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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Oct 31:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking1 6:00:00 14.4(25:00) 23.17(15:32) 1305
  Orienteering1 1:23:45 6.21(13:29) 10.0(8:23)36c
  Running2 1:07:00 6.8(9:51) 10.94(6:07)
  Stretching4 40:00
  Strength2 10:00
  Total4 9:20:45 27.41 44.12 130536c

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Saturday Oct 31 #

Orienteering 1:23:45 [3] *** 10.0 km (8:23 / km)
36c shoes: Brooks Running 23

Halloween-O with Sam, Tori, Carlo, and Presto in Palo Alto! Rex put on a few socially distanced Halloween orienteering events, so after we decided head to Palo Alto to run one with Tori (who is frantically finishing her thesis!) and Carlo. The course was SUPER fun! There were some pretty amazing decorations! One house had like 100 jack-o-lanterns, a couple of which were HUGE - bigger than Presto's beanbag chair. There were also a bunch of people giving out candy that were pretty insistent that we take some, so we ended up with a bunch of candy :-). I can't say this really improved our total time on the course, but it was pretty excellent! Super, super fun evening, and Tori and Carlo even fed us some spectacular homemade raspberry ice cream before we headed home. Fun, fun!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Stretching back home.

Thursday Oct 29 #

Running 30:00 [3] 3.1 mi (9:41 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 23

Running with Presto after not-lab! This might be the last chance I'll get to run after work in Berkeley when it is still light out with the time changing this weekend and not enough time to get out between my last meeting and working the voter protection hotline tomorrow evening, but I needed to finish something, and that didn't happen until right around sunset. It wasn't completely dark when I was running, but I can't say it was particularly light out. It was still really nice to get out. Presto was much less draggy than yesterday, which was nice. There's a bit of smoke in the air, but nothing too bad right now. Fingers crossed the air quality stays decent!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Wednesday Oct 28 #

Running 37:00 [3] 3.7 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 23

Running with Presto after lab/not-lab! Half-day in lab today, and after yesterday's marathon lab session, I decided to get out while it was still light today. I think both of us were still feeling the weekend a bit in our legs, but it was really good to be out running in the sunlight!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Stretching after working the voter protection hotline for a couple of hours. Hilariously, I "ran into" a friend of Sam's from undergrad who was also working the evening shift. It was a pretty slow night, so we chatted while waiting for calls to come in :-).

Sunday Oct 25 #

Hiking 6:00:00 [3] 14.4 mi (25:00 / mi) +1305m 19:30 / mi
shoes: Saucony Peregine 2

Backpacking with Sam and Presto in the Trinity Alps! It was super cold this morning and difficult to extract ourselves from our sleeping bags, but we managed and there was only a small amount of ice on my Nalgene, so not *too* cold, I guess? We packed up camp and started back.

We decided to hit up Echo Lake on the way back, which we'd skipped on the way out because we were worried about getting to camp after dark. It was a very nice place for a snack with a really nice cirque and some great views of the surrounding cliffy mountains. Then we were just backtracking until Red Mountain Meadow, where we dropped our packs and took the trail up to Granite Peak.

We'd tried Granite Peak a year or so ago on Memorial Day Weekend when there was still snow and had to turn around because it was too sketchy with the snow. Wow, was that a good decision. The Granite Peak trail made the Seven Up Peak trail look like a sidewalk. In places it was the width of a single shoe, on an angle on sandy dirt that was sliding down the mountain. The slope felt like it was somewhere in the 60-80 degree range, so it was probably around 35-45 degrees. It was INSANE. I was displeased, but we made it to the top. Presto immediately flopped down and went to sleep as though to say, you people are CRAZY!! I am going to pretend this isn't happening.

The views from the top were awesome, but it was hard to relax knowing that we had to go back down the same trail we'd come up. After some lunch we headed back down. Knowing what was coming somehow made it worse, but we all made it down without mishap. We put our packs back on and started the super long descent to the car, where we arrived just at sunset.

Awesome, awesome trip! This very well may be our last California backpacking trip for the foreseeable future, so I'm glad we made it a good one!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Stretching back home way too late at night.

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