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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  MTB cycling2 3:25:00205.0
  running4 2:05:00225.0
  orienteering1 30:0013c90.0
  Total6 6:00:0013c520.0


Saturday Aug 17 #


From the US Orienteering Team Facebook page:

"Congratulations Morton, Anton and Greg on your 20th place in the relay! This is the best placing for the men in 40 years!!!"

The 2019 performance was great. But, seems a stretch to say best place in 40 years when Platt, Hollowell, Childs and Weyman were 14th in Hungary in 1983.

MTB cycling 55:00 [1]

MTB on the bike path - went out to Clinton to check the lake level. It is the lowest it has been in a while, but it is still well above normal. You still can't get out to Sanders Mound.

7 AM

running 1:05:00 [2]

Slow jogging on West Campus. We had a good bit of rain last night. Temp was comfortable, feet were soaked. When the sun comes out, it is going to get steamy.

I got home in time to watch the WOC women's relay. You can use the VPN in the Opera browser to watch the SVT coverage. I was pleasantly surprised. I've got some work to do, but it will wait until after the men's race finishes.


Friday Aug 16 #

running 25:00 [2]

Short jog on West Campus.

Mary got home today.


Wednesday Aug 14 #

6 PM

running 10:00 [2]

A little bit of jogging to kill time since I arrived a little early.

orienteering 30:00 [3] ***

Re-run a sprint course at Burcham/4-parks. Blair set the course for last summer.

I shuffled around with a few walk breaks and a bit at an honest-effort. I ran without my magnifier and had to stop a few times to read detail on the map. Fun.

Training tonight was Gene, Fritz, Blair and Simon. Simon is the newest OKer. He's studying at K-State through the end of the year. He looked fast running the course.

After running, we walked over to Dempsey's for burgers at their patio. That was good (the burgers and the company).


Tuesday Aug 13 #

running 25:00 [1]

A short and easy shuffle on West Campus. My legs felt sore. That was strange.


Sunday Aug 11 #

MTB cycling 2:30:00 [1]

Lawrence Loop plus a bit.

I saw MeanGene near Burcham Park. He was running. I rode with him and chatted for a couple of minutes.

I also had a flat. No problem. I had a spare tube and my mini pump. So I changed the tube, but that stupid mini pump is basically worthless. I pumped and pumped and pumped and some air got in the tube. But it wasn't much. I kept pumping. It was hot even in the shade where I'd stopped to fix the tube. A guy out walking his dog asked if I needed anything and I said something like, "any chance you've got a pump, this thing is worthless." He did. He gave me directions back to his house and said he had a couple of pumps in the garage. If I saw his wife or kids, just tell them he'd sent me.

I followed his direction, met his wife, explained the situation, and she helped find the pump. It was one of those air compressors and it did the trick.

Then I finished the loop.

I don't know if there is such a thing as a decent mini pump. Probably not. I have one of those CO2 cartridge things. I'll probably just start carrying that.


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