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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Apr 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 1:43:59 5.09(20:25) 8.2(12:41) 35511 /13c84%
  paddling1 1:11:47 5.17(13:53) 8.32(8:37)
  running1 45:31 3.74(12:11) 6.01(7:34) 87
  pedaling1 9:05 2.2(4:08) 3.54(2:34) 10
  Total3 3:50:22 16.2(14:13) 26.07(8:50) 45111 /13c84%

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Saturday Apr 13 #

1 PM

paddling (coracle) 1:11:47 [2] 8.32 km (8:37 / km)

Nashua River in Lancaster. I'd been thinking about this section for a while, but I was guessing that it would be possible only when the water was high, and that it might have a bunch of snags and pileups that I might need to drag the boat around, so I took the blue boat. It turned out to be more civilized than I expected, never had to get out, just one place where I had to skootch over a submerged log, and a couple of other places where there was a little bumper boat action. The put in has been labeled as a canoe launch for a while, but it was overgrown and uninviting until very recently. Now there's construction under way to make it all nice. I started by seeing if I could go upstream, but it almost immediately turned to quickwater and I couldn't make any headway, so I turned around. For some of the time this was just a sled ride, and I was kind of just paddling to keep the bow pointed downstream, and in any case the speed of travel is not indicative of the effort. My form is rusty, and my left elbow complained a little. Lots of ducks out there.

pedaling (city bike) 9:05 [3] 3.54 km (2:34 / km) +10m 2:32 / km

And then back to fetch the car, using the Schwinn that I had stashed ahead of time.

Thursday Apr 11 #

6 PM

running 45:31 [3] 6.01 km (7:34 / km) +87m 7:04 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 350

Rattlesnake Hill, this time using the map supplied by Clint, but having failed to bring a compass, I lost contact pretty early on and then just ran around for a while. The sky was overcast so I couldn't tell where the setting sun was, but eventually I used the sound of traffic on I-495 off to the west as a guide and found my way back to my car. This map does seem considerably better than the town trail map. Terrific area. Still using the Active Ankle, which I think is wise.

Sunday Apr 7 #

12 PM

orienteering race 1:43:59 [3] *** 8.2 km (12:41 / km) +355m 10:26 / km

Tarrywil, Red, 6.7 km, 295m, 4th. Oof. I didn't so much run this as survive it (AP guessed it to be hiking, as opposed to yesterday which it guessed as running). The course was standard Tarrywile stuff, it's just tough to make a course here that isn't brutal, because of the topography. But it was a warm day, and the climbs sapped me. Navigated okay for the first seven, then on #8, I hunted around for a while in a bunch of cliffs on the hillside, twice spotting a control that turned out to be something else when I got closer -- fortunately, the second time it was the right feature after all. On #9 my route was fine, but I overshot the control a bit into an area that I did not recognize for what it was, but I eventually looked back and saw the control on the previous hill. #11 was disheartening because all of the altitude gained in the previous legs had to be thrown away on a steep, dicey descent, followed by another climb. #12 was just plain dumb -- I never saw the far superior right-hand route until I looked at the splits and saw how badly I had done on the leg. And although going pretty much straight from the last control to the finish seemed pretty clever, it evidently didn't pay off.

Very nice to spend the day with Nancy and Stephen, who won the Brown and Orange courses respectively.


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