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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Jun 28, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  trail running4 2:54:00 16.05(10:51) 25.83(6:44) 1678
  road running1 17:49 1.7(10:29) 2.74(6:31) 450
  Total5 3:11:49 17.75(10:48) 28.56(6:43) 2128
averages - weight:136.5lbs

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Sunday Jun 28, 2015 #


Nice outing yesterday. Drove to Litchfield, picked up mom, then down to Southport to visit her brother Larry (7 years younger, half-brother actually). Stayed about an hour, then back to Litchfield. Jamie managed pretty well, certainly as well as could be hoped, interacted with Larry enough so that I'm pretty sure he really enjoyed it.

And a surprise to me was a little gift Larry had for her (it was her birthday, #97), a photo of Jamie and her mom at the train station in Munich in 1935. Never seen the photo before.

Saturday Jun 27, 2015 #

3 PM

trail running 49:14 [3] 5.2 mi (9:28 / mi) +320ft 8:57 / mi
shoes: pegasus 4

Stopped at McLeans on the way home, ran Charlie's loop. Overcast, not warm, bit of rain. Ran along at a nice pace, doing OK, getting up the ups OK, but then out of nowhere a twinge in my left calf. Didn't really feel like walking the last mile and a half, and it wasn't that bad, so ran in as gently as I could, but it will be hurting for a while. Bummer.

Guess it's time to get out the bike....

Friday Jun 26, 2015 #

road running 17:49 [3] 1.7 mi (10:29 / mi) +450ft 8:23 / mi
shoes: pegasus 4

Up (10:52) and down (6:57) South Sugarloaf. Better than I thought I would manage when I started.


Quite the last couple of days on the national scene -- court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, plus what seems like movement to diminish the status of the Stars and Bars.

None of this really affects me directly. Or so I thought. Until I got to the last paragraph of the NY Times article on the service in Charleston and Obama's eulogy --

Andrew Weiner, 59, who is white, said, “White people have got to challenge it when someone says something racist in private. We have to start dealing with all this.”

I don't have to think very hard to remember various times in the past when someone has said something clearly and distinctly racist, and I have kept my mouth shut. Because it wasn't worth making a scene. Because it wouldn't do any good. Because I had to deal with this person in one way or another (the usual circumstances being either town politics or in my tax business.). Because it was easier to just shut up.

None of those reasons are any good.

Time to change my game.

Easy to say, of course. It will be interesting to see if anything really changes. I know I will be tested.

Wednesday Jun 24, 2015 #

5 PM

trail running 56:43 [3] 4.67 mi (12:09 / mi) +572ft 10:53 / mi
weight:136.5lbs shoes: pegasus 4

Really nice run with Phil at Earl's Trails, did his loop, just under an hour. Steady pace, never feeling really bad but also certainly not loafing. Not so bad, for both of us! :-)

And it bears saying that it is so nice to have good company. He's been a friend ever since he came to the valley (25 years ago?). He's smart, interesting, amusing, always game for whatever insane adventure is proposed. I'm not sure how long either of us can keep doing this stuff, but for as long as it lasts, it's definitely worth treasuring.

One fall. I really have to start picking my feet up more, I clipped rocks or roots maybe 20 times, one other near fall. Glad I had my gloves on.

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 #

3 PM

trail running 36:14 [3] 3.65 mi (9:56 / mi) +327ft 9:09 / mi
shoes: asics blue/yellow

Pocumtuck ridge, up to the picnic table and back. One fall. Pretty warm, got out after one storm and before another.

Monday Jun 22, 2015 #

5 PM

trail running 31:49 [3] 2.53 mi (12:34 / mi) +459ft 10:44 / mi
shoes: pegasus 4

Bike trails on North Sugarloaf, inner loop up the north side.

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