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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Aug 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  hiking1 3:33:15 6.13(34:46) 9.87(21:36) 280
  running1 48:27 3.89(12:28) 6.26(7:45) 123
  Total2 4:21:42 10.02(26:07) 16.13(16:14) 403

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Saturday Aug 26 #

12 PM

hiking (trails) 3:33:15 [1] 9.87 km (21:36 / km) +280m 18:55 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Wapack with Nancy, from Windblown to Binney Hill Road, then up the road to where we had left a car. Saw nobody except a group of seven (Scouts?), who seemed to be on a search-and-destroy mission for stone fire rings. Time excludes the stop for lunch.


Wednesday Aug 23 #

6 PM

running (trails) 48:27 [3] 6.26 km (7:45 / km) +123m 7:03 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Well, that answers that. But not yet a definitive answer.

Somehow AP got this one right as running, even though I punched a bunch of splits. I might have thought that it would have guessed orienteering, so maybe I was going just enough faster? Seems a little unlikely.

Significantly faster than last time, on foot in late afternoon rather than riding in the dark, and I also had familiarity on my side. I think there's potential to speed up the riding significantly, but I ought to be able to run faster as well. Having previously seen it just by headlamp, it was generally familiar for the first half and the last part, a little less so in the middle. Having the setting sun as a reference gave me a different perspective, and being on foot made it feel more like a steady climb with switchbacks. The bike has the advantage of being able to go downhill faster (which will work better in daylight when I can see what's ahead), and running has the advantages of not needing to worry about rough spots, never needing to stop for an obstacle. There was a rough, rocky, rooty section that was difficult on the bike, that I didn't even notice when running. And I never needed to be careful about whether my handlebars would fit between trees.

Splits are at trail junctions that will need to be explored at some point.

Tuesday Aug 22 #

7 PM


Long drive home (from Harrisonburg VA)...

Monday Aug 21 #

2 PM


It's interesting when you expect something to exceed your expectations, and yet it does...

(And that's but a pale reminder that doesn't come close to capturing what we saw.)

Sunday Aug 20 #


After a long drive, Stephen and I have arrived in the path of totality. Nothing left to do but cross our fingers for clear skies tomorrow.


Based on some exploratory observations, I'll theorize that there is not a single Moon Pie left for sale in the state of Tennessee. Sun Chips are also pretty hard to come by.

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