) +67m 33:19 / mi
slept:7.0 (rest day)

Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, MD. I'd been looking at the possibility of using this park for training and after many years of thinking about it, Peggy and I went to check it out. It's roughly a little more than a square mile. The elevation change from high to low is only about 35m. A good portion of the forest is very open and there are scattered boulders and root stocks there (it's right next to a very large fenced-off active quarry almost 500 ft. deep and a mile across). The contours in the park are not intricate at all. The subtlety and mostly point features makes the area all the more challenging. There are some areas of thorns (the aptly named Greenbriar Branch stream valley) but most of that is very distinct or at least concentrated. I'd like to map it for summer use.

Sunday Nov 10 #

12 PM

Running (Trail) 1:21:39 [3] 8.56 mi (9:32 / mi) +113m 9:10 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:192.5lbs

Greenway Trail: From Berryville Rd. north to the Rte. 28 Darnestown Rd. parking lot and back. I didn't sleep that restfully. When running it was in the mid 50s F with hazy sunshine. I again wore my new Ice Bug Ortholite trail shoes. I paced, not having run this far in a while. Though not fast, I was able to keep up my effort and speed through the run. I was getting tired at the end and was careful not to drag my feet. I would have liked to have run farther, perhaps looping with the trails on both sides of the river but I'll save that for another day. As it was, my left knee was hurting afterward. During the run, my left foot had been numb a lot of the time and the ball of it did hurt during the last mile.

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