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Training Log Archive: Tom O

In the 7 days ending Jul 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking3 12:41:26 32.9(23:09) 52.95(14:23) 1236
  Map Reading1 2:00:00
  Weights2 1:30:00
  Orienteering1 29:38 2.34(12:40) 3.77(7:52) 12
  Stretching2 15:00
  Sit-ups2 8:00
  Total7 17:04:04 35.24 56.71 1248

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Saturday Jul 27 #

Stretching 10:00 [1]

Weights 45:00 [3]

Sit-ups 5:00 [2]

8 AM

Hiking 3:55:40 [3] 10.93 mi (21:34 / mi) +324m 19:45 / mi
ahr:101 max:148 shoes: Asolo 520 Boots (3)

Fair Hill NRMA, MD- Practice hike with pack. Big loop from the N. Appleton lot. The Trail Dawgs were holding a trail race in the eastern part of the park. At the fairgrounds, the Cecil County Fair was in progress, complete with designated smoking and vaping areas. Jeez.

Thursday Jul 25 #

3 PM

Hiking 4:26:49 [3] 9.46 mi (28:12 / mi) +623m 23:25 / mi
ahr:113 max:165 shoes: Asolo 520 Boots (3)

Went to an aunt's funeral in Pottsville so stopped in Port Clinton on the way home for an out and back training hike with pack on the AT north towards Hamburg reservoir. I was originally intending to go to Windsor Furnace Shelter but would have run out of daylight so turned around a little earlier. Saw 7 thru hikers including one Triple Crowner and a section hiker from Nebraska.

It was a nice day for hiking but the gnats were bad.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

Map Reading 2:00:00 [1]

Hanging controls for the sprints at Norristown State Hospital. Got a bee sting as I was doing some pruning near the one wooded control.
4 PM

Orienteering 29:38 [3] 2.34 mi (12:40 / mi) +12m 12:28 / mi
ahr:150 max:166

Turning on all the sprint controls so they would work with the SI Air cards.

Monday Jul 22 #

Weights 45:00 [3]

Stretching 5:00 [1]

Sit-ups 3:00 [2]


Sunday Jul 21 #

6 AM

Hiking 4:02:50 [3] 11.79 mi (20:36 / mi) +260m 19:17 / mi
ahr:104 max:156 shoes: Asolo 520 Boots (3)

Another practice hike with pack, again from home. Along the creek and then up through the UD Laird campus, down the Mason-Dixon Trail to Creek Rd., up to the big field south of Wedgewood Rd. where I ran into a retired DuPont colleague out walking her dog. Then over to the pavilion at the Carpenter Rec Area lot where I stopped for a quick power bar, trails down to the creek and back home along the flats.

When I got home, I discovered the zipper on the top compartment on my pack was open. Luckily, my wallet was still in there but my cell phone was gone! Uh-oh. I forgot to zip up the pack again after the power bar break. Tried the cell phone locator features on-line but realized I had never loaded the apps on my cell phone so they were no help.

I jumped in the car and drove over to the state park and asked at the booth if anyone had turned in a cell phone. No, they hadn't. Looked around the pavilion but it was not there. I must have lost it along the trail somewhere.

Hiking 16:07 [3] 0.72 mi (22:23 / mi) +29m 19:54 / mi
ahr:107 max:132

A penalty lap for my stupidity. The last thing I wanted was to venture back out into the heat (it was now over 90 degs) but I had to re-trace my steps after leaving the pavilion. Headed down the trail figuring there is no way I will ever find my phone. About a half a mile in, I came across a tree limb that was stretched across the trail chest high. I remembered ducking under it like a limbo bar and thought this might be where the phone fell out. I looked down among the stilt grass and there is was! A small miracle. I need to be more careful about keeping my pack zipped up.

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