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Training Log Archive: Fanatic

In the 7 days ending Oct 16:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Geocaching1 2:35:00 3.54(43:47) 5.7(27:12) 614
  Walking1 40:23 2.0(20:11) 3.22(12:33) 61
  Total2 3:15:23 5.54(35:16) 8.92(21:55) 675

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Sunday Oct 16 #

Geocaching 2:35:00 [3] 3.54 mi (43:47 / mi) +614ft 37:37 / mi

An afternoon of geocaching with Colette in October Mountain State Forest.

I was rather surprised at how tired I was after this.

Saturday Oct 15 #

Walking 40:23 [3] 2.0 mi (20:11 / mi) +61ft 19:37 / mi

Mid-afternoon leisurely walk with Colette near Woods Pond, an out-and-back. Lots of traffic on the road--leaf peepers, mountain bikers, and runners.

Friday Oct 14 #


On October 12th, I completed my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. It took me six and a half months, including my two weeks off in July to spend some time with my wife, Colette, who had been in Europe for seven weeks.

So, 2189.1 miles, is definitely a long walk, but I must say that I enjoyed 99.9% of the hike. Would I do it again? Not if I have to carry a full pack. ;-)

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's website has this tidbit of information:

Hikers of a wide range of ages have completed the A.T. While more than half of all thru-hikers are in their 20s, many people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s have thru-hiked the A.T. The number of thru-hikers in their 60s is fewer than 500, and only about 25 people age 70 and above have completed thru-hikes.

If that's really true, then I'm very pleased to join list of old farts that have done a thru hike. :-)

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