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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Nov 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running2 1:45:31 8.97(11:46) 14.43(7:19) 171
  schlepping2 1:30:00
  orienteering1 1:08:32 3.87(17:43) 6.22(11:01) 1489 /13c69%
  hiking2 1:06:43 4.31(15:28) 6.94(9:37) 81
  Total7 5:30:46 17.15 27.6 4019 /13c69%

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Saturday Nov 21 #

1 PM

orienteering 1:08:32 [3] **** 6.22 km (11:01 / km) +148m 9:50 / km
spiked:9/13c shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280 #2 (red)

Beaver Brook BYOM, Red, 5.0 km. Sloppy on #2, went to the pair of boulders first, very easy to correct. Then reasonably competent through #7. On #8 I missed to the left, but after a little loop I figured out where I was and navigated in just fine from there. Missed to the left again on #10, and didn't correct as quickly as I might have because I mistook some boulder field on the ground for stony ground on the map. Sloppy again on #11, but I was also having trouble figuring out what was on the map. Saw Phil on my way out of that control, he had been having more trouble. Nice warm day, glad we went out.

Friday Nov 20 #

6 PM

running (woods) 50:16 [3] 6.32 km (7:57 / km) +75m 7:30 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Across the street, In The Dark. I went some places I hadn't been before, following thumbtacks after crossing the Mulpus, then stone walls when they ran out, then more tacks, some just goin-thataway, finally more tacks to the Enigma Road. And then a loop on more familiar stuff. Got chased by a couple of smallish dogs that were being walked off-leash near the end. It doesn't seem unreasonable to have them loose in those conditions, in the woods in the dark when you don't expect to see anybody. But they weren't very good at responding to voice commands. A faceful of headlamp got the more persistent one into a hasty retreat. Nice warm night, mid 50s, just a T-shirt, kept running into pockets of warm air.

Thursday Nov 19 #

10 PM

running (pavement) 55:15 [3] 8.11 km (6:49 / km) +96m 6:26 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Home after dropping the car off at Seeley, by an indirect route, In The Dark. Back in the swing of things, but man, I'm pretty slow. A chilly, breezy night, so I was dressed a bit warmly, and the gloves eventually came off and the jacket got unzipped. One very scary moment just after turning onto Holman, when I saw a pair of eyes reflecting back my headlamp, and... Yikes! The dreaded skunk!, perhaps only three meters away! Fortunately, I escaped unaromaed.

Wednesday Nov 18 #

7 PM

schlepping (Nancy's misc. items) 30:00 [2]
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

After a day with a pretty serious headache, I'll just take this. We were over at North St. for a couple of hours, at least, and I managed to get everything that was left into our two cars. She locked the door, and it's all done, just waiting for the papers to get signed tomorrow and the money to arrive.

Tuesday Nov 17 #

10 PM

hiking (pavement) 33:35 [1] 3.18 km (10:34 / km) +34m 10:02 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

A stroll to the cemetery and back with Winston, In The Dark. The night was more brisk, but my pace somewhat less so. No clouds meant more starlight, but a darker night; still didn't turn on the headlamp. Nancy's house is almost empty, one more trip should do it.

Monday Nov 16 #

10 PM

hiking (pavement) 33:08 [2] 3.77 km (8:48 / km) +47m 8:17 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

A route around the neighborhood that was just different enough that I knew it wasn't a repeat, In The Dark. Mid 30s F, so I wore a puffy jacket and a hat, but I was going at racewalk pace, so the hat came off pretty early and the jacket was unzipped by the end. Fast enough that AP's guess was that this was "running". Mostly overcast, so there was enough sky glow that I never turned on the flashlight in my pocket, not even when the one car went by.

Close to done getting Nancy moved, just a few more hours of work remaining.

Unfortunately, I got some sad news today that hit close to home. My high school friend Dave was found yesterday expired in his apartment by somebody doing a wellness check (maybe he hadn't showed up to work or something). Cause of death is reported to be COVID-19 (I'm not certain whether this has been reliably determined). He had a rough start in life, spending his early years in a series of foster homes, but things got better for a while later on. But in recent years he had turned into kind of a recluse, living in an attic apartment for the last couple of decades and I think spending most of his time in role-playing computer games. He lived only about ten minutes away, but I don't think I'd seen him in at least ten years, although I did talk to him on the phone a few years ago. A pity. He was one of my teammates for my first orienteering experience, in high school PE class in December of 1978. I'm pretty sure he was about a week shy of his 60th birthday.

Sunday Nov 15 #

10 AM

schlepping (Nancy's boxes) 1:00:00 [2]
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Same deal, but this time it was just me, Nancy, and Stephen with a couple of cars. One trip to my place with the cars full, one to storage with the cars mostly full, and a little stuff in the cars coming home. Storage unit is mostly full now, with a few more boxes to go. I had thought about a late night walk, but the pouring rain dissauded me from that.

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