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In the 1 days ending Aug 6, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 55:14 3.7(14:57) 5.95(9:17) 174
  Walking1 40:00 1.24(32:11) 2.0(20:00) 190
  Total2 1:35:14 4.94(19:17) 7.95(11:59) 364

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Saturday Aug 6, 2011 #

11 AM

Walking 40:00 [2] 2.0 km (20:00 / km) +190m 13:34 / km

Quite the walk to the start - 1k rolling, then up, up to lovely vantage & start area.
12 PM

Orienteering race 55:14 [3] 5.95 km (9:17 / km) +174m 8:06 / km

QR a bit dark but it's dark outside.

Day 6, mostly open moorland. Dry, bits of sun. 1k walk on rolling pasture then 190m climb in next km to start. Nice view on high of lochs and mountains, possibly the point of the course planner’s choice. About a B run. Right after starting, the “girdle/truss” I’ve been using just fine for the past 10 starts, let go its velcro/utility for moderate distraction. Fiddled for 30” but did not fix so that served as cont’d background distraction. Missed #4 for unknown reason; was not alert re steep cliffs in narrow reentrants w/ streams on 2 occasions, spending extra time getting to a possible crossing point. Missed go control by 30” following those ahead.... Was not aggressive, mostly due to first issue but 2 small but additive compass issues were also slightly distracting. At my start -4, meet person called Barbara Bryant. Hmm, I know one Barb Bryant. She showed me: “W45L, NEOC”, so that had to be her. She must have missed the plane.

Brief visit with Dave Coustick of FVO who had 2 fine runs days 5/6 in H65 then off to pickup Beth at the Kerrera ferry dock & head to Glasgow. Ended up 14 for day, 16th for 6-days. I guess that’s ok considering approach I came here with. 11 days of running in a 14 day span. Right hamstring unchanged - not better or worse so that’s very interesting. Hernia...well, that will be dealt with soon. Had to sit down at the airport on the long walk to the gate to address it.

Day 6, the end in sight

Toward main car park

7 PM



Scottish/UK driving is (likely to be) stressful with narrow roads and bridges (one car at a time) occasionally around a curve, several inch shoulder drop-offs, signs: “oncoming vehicles in middle of road”, bicyclists, walkers and work vehicles sharing 50mph+ roads from time to time, passing so very close to cars (partic. passenger door mirrors in towns). Even the A90 motorway where speed is in excess of 70mph has low speed exits and half cross oncoming traffic....

178 lbs for a new front left tire! (don’t want to do the math...) More courteous/cooperative than US drivers. Driving seems more of a pragmatic/user beware activity than a pleasurable one - price of fuel might add to that approach as well.

Arrived at GLA from Greennock Hotel Tontine (drippy gray). Beth was the one who was in need of plans for the next 2 days in Glasgow area. But she escaped 2 days early and will be in Manchester at 7:40pm tonight! What an escape artist! Back to Stockholm for me as it was in the beginning. Maybe I’ll escape into sunlight. Sitting at LHR 3pm, gray all around.

In need of sunlight

Beth picked this little critter up from the middle of the road as we were getting out of the car. Reptiles and Scotland seems an oxymoron.

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