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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Oct 1:

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Saturday Oct 1 #


Drove through Harriman this morning. Didn't stop :(

The woods were mystical under the low, damp clouds with the turning leaves.

Sad to think I'll be teaching most September/Octobers for the next thirty years and won't be free to experience this.

Friday Sep 30 #


What is proper etiquette for people with colds?

Should I have skipped NAOC and locked myself up in a hotel room somewhere for the weekend? If it were two weeks before WOC or some such, I would have.

Will was most exposed, thanks to him driving me from New Haven to Quechee. After that, TG and Ian, sharing the room. I did my best not to shake hands with people, to not breathe on people, etc.

It's tough to stay away.

other 45 [3]


Wasted an afternoon waiting for locksmith to open my car after I intelligently shut the boot with the keys inside. Ian fixed everything temporarily.

I ordered assistance from Hertz at 3.15, after various calls, ETA 4.15, but be ready from 4. So I went out to the damp lot and waited, jogging a little to warm up. I still had wet socks on, and not a whole lot of other layers. A bit after 4.30 Todd M turns up, we chat a bit, he lets me call Hertz (my phone being in the car)... apparently they are "on location". We go in search, no luck. Call again. They ought to be "on location", but can't actually be called. Terribly sorry, as a hertz gold member, service should have been expedited etc etc. Maybe they will arrive soon. Call again later, put on hold as matter is investigated... they have been "on location" since 14.59... which seems a bit fishy. A bit more holding, by now it is nigh on 6, they cancel the first order, find me someone who will come at twice the price at 6.45... extortion but ok. Todd hands me off to a wonderful colleague who lets me do shoulder exercises to warm up in her office while waiting and waiting.

Locksmith eventually turns up, nice guy, chatty, all I want him to do is shut up and let me into the car before my body shuts down. Hadn't had much lunch, and only a banana since soccer. First thing when the boot opens is to bit into some pastry. Relief. Paid (cash) and ready to go by 7.03.

Second act of stupidity this trip after leaving my raincoat and a shirt in Oaxaca (they are now in Stony Brook).

Thursday Sep 29 #

trail run 40:00 [3]

Hudson Highlands Gateway Park

Just to explore, somewhere I'd never been before and it was en route, more or less, home to T&K's.

Nice place for a wee jog, bit near the parking was jungle, woods were clear on top. Not a priority to map, but I presume it'll eventually happen (as a byproduct of surpassing 2000 orienteers in Westchester).

Stiff from soccer. Loosened up a bit towards the end.

Wednesday Sep 28 #

other 1:30 [3]

Football at IBM

Used lots of strange muscles.

I may have to run here instead of Shamrock. Silly sister, silly.

Monday Sep 26 #

orienteering 1:00:00 [2] ***

Blue Mountain

Team Trials! Met up with some visiting Finns, walk-jogged the first six controls of the Red long, then did the Blue middle. The area and courses still hold up as pretty fantastic, imHo. At least, it remains my favourite map.

The gas pipeline is all cut up and being worked on pretty hard. I saw a good-sized boulder being moved. And the lovely reed marsh between 4 and 5 was destroyed.

Hopefully I was past the tipping-point back into recovery. Still coughing and sniffling.

And I'm very lobsterized from yesterday, oops.

Sunday Sep 25 #


Hopefully nearly recovered from the cold now. Awful not being able to run yesterday.

And a weekend is too little hanging out time.

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