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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Nov 15, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking1 5:40:00 8.6(39:32) 13.84(24:34) 610
  Road running3 3:12:12 19.4(9:54) 31.22(6:09) 260
  mapping1 1:20:00 4.0(20:00) 6.44(12:26)
  Orienteering2 1:02:39 3.35(18:43) 5.39(11:38) 1058 /10c80%
  Track1 7:30 0.87(8:37) 1.4(5:21)
  Total6 11:22:21 36.22(18:50) 58.28(11:42) 9758 /10c80%

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Saturday Nov 15, 2008 #

Orienteering 42:39 [4] *** 4.1 km (10:24 / km) +105m 9:13 / km
spiked:8/10c shoes: Brooks Cascadia

UNO club meet/champs at Beaver Brook on a very wet, warm day, mostly due to hard work of Magnus family (even a blue course). Red could have been an option but expected 50' or so on grn seemed enough considering wx. Had a good run, maybe 2' mistakes. A few controls were evasive but I seemed to find them w/o much time loss - usually due to limited visibility, contours not so very apparent, thickish pine/green. Mtg afterward. BD'09 at BU/Sargent camp & Fox Forest. Some Bear Bk discussion, photos being sent to Scotland, basemap before next summer?

Note: course length listings said 4.9k for green but that seemed too long for time; careful, old-fashioned measurement gives me 4.1k, wish it were otherwise.

Friday Nov 14, 2008 #


Warm, drizzly day - not much energy, took day off; local meet tomorrow. Stopped at cart track on way home & picked up yesterday's glove.

Thursday Nov 13, 2008 #

Road running 1:11:16 [2] 7.2 mi (9:54 / mi) +130m 9:22 / mi
shoes: New Balance 1011

Ran home fm wk, dk, dreary, rainy Nov day, dk at 4:35. Had planned on running thru woods last 1/2. Started dodging puddles & cars right off, up & down on sidewalks. Even more irritated w/ cars, 4th time doing this in 2 wks, noticing more. Many w/ hi beams, making it hard to see. Just too many for suburban/rural for my tolerance lvl. Got to carttrack entrance, but lots of trees down. Followed reflectors but could see that tr was fading & this would not wk. Lost a glove but it will be there in daylight. Don't like headlamp, either. Bk to lesser of 2 evils, rd. Walked about 5 times! Beth passed 200 yds fm home - I got to ask for a ride - cheered me up as it was a lousy Nov day, alot to do with 'technofusion' at work, my word that describes supposed facilitated communication between people thru technology - which is too often bunk, business buzz.

Wednesday Nov 12, 2008 #

Road running 1:02:41 [3] 5.3 mi (11:50 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1011

SloGo w/ Princess Di with my complaining about most everything relating to stupidity at work, incl 3 beeper pages as we ran that were unecessary (might explain a few minutes). Nice that Silk Farm thru SPS is no longer open to motor vehicle traffic.

Orienteering 20:00 [2] 0.8 mi (25:01 / mi)

Might not add but was picking up another control (5 to go, night O experience soon, don' t have to wait for dk now) fm meet 11/1, on a saddle. Beth came, gave me til 0730 to be bk at house to put snows in bk of her car. We left 0659 - I suggested she walk to the very lg, lovely depression. I went some 600m to control & bk, leaves so pleasantly gone. Bk 0725 & bk at task 0729:27 as I pointed out to her.

Tuesday Nov 11, 2008 #

Hiking 5:40:00 [1] 8.6 mi (39:32 / mi) +610m 32:24 / mi

WMNF to Greenleaf Hut w/ Udo Rauter. Started at Canon Mt tram pkng lot, fairly steeply up Greenleaf Tr to Hut, back via Old Bridle Path to Lafayette Pl & then 3 miles bk to car on Pemi Tr. Had expected some sun but low ceiling, virtually no views, some snow falling. Had intended to get to summit of Mt Lafayette but it was clear that Greenleaf Hut was as far as practical. A good hike but close to winter conditions which I had not really contemplated bk in the flatlands of southern NH. Trails were quite rocky in places, covered with an inch of snow but fortunately almost no hidden ice. Neither of us fell even once, being careful. Saw no one but did see footprints, even beyond Greenleaf Hut into low visibility. Only sign of life was the call of a pileated woodpecker.

Mt. Lafayette somewhere beyond Eagle lakes...

Udo at the hut...

Monday Nov 10, 2008 #

Road running 58:15 [4] 6.9 mi (8:27 / mi) +130m 7:59 / mi
shoes: New Balance 992

Home fm work, felt good for a change, lots of sleep last night. Moon (missing just a chip) was lovely, first shadows about 5pm, shortly thereafter bonafide moonlight. Surprised this was slower than last Monday. A liitle of a race w/ myself toward end but not like last spring when I must have been motivated in part by time of year - new season vs old.

Sunday Nov 9, 2008 #

mapping 1:20:00 [1] 4.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

2 hrs on east portion of Nottingcook map, alot of green but some nice areas as well. Reminds me of Boxford w/o much in way of stone walls. Gratifying to walk thru green, see some small knoll, expect a rootstock or boulder around the corner & it is. Quite the contrast to the out-of-breath, frantic, lost orienteer who swears the map is wrong in that area. But too much green.

Track 7:30 [3] 1.4 km (5:21 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Wanted to go to track, settled on BHS, end of day, tired much of day. Took dogs who were pestering me all pm - they proved obnoxious as there was another dog w/ uptightish owners & Z&M wanted the upper hand. Jogged on hs property & adjacent cemetary, all attractive. Did one 400 on track in 2:11 & decided I was too tired/distracted, esp by yapping dogs whom I'd tied up. Nice 3/4ths moon.

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