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Training Log Archive: Fanatic

In the 7 days ending Feb 11:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Hiking1 6:01:37 4.69(1:17:06) 7.55(47:55) 600
  Walking4 2:31:19 10.26(14:45) 16.51(9:10) 325
  Road running1 28:42 3.0(9:34) 4.83(5:57)
  Treadmill1 30 3.0(10) 4.83(6)
  Total5 9:02:08 20.95(25:53) 33.72(16:05) 925

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Sunday Feb 11 #

Walking 58:12 [3] 3.65 mi (15:57 / mi) +150ft 15:21 / mi

Late-afternoon walk with Colette after she returned from NYC. Roads were very wet with lots of large puddles thanks to the all-day rains. Fairly warm though, 48°F, but even so I was cold during the walk, despite wearing Gore-tex from head to toe; hard to figure that out sometimes.

Saturday Feb 10 #

Hiking 6:01:37 [3] 4.69 mi (1:17:06 / mi) +600ft 1:08:46 / mi

Thanks to Bruce Shenker, who couldn't make it to this event, I attended a Wildlife Field Tracking Intensive led by Alcott Smith at the Grafton Forest in New York.

We started hiking around 9 a.m. and finished at 3 p.m. There were about ten participants, which in retrospect, was a bit too many, imo. Very hard to get that many people close enough to see the small tracks while listening to the speaker explain what we were seeing.

However, Alcott Smith was incredible: a very smart man that knows his animals and plants, including the Latin names of everything out there. A graduate of Cornell, where his completed his veterinary work, Alcott is 80 years old and very fit. A tall, strapping man who never ate anything during the hike, only drinking water from time to time. And what a pleasant surprise to hear that he was an ultraunner and avid trailrunner, having done a couple of 100-mile races and numerous runs in the Adirondacks and the Whites. He gave up his practice many years ago, but recently went back to operating on animals for a couple of days a week--because he missed the challenge.

Not really fair to list this as 6 hours of hiking, since we spent so much time just standing around looking at tracks, but it's a nice record of the event, so I won't adjust it.

Thursday Feb 8 #

10 AM

Walking 15 [3] 1.0 mi (15 / mi)

One-mile walking warm-up on the treadmill at Simon's Rock. Roads are too messy to run on today.

Road running (indoor track) 28:42 [3] 3.0 mi (9:34 / mi)

I pretty much had the indoor track at Simon's Rock to myself for this three-mile run.

Wednesday Feb 7 #

Walking 1:10:22 [3] 4.11 mi (17:07 / mi) +175ft 16:28 / mi

Miserable day, weatherwise--3-4" of snow, followed by freezing rain. Even with my studded OROC 340s, the footing was not conducive to moving along quickly. But I was happy to get out regardless.

Tuesday Feb 6 #

8 AM

Walking 7:30 [3] 0.5 mi (15:00 / mi)

Warm-up walk on a treadmill at Bard College.

Treadmill (running) 30 [3] 3.0 mi (10 / mi)

Originally, I had hoped to do four miles, but just wasn't into it, so I cut it short.

Walking 15:00 [3] 1.0 mi (15:00 / mi)

Cool-down walk on the treadmill.

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