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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Aug 3:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  MTB cycling3 3:05:00185.0
  running3 2:20:00280.0
  Total6 5:25:00465.0

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Saturday Aug 3 #

8 AM

running 40:00 [2]

I slept a little later than I expected. I got out of the door a little later than ideal, but the temp was still reasonable and the run felt good. I shuffled around on West Campus.

5 PM

MTB cycling 1:10:00 [1]

On the bike paths. I went out to see the lake level at Clinton after the recent rain. The lake isn't as high as it was a few weeks ago, but it is a foot or more higher than it was last weekend.

I've been half-following the WMBTOC and that inspired me to put my map holder back on my bike. I also made a quick map of Lawrence in QGIS (basically roads, contours, bike paths and buildings). I kept track of my progress on the map. I should spend some time and create a QGIS atlas at a reasonable scale like 1:15K. I think the map I had was something like 1:28K and that made some things blend together.


Friday Aug 2 #

MTB cycling 50:00 [1]

Bike paths to the Baker Wetlands to see the closed trail. We had ~8 inches of rain about a day ago. The water is lower than it was this morning, but the path is still flooded.


Tuesday Jul 30 #

running 40:00 [2]

Jogged around on West Campus. Fun, but the sun felt hot.

At lunch I looked at the WMTBOC gps tracks. It looks fun. I wish we had some terrain that interesting for MTB orienteering.


Monday Jul 29 #


I mowed the lawn. We got a new mower a few weeks ago. I like the new mower. It is quiet. That seems to make mowing easier.

I also spent some time looking at the WMTBOC sprint maps. One thing I noticed was the MapMagic logo. That was cool. I like to think of that as a small connection to Orienteer Kansas. Another thing I noticed was that the main difficulty (for me) would probably be keeping track of where I was without being able to use my thumb on the map. I practiced that a few years ago. I improved. But I'm sure I've regressed.

Sunday Jul 28 #

MTB cycling 1:05:00 [1]

On bike paths to check out the water levels at Clinton. The level of water is down a few feet. But it was something like 20+ feet above normal. I've read that they are releasing enough water that the level is going down about 0.5 feet per 24 hours.


8 AM

running 1:00:00 [2]

I went for an easy run after a light breakfast. I shuffled around on West Campus. I ran slowly. I felt ok. It wasn't yet hot and the breeze felt good.

I think I'll do an easy bike ride later in the day.


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