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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Sep 20:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running3 4:21:48 22.09(11:51) 35.55(7:22) 403577.6
  Cycling1 30:00 6.0(12.0/h) 9.66(19.3/h)90.0
  Total4 4:51:48 28.09(10:23) 45.21(6:27) 403667.6
  [1-5]4 4:50:26

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Sunday Sep 20 #

8 AM

Running (trail) 2:40:57 intensity: (17 @0) + (13:35 @1) + (1:23:59 @2) + (46:09 @3) + (11:33 @4) + (5:24 @5) 19.08 km (8:26 / km) +403m 7:38 / km
ahr:161 max:202 shoes: Brock (Terraultra G 260)

Camped at Pawtuckaway this weekend with umeditor's clan. We had some local adventures and relaxing on Saturday, and this morning Melissa generously took care of campsite packing while I went off on a long run to knock out the final final badge, for which I needed to run at least 2 hours and 12 minutes.

I picked out a route that I was pretty sure would take me a while, going out to the other side of the park, up and over North Mount Pawtuckaway, and then back around towards the campground. It was delightful, thanks in large part by the lovely temps. It was in the upper 30s when we got up but I would guess it was quite a bit warmer by the time I started because I very quickly ditched my warm up pants at a trailhead and felt overdressed with a long sleeved shirt.

Lots of pretty scenery on the route, lakes, marshes, pretty woods, and of course plenty of boulders of unusual size. Very happy to have taken this route in the direction I did it, because the more technical singletrack was on the way out and the way back was boring doubletrack that I could run while tired.

Longest run in a long time but it felt great.

Friday Sep 18 #

12 PM

Cycling (cargo) 30:00 [3] 6.0 mi (12.0 mph)

Food delivery.

Wednesday Sep 16 #

8 PM

Running tempo (track/road) 1:10:28 intensity: (20 @0) + (17:32 @1) + (39:53 @2) + (11:17 @3) + (1:26 @4) 12.0 km (5:52 / km)
ahr:152 max:180 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)

Off to the Harvard track for my "final" badge, Track Time. Today's planned workout wasn't actually track-requiring at all but it was nice to be reminded of that track workout feeling. It's very satisfying.

Heart of the workout was 10' progressive pace and then 5x[1'H+1'E]. Had to do a lot of warm up and cool down to get the required distance on the track. My legs seemed fully recovered from the weekend (especially the stairs) so it was pretty enjoyable.

I was surprised to find the Harvard track a lively place in the evening. Unlike in the morning, where the only other people seem to be other runners doing workouts, there were lots of people doing random things. Softball games on the field, rollerskaters in the parking lot, dog walkers (??) on the track, people doing bodyweight exercises in the infield and on the edge, and some guy doing an astonishing array of pullups and ab work hanging off of one of the bars on the wind screen frame.

Now that I have submitted all the regular badges I have been informed of the requirements for the special bonus badge, which I think will require me to run 2 hours and 12 minutes. Camping at Pawtuckaway this weekend, hopefully I get a chance to sneak out for that long!

Monday Sep 14 #

6 PM

Running (run) 30:23 intensity: (45 @0) + (11:44 @1) + (17:54 @2) 4.47 km (6:48 / km)
ahr:143 max:157 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)

Recovery run/City Scavenger Hunt badge

I thought the City Scavenger Hunt might be a bit harder than the trail one because there weren't very many high pointers, and none of the high-ish ones were guaranteed, even with planning. That turned out to be no problem at all, and I blew way past the maximum of 65 points before I'd even hit 25 minutes—the run has a 30 minute minimum. It helps that I know exactly where to go to find many of the items in my immediate neighborhood:

water fountain, basketball hoop, baseball diamond, mailbox, bridge, boat, slide down a slide, swing on a swing, cross the monkey bars*, park bench, public library, flag, gas station, church, road work sign, boat, ladder, sand, white picket fence, picnic table, train station, bike rack, map, dog chasing ball, and fire hall.

The others that I managed to get by chance:
house with a red front door, home with decorative lights still up, motorcycle, bus, motorhome, roller blades, water hose, trash for the bin.

I was prepared to "hold a rainbow in my hand" if I saw an accessible rainbow flag, but believe it or not I did not see any. In Cambridge! There were some small rainbow flags at one house but touching them would have required getting very much onto their property, so I declined. I was also very surprised not to see a neighborhood cat, especially since I heard one yowling just before I started my run.

My legs feel a bit sore and used from the weekend activities but nothing painful. Sore means I'm building muscle, right?

*I crossed the monkey bars by climbing on top of them and crawling across the top, after failing miserably in my attempt to swing cross them.

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