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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Aug 26, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  MTB cycling3 3:30:00210.0
  running3 2:10:00260.0
  Total5 5:40:00470.0

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Saturday Aug 26, 2017 #

MTB cycling 2:00:00 [1]

MTB - roads to/from the river trail and single track on the river trail (with a tiny bit of gravel thrown in). Fun ride and I felt good.


Friday Aug 25, 2017 #

MTB cycling 45:00 [1]

Met Mary downtown for dinner at Mad Greek. Nice but with students back, Final Friday, and nice weather the crowds were big. That's why we went early.

Got home and wanted to get out and do something. I rolled around on pavement, gravel and grass on west campus. Stomach felt full of Greek food.


Wednesday Aug 23, 2017 #

running 45:00 [2]

I planned to jog on the bike path at Kill Creek in DeSoto. It was closed. I think all of the JoCo streamway parks had some issues with the recent flooding, so I'm guessing they've closed the park until they can clean up any flood damage/debris.

My back-up plan was Lexington Lake. That worked out fine. I jogged the trails (which were "closed" but I knew wouldn't be wet). I ran into a few spider webs, but the fallen trees had mostly been cut or removed.

My watch showed 49:33, so under my time recording system I log it as 45. I hope that doesn't give Cristina-bot an advantage.


Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 #

running 35:00 [2]

I shuffled around on West Campus and didn't feel especially good. I was surprised - the temps were reasonable and I was well rested. I guess it's just one of those days.

Or maybe I wasn't as well rested as I thought. I didn't sleep well last night. I've got some sort of weather alert set on my phone and it kept going off to tell me about the flash flood warning. The power went off for a while and when it came back on I went downstairs to re-start the bread machine. Also, all of the thunder kept me awake.


Monday Aug 21, 2017 #


Eclipse day.

My office is in an area that wasn't in the 100 percent totality, so I took a long-ish lunch break and drive up to the 100 percent area. I picked Tiffany Springs Park in KC, MO.

It was partly clear around my office and I was able to see the start of the eclipse. By the time I reached Tiffany Springs the clouds had returned. I didn't get a clear-sky view of the sun when it was completely blocked. The change as the sky darkened was still dramatic and I'm glad I took the chance to drive up to Tiffany Springs.

Here's a little time lapse GoPro video from Tiffany Springs (in reality it was a bit darker than the video shows):

Sunday Aug 20, 2017 #

running 50:00 [2]

We met at the river trail at 7 a.m. That's pretty early for me on a Sunday but it was nice to be out before it got warm. We had a nice group - Mook, Meangene, Fritz, Blair, and Grover (who walked). Fun.

After the run, everyone got cleaned up and then we met for breakfast at 10 (which, Mary pointed out, was the peak time for the place we went). We had a bit of a wait. We were also joined by Carolyn and Mary for breakfast.

Mook is such a serious astrologer that he's in town to see the eclipse.


MTB cycling 45:00 [1]

Post-dinner MTB on the bike paths with Mary. We visited the Arbo. Fun, but kind of crummy humid and hot.


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