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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Sep 14:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running2 1:05:00150.0
  MTB cycling1 1:00:0060.0
  orienteering2 51:24 4.33(11:52) 6.97(7:23)188.9
  cycling1 35:0035.0
  Total5 3:31:24 4.33 6.97433.9

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Saturday Sep 14 #

cycling 35:00 [1]

This is the total cycling time to/from my class at KU. The class went ok. I felt like I wasn't on, but the other speakers did well. The students seemed engaged and interested (and interesting).

When I left, I discovered that the rear tire of my commuter bike was nearly flat. I added air in the morning but there must be a leak. I started to walk the bike home and John spotted me. He offered me a ride, so I parked the bike and got a lift home.

At home, I got my new mini pump and jogged back to the bike. I was able to pump up the tire pretty easily (the new mini pump actually works!). I biked about 3/4 of the way home before the slow leak made the tire too low to ride. I walked that last bit to get home.

running 30:00 [2]

Running to get my bike.

I would call this "running with a pump" (which is sort of like a log). Ross Edgely would have been impressed.

It was hot when I was running.


Friday Sep 13 #

running 35:00 intensity: (25:00 @2) + (10:00 @4)

Nice day. I ran on West Campus and included 10 minutes at an honest effort.



The thread about NorAm elite development included this comment:

When Orienteering Canada and OUSA practically have to beg clubs to host our major events you kind of have to host them when the host clubs are willing / able.

I wonder why club need to be begged to host events. I have some thoughts, but I'm not really sure.

Thursday Sep 12 #


No exercise...we went to Bon Bon to have an anniversary dinner.

Wednesday Sep 11 #

MTB cycling 1:00:00 [1]

Time for summer to end. I'm tired of the heat.

I biked out to Clinton. The water level is lower than I've seen it in months (but still well above normal. It will be awhile before Sanders Mound isn't an island.


Tuesday Sep 10 #


A few quick notes from BAOC event/California visit (not sure I'll get around to updating each individual race).

Fun to visit Mary's mom and see kj and bj.

Running felt bad on both the middle and long. I don't understand why.

But, running felt ok on the sprints. I ran out of energy on the relay. But, I was moving/feeling better than I've felt since the PTOC sprint at SarKoPar back in May.

We stayed in Cupertino and has some extra time so we visited the Apple HQ visitor center. The model of the campus and virtual-reality app were cool.

I enjoyed orienteering in the redwoods at Big Basin, but I'm in no big hurry to get back there.

The sprints were fun. I understand what the mapper was trying to do with the multi-level buildings. But I couldn't really make sense of the multi-level mapping. I guessed right most of the time.

Dave Linthicum looks almost exactly the way he looked when I first met him in 1980 (or maybe it was 1981?). It was really good to see him.

We traveled with Simon and that worked out well (at least for us, I hope we weren't too old and boring for him). We had a lot of good conversations, everything from uncles in Mongolia to Denmark's national team sprint preparations.

Sunday Sep 8 #

9 AM

orienteering 22:41 intensity: (3:25 @1) + (16 @2) + (1:12 @3) + (17:48 @4) 2.85 km (7:58 / km)
ahr:150 max:171

12 PM

orienteering 28:43 intensity: (1:18 @1) + (5 @2) + (39 @3) + (26:41 @4) 4.12 km (6:58 / km)
ahr:166 max:178

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