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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 7 days ending Aug 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Kayak3 3:54:01 12.58(18:36) 20.25(11:33) 103
  Hike4 3:28:59 10.72(19:29) 17.26(12:07) 698
  Gym7 3:20:00
  Running2 33:31 2.54(13:11) 4.09(8:12) 167
  Total16 11:16:31 25.85 41.6 968
  [1-5]15 8:10:31
averages - sleep:6.3 weight:166.1lbs

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Saturday Aug 19 #

7 AM

Hike 1:12:32 intensity: (9:33 @0) + (47:56 @1) + (14:36 @2) + (27 @3) 3.76 mi (19:16 / mi) +293m 15:31 / mi
ahr:100 max:134 slept:6.75 weight:167.4lbs shoes: 2014 gel kayano

With Rhonda around the neighborhood, then picked up Sassy for a dog loop. Humid, but otherwise fine.

The g is under some serious assault after 4 dinner parties in 5 days. It seems to be birthday week.
11 AM

Kayak 1:23:48 intensity: (1:00:48 @0) + (23:00 @1) 4.56 mi (18:23 / mi) +4m 18:20 / mi
ahr:82 max:96

At Stanclift, with Rhonda, relaxed pace. Saw a head sticking up out of the water and approached to see a very large snapping turtle swim away, the water clear enough to watch him swimming. Very nice. Also a cormorant, lots of songbirds, a few shorebirds, lots of dragonflies. Not very windy this morning.
4 PM

Hike 49:00 [0] 1.6 mi (30:37 / mi)
shoes: 2014 gel kayano

With R, Z and S, a little walking, a little swimming. Maybe the first time Sassy has gone swimming with us. She is used to swimming herself, but seemed a little perplexed by Zack and me being in the water too.
5 PM

Gym 10:00 [3]

9 ring pullups, 5x12 dumbbell bench presses, 7 ring pullups

Friday Aug 18 #

9 AM

Gym 5:00 [1]

4x12 dumbbell bench presses, 8 ring pullups. Shoulder maybe a little better.
4 PM

Running 17:13 intensity: (1:02 @0) + (20 @1) + (4:11 @2) + (11:40 @3) 2.08 km (8:16 / km) +93m 6:46 / km
ahr:131 max:142 slept:7.0 weight:166.2lbs shoes: 2014 gel kayano

One dog loop, very humid. Not as stiff today, but the legs were feeling tired. Thinking about bears on the way around, since there have been two sightings of the big guy this week right on the path I was running.

Just to keep me in practice, I saw another large bear in Avon today, walking through the parking lot at my doctor's office. A city bear, I guess, feeding on dumpsters rather than on defenseless peach trees.

Thursday Aug 17 #

6 AM

Gym 1:00:00 [1]
slept:5.0 weight:165.2lbs

In the gym with Eric, some pretty vigorous rolling and stretching, deadlifts and lots of planks.

Wednesday Aug 16 #

6 AM

Hike 48:11 [1] 2.86 mi (16:51 / mi) +204m 13:48 / mi
slept:6.25 weight:165.2lbs shoes: 2014 gel kayano

Around the ann loop with Rhonda and then we came back to a lonely looking dog, so took her on the hospital loop and stopped off to watch her eat apples for a while. She is packing on the weight, as it is a fine year for apples here.
10 AM

Gym 5:00 [3]

4x12 dumbbell bench presses, 1 set of 10 ring pullups. R shoulder is weak for pushups or bench presses, doesn't matter for pullups, though.
12 PM

Kayak 1:16:01 intensity: (8:44 @0) + (1:07:17 @1) 4.01 mi (18:57 / mi) +77m 17:53 / mi
ahr:91 max:108

At Lake McDonough, including a little research to see if there was a way around the apparent island at the SW corner of the lake. There was a narrow channel about 100 ft long with a fallen log across either end. Scrunched myself down and got under the first one, but not enough clearance for the second, so a mini-portage as I stepped across the log and pushed the boat under. A very sparky headwind on the way back. Rhonda was disappearing in the distance. Certainly plausible that she is a fair amount stronger, but I think my boat being taller and heavier may be a factor in a headwind, too. relive.

77 m of climb on a kayak ride?
4 PM


We were just leaving to meet our friends Mike and Cindy for dinner in Bantam when Zack spotted a very large bear trotting around in the middle field, heading left for a while then turning back right and shambling in the general direction of the apple trees. Probably in the 350 to 400 range. I came outside and he fixed me with his best "who the hell are you" stare, and then I devised the plan to get in the car and go drive over an harass him away. Turned out the car was locked! That almost never happens here. So by the time I get a key and unlock it, drive out to the apple trees, he has ripped off half of the smallest apple tree and moved on to our peach tree, stripped all the peaches and smashed the tree to the ground. The peach tree is only a couple of years old and was straining under the weight of about 10 very nice peaches. I had looked at them this morning and decided to give them one more day before taking them into the house.

Anyway, dinner was good. Arethusa.

Tuesday Aug 15 #

6 AM

Gym 1:00:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:167.8lbs

In the gym with Eric, usual stuff.
1 PM

Hike 39:16 intensity: (5:28 @0) + (16:17 @1) + (11:35 @2) + (5:56 @3) 2.5 mi (15:42 / mi) +201m 12:34 / mi
ahr:106 max:143 shoes: 2014 gel kayano

Around the Ann loop with Rhonda.
4 PM

Running 16:18 intensity: (1:26 @0) + (13 @1) + (33 @2) + (5:24 @3) + (8:42 @4) 2.01 km (8:07 / km) +74m 6:51 / km
ahr:143 max:154 shoes: 2014 gel kayano

dog loop. One of these days I am going to stretch this out to two, but this clearly wasn't the day. Legs felt heavy, tired. Did much better a few days ago.

Monday Aug 14 #

11 AM

Gym 30:00 [1]
slept:7.0 weight:165.6lbs

In the gym with Matthew, some stretching and balance, and finally a set of 8 ring pull-ups. Little by little.
12 PM


Cousins party, with me and Matthew, our cousin Brenda and family and our cousin Larry and his wife. Quite a gathering. Larry is Brenda's half brother. We just connected with Brenda last year through genealogical research. Larry I haven't seen since he was a kid, and he is 65 now. Matthew knew him more than I did, but also hadn't seen him in many years. Rhonda did her customary culinary magic.

Sunday Aug 13 #

9 AM

Gym 30:00 [3]
slept:4.0 weight:165lbs

In the gym with Rhonda. Deadlifts, lat pull downs, GH raises, dumbbell benc presses, some stretching before
3 PM

Kayak 1:14:12 intensity: (49:59 @0) + (24:13 @1) 4.01 mi (18:29 / mi) +22m 18:11 / mi
ahr:82 max:103

Around Lake McDonough with Rhonda. Pretty fine conditions, although a moderately stiff headwind for part of the way back.
10 PM


In bed fairly early before company arrived. Fazli around 9:30, Matthew and Ching-Hua around 10:30, so I got up and watched the ball game with the boys. I don't often watch them because they start so late. Anyway, pretty satisfactory conclusions, a bit of a seesaw with the Red Sox emerging victorious 3-2 in 10 innings. At least more satisfactory for me and Fazli who favor the Sox than for Matthew and Jake who favor the Yankees.

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