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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Jan 19:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  hike with Gail3 3:04:27 10.25(17:59) 16.5(11:11) 472
  orienteering1 1:06:24 3.42(19:25) 5.5(12:04) 487
  treadmill3 1:00:17 6.0(10:03) 9.66(6:15)
  spinning1 53:00
  Total8 6:04:08 19.67 31.66 959
averages - weight:138.8lbs

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Sunday Jan 19 #

2 PM

hike with Gail 1:13:11 [1] 4.02 mi (18:14 / mi) +399ft 16:40 / mi

Pine Nook Road. Footing a little loose after last night's snow.

Saturday Jan 18 #

treadmill 19:47 [3] 2.0 mi (9:53 / mi)

Friday Jan 17 #

1 PM

hike with Gail 37:49 [1] 2.02 mi (18:44 / mi) +71ft 18:08 / mi

First part of the jeep road on Mt. Toby. Crusty snow and a little ice.

5 PM

treadmill 19:57 [3] 2.0 mi (9:58 / mi)

6 on, 1 off.

Thursday Jan 16 #


Valerie set me straight on dealing with Route Gadget. Map and route are here.

5 PM

spinning 53:00 [3]

At Walter's (he has a CompuTrainer set-up with room for 7 bikes). Good workout.

Wednesday Jan 15 #

12 PM

orienteering 1:06:24 [3] 3.42 mi (19:25 / mi) +487ft 17:07 / mi

Green course at Huntington, 4.5 km. Started/finished at #1. Splits entered similar to Susie and Charlie, with first split being leg from 1 to 2 and last one 13 to 1.

Stopped on the way home from our southern excursion, almost irresistible given the weather (mostly sunny, upper 40s) and the bare ground in the woods. I'd gone to a Staples yesterday to print out a couple of copies of the Green course (the extra one so Gail might know where to tell people to start looking if I didn't come back).

I didn't have a compass. Had one on my phone, of course, but I thought it was better to tuck the phone away in the rear pocket of my O' pants rather than carry it in my non-map hand. Much less likely to get smashed, plus I need a free hand occasionally to grab on to trees.

I did check the direction of the sun when I started, right on due south, 180 degrees. Seventy minutes later when I checked it again it was 210 degrees. I'd figured it would change some but didn't realize it would change so much.

Had a good run (well, my usual run/walk). Certainly felt a little stronger than when I was doing a little O' last fall. All the hikes with Gail, plus the bits of running, have certainly helped.

Successful with goal #1, no falls (or anything close), being very careful. Not really any other goals. My navigation was pretty good. Only issues were going to 12 and to 1, caught up in some green, uncertain as to just what direction I wanted to keep as I worked my way through the laurel. Seems like I wasted a good bit of time on those without actually missing the control. I think much more time disappears when you are unsure that folks realize. And I was certainly unsure.

Nice to see George and Lynn there! And heard reports that Bill and Clint had also been spotted. Thanks to all the folks making these winter events possible, wonderful idea and great execution.


Tried to add my route via Route Gadget. Seems to have saved it without me being able to adjust it to fit to the control points. So right now it's worthless. I'm guessing Valerie knows what to do. :-)

Tuesday Jan 14 #

12 PM

hike with Gail 1:13:27 [1] 4.22 mi (17:24 / mi) +2ft 17:24 / mi

On Wye Island. A little bit of very light rain. Note that the climb calculated by AP is pretty accurate. :-)

Two highlights. First was a visit to the 275+ years old holly tree. Really quite something.

Second was a short chat with a park worker who had just finished pumping the water out of one of the four "pits" on the island. The pits are holes in the ground, boards for flooring, a roof of some sort, and various types of vegetation for camouflage, the purpose to provide a spot where grown men (and sometimes women) can spend a few hours trying to shoot geese. Because the pits are at sea level, they tend to fill up with water. Hence the regular pumping.

I did find one thing hard to believe, namely, that there were no adult beverages allowed, but he assured us that plenty of adult beverages were consumed afterwards.

A couple of times we had heard shots during our walk, though they seemed to be some distance away. I asked why it seemed we were hearing 5 to 10 shots each time. Wasn't the point to nail the goose on the first shot. Well, he said with a big smile on his face, that pretty much sums it up.

Should I feel safer or less safe that there are a bunch of lousy shots out there?

Monday Jan 13 #

5 PM

treadmill 20:33 [2] 2.0 mi (10:16 / mi)

4 on, 1 off. Better than I expected.

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