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Training Log Archive: cfosp1

In the 7 days ending Apr 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking6 5:37:22 18.08(18:39) 29.1(11:36) 296
  Biking Commuting6 2:51:28 44.85(3:49) 72.18(2:23) 282
  Running: Interval1 23:48 1.47(16:10) 2.37(10:03) 6
  Total10 8:52:38 64.41(8:16) 103.65(5:08) 584

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Saturday Apr 13 #

8 AM

Hiking 1:42:19 [1] 8.83 km (11:35 / km) +47m 11:17 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Home to Dunn Bros
8:23 AM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

1.0 °C; Cloudy
Walking to Dunn Bros to replenish the coffee supply. as usual, added a stretch of RR grade for fun. Tons of tracks of various critters ensured the fun, I only identified the ones starting with RA: rabbits and raccoons. There were more tracks higher up in the grade, Roux was following those diligently. Always a let down when we emerge and have to follow an actual road. After exiting Dunns' I waved at mu book group friends who were having coffee at Breadsmith, and was simultaneous confronted by my colleague Lori and her Husband. Mike came out from Breadsmith to meet the dogs. Self timer on top of the Aldine pedestrian bridge and saying hi to Mocha, the chocolate lab, who recently lost his house mate, the other chocolate lab Chocolate. He was very happy to socialize with Mellie while Roux was having an anger attack.

Friday Apr 12 #

4 PM

Hiking 1:05:06 [1] 5.64 km (11:33 / km) +33m 11:13 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Energy Park Lexington to Snelling
4:00 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

1.5 °C; Snow
Sloppy, snowy walk to Lexington and the back on the N side of Bandana Square. At the apartments closest to Lexington and Gabe's, there is a dog playground with tubes and things to jump over. Always very interesting area to investigate, along the enclosure. Dogs spotted a brethren who was just being taken out for his business. The owner, picking up the business, wasn't even aware her dog had visitors until she straightened up, that's how civilized the greeting went. Some deeper snow on the N side of the Bandana Square parking garage. They always have Mozart violin concertos on, I wonder why they never switch to Hayden. I spotted the law when walking towards the end of the apartments, they were taking a statement from a woman by her car. Break-in? I couldn't tell but put the pooches on leash, wouldn't want them to accidentally bite an officer. Light snow throughout.

Thursday Apr 11 #

4 PM

Hiking 31:50 [1] 2.66 km (11:58 / km) +43m 11:04 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Hamline Campus
4:18 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

0.4 °C; Snow
Strong wind and sleet stinging my cheeks and eyes. Worked from home today and was glad to get out, though, after being cooped up in the house all day. Dogs were, too.

Wednesday Apr 10 #

6 AM

Biking Commuting 33:25 intensity: (6:36 @1) + (23:23 @2) + (3:26 @3) 13.64 km (2:27 / km) +37m 2:25 / km
ahr:125 max:145 shoes: All-City Space Horse

Home to TPC
6:19 AM; Hamline Midway

-1.1 °C; Partly cloudy
Raw morning, fortunately had the wind on my tail. Stopped a couple of times for pictures of a spectacular eastern sky, you know, red sky in morning, sailors heed warning ... Riders were apparently heeding the warning of impending rain and strong wind, staying at home. I only encountered a handful of fellow cyclists this morning. I will make the call on whether to ride the bike or haul the bike to the train this afternoon. Still cautiously optimistic I may make it home dry, if buffeted by a strong north-easterly wind.
3 PM

Running: Interval 23:48 [1] 2.37 km (10:03 / km) +6m 9:55 / km
ahr:101 max:114 shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Hamline Campus
4:38 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

-0.5 °C; Snow
Quick walk around Hamline U, to satisfy the canines of the family. They enjoyed ducking under snowy shrubbery and probing about 5-10 cm of fresh snow with their noses.

Biking Commuting 7:21 intensity: (6:15 @1) + (1:06 @2) 1.35 km (5:27 / km) +5m 5:21 / km
ahr:109 max:128 shoes: All-City Space Horse

Green Line to Home
4:18 PM; Hamline Midway

-0.2 °C; Snow
Slippery and cautious ride home, not as bad as the ride up Nicollet Mall earlier.

Biking Commuting 4:16 [1] 0.75 km (5:41 / km) +4m 5:32 / km
ahr:105 max:120 shoes: All-City Space Horse

TPC to Green Line
3:39 PM; Hamline Midway

0.5 °C; Snow
Snow instead of rain. Cautiously riding to station. Missed train by 30 seconds.

Tuesday Apr 9 #

6 AM

Biking Commuting 33:10 intensity: (4:11 @1) + (15:06 @2) + (13:45 @3) + (8 @4) 13.99 km (2:22 / km) +38m 2:20 / km
ahr:132 max:152 shoes: All-City Space Horse

Home to TPC
6:14 AM; Hamline Midway

3.8 °C; Partly cloudy
Back to normal April weather. Colder and a slight headwind. Happy for gloves, buff and my soft shell jacket.
3 PM

Hiking 47:14 intensity: (47:05 @1) + (9 @2) 3.86 km (12:14 / km) +30m 11:47 / km
ahr:98 max:122 shoes: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Energy Park Short
4:16 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

10.9 °C; Cloudy
Quick walk. Had a leaky poop bag, got some on my hands. Tried to wipe it off on a dried out shrubbery and poked a thorn in my thumb which started bleeding and got more dog do on my fanny pack. Met Jamie on near the pedestrian bridge and chatted for a while. From then on, everything went fine.

Biking Commuting 31:55 intensity: (2:13 @1) + (8:58 @2) + (10:47 @3) + (4:10 @4) + (5:47 @5) 14.05 km (2:16 / km) +74m 2:13 / km
ahr:143 max:172 shoes: All-City Space Horse

TPC to Home
3:36 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

12.1 °C; Cloudy
Decent ride, giving myself an E for effort. There was a decent amount of wind, not a tailwind. And there was a challenger to hold off. He didn't have a chance. I am always impressed with how courteous drivers are letting cyclists coming from Cedar Lake Trail cross River Road. It's rather rare that people don't stop.

Monday Apr 8 #

6 AM

Biking Commuting 31:06 intensity: (2:21 @1) + (6:39 @2) + (20:07 @3) + (1:59 @4) 14.0 km (2:13 / km) +43m 2:11 / km
ahr:138 max:158 shoes: All-City Space Horse

Home to TPC
6:23 AM; Hamline Midway

5.6 °C; Partly cloudy
Very pleasant ride in. Mild temps, no wind, dry roads and no noxious final four traffic downtown. Taking advantage of this before it gets colder (tomorrow) and starts snowing (on Wednesday). Even packed my shorts and might be wearing a short-sleeved tee on the way home! We'll see!
3 PM

Hiking 40:18 [1] 3.93 km (10:15 / km) +44m 9:43 / km
ahr:100 max:120 shoes: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Energy Park Short
4:22 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

19.7 °C; Partly cloudy
Windy but lovely walks with the dogs, who simply were overwhelmed with all the deliciously nasty smalls coming from the melting snow piles. They were a little hot, too.

Biking Commuting 30:15 intensity: (1:29 @1) + (2:18 @2) + (17:48 @3) + (5:08 @4) + (3:32 @5) 14.4 km (2:06 / km) +81m 2:03 / km
ahr:146 max:166 shoes: All-City Space Horse

TPC to Home
3:37 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

20.6 °C; Partly cloudy
Perfect ride home, first time in shorts and short sleeved, with a decent tailwind. First shower under the pump (or rather garden faucet), too. Most wet spot have dried out.

Sunday Apr 7 #

7 AM

Hiking 50:35 [1] 4.18 km (12:06 / km) +99m 10:49 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Energy Park Short
7:34 AM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

10.2 °C; Cloudy
Mild and humid morning. First morning it really felt like spring. Had planned a mid-distance walk, to the abandoned track and crossing the fair ground parking lot. When we crossed the Hamline Ave pedestrian bridge to Energy park, I saw something move near Great Rivers School. First I thought that their goats had decided to take a hike, but it was five deer. They were walking, or rather ambling down Energy Lane, not a care in the world. This should not be the only wildlife. The dogs were ahead when I climbed the embankment next to the steam plant (Powerline Hill ;-), typically they are behind. when I crested, Roux showed up proudly carrying a rabbit. I wasn't sure if he had found it dead or if he had caught it. No rigor mortis, so I assumed it was his kill. I kept going, being sure that he would tire of it soon but he stayed behind. I went all the way to Snelling, at least 400 m. Still know Roux. I could see he was working on the carcass and eventually returned to find that he had chewed it in half. I decided to grab my disobedient dog and head home. He must have picked up certain skills when he was a stray and he is wicked fast, I think he'd be able to survive in the wild, but not in winter.

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