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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Oct 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  hiking5 3:25:21 11.14(18:26) 17.93(11:27) 99
  running3 2:24:09 9.68(14:53) 15.58(9:15) 454
  pedaling1 1:14:24 17.37(4:17) 27.96(2:40) 278
  Total9 7:03:54 38.2(11:06) 61.48(6:54) 831

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Saturday Oct 3 #

6 PM

hiking (woods) 37:18 [1] 2.59 km (14:23 / km)
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Townsend Hill, with Nancy, In The Dim. A good piece of this was on something that started out looking like an old cart path, then got less and less so, and finally we were just walking though the woods with almost no light (I had one but didn't turn it on). Quite pleased with myself that I was able to return by the exact same route.

Friday Oct 2 #

7 PM

hiking (pavement) 1:01:36 [3] 5.67 km (10:52 / km) +43m 10:28 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Just a walk around the neighborhood, In The Dark. Carried a flashlight, but only turned it on when cars were going by, which wasn't so often other than on Northfield. Moon coming up.

Thursday Oct 1 #

5 PM

running (trails) 26:44 [3] 2.52 km (10:38 / km) +224m 7:21 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Mt Watatic, NW side, including checking out a field, and up mostly on the old overgrown ski trails. The road doesn't really go as far the maps show, it turns into a No ATVs trail. Hung out at the top (with a number of other people) to watch the sunset/moonrise (shine on, shine on...).
7 PM

running (trails) 46:28 [3] 5.01 km (9:17 / km) +71m 8:40 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

And then back down via a longer route, In The Dark. Mostly on trails that I was familiar with, but I did go for one diversion on old unmapped cart paths, using the rising moon as a compass.

Wednesday Sep 30 #

5 PM

running (trails) 1:10:57 [3] 8.06 km (8:48 / km) +159m 8:01 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280 #1 (blue)

WBSW, In The Dim. A good helping of twisties at the beginning, including establishing four connections out to Wares Rd. (three of which I think I had been previously unaware of). Some nice white woods down here east of the Rattlesnake trail, but west of it is mostly dark green. Took all the shortcuts coming back down off the hill. There was sunlight when I started, and moonlight was coming into play at the end. Wore a headlamp, but only turned it on once: it was quite dark and pretty sketchy for the last couple of minutes under the evergreens, but when I saw a light ahead, I turned mine on so as to not completely freak out the guy hiking with a flashlight. When I was past him, I turned it off again.

Tuesday Sep 29 #

3 PM

hiking (trails) 10:00 [1] 1.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Toward the swimming hole in West Groton before my meeting with Ravi, because I arrived a little early and hhad some time to kill. time and distance estimated.
10 PM

hiking (mixed) 45:51 [1] 3.73 km (12:17 / km) +56m 11:26 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Out and about, In The Dark. Or I guess it's the Alonedark. Nice night to be out, though definitely on the humid side. No light on the earlier paved section, but I did need it in the woods. Took the earlier cutoff from the trail by the brook, before I got to the snowmolbile bridge.

Monday Sep 28 #

5 PM

pedaling (recumbent) 1:14:24 [3] 27.96 km (2:40 / km) +278m 2:32 / km

Wandering around to keep it different, just ahead of The Dim. Probably would have been a good idea to bring a light at this point, just for the last few minutes. Annoying moment on Mass Ave when a car went by and a young guy stuck his head out of the passenger's window and yelled "HEY!" just as they passed by, presumably with the intent of startling me. I should carry eggs for a situation like that.

Sunday Sep 27 #

9 PM

hiking (pavement) 50:36 [1] 4.94 km (10:15 / km)
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Groton Rail Trail, In The Dark. Temperature not bad, but quite humid. Completely in the dark for this one, I had a keychain light but only turned it on when I saw a cyclist approaching. There was a pretty good moon most of the time, although the rail trail is pretty shaded so direct moonlight was very intermittent. My eyes adjusted well, and I had no trouble seeing where I was going, and there was nothing to trip over. Sort of meditative after a long weekend. At the end, I lay down in the middle of the rail trail for a while just looking up at the sky.

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