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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending May 25:

activity # timemileskm+m
  pedaling3 3:10:22 34.18(5:34) 55.0(3:28) 505
  ignore this1 3:04:33
  hiking4 2:36:37 3.57 5.75 33
  paddling1 1:59:56 4.73(25:22) 7.61(15:46) 16
  (flying)1 6:02 2.48(2:26) 4.0(1:31)
  Total9 10:57:30 44.96 72.35 554
  [1-5]8 10:47:56

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Saturday May 25 #

1 PM

pedaling (utility bike) 15:27 intensity: (2:56 @1) + (8:59 @2) + (3:32 @3) 5.26 km (2:56 / km) +22m 2:53 / km
ahr:120 max:133

From the take-out to the put-in, where I had left the boat. This was made a smidge easier because of the new rail trail.

paddling (coracle) 1:59:56 intensity: (1:37:47 @1) + (18:29 @2) + (2:57 @3) + (43 @4) 7.61 km (15:46 / km) +16m 15:36 / km
ahr:105 max:145 (injured)

Squannacook, Townsend Harbor to Vose. The first half of this was paddlecross, with some of the issues being places that would have been easier with higher water levels, but some being fallen trees that just completely blocked the river. Most were haulovers, but one was such a tangle that I had to drag the boat up the steep bank, where I conveniently found a trail that cut off a meander (and a couple more big blockers). After the swimming hole rapids (which I ran except for the big drop), it was smooth going with no obstructions or quickwater. I felt really rusty and weak when I started, but it got better.

No mosquitoes or blackflies, which was nice. I did find a tick yesterday in the shower (gave it a free flume ride to the septic tank), then one while paddling today (free swimming lesson), and then another that hung on through the shower today, which earned a place in the museum of mummified ticks.

Friday May 24 #

11 AM

hiking (mowing ) 1:18:32 intensity: (3:15 @0) + (34:15 @1) + (33:58 @2) + (6:59 @3) + (5 @4) 3.2 km (24:32 / km) +33m 23:21 / km
ahr:107 max:137 shoes: Oboz Sawtooth II

Just about finished, only the mossy area in the NW corner remained when I ran out of gas, and I decided do that later. Finished up with a little more lopping off of dead branches, with the small bow saw and the manual pole saw. I was eyeing some others, but decided they need the chainsaws.

When adjusting something on the lawnmower, I very very briefly bumped a hot part of the engine with my left hand, which appears to have been enough to cause a second-degree burn.
5 PM

pedaling (mountain bike ) 1:11:54 intensity: (1:03 @1) + (4:07 @2) + (26:42 @3) + (29:41 @4) + (10:21 @5) 9.93 km (7:14 / km) +174m 6:39 / km
ahr:138 max:154 (injured)

Leominster State Forest, although I'm not sure if I was ever actually in the state forest. The first part (east) started okay, but then got gnarly. I had a bad feeling when I ended up on the power line, because those often suck. Rode down some stuff I could not have ridden up, and walked up some stuff I could not have ridden down. The second part was better, though there were still some spots that were too rooty and rocky for my abilities right now. Plenty of wind to keep the bugs away (there had been talk of flying today, but based on the conditions here, it would have been way too strong).

Thursday May 23 #

hiking (mowing) 45:00 [2]
(injured) shoes: Oboz Sawtooth II

More mowing. Turned out the mower wasn't ruined, and I was able to get it running again and mowed half of the big side (from the property line almost up to the tree), but then it ran out of gas, and after I filled it it wouldn't start again (not the same problem). It probably needs a bunch of maintenance, though. So I shrugged and put it away for now, then got out a saw and took down a few dead limbs on the oak trees.

Could have sworn that I started the watch again for this, but apparently not, so the time is a wild guess.
12 PM

hiking (mowing) 13:28 intensity: (8:01 @1) + (4:40 @2) + (47 @3) 0.57 km (23:45 / km)
ahr:114 max:131 shoes: Oboz Sawtooth II

Started mowing with the intention of continuing until it started to rain. That coincided with my maybe breaking the lawnmower. We'll see.

Wednesday May 22 #

2 PM

pedaling (cross bike) 1:43:01 intensity: (4:50 @1) + (15:23 @2) + (53:01 @3) + (25:53 @4) + (3:54 @5) 39.81 km (2:35 / km) +309m 2:29 / km
ahr:131 max:152 (injured)

West Townsend and Townsend Harbor. Nice day for a ride, temperature somewhere between 89 F and 93 F, depending on which thermometer you want to believe. Good to have a way to exercise that comes with its own built-in breeze.

Tuesday May 21 #

2 PM

(flying) (hang glider) 6:02 [0] 4.0 km (1:31 / km)
ahr:121 max:147 (injured)

West Rutland. There are days when one spends as many hours in the car as one does minutes in the air. This was one such day.

Landed on my left knee. Nice. The wound from the Billygoat even bled a little.

Monday May 20 #

2 PM

hiking (pavement) 19:37 [1] 1.98 km (9:54 / km)
ahr:88 max:101 (injured) shoes: Nike React Miler2

Down to Seeley to pick up Nancy's car, which I now have more confidence will be able to hold pressure in all four tires. And then I had other stuff going on, so that was enough for today.

Sunday May 19 #

7 PM

ignore this (music appreciation) 3:04:33 intensity: (17 @0) + (2:17:12 @1) + (11:21 @2) + (18:51 @3) + (8:03 @4) + (8:49 @5)
ahr:103 max:221 (injured) shoes: Nike React Miler2

I was curious about what my heart rate does when I'm at a concert, so I turned my watch on and selected "Cardio" as the exercise type. This was String Cheese Incident at the State Theater in Portland ME, two sets that were almost exactly 90 minutes, plus an encore (I forgot to restart the watch until about halfway through encore). So, HR largely down around 85, with occasional songs that got it up around 130. I also went to the show the night before in Boston, and I'd guess that the average HR would have been higher for that one. The watch says I burned 850 calories, but that's not something I ever pay any attention to, so I have no idea how it compares with anything else.

I went with the Morses, and Clint left just before intermission so that he'd be in a position to scoot out the door when the show ended and get the car before the meter expired. Once he was out of sight, Anna was able to pull the crack pipe out of her purse and she and Ellen and I fired up some rocks and got our hearts really pounding for a few minutes. ;-) Seriously, I've got no idea why the HR went haywire at the end, it started before the encore and it's clearly not real.

After the Boston show, by the time I took the subway back to my car and then drove home, I got to bed at 1:30. After Portland, I got to be a passenger in Clint's car most of the way home, but then I needed to get Nancy's car down to the repair shop so they could fix the tire again in the morning. Didn't feel like walking back that late, so I brought my bike, and got to bed right around 2:30. I need some extra sleep.

As of right now, I'm not sure those are complete, because there's a sons that seems to be missing on Saturday, and though there was a lot that they played on Sunday that I didn't recognize, it seems like there were more songs than that.

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