Rowing Machine 8:26  2.0 km (4:13 / km)
slept:7.0 weight:163.8lbs shoes: 2012 merrell trail glove
Seasonal PR: 2:09.5; 2:08.6; 2:05.6; 2:02.7.
Not exactly gasping at the finish, but maybe one level below. Certainly breathing hard. It will take a lot of practice to bring this time down, and probably some cooler weather.
So far I have 25,000 meters in July. Looked back over the Concept 2 log and in the prior 10 years my total for July was 14,000. So something new,.
Yard work trifecta today (again). 2 hours in the garden this morning, weeding, tying up tomatoes, raking. An hour or so in the afternoon of TSI (timber stand improvement), cutting out conflicting trees, favoring oaks and birches over the ubiquitous pin cherries, cutting out any aspens we find. There is a lot to do. Then about 2 1/2 hours of laurel wrangling. Pushed another path out of the thicket in the center to drag the laurel out, so now we are getting to where there are some islands of laurel that I can try to wipe out, one by one.Between the TSI and the laurel wrangling, and generally just growing, the clear cut is now relatively easy to walk through, and getting better fast. Still a little dark green to deal with, certainly some lesser green, but trending toward white woods.