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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending May 26:

activity # timemileskm+ftload
  hiking2 3:40:59 7.16(30:52) 11.52(19:11) 113980.9
  Total2 3:40:59 7.16(30:52) 11.52(19:11) 113980.9

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Sunday May 26 #

3 PM

hiking 1:53:34 intensity: (3:13 @1) + (23:31 @2) + (1:19:42 @3) + (7:08 @4) 2.77 mi (41:00 / mi) +838ft 31:52 / mi
ahr:115 max:138

Short flight from Lima to Cusco then an hour and a half van drive to our lodge in the Sacred Valley.

It is just an incredibly beautiful long valley with the Urubamba river flowing down it's length. There are towering hills on both sides, a few to the north with snow on top. The valley is covered with farms.

A view from the porch of the lodge where we would meet to start our excursions.


We got there in time for a quick late lunch and decided to go on a short hike. The lodge has a whole bunch of half-day and whole-day guided excursions that you can pick from each day. We chose a short, easy hike up one of the side valleys. It ran along a canal-like ditch which was built in the Incan times to bring water down to the valley for irrigation. The hike was fairly short, but we all had trouble breathing a bit - me a lot, the kids a little.

A view of the canal along which we hiked for a while. The red gears on the right are for various residents to siphon off water for their irrigation needs. There were numerous "bridges" (planks) across the canal to get to the private farms.


Saturday May 25 #


travel day: Newark -> Lima
One nice thing about traveling to South America is the fact that the time differences are minor.

Tuesday May 21 #

12 PM

hiking 1:47:25 intensity: (8:45 @1) + (41:41 @2) + (56:59 @3) 4.39 mi (24:28 / mi) +301ft 22:59 / mi
ahr:110 max:124

Trucking along on a nice wide, grassy and mossy trail - an old road bed - feeling good and suddenly my ankle rolls, I'm down on the ground and I've whacked the side of my head on something hard. I was so angry that I let out a really long loud scream. I was trying to be careful and not get injured and I really don't know what happened. I think my head hit a rock that was mostly flush to the ground so no big damage but it hurt and shook me up. Luckily I had my hiking poles with me in my pack which made getting back to my car tolerable.

My ankle is a bit swollen but not too badly. Guess I won't be doing anything else before I leave. So frustrating.

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