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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Jul 20:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  MTB cycling2 2:05:00125.0
  running3 1:45:00255.0
  orienteering1 40:0012c80.0
  Total6 4:30:0012c460.0

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Saturday Jul 20 #


Considered going for a short bike ride. But, "feels like 113°F." I mowed the lawn instead. That went well.
6 AM

running 45:00 [3]

Got out the door early when the temp was a relatively comfortable 80F. I took it easy and took plenty of short walk breaks.

Got home just as Mary woke up and we went out for breakfast, then came home to watch the last hour or so of the Tour De France. A nice start to the day.

The forecast is for a storm to pass by tonight and the high tomorrow to be in the low/mid 80s. Just in time for tomorrow's Sunflower Games.


Friday Jul 19 #

running 20:00 [2]

Lawrence, KS (66047)
99°F (feels like 109°F)

I shuffled around on West Campus. I filled my hat with ice cubes. That meant I had a cold head and cool water flowing down my neck. Still, it was hot and uncomfortable. By the end my HR was at 157 at a slow jog.


Wednesday Jul 17 #


"An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot weather is expected, during which heat illnesses
are likely. Stay in an air-conditioned building and check up on
relatives and neighbors. Postpone any non-essential outdoor
activities planned during the midday and afternoon. If outdoor
activities are necessary, drink plenty of water, wear light and
loose fitting clothing, reduce strenuous activities, and take
frequent breaks. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool
and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1."

MTB cycling 30:00 [1]

When I got home it was hot. So I decided to wait a bit. Mary called and we chatted on the phone. I told her it was hot. I checked the LJWorld front page and it said it was 100F. Yuck.

Around 7, I got out the door and rolled around on the bike paths. It did feel nice to move around.


Tuesday Jul 16 #

running 40:00 [2]

A sweaty jog on West Campus. So-so. I met a nice little dog at the end of my run. That was nice.


Monday Jul 15 #


Met with a KU prof at the Burger Stand to come up with a way to include orienteering into his class this fall. I think we've got a plan.

Sunday Jul 14 #

8 AM

orienteering 40:00 [2] ***

Mary and I each drew a course on the map at Water Tower Park. I ran my course, then traded maps and ran the course Mary set. It was fun and a good way to get in some O' training.

Running didn't feel very good.

5 PM

MTB cycling 1:35:00 [1]

MTB on the bike paths - mostly on the LL through Baker Westlands and Burrough's Creek. OK, but didn't feel great. I probably should have waited another 30-45 minutes before I started to let the temp feel a little more pleasant and the sun a little less strong.


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