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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending May 19, 2020:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  hike with Gail3 3:41:46 12.6(17:36) 20.27(10:56) 1185
  orienteering1 3:31:36 9.87(21:26) 15.89(13:19) 2750
  road running2 48:34 5.02(9:41) 8.07(6:01) 205
  biking - dark blue bike1 45:47 11.11(4:07) 17.88(2:34) 91
  Total7 8:47:43 38.59(13:40) 62.11(8:30) 4231
averages - weight:139.6lbs

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Tuesday May 19, 2020 #

7 AM

orienteering 3:31:36 intensity: (1:34:49 @2) + (1:56:47 @3) 9.87 mi (21:26 / mi) +2750ft 16:58 / mi
ahr:115 max:148

Not bad considering how bad the omens (and my decisions) were.

Bad decision #1. I'd decided yesterday evening that the best day to have a go at the Billygoat was Wednesday. I was tired after being on my feet much of Monday. My schedule worked better too. But when I woke up at 5 am and it was clear I wasn't going back to sleep, well, might as well go do the BG. Idiot.

Bad omen #1. I got to the Lake Bray entrance right at 7 am. Charlie had said that the gate was open by 7. The gate was open. You just couldn't drive in. They are in the process of repairing the I-91 support columns, but there was room to get by. But the cop was adamant. No cars until 8 am.

Bad decision #2. Right then and there I should have said, OK, Wednesday will be fine. But nope.

My plan had been to stash water bottles at each of the three crossings of the Lake Bray road, and then end up with my car at the start, halfway up the road. The idea being to not waste any energy in advance. Afterwards I could take a very slow walk up the road to fetch the car.

So the plan got modified. No bottle to the upper crossing, so even longer (2+ hours with no water). Just walk up to the start. Sure, why not.

Bad omen #2. Set to go at about 7:30, later than hoped (the day would get warmer), but not too bad. Started my back-up watch, started my Garmin. And, well, thankfully, I suppose, there is no video and there were no spectators. Within 10 seconds I was lying partly submerged in the teeny little stream just in front of the start. The rock I had stepped in mid-stream looked solid but it tipped the moment I stepped on it, and then I tipped, and in a split-second my only concern was keeping my map dry. Which I did.

Bad decision #3. It's not your day, go home, go back to bed. Nope.


Fucked up the orienteering at the end. Pretty annoying.

Three falls, the other two on dry land, but nothing bad. Feel OK, just tired.

Monday May 18, 2020 #

2 PM

hike with Gail 1:19:12 [1] 4.36 mi (18:11 / mi) +598ft 16:05 / mi

Hawks Road. One car, no walkers or bikes. Just fine. Feeling tired, was on my feet for a long time this morning wandering around.

I was thinking of doing some of the '79 Billygoat tomorrow morning, but I may wait until Wednesday. See how I feel in the morning.

Sunday May 17, 2020 #

2 PM

biking - dark blue bike 45:47 intensity: (2:04 @1) + (43:43 @2) 11.11 mi (4:07 / mi) +91ft 4:05 / mi
ahr:109 max:125 weight:140lbs

Seemed like a good day to pull out the bike for the first time since January. Pumped up the tires, checked the brakes, spun the wheels, seemed good to go. Took a short and flat and easy ride south of town. Felt OK, though the butt will need a few rides before it settles in.


Quite a few colorful guys passing through this month, such as Mr. Blackburnian.

Saturday May 16, 2020 #

3 PM

hike with Gail 1:14:56 [1] 4.24 mi (17:42 / mi) +455ft 16:04 / mi

Pine Hill Road in Conway. Perfect. Beautiful afternoon. Traffic was one motorcycle, 2 people, some chickens, and a garter snake. Kept our distance from all.

Then stopped to visit Walter, recuperating from non-trivial bike crash a few days ago -- concussion, battered shoulder and knee, plus lots of road rash. He's moving slowly and awkwardly, but at least he's moving. Doesn't remember anything from seconds before the crash until maybe 30-45 minutes later.

And then a little later stopped at the Blue Heron to pick up our take-out dinner. Dinner was delicious. The restaurant, just down the street from us, is suffering big-time, as most in that business are. Will have to do this some more.

Friday May 15, 2020 #

12 PM

road running 20:14 intensity: (55 @1) + (2:58 @2) + (16:21 @3) 2.01 mi (10:05 / mi) +49ft 9:51 / mi
ahr:135 max:149 weight:139.5lbs

Didn't intend to do much. Managed to do that. Warm, pushing 80. Just had to watch out for pedestrians.

Thursday May 14, 2020 #

12 PM

hike with Gail 1:07:38 [1] 4.0 mi (16:53 / mi) +132ft 16:23 / mi

Hemenway Road to the Leverett Co-op and back.

Wednesday May 13, 2020 #

4 PM

road running 28:20 intensity: (23 @1) + (2:35 @2) + (18:27 @3) + (6:55 @4) 3.01 mi (9:25 / mi) +156ft 8:58 / mi
ahr:143 max:158 weight:139.5lbs

Back roads in Leverett. Nice afternoon, 60 and sunny, rather windy.

Sure seems to suit me better these days to have 48 hours between runs rather than 24.

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