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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Oct 4, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road/trail4 2:54:57 9.0 14.49 140
  Orienteering3 2:35:06 6.6(23:30) 10.62(14:36) 162
  Total7 5:30:03 15.6 25.11 302

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Sunday Oct 4, 2015 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:01:45 [3] 3.1 mi (19:57 / mi) +63m 18:45 / mi

Sunday brown long. Certainly had one bad point, #10, losing 6', comparing with Dave Cady. Pretty much straightaway to the first 8 points. Lost a minute at #9, a minute between #13 & 14, thinking 13 was a road crossing control, slowing down & even getting mixed with direction.... Maybe another 30" on very small stuff and the rest of a 2-3' deficit must have been RC. 1>2 and 6>7, I went straight when it may have been better going around on trails. Disappointed with the 6' error; perhaps one needs one's head examined with such a lengthy error in such a small area of possibility with so much prior experience. I went back to that point/area on the way home and it was all there, clear as could be.

Nice meet by EMPO. Nice mapping work by Mark. The sun finally came out in the early PM. It never did rain. Between the wind in the trees and the rushing creek a short distance away there was quite the chorus during the night. Back to Williamstown for the night, Beth due from Burlington later.

Saturday Oct 3, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 38:21 [3] 1.73 mi (22:10 / mi) +97m 18:53 / mi

EMPO A meet, O in the Pines. Brown, 2.6k, chilly grey period, no rain. Good run, lost time on #1 and #9, others were clean. First loss was close to a minute opting for the path on way to #1. #9, I was sure I saw my boulders ahead but no flag but then one not 10m away on what appeared to be a rock face. Finally figured out where it was & was very surprised to see I had some 70m to go. Decent energy, pleased to see that. Second after Steve Tarry who says he has returned to O more than the annual BG.

Beer tasting & dinner at Albany Pump Station. Went to town with Ernst. 4 UNOers (+ Pete & Lex) sat together. Fine time/venue.

Friday Oct 2, 2015 #


Call this day "Travels with M". Left Bow at 11a, next real stop Sunderland to revisit the corn maze from August. Pleasant young man said it was closed but I pleaded my case. Fun to be in the rustling corn - brown, dead, easier to see than before. Spent more time looking at the gray on the map than I've done in the past. Felt good to have time to take the intricacies in.

Then Rt 2/Mohawk Trail west from Greenfield thru Charlemont, Shelburne Falls, Savoy, Florida and North Adams. Stopped in the old college town - admired the new track and field and football facilites. And who couldn't help but notice all the bubbly young people beginning their journey. A campsite before dark should complete the trip.

Occurred to me that from Cuttyhunk to Williamstown is about as long a line in Massachusetts as one can make.
1 PM

Orienteering 12:05 [1] 0.55 mi (21:58 / mi) +1m 21:51 / mi

Orienteering 42:55 [1] 1.22 mi (35:06 / mi) +1m 35:00 / mi

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 #

Road/trail 20:00 [1]

Map reading and walking on PL.

This was completely gone this eve. Caught red handed.

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015 #

Road/trail 34:00 intensity: (23:00 @2) + (11:00 @3) 2.5 mi (13:36 / mi)

Did power line hill 10 times and an extra one for good measure. It ended up a nice sunset after a most wet day. It was around 5:30, cool and I took off my shirt which was invigorating. Had also been there within the hour with Mocha for her walk. And then decided I'd go back to the exact same place for this particular w/o, pleased it was so close to the house. 10 circles around 1/4 mi each, M just stared at me as I passed by c. every 3' - not inclined to jump out of the back of the car.

While there, I encountered a pick up truck coming in full of construction junk etc which is a violation with fine to $500. Got the plate # and called Bow PD. The guy, cigarette in mouth, looked like the sleaze bag he was.

Drove 155mi back from Cape Cod this am in a deluge but Rt 495 was ok going for most part.

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 #

8 AM

Road/trail 1:23:08 intensity: (1:00:00 @1) + (23:08 @2) 4.05 mi (20:32 / mi) +37m 19:58 / mi

Ashore around 8am, went to CG station, closed 1964 & then made my way toward west end. Was hoping for a loop but none apparently exists. Tried to get to the stone tower but new tidal inlet was a bit too wide/deep.

Didn’t think I’d get 4 mi out of Cuttyhunk. Some leaves falling, just the sensation of change and the place is pretty much deserted. Spoke with a fellow working on a house - he comes before and after season for house work. Only 2 ferries a week now.

Monday Sep 28, 2015 #

5 PM

Road/trail 37:49 intensity: (9:49 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (8:00 @3) 2.45 mi (15:26 / mi) +103m 13:39 / mi

Cuttyhunk visit. Took 9.5 hrs to get here! 4.5 driving to the Cape in Monday am traffic like I did not foresee.

From 495 on Rte 3 to Rt128 was stop & go & from where I got on 128 to Rte 2A in Concord, the same. Took 2A/2 to 495 and then south. It turned from sunny to showery. I’d dismissed Cuttyhunk but went to Falmouth Hts. to see if I could find Courtenay. It looked pretty good on Vineyard Sound so I came here in an abiding southerly.

End of season, pretty empty & nice. Got ashore just before 6p and tried to get to west end but found some dead ends and No Trespassing signs. Will try tomorrow. Got to some vantages. C’hunk is a small ship surrounded by what seems to be big ocean though it isn’t. Found a few tracks and ran some hills & admired the moorlands - but no sheep .

Harked back to a November eve before 1984 when Beth & I came hereon Rhodora. I was running laps from the Compass Rose intersection to the island height (maybe 1 mi per RT) and Beth was lying on the rose in the middle of the intersection in the November dark which I never knew until much later. And didn’t trip on her - that would have been an awakening.

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