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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending May 29:

activity # timemileskm+m
  pedaling2 2:58:01 33.95(5:15) 54.63(3:16) 554
  hiking3 2:39:41 8.23(19:25) 13.24(12:04) 98
  orienteering1 1:52:04 7.37(15:12) 11.86(9:27) 21110 /17c58%
  running1 39:32 3.48(11:22) 5.59(7:04) 64
  Total7 8:09:18 53.02(9:14) 85.33(5:44) 92510 /17c58%

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Saturday May 29 #

5 PM

hiking (mixed) 1:35:59 [1] 7.16 km (13:24 / km) +34m 13:05 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

With Nancy, a couple of streets in Shirley, with a shortcut through the Rod and Gun Club and a fair bit of trash pickup. Sutter Home and water bottles were present in large quantities, maybe outnumbered by Leroux Blackberry flavored brandy. But the unopened can of black-eyed peas is certainly worth a mention.

Friday May 28 #

5 PM

running (woods) 39:32 [3] 5.59 km (7:04 / km) +64m 6:41 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Across the street. Figured I should try and get out before the rain hit, but that didn't work: in the time it took to put on my shoes, the rain started. Not very heavy, at least not yet, and under the tree canopy it mostly wasn't getting through to the ground.

Thursday May 27 #

7 PM

pedaling (mountain bike) 46:50 [3] 7.22 km (6:29 / km) +67m 6:12 / km

Hunting Hill, largely on unfamiliar trails, In The Dim. A couple of good solid crashes, no serious harm done. Fun times.Then I met Nancy for ice cream. The mosquitoes seemed worse at the ice cream place than they had in the woods, but then, I was moving when I was in the woods.

Wednesday May 26 #

10 PM

hiking (pavement) 34:46 [1] 3.78 km (9:12 / km) +47m 8:40 / km
shoes: Merrill Bare Access XTR

Down to the lake and back, In The Dark, long after the squall line had gone through and lowered the day's sweltering temperature. Light rain and distant lightning. Didn't see a single car, kept the light off.

Tuesday May 25 #

5 PM

pedaling (road bike) 2:11:11 [3] 47.42 km (2:46 / km) +486m 2:38 / km

A loop through Townsend, which should pick up the remaining streets in town (including some that don't really count), except for the few I'm saving for last.

Monday May 24 #

6 PM

hiking (trails) 28:56 [1] 2.3 km (12:36 / km) +17m 12:09 / km
shoes: Oboz Sawtooth II

A little stroll with Nancy in Pepperell on the way home. In retrospect, I'm very glad that there were no mosquitoes in evidence (though Nancy found a couple of ticks when we got home).

Sunday May 23 #

10 AM

orienteering race 1:52:04 [3] *** 11.86 km (9:27 / km) +211m 8:41 / km
spiked:10/17c shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280 #2 (red)

Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Long Advanced, 7.1 km, 4th. I really left my brain in the car for this one. Overlapping terrain to the day before (the first half was on new stuff. Forecast was for temps in the 30s F and rain all day. Fortunately, the forecast turned out to be wrong, because it actually snowed all day. About half the ground had an inch of so of snow (anywhere it wasn't sheltered by foliage). I was dressed warmly enough, but just barely. (Or maybe I wasn't, and the stupidity was due to my brain being cold.) The disaster started on the second control, where I guess I initially just didn't go high enough up the reentrant system, then headed too far west. I went up to the top of the ridge to relocate and found a neglected (ummapped) trail remnant which I misidentified as the jeep trail on the map. My next attack was based on that misconception as to where I was, and of course it didn't work out. I went up to the top again and this time found the real jeep trail, and then it was fairly easy. I did consider throwing in the towel during all this, and I was figuring that I had probably lost about 20 minutes, but apparently it was only 19.

Missed a little to the left on #3 (small time loss), then went for another walkabout on #5, misreading the flattish contours up top, and may have even gone slightly off the map. A little futzing around at #6 allowed Steve Tarry to catch me. I then got my act in gear and made good time for the next three controls and most of the way to #10, which was a repeated control from the day before and I missed it slightly and it took me five minutes to correct. Unbelievably far off on my heading going to #13 (I probably wasn't even looking at my compass), off a little on the way to #15, and the rest was fine.

I got it done, there's that. When I finished, Boris was looking at the results and said, "Ooh, you got Harbucked!", and I replied, "Yeah, and I'm about to get Tarryed, too!". (Which I did.)


Huge thanks to Boris Granovskiy, Grizzly Orienteering, and all the other helpers who made this weekend happen. It was an awesome experience in every respect!

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