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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Jun 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bicycling4 5:14:40 81.25(3:52) 130.76(2:24) 791
  Orienteering1 1:03:54 2.11(30:17) 3.4(18:49) 33
  Hiking2 17:13 0.83(20:44) 1.34(12:53) 5
  Total7 6:35:47 84.19(4:42) 135.49(2:55) 829
averages - sleep:6.4 weight:206.1lbs

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Saturday Jun 1 #

1 PM

Bicycling (Road) 1:40:24 [3] 26.0 mi (3:52 / mi) +174m 3:47 / mi
slept:5.0 weight:204.7lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., to Moorland Ln., to Glenwood Rd., to Old Georgetown Rd., to Kingswood Rd., to Hurst St., to Grosvenor Rd., to Beach Dr./Jones Mill Rd., to the Rock Creek Pkwy., to Water St., NW, to the Capital Crescent Trail, to Little Falls Pkwy./Glenbrook Rd., to Wilson Ln., to Custer Ln., to Northfield Rd.

After the rains and doctor appointments for myself and Samantha earlier in the week, I finally got out to do some more cycling. I hadn't slept well last night. Every now and then, I'll get into these half conscious/directed dreaming nights where hours will tick by. It didn't help that I had to get up a lot to use the bathroom. That resulted in being 3 lbs. lighter than yesterday, but when I was riding for most of the first hour, I felt weak and even had sore legs at times. This eventually got better. I got passed by a guy perhaps my age but I caught up to him again. This happened a few times. I was losing ground on the hills, even slight ones, and gaining going downhill. After passing the zoo and going through the tunnel just behind him, we sort of split. I stayed on the road--the traffic is busier on the Rock Creek Pkwy. with 2 lanes each direction. The other guy used the paved trail--bumpy and more twisty. In Georgetown, I rolled through. Finding a comfortable gear, I passed some people going up the Capital Crescent Trail. Just before the climbing part, I picked-up one younger guy behind me. He was riding w/o cleats on a lower end bike. We were moving at a similar pace. We both stopped at the water fountain at the Dalecarlia water treatment area and chatted--It was reassuring to find pleasant people. It was also nice to have a tailwind the rest of the way back.
6 PM

Hiking (Street & Trail) 9:07 [1] 0.41 mi (22:14 / mi) +5m 21:21 / mi

From Northfield Rd., to Old Georgetown Rd., via Greenwich Park, to McKinley St. I walked with Peggy and Samantha.
8 PM

Hiking (Street & Trail) 8:06 [1] 0.42 mi (19:17 / mi)

From McKinley St. to Old Georgetown Rd., to Roosevelt St., to Moorland Ln. to Northfield Rd. with Peggy.

Thursday May 30 #

slept:6.25 weight:208.3lbs (injured)

It rained yesterday so I didn't bicycle. Today, I had planned to go cycling. It was nice outside. However, I had 2 doctor appointments. For the 2nd, my orthopedist diagnosed my need trouble to be a torn meniscus. He didn't want to operate given the clotting issues but he did give me a cortizone shot. I've always avoided these but he said it should reduce the swelling and should help me get back to being more active, and perhaps even run. I'll stick to cycling for a while but he told me not to ride today.

Tuesday May 28 #

5 PM

Bicycling (Road) 39:47 [3] 10.15 mi (3:55 / mi) +139m 3:46 / mi
slept:5.6 weight:205.6lbs (injured)

From Nortfhfield Rd., Custer Rd., to Wilson Ln. to MacArthur Blvd., to Sangmore Rd., to the Capital Crescent Trail to Little Falls Pkwy./Glenbrook Rd., to Wilson Rd., to Custer Rd., to Northfield. I finished this closer to times that I had been doing with my old bicycle, when in similar shape.

Monday May 27 #

3 PM

Bicycling (Road) 1:17:50 [3] 19.9 mi (3:55 / mi) +181m 3:48 / mi
slept:7.5 weight:205.3lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., to Moorland Ln., to Glenwood Rd., to Old Georgetown Rd., to Kingswood Rd., to Hurst St., to Grosvenor Rd., to Beach Dr., to Broadbranch Rd., NW, to Ridge Rd. NW, to Military Rd., NW, to 27th St., NW/Utah Ave., NW, to Tennyson St., NW, to Summerfield Rd., NW, to Oxford St. NW, to Broad Branch Rd., NW, to Brookeville Rd., to Bradley Blvd., to Glenbrook Rd., to Wilson Ln., to Custer Rd., to Northfield Rd. It was supposed to rain today so I thought I’d get a break. The rain finished. What remained was humid. I am tired from ramping-up quickly but it really seemed that I’m slower on my new bike. It’s probably heavier. After 6.75 miles, a bee flew through the vent hole in my helmet and got stuck in my hair. I tried to extricate it but I got stung on my head anyway. Later, I got smoked climbing out of the Rock Creek valley, by a skinny grey haired man with long hair—probably he was in his late 40s. He was a strong rider and was spinning very fast.

Sunday May 26 #

1 PM

Orienteering (Course Setting) 1:03:54 [3] 2.11 mi (30:17 / mi) +33m 28:53 / mi
slept:7.5 weight:206.7lbs (injured)

Patuxent River Park, MD. I checked a few control sites and route choices for the upcoming Beer Chase. The mountain laurel has been in bloom since at least last week. I hope it will still be blooming a couple of weeks from now but that's unlikely. When I'd left home, the thermometer was reading 89 F and my car gave me that reading as I went around the Capital Beltway. When I got to the park, it was 81 F!--so much nicer.
4 PM

Bicycling (Road) 1:36:39 [3] 25.2 mi (3:50 / mi) +296m 3:42 / mi

Greenbelt, MD. From Turner Pl. and Ivy Ln., to Cherrywood Ln., to Edmonston Rd., Old Baltimore Pike, to Odell Rd., to Springfield Rd., to Powder Mill Rd., to Springfield Rd., to Duckettown Rd., to Old Laurel Bowie Rd., to Lanham Severn Rd., to 11th St., to Chestnut Ave., to Fletchertown Rd., to Quetzal Dr., to Quill Point Dr., to Fletchertown Rd./Prospect Hill Rd., to Rte. 193, to Northern Ave., to Good Luck Rd., to Soil Conservation Rd., to Beaver Dam Rd., to Edmonston Rd., to Cherrywood Ln., to Ivy Lane and Turner Pl. After a few errands I started going through my old haunts. The area is a very good one (for the DC area suburbs) for cycling. There are hills but most are not very difficult. As I headed out to Bowie, it I had more headwinds and climbing than the way back. Though I was getting pretty tired finishing-up, I was moving faster. I find it surprising that I can do this much cycling with little issue, yet short walks have me limping. Last night in bed, my knee was hurting when I lay on my side, and it kept me awake.

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