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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Oct 27, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 8:12:11 23.64(20:49) 38.04(12:56) 490
  Road running2 1:10:26 7.4(9:31) 11.91(5:55)
  Road/trail1 55:14 6.1(9:03) 9.82(5:38)
  Trail/woods running1 9:54 1.1(9:00) 1.77(5:36)
  Total7 10:27:45 38.24(16:25) 61.54(10:12) 490

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Monday Oct 27, 2008 #

Orienteering 1:00:00 [2] 1.3 mi (46:09 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Medical Director's mtg killed lunch run. More streamers & tiny bit of map correction after work; also driving some wooden stakes into gnd til dk. Credit due to car which took me as close as possible to control sites in open, did have a small sledge. Some of early streamers have disappeared - cart path jcts - amazing how many homo sapiens pass unseen in the forest. Linda Taylor around this wk, here for dinner. Ann Humphrey & Aaron Glazer here last night.

View fm yesterday's start...


Since political season is in high gear...

Soon-to-be bumper sticker (Windows Paint, laminate):

Centerfold: Bush administration: 8 year survivor
Left flank: Keep your religion out of my government
Right flank: Have you thanked a scientist today?

Sunday Oct 26, 2008 #

Orienteering 50:32 [4] 5.3 km (9:32 / km) +215m 7:56 / km
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Sunday - woke to perfect, crisp am after SE gale blew thru. Super 8 a bit behind the ball but good sleep.

Decent run, energetic & more so when a few small mistakes propel one on faster to make up for lost time...& occ do. Confused right out of #1 (for confidence builder), #3 wasn't where it was supposed to be:), overran #6 & then settled down. Someone behind I could not shake, finally looked & it was Tim P, who started some minutes after, maybe 2'?. Think I looked to see who just after 9 but he saw me at 6 when I was recovering fm a 2' error. We ran w/in sight, I was ahead about the whole way I reckon. Reminiscent of NAOC's where fate put us in contact with other as well. Heel OK, bought some Alleve.

Left early - Tim 48+, Jeff 54?, Carl 60ish; Kris Hall 67/8, same distance. 2nd overall on greens, as well as Y (same lengths).

Nice courses courtesy of Phil & Jeff, nice wx courtesy of the forces that be.
NIce meet NEOC.

Mt. Tom reservation....

Orienteering 55:00 [1] 2.5 mi (22:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Last of the streamers, now to begin controls...found another one fm last yr. More logging, wasn't aware of - one area decimated subtle O terrain for the money of it, I'd guess.

Saturday Oct 25, 2008 #

Orienteering 1:00:39 [3] 4.9 km (12:23 / km) +275m 9:40 / km
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Mt. Tom NEOC A meet, again, after 30 yrs! Good run except for 2 controls. Had alot of energy, temp was perfect. Alot of trouble w/ #9, Lex B & Guy Olsen in same area, lost around 5'; actually was giving up & heading toward next when I came upon it. On 7, lost some 90" when I just followed 2 runners across the basin to the east & then they seemed confused. I was on a knoll I failed to note on map, got confused myself & went most of way bk to path jct fm which I'd come before sorting things out. Many lovely vistas, leafy carpets, yellow mantles. Wx was ovrcst, threatening sprinkles...a SE gale on the coast for the eve.

Surprised I was in third, expected at least a mid-50's time for myself so was feeling out of competition. Kris Hall on Y at 4.9 was some 67'. Carl Child, Jeff S just ahead, Glen T maybe 64', Tim P 71 I think.

Drove out alone, noted 90 mi to Rt 90, 140 to Mt Tom. After run, wandered north on Rt 5 to 9E fm Northampton. Tried one motel ("cheapest rate") for $140 & Comfort Inn was anything but comfortable at $155. Came into Amherst (as Sat pm football was ending) for coffee shop just opp the library & eventually came in here. Old Amherst/Leverett memories fm early '90's. Bk toward Chicopee on 116 for something affordable. Quite a contrast to last Sat night...dare say I'll sleep better.

Friday Oct 24, 2008 #

Orienteering 38:00 [2] 2.0 mi (19:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Still more streamers; saw a moose - rather Mocha saw first & chased it but don't think moose was much bothered - went down by a marsh but I had no camera & did not have much time anyway. Gorgeous view by Bog - early sun on stumps & shoreline with mist. But more logging, slash & cut. Too many trees around 6-10' diam just cut & left. No apparent thought to leaving the forest floor appearing more or less cleaned up. For the most part, 'mankind' sucks in every respect:). Had to pick a better control site..the neat knoll with the boulder on top was hidden by downed trees.

Road running 29:04 [3] 3.1 mi (9:23 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 992

Take-it-easy run with Diane down to Rollins Pk, warm. She's a good soounding board - was amused by my capacity to screw up Sat night sleeping at important O meets - tents in wind or rain or maybe cold, other peoples' snoring, arriving once at 0300 (Letchworth) etc.

Orienteering 58:00 [2] 3.0 mi (19:20 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Think there are 4 streamers more - 45 total. Spent some time in lovely beech forest. How fortunate to have an activity that takes us to so many rewarding places.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008 #

Orienteering 35:00 [2] 2.0 mi (17:30 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

more streamers, found one fm last fall, still hanging in there but tattered by forest denizens. Was on boulder I'd considered for the upcoming meet but don't like reusing so moved to nearby reentrant - need to remember to 'refresh' code.

Bog meadow this eve...

Road/trail 55:14 [3] 6.1 mi (9:03 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 992

Somewhat creative noontime solo to SPS, thru by XC route, return Clinton.
Di tending to Tilly for noon run, her pet therapy dog.

Orienteering 55:00 [1] 2.5 mi (22:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Back to streamering post work. Not too smart in that left compass in car, had trouble with 2 sites & did not leave streamer...can be humbling, also to look at one's fld wk - well, hard area! Get people mad at me...:) Found yet another control fm '07.

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008 #

Orienteering 20:00 [1] 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

w/ Mocha putting out more streamers - Zoe too sore fm last night. Me in too much of a hurry - left map & control codes at home, put out 3 streamers w/o code, not hard to find.

Road running 41:22 [3] 4.3 mi (9:37 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 992

Diane at noon, was in low 40's, Di shows up in shorts & tee with long wool gloves, said that was just fine. I was covered up. Did not get bk to woods for more streamers - drove to Portsmouth & bk to move boat to KPYY.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008 #

Trail/woods running 9:54 [2] 1.1 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

after putting streamers out, jogged a loop - had more aspiration but heel & darkness won out.

Orienteering 1:00:00 [3] 3.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

put out 20 streamers after work for 11/1 meet, nice to be in colorful woods vs blue & gray of sea.

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