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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Jun 1:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running3 2:10:00260.0
  cycling3 1:35:0095.0
  clothes horse2 1:00:0060.0
  orienteering1 1:00:0035c180.0
  Total8 5:45:0035c595.0

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Saturday Jun 1 #

cycling 30:00 [1]

On the folding bike to/from my little map project on part of the KU campus.

I did a bit over an hour of field checking. I got tired. It was a bit hot.

8 AM

cycling 35:00 [1]

To/from campus plus a bit extra on the commuter bike.

I saw a lot of people at the Lied Center. It looked like a 5K...maybe? But then when I checked Mean Gene's log I realize it was Dog Days.

running 50:00 [2]

June hilly campus course. I took it slow, but the hills make it feel useful even at a slow pace.

I got my phone out as I headed down the hill on the stairs behind Spooner Hall. I was hoping to see the foxes and get a picture before they ran off. I didn't see any foxes.

I saw lots of people on campus - walking, jogging, biking...I chatted briefly with someone on a Pedego ebike.

More new construction fencing on campus this week. It gives it a bit of an artificial barrier sprint race feel.


Thursday May 30 #

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

After work.

I set up a fan to provide some breeze and that was a good idea.

I watched more of the Swedish coverage of 10 Mila. I've finished the men's 3rd leg.

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

The usual morning jog. My legs felt somewhere between OK and good.

I saw more runners than usual.


Tuesday May 28 #

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

Morning jog. Pleasant - no wind, low humidity and mid/upper 50s.

My legs felt good.

I came around a corner of a building right when another runner was coming the other way. Not even close to a collision, but still kind of startling at such an early hour. I realize that I get anxious watching the sprint World Cup races and wondering if I'm going to see a collision between runners (or runners and the public).

4 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Right after work I did some stationary biking while watching YouTube. I'm up to the middle-ish of the 3rd leg for the men at 10-mila. I realize that it is not as engaging as the Viestiliiga coverage. But I can understand the Swedish and that makes it a bit interesting.


Monday May 27 #


I watched the French coverage of the Swiss world cup races. Kind of fun to watch.
9 AM

orienteering 1:00:00 [3] ***

Fritz, Mary and I went to Washburn for some sprint orienteering practice. We each drew a course. I ran Fritz's then Mary's then mine.

I got overheated. The last course was a chore. And when I got home I felt a bit out of it for the next few hours. It wasn't actually hot - maybe 74F and sunny. I just don't deal with warmth very well. As I got overheated my brain wasn't working as well.

Two of our courses were drawn on SSG left over maps. There was another course printed on each map. When I ran Mary's course I went to an overlapping control and then headed off on the old SSG course. It took a few controls before I realized what I'd done.

When I ran the last course - the one I'd designed - I was right next to the bell tower when it started chiming. It was loud. Startlingly loud. One that last course I also took a few breaks to walk a bit and also to take a couple of snapshots. I saw a sign that warned "Caution Swarming Bees." I didn't see any bees.


Sunday May 26 #

cycling 30:00 [1]

Some cycling to explore an area of campus that I decided to map. We've already got the area mapped at sprint standards, but I thought it'd be a fun to map it at 1:10,000.

I spent about 70 minutes field checking. The bright sun made it a bit hard to see the tablet screen sometimes.


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