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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Oct 22, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 2:25:00
  cycling3 2:15:00
  MTB cycling1 55:00
  rowing1 20:00
  Total6 5:55:00

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Saturday Oct 22, 2016 #


I did a bit of jogging around to put out controls for today's event at Fort Leavenworth and then a bunch of standing and sitting at the start and at the registration. It is tiring.

Lessons from this year's Fort Leavenworth/OK co-hosted event:

Good thing that I brought a headlamp to put out the first controls. It is dark at 7 a.m.

Double or triple check that the controls are all loaded in the car.

The mini-course (11 controls, 800 meters, 1:2500 map of the area around Gruber Gym) was a good idea.

Plenty of people show up right at 8 a.m.

Share the specific plans for putting out controls with Connie.

One or two more people to help put out controls wasn't necessary, but wouldn't have been bad.

One other person to help explain SI-punching wasn't necessary, but wouldn't have been bad.

Course lengths seemed about right (800 meters for the mini, 2.5 for short, 5.5 for long).

Fritz was a big help - he ran all three courses (and all three from memory rather than using the map) and was a big help picking up controls.

Friday Oct 21, 2016 #


This is a pretty crazy story about cheating in sports:

And DN also has a story about US and the election and stuff like that. Most of it is set in Wyoming. If you can read Swedish, it is interesting to see a view from Sweden. Parts of the story are really depressing, highlighting some of the worst of the U.S.:

rowing 20:00 [1]

A little bit of time on the rowing machine.

Also, loaded up the car for tomorrow. We have to be on the road at 6 a.m. I'd like to sleep later than that...oh well. I remembered to charge my headlamp. It'll still be dark when I'm putting out controls.


Thursday Oct 20, 2016 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute. I rained a bit on the trip to the office.

running 30:00 [2]

Jogged around on West Campus. I felt pretty good.


Wednesday Oct 19, 2016 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute.

Instead of running, I got a bunch of stuff ready for the event Saturday at Fort Leavenworth and made dinner.


Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute. Still a bit warm-ish in the morning (maybe 70 at 7 a.m.). But some cooler weather moved through and the high today was much more comfortable than yesterday.

Work was a bit strange. I discovered that a recommendation I'd made and management had told me they weren't doing (and didn't seem to have any interest in doing) is actually something that they are doing. Strange that they wouldn't tell me that. Not sure if they are just confused or trying to be deceptive. The good thing is that they are making the change.

running 25:00 [2]

Shuffled around on West Campus. I didn't really feel like going and it took a while to get out the door. But, running felt good.


Monday Oct 17, 2016 #

MTB cycling 55:00 [1]

MTB on the river trails. It was hot out. The high today was 88F. That's just gross.



I wonder if anyone else is celebrating National Map Reading Week?

Sunday Oct 16, 2016 #

running 1:30:00 [2]

Jogging on trails at Clinton. The woods look almost ready for some in-the-terrain running.

I didn't feel especially good and the run felt like a bit of a chore. Some of that was the unusually warm weather (low 80s) and a bit of warm sun.

I was surprised to run into a few spider webs. I got out late enough that I figured bikers or runners would have gotten all of the webs out of the way.


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