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Training Log Archive: BillD

In the 7 days ending Nov 11, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking1 2:28:44 5.02(29:37) 8.08(18:24) 227
  Total1 2:28:44 5.02(29:37) 8.08(18:24) 227

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Thursday Nov 9, 2017 #


Just came back from Simsbury and a mangy coyote (really looked sick but was trotting along briskly) crossed the highway in front of me at the Ethel Walker's School field that borders the WCOC's Town Forest venue on the east side. I had three mangy coyotes in my yard a few years ago, one crawled into my garage and died, and I called DEEP to remove it.

Sunday Nov 5, 2017 #

10 AM

Hiking 2:28:44 [3] 8.08 km (18:24 / km) +227m 16:08 / km

Great privilege to have the top dog in my age group ride shotgun up to MA and back with me to Baldwin Hill meet. Charlie and I both did the Green course.

The forest was laden with dry sticks on the ground that made the trek very arduous. I was catching toe stubbers at least every 10m. Dry branches were clawing at my arms, hands, legs and shoes constantly even in what might be called open woods. Despite walking the whole way (running was out of the question for me) I nearly face planted six times, but hands spared me from drilling my nose into the ground. The course seemed long and I was often confused among small contoured ridges and contours. I used my magnifying glass a lot. I often came upon wet spots that were not on the map. Despite efforts to take care with compass headings, several times I had to circle the control area in order to find it.

My GPS track tells me that I was often more on course than I thought as I approached each control.

But It's always rewarding to discuss experiences while driving home with the top dog,

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