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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Jun 8:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running4 2:25:00270.0
  MTB cycling1 1:10:0070.0
  clothes horse2 1:00:0060.0
  Total7 4:35:00400.0

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Saturday Jun 8 #

10 AM

running 45:00 [2]

Took Mom and Ron to the airport (on their way to Riga).

I stopped at McHenry Park (formerly known as Tiffany Springs Park) on the way home. I'd spotted a lot of trails mapped on open street map. So I ran a KP map yesterday. When we lived in KC, we ran there occasionally. I was somewhat familiar with the trails and terrain. I thought it'd be a bit fun to explore and think about the orienteering potential.

I shuffled around on some trails. I got drenched in sweat.

My main impressions: muddy (from last night's storms), lots of ticks, lots of poison ivy. Some of the trails were recently mowed. I think the trails on the east side of the park probably get more use. But the parking area was closed when I got there. I drove around (meeting a closed road and a closed flood gate on the way) and ran from the ball diamonds.

In the winter it'd probably be a nice place for some training. Compared to when we lived in KC, the park has more stuff (like places to park).

I had leg cover. I'm hoping the poison ivy won't be a problem. I stopped frequently to get rid of ticks. I think I managed to get rid of all of them.


Friday Jun 7 #

5 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Now, take me dancing
At the Disco
Where you buy your
I wanna ride on a clothes horse
I want to ride on a clothes horse

Watching more headcam orienteering videos. One was a very nice map in interesting terrain in Portugal with lots of rock features and open running. The other was a sketchy map somewhere in England. Both were fun. Both frustrated me when when the runner took a route I didn't like.


Thursday Jun 6 #

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

The usual morning jog. I felt OK-ish. The sunrise was nice.

5 PM

clothes horse 30:00 [1]

Stationary bike while watching a youtube headcam video. Most of the headcam videos I've watched are people having good runs. I think this was a less experienced orienteer. They didn't make big mistakes, but they orienteered passively. They would stop when they came to distinct features. They would go much slower and more hesitant in to the control. They would get a bit fixated on a feature (like following a stone wall or running along a trail) and didn't seem to have a mental picture of what was coming up next. In a way it was more interesting that watching someone orienteering really well.

I haven't done much with my GoPro in a few years. Maybe this will inspire me. There is probably some better software out there than the last time I played around with headcam videos.


Wednesday Jun 5 #

6 AM

running 40:00 [2]

The usual morning jog. I felt ok. I think I expected to feel great. I didn't feel great. I was also surprisingly sleepy at work this morning.

Nice-ish conditions - 60F, low humidity.


Tuesday Jun 4 #

6 AM

running 20:00 [1]

Just didn't feel good. Legs felt heavy. Stomach not great. Brain a bit foggy. Sweating a lot. After a bit I decided to just call it a session and walk/jog home. I don't feel like I'm sick or anything...just not right at the moment.


Sunday Jun 2 #

9 AM

MTB cycling 1:10:00 [1]

Not the best sleep last night and when I work up I felt tired. I'd planned a run, but changed that to a bike ride (MTB on pavement).

I explored a bit - checked out a new bit of the Lawrence Loop and looked at the stadium construction. I saw people walking a Samoyed. I also saw Mary heading out for a run.

I'm still sort of sleepy feeling.

We watched the French coverage of yesterday's sprint World Cup race. Interesting. I'll watch the relay when it comes out.


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