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Training Log Archive: iriharding

In the 7 days ending Feb 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Kayaking3 6:04:45 17.31(21:04) 27.86(13:06)
  Hiking4 3:49:11 5.93(38:39) 9.54(24:01) 4
  Snorkeling 2 1:50:00 1.1(1:39:58) 1.77(1:02:07)
  Trail running2 55:13 2.63(21:01) 4.23(13:04) 1
  Swimming2 13:31 0.31(43:10) 0.5(26:49)
  Total10 12:52:40 27.28(28:19) 43.9(17:36) 5

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Friday Feb 2 #

6 AM

Trail running (beach run) 31:25 [3] 1.7 km (18:29 / km) +1m 18:25 / km
shoes: barefoot

beach run before breakfast along the playa manglecito on San Cristobal in the Galapagos. Awesome wild and pristine place. A few sea lions and a marine iguana about.

Swimming 8:31 [3] 0.3 km (28:01 / km)

before breakfast swim at camp on San Cristobal
9 AM

Kayaking 2:08:17 [3] 7.2 mi (17:49 / mi)

kayak from Playa Manglecito on St Cristobal in Galapagos to Puerto Grande along the coast to the NE. Big swells (8- 10') were coming in and breaking so we had to go around them and work our way out to the Pacific. Coming in to Puerto Grande we also had to work our way round and thorugh the big breaking swells. Fantastic views of Kicker rock on the way ; it disappeared from view when we were in the troughs of the bigger swells

Thursday Feb 1 #

6 AM

Trail running 23:48 [3] 1.57 mi (15:09 / mi)
shoes: barefoot

beach run at Playa Manglecito on Galapagos before breakfast

Swimming 5:00 [3] 0.2 km (25:00 / km)

before breakfast swim at camp on San Cristobal

Snorkeling 1:00:00 [3] 0.5 mi (1:59:57 / mi)

snorkel at Kicker Rock through the channel . Kicker rock is a 500' high volcanic rock about 2 miles off san cristobal in hte Galapagos . More info here :

There was a good sized swell running (about 8' in the middle of the channel). We saw a lot of fish , turtles, some sharks (at about 5 m depth) and some very playful sea lions . Water was a little murky and alternated between warm (75 deg F ?) and cool (hi 60's) . Wall was very colorful with corals growing on it.

Wednesday Jan 31 #

10 AM

Kayaking 2:57:24 [3] 8.6 mi (20:38 / mi)

long kayak from Puerto Moreno on SW tip of San Cristobal island to Playa Manglecito (our campsite for the next 2 nights ). 5 Double kayaks : Ian and Lori, Fred and Lou Anne Koerschner, Jim and Kathi Mullin, Mark Christenson and Kathy Sanville, Fellipe (ROW tour leader) and Xavier (Galapagos Guide).

Quite big swells along the way . Paused once in a while and set up camp once we arrived . Very nice spot with sea lions colony on the beach

Tuesday Jan 30 #


took boat ride from Santa Cruz island to San Cristobal in the Galapagos . About 70 miles and 2 hrs . Went past Isla Santa Fe on the way . saw some dolphins.
1 PM

Hiking 45:00 [2] 2.0 mi (22:30 / mi)

hiking on San Cristobal island to the Playa Tijeretas (Darwin Bay?) snorkeling site and back from the ROW house.
2 PM

Snorkeling 50:00 [3] 0.6 mi (1:23:18 / mi)

snorkeling at Playa Tijeretas and Playa Punta Carola on San Cristobal

Lots of sea lions and good variety of fish

Monday Jan 29 #

11 AM

Hiking 30:00 [2] 1.2 mi (25:00 / mi)

hike in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz island to Garrapatero Beach
see :

Very nice beach with a few spots of shade. We hung out there for about 2 hrs and had lunch and swam , Lots of birds, and marine iguanas hanging out on the rocks . A few other people there (about 20)
3 PM

Hiking 1:04:11 [1] 1.23 mi (52:12 / mi) +4m 51:43 / mi

hiking around Puerto Ayora on S side of Santa Cruz in Galapagos

went to the Darwin Research center and saw the giant tortoise breeding center with all sizes and kinds of giant tortoises,

Stopped at fish market on way back and saw sea lions lolling about and trying to get fish from market

Sunday Jan 28 #

11 AM

Hiking 1:30:00 [1] 1.5 mi (1:00:00 / mi)

hiking on Santa Cruz island in the Galapagos after our flight from Quito to Baltra. We went direct to the giant tortoise reserve at El Chato. Saw about 60 giant tortoises around the area . There was also a waterhole /mud hole with about 8 wallowing and clustered there.

On way back through the area went through a 200m section of lava tube

Neat place:
4 PM

Kayaking 59:04 [2] 1.51 mi (39:07 / mi)

Kayaking trip #1 in Galapagos : from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz

Took off in rental (sit on top) kayaks for a short paddle to the love channel area . Saw blue footed booby birds , frigate birds, sea lions

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