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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Jun 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 18:47:16 20.38(55:19) 32.8(34:22) 765
  Run4 1:50:16 9.65(11:26) 15.53(7:06) 244
  walk1 1:18:24 4.18(18:45) 6.73(11:39)
  Total8 21:55:56 34.21(38:28) 55.06(23:54) 1009
averages - sleep:7.8

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Friday Jun 14 #

(rest day)

Rest day. Darcy and I head to the inner harbor to see the "FLEET WEEK" and the Baltimore Car Show.
Fleet week consisted of only two ship in the inner harber, on small navy ship and and even smaller Naval Academy Training Ship. Supposedly there are other locations with more ships. We got there shortly after it opened and wait in line to tour the ships, and waited, and waited..... we waited more than 90 minutes to get in as they were only letting groups of 20 go in at a time. We were in the next group when the tours were delayed for 30 minutes while they loaded food supplies onto the ship. Had we been there a little earlier we would have waited less.
The good news is that we finally got on the ship and had an excellent view when they started doing the Navy airplane fly overs. First it was just a cargo plane, then a series of old airplanes in formation. The highlight was the newest Navy Fighter. It was very load and made several passes to show its different capabilities. At one point it just hovered over the harbor.

After that it was the car show. I am looking to get an electric car and we wanted to see what was available. Several were too small for me to fit comfortably but several seemed suitable. Car prices have gone up a lot.

Thursday Jun 13 #

10 AM

Run (trail) 8:54 [3] 0.84 mi (10:36 / mi)
ahr:127 max:138 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Run out to my mapping area. It was much warmer out and more humid. I was hot and sweating by the time I got there even though I wasn't running hard. I had to be careful to not sweat on the map.

Orienteering (mapping) 3:24:52 [1] 4.09 mi (50:05 / mi) +200m 43:29 / mi
ahr:83 max:133 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Finished off on plateau. Not as fun mapping in the heat. The bugs and spider webs were out full force. This is why it isn't nice to map in the summer (even in open woods).

Run (trail) 8:11 [3] 0.71 mi (11:31 / mi) +40m 9:48 / mi
ahr:136 max:152 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Finished one section so head back in for one new trail I discovered a few days ago. I wanted to get it mapped. Run was slow and uphill. I also made a wrong turn so had to stop and look at the map and turn around.

Orienteering (mapping) 32:22 [1] 0.87 mi (37:12 / mi)
ahr:98 max:122 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Got all hot and sweaty again. Cut over to the trail and was mapping along it with the intent of getting to the new trail. The new trail was bizarre. It look like someone took a small bob cat and tried to make a new trail only to realize where they were going didn't go anywhere and the bob cat got stuck.

Wednesday Jun 12 #

12 PM

walk (Road with Darcy) 1:18:24 [1] 4.18 mi (18:45 / mi)
ahr:80 max:98

I took a day off from mapping in theory to rest. In reality I simply got tired doing different chores. I spent the morning weeding the garden (corn), cutting the grass (push and riding mower), then doing other yardwork chores. Then I went for a walk with Darcy. By the time we got back I felt just as tired as if I had been mapping. So much for a rest day.

Tuesday Jun 11 #

9 AM

Run (trail) 9:13 [3] 0.91 mi (10:07 / mi)
ahr:123 max:135 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Today I did my exercise piecemeal. Instead of doing all my mapping then going running. I ran out to my mapping spot, did the mapping, then ran back. Normally I don't like to do this but I get all sweaty and drip all over the maps. Today it was cool enough I wasn't too worried about it. I did drip on my map but I cooled off quickly so it wasn't a problem.
10 AM

Orienteering (mapping) 4:33:41 [1] 3.32 mi (1:22:26 / mi)
ahr:83 max:121 slept:7.5 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

I made a tactical mistake when deciding what area to map. Today I figured I would do one of the flood plains and get it out of the way. The areas tend to be marshy and more green which I knew. What I didn't figure on was that all the marsh plants have grown so what is normally open in the winter wasn't today. I spent large amounts of time wander in high grass/marsh/vegetation. Since I was in high grass/marsh plants I was most worried about snakes. I had to move the vegetation aside every step so I could see what I was stepping on. This made it very slow. It was also hard to determine what was light/med/fight green. Needless to say it wasn't a fun mapping day. At one point I was in the middle of a large grassy/marshy/green area and said I had enough and was just trying to get my way out.
2 PM

Run (trail) 12:10 [3] 1.0 mi (12:10 / mi)
ahr:139 max:158 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Ran back in from mapping. It was all uphill this way so I was slow. Plus I was tired. 4 days of mapping in a row. I am not sure I have ever done that before. I need a rest day.

Monday Jun 10 #

10 AM

Orienteering (mapping) 4:13:45 [1] 5.4 mi (47:00 / mi) +220m 41:43 / mi
ahr:77 max:120 slept:8.0 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Another nicer day so another day mapping. Today was a work day so I didn't have to get up as early in order to get parking. I was actually able to park in the small lot instead of along the road today. I had picked another area to map. Just like yesterday I picked a route out that I mapped as I went so it took me awhile to get to the area again. There was more green/vegetation mapping which is never fun. Who likes wading through green areas and decided what is what color green and where the boundaries are.
Today's animal count. One turtle and lots of squirrel. I thought I might see some snakes sunning themselves but didn't. I didn't see my one deer.
I could have mapped longer but I wanted to get back to the car and go for a run. it took me over a mile to get back to the car from where I stopped mapping.
2 PM

Run (trail) 1:11:48 [3] 6.19 mi (11:36 / mi) +204m 10:31 / mi
ahr:147 max:164 shoes: New Balance 1540 2024

I had run since I hurt my back so I wanted to get some cardio in with a run. I figured a 3-4 mile run on the trails would be nice. I figured I would do the loops around the plateaus and figured it would be about 4 miles. I grossly misjudged how wind-y the trails area. I got part way in and realized it was going to be much longer. I could have cut the run short but wanted to see how long it was in case I wanted to do the run some other day. I was carrying my map and i did stop a few time to look at it to make sure I was still on the correct trail. Since the trails never went straight it was hard to figure out what trail I was one.
I was doing fine initially. About 4 miles in I started getting concerned about my hamstrings. I didn't want to get a cramp so as I started getting more tired I started walking the steeper hills. Then I started walking the less steep hills. I did finish jogging but it was pretty slow. Definitely further than I was ready for after already spending 5 hours mapping.
Except for the distance, the run was nice. The trail was constantly turning so there was always things to see. It was entirely in the shade. It was steep in a few places.

Dist Pace
0.46 10:32
1.00 10:19
0.30 9:42
1.00 11:45
0.52 10:34
1.00 11:18
0.24 13:32
0.54 12:46
1.00 13:18
0.09 12:15

Sunday Jun 9 #

9 AM

Orienteering (mapping) 6:02:36 [1] 6.7 mi (54:07 / mi) +345m 46:39 / mi
ahr:81 max:122 shoes: VJ Falcons 2023

Weather was still nice (not too hot and low humidity) so I decided to get some mapping in. It was still crowded at the parking area but not as bad as yesterday. Today i was planning on actually mapping as opposed to control vetting. So I picked an area to completely map instead of the corridor mapping I was doing while vetting. It took a while to work my way out to the area I had picked but i did get there and managed to cover the whole area. I have been using my OCAD Sketch tool on my phone instead of my mapping tablet. The phone is so much lighter and easier to carry so my shoulders don't get as sore. The phone GPS isn't as good but since I had the Lidar hill shade image on it I could see where I was even when the phone GPS was off some.
I saw a turtle, a deer (don't see them much in the hunting zones), lots of squirrels. Also saw people out walking dogs and riding bikes.
All in all, it was good day but I was tired by the time I got back.

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