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Training Log Archive: jima

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking2 4:38:15 9.31(29:53) 14.98(18:34) 303
  Run / hike1 1:27:20 5.48(15:57) 8.81(9:55) 101
  Run1 1:12:38 4.11(17:40) 6.62(10:59) 86
  Orienteering1 1:00:51 3.24(18:48) 5.21(11:41) 55
  Total5 8:19:04 22.14(22:33) 35.62(14:01) 546
  [1-5]5 3:13:38

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Sunday May 19 #


Off to Sweden to day for 10 days - visiting friends over there that are tied to us through 2 generations of Swedish HS exchange students - Johan was here in '76-'77 with Beth's class. He fully adopted the Reever family as his US clan. Then his son Levi stayed with Beth and I in '09-'10.They've been over to visit several time over the years, but this is the first time we've been over there.

Not sure if I'll get any orienteering in, they're way down south, E of Malmo, in Borrby,near the coast

Saturday May 18 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:00:51 intensity: (33 @0) + (24 @1) + (11:24 @2) + (46:08 @3) + (2:22 @4) *** 5.21 km (11:41 / km) +55m 11:06 / km
ahr:134 max:153 shoes: Red SpikeCross 5 GTX Salomon

Most excellent Green course by Ernst on my new Lee Town Forest map - 1:7500, and packed with all sorts of fun areas.
LiveLox replay
Never was moving too fast, but maintained a steady pace and tried to take an efficient line. Marshes were wet enough to make you know they were really marshes. No major bobbles, helps when you made the map.
Tried to do live tracking, but something shut off after about 1 minute - need to figure that out.

Thursday May 16 #

2 PM

Run (Trail) 1:12:38 intensity: (7:51 @0) + (23:10 @1) + (35:20 @2) + (6:17 @3) 6.62 km (10:59 / km) +86m 10:18 / km
ahr:119 max:138 shoes: Blue G-300 TrailFly Ultra

Southern part of the East side of Musquash Conservation area in Londonderry. Parked at the Hickory Hills lot - could maybe fit 15-20 cars in there, with on-street parking a possibility nearby. Not enough for an NRE, but probably OK for a local event.
The OSM trails I pulled into the draft lidar map didn't always line up with reality - spent a lot of time winding back and forth on a mtn bike trail that I thought would just be a simple loop. Need to lay that track down onto the map in OCAD to see where it actually went.
Suitable for orienteering - a mix of terrain and vegetation - but need to see what there is for connectors across or around the large swamp that runs E-W bisecting the full area - I was in the southern part today.
Inaugural run on my new Inov-8 TrailFly Ultra G-300s - also got a pair of TrailFly G-280s. Both were on close-out as they start to bring in the new/improved/better/faster/lighter line of whatever shoes comes next.
Felt good - plenty of underfoot padding, which my knees are very thankful for. Light and responsive. Had moments of feeling fast and young again for short periods before reality kicked in with the next slight incline.

Wednesday May 15 #

10 AM

Hiking 41:28 intensity: (41:10 @0) + (18 @3) 2.9 km (14:17 / km)
ahr:78 max:94 shoes: Roclite 315 V2 Grn/Yel

Short hike around the NW part of Grater Woods to get a feel for it. Some very nice areas, varied terrain, some distinct rock features, marshes and small ponds here and there.

Tuesday May 14 #

10 AM

Hiking 2:56:13 intensity: (2:54:58 @0) + (1:15 @1) 8.89 km (19:50 / km) +260m 17:18 / km
ahr:83 max:112 shoes: Green Roclite 345 GTX

Pulling in the south controls from the Billygoat - legs and knees reminding me that I've maybe been overdoing it from their perspective the past few weeks...

Hiking 1:00:34 intensity: (59:36 @0) + (58 @1) 3.19 km (18:57 / km) +43m 17:46 / km
ahr:91 max:111 shoes: Green Roclite 345 GTX

Second shorter trip to pull in the flags along the stream and get the last of the water stop at 21.
Stream was still delightfully wet - was moving slower, so no mad dashes across the sometimes slippery wet rocks. Was a time that I'd have just danced over whatever was there, relying on fast reflexes and faster footwork to keep somewhat upright.

Monday May 13 #

12 PM


Assisting / observing Navigation Games session at the Baker School in Brookline. Did the YMP map of the school and abutting conservation area - was interested to see what happens after that.
2 sessions each with about 35 5th graders. There were 10 cones scattered about the school grounds, each with a picture of a different animal on it.
Round 1 was just explore the area within the defined bounds and check out the animal pics. Gathered back together for a quick explanation of next round - teams of 2-4 students, each team gets a strip with 5 different animal pics on it top-to-bottom. As a team goal was to visit those cones in order, then come back. where they'd receive a different strip - might be some of the animals they'd visited before, but some new ones and all in a different order. After 2-4 times getting all 5, would be given a challenge strip, with all 10 animals.
Lots of running around, enthusiasm, bending the rules ("you go get those 3 that area all over there and I'll get the 4 that are in the lower part") when they were really supposed to be sticking together as a group.
When getting a new strip, excited voice number 1 would pop up "I know where the tiger is", then another "and I know where the bear is".
Not a map to be seen, but you could see it clicking in their minds that they were remembering where cones were, what was near them, and the quickest way to get from one to another. Really neat stuff!!
Great job by Jackson from Nav Games in getting them through all of it.
3 PM

Run / hike race 1:27:20 intensity: (21:18 @0) + (29:25 @1) + (27:04 @2) + (9:30 @3) + (3 @4) 8.81 km (9:55 / km) +101m 9:22 / km
ahr:116 max:143 shoes: Hoka Stinson ATR 5

Litchfield St Forest and Musquash Cons area - scouting to see what I think about it versus Steve T's recommendation to map if we (he) can get permission for off-trail activity.
Knees are not in great shape after lots of trips up and down Gunstock over the past few weeks.
Some absolutely wonderful areas in the western part and some real meh parts.
Maybe half of the state forest has been logged in the past few years, with some thick stuff bordering those areas and along parts of the main E-W trail.
Spooked a hen turkey who had been tucked in the some brush. I was as startled as she was.
Need to go in from a different parking spot next time, so I can get more than halfway across the overall area.

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