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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Feb 8:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  MTB cycling2 2:55:00175.0
  running4 2:45:00330.0
  Total5 5:40:00505.0

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Saturday Feb 8 #

running 50:00 [2]

An easy jog on West Campus. Nice weather - cold enough that places were frozen that will be muddy later.

I saw a coyote. That was fun.


MTB cycling 50:00 [1]

MTB on the paved bike paths and a bit of roads at Baker Wetlands. Fun. My legs didn't feel as good as I'd expected. Oh well. Nice day out and I got the clothing just right.



I tested the UsynligO app this afternoon.

I uploaded a little map of the neighborhood and Holcom Park. The app worked perfectly.

I can see using it to set up virtual permanent courses.

It reminded me a little bit of the first GPS orienteering long ago. Paul S had about a dozen Garmin portable GPS devices. Back then, portable meant about the size of a hardback novel. The devices had a little text screen that gave you a compass direction and distance to the feature. If I remember right, each GPS cost something like $1500. The event was at Prairie Center.

I don't remember exactly when that race was. Wikipedia tells me that Garmin was founded in 1989 as "ProNav." It seems like the race was earlier, maybe 1988? Or maybe it was early 1990s?

Friday Feb 7 #

running 20:00 [2]

A short and easy jog on West Campus.


Thursday Feb 6 #

running 50:00 [2]

I shuffled around on West Campus. Pace was slow and easy.

A highlight was seeing a group of 12 deer. I started wondering how many deer must live on West Campus. Maybe 60? I wonder if there's a good way to estimate the number.


Tuesday Feb 4 #

running 45:00 [2]

I jogged around on West Campus. I got out early enough that I ran without a headlamp. I carried a little LED lamp in my pocket and used it the last 5 minutes or so.

The north wind was a bit chilly.

West Campus was quiet. I saw a couple of people and 8 deer.


Sunday Feb 2 #

MTB cycling 2:05:00 [1]

MTB on pavement. Most of the ride was on the Lawrence Loop - and out and back route from home to LMH and back + a little extra.

When I was almost home I spotted Mary! She'd ridden out to meet me and we biked that last bit home together. That was nice.
I was unsure how I'd feel today. I was extremely tired yesterday around dinner. I went to be at 8 p.m. I slept 11.5 hours. Something wasn't right. I was unsure. But I felt fine. I got a little tired in the biking muscles, but felt pretty much ok.

Warm out there. Mid 60s F. That's not good.


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