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Training Log Archive: barb

In the 7 days ending Sep 24, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 7:08:43 17.04(25:09) 27.43(15:38) 738
  Bicycling3 1:18:00
  Running3 1:14:00
  Yoga1 55:00
  Total7 10:35:43 17.04 27.43 738
averages - weight:135lbs

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Sunday Sep 24, 2006 #

Orienteering race 2:35:11 [3] 10.0 km (15:31 / km) +230m 13:55 / km

Blue Classic at CNYO A meet.
Worst error was where you flip the map over at 13; it was raining and I didn't expect that so didn't have a hat with bill and my glasses were a Big Problem, and I pulled a 180.

Orienteering race 1:23:30 [3] 5.13 km (16:17 / km) +100m 14:50 / km

F40 Green Classic at CNYO A meet.

Saturday Sep 23, 2006 #

Event: CNYO A meet

Orienteering 1:46:04 [3] 6.3 km (16:50 / km) +215m 14:23 / km

Blue Middle at CNYO A Meet

Orienteering 28:50 [3] 2.48 km (11:38 / km) +78m 10:03 / km

Sprint at CNYO A meet. Got stupidly stuck in green early on, took a while to get out. My thighs are covered with angry red poke marks from the thorns.

Orienteering race 55:08 [3] 3.52 km (15:40 / km) +115m 13:28 / km

F40 green middle at CNYO A meet. Prerunner; felt slightly useful as I could report that the GO control wasn't out yet. Otherwise, despite my efforts to make running twice easy on the organizers, I felt I caused way too many small problems. The shortened start window and on-the-fly start times made this endeavor particularly challenging, I think.


We were fortunate to be able to stay at Theron's uncle's pond-side property, with his grandparents Jean (science teacher) and Mike (radio astronomer), who tried orienteering for the first time. The boys and I were treated to accommodations in the "Spartan Mansion":

Friday Sep 22, 2006 #

Running 16:00 [2]

To work and back

Thursday Sep 21, 2006 #


I have been thinking lately, from time to time, about getting older and beyond the having-babies-and-small-children phase.

I was awoken by my alarm this morning, from this dream: I have a baby, a third child. It is a wunderbaby: in a matter of days, it can walk. I show Dave; I'm pretty psyched. We are at some crowded function with other families. I show another mother. My baby has one weird leg, kind of flattened, but no matter - she can walk fine on it. Then I have a realization: that my baby may be different in another way. I ask the other mother if she can see the baby, and she says, no she can't. She's been humoring me. I realize that the baby is an elaborate hallucination. I sit there, holding this very real baby, reddish hair, wide open eyes, sweet little baby body tucked in my arms, knowing that she is a hallucination but experiencing her just the same. I ask Dave if he sees her, but I don't remember what he said.

Yesterday at Tufts I listened to a lecture that touched on the effects of sleep deprivation, including how the hypothalamus might send signals that put the brain into a mode having some of the characteristics of sleep while still awake. That must be where the hallucination element came from.

Yoga 55:00 [1]

Running 8:00 [1]



Clarity of thinking was a side effect cited to me by my friend who tried this elimination diet thing, at least for the first couple of weeks where you are eliminating things from your diet. I guess people fasting claim the same thing, but I'm unlikely to ever find that out. Well, I don't feel particularly clearer, but I did have what might have been an unusually cogent conversation with a coworker this morning. I even remembered some of the science presented in two of the talks I attended yesterday, including actual gene names. That might be unusual. Forgetting has been my strong suit lately.

Running 30:00 [2]

Bicycling 10:00 [1]

Day two. Ate quite a lot actually, just no caffeine, wheat products, etc. Rice cakes, that green juice, herbal tea, sushi, rice/chicken/broccoli dinner. Feeling kind of hefty.

Wednesday Sep 20, 2006 #


OK, so today so far I've had no caffeine, no alcohol, no chocolate, no wheat or dairy products. I'm really hungry. I have a slight headache. I've ingested an orange, orange juice, oatmeal, salad, and lots of herbal tea. Too early to see the positive effects, I guess. Goal is to do this for 2 weeks and if by then I don't experience clarity of thinking and/or lack of the symptoms I'm trying to address, then I am barking up the wrong tree, because I'll have no baseline onto which to add possibly problematic foods. Woof!

Bicycling 1:00:00 [2]

To work. Out to Tufts. Back home.

Tuesday Sep 19, 2006 #

Running 20:00 [1]

Getting closer to the threshold for going on an "elimination diet" to figure out what is causing the discomfort. I am supposedly going to go two weeks without caffeine, alcohol, most sugar, wheat, nuts, chocolate, dairy - and then try adding one thing at a time to see what it does.

Monday Sep 18, 2006 #

Bicycling 8:00 [1]

Work commute.

Yesterday, and today to a lesser extent, I had a lot of shoulder/back pain. I attribute it to Friday's yoga, Saturday's 5 hours of exams, Sunday's orienteering and random biking, all exacerbating the same problem.


Boys with bugs.

Bugs with arms.

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