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In the 7 days ending May 10, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mapping/fieldwork/meet prep2 1:32:49 4.6(20:11) 7.4(12:32) 100
  Orienteering2 1:31:40 5.41(16:57) 8.7(10:32) 240
  Road/trail1 1:25:00 7.7(11:02) 12.39(6:52) 110
  Trail/woods running2 48:27 5.0(9:41) 8.05(6:01)
  Road running1 40:00 4.0(10:00) 6.44(6:13)
  Track1 25:46 3.49(7:23) 5.61(4:35)
  Walking1 18:00 0.5(35:59) 0.81(22:22)
  Total7 6:41:42 30.69(13:05) 49.4(8:08) 450

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Monday May 10, 2010 #

Walking 18:00 [1] 0.5 mi (35:59 / mi)

AM DP, May looking very nice in NH - ferns making their debut. Went out to base of contours, got slightly mixed up twice, flat and marshy for the most part, a lot of indistinct vegetation. Billy Goat was a year ago today, now it's just a Monday morning.

Road/trail 1:25:00 intensity: (35:00 @2) + (50:00 @3) 7.7 mi (11:02 / mi) +110m 10:34 / mi
shoes: New Balance 1011

Home from NHH via Clinton, Silk Farm & into town forest by the fire station. Probably longer than was called for & tired by the end but wanted some miles & did not feel particularly beat up from weekend. Literally ran into Dave Ayotte coming the opposite direction on Silk Farm. Had been thinking of first meeting him on this road in '96 or '97 running & there he was again! Said he was running 18+ miles, had to get home for dinner & works the graveyard shift at the PO in Manchester - for the past 23 years. Have seen him at various local road races, about 44 yrs old. Can't recall when, if ever, I ran on Silk Farm headed home or any other direction.


Faraway series, photos from elsewhere, #15:

Winter day on Mt. Washington, January, 1969

Sunday May 9, 2010 #

Orienteering race 59:47 intensity: (50:00 @3) + (9:47 @4) 5.5 km (10:52 / km) +140m 9:39 / km
shoes: Teva

WCOC A meet, long. Blustery, chilly NW day but fine when in motion. B/B+ run, only missed one control by maybe 1.5-1.75', need to see splits. This was #7 - had the distinct feeling I was being followed (4-5 controls) & was distracted & went left of line going up hill & misread what I was seeing. Rest was pretty much straight-to, very nice woods for the most part. Mt. laurel areas provided a good change of pace/style - did spent more time passing thru mt laurel than I should of, perhaps. Did not spend enough time on 2 or 3 of the legs weighing route choice but just went straight, often thru the laurel. Was first M60, not sure what Jeff did. Was ahead of tp for the 2 day by one second - he was 4 ahead yesterday, so I got him by 5 seconds today - how to do....

Very nice meet as I'd expect from WCOC. Awards showed creativity as well as choice of bus drivers. Really wanted to get on the road so we flipped a coin in the car - Beth called it so in I went. Within 2', PG had announced that Beth had won an award (she was still in car putting shoes on) & I'd collected one as well as BP's - 3 awards in about 7' and away. Fun to see Beth pleased with herself:-). 540 mi for weekend.

Ended up first on green summary; time is running out:-).

Roadside religion, NH

Saturday May 8, 2010 #

Orienteering race 31:53 intensity: (26:53 @3) + (5:00 @4) 3.2 km (9:58 / km) +100m 8:37 / km
shoes: Teva

WCOC middle distance. Good run, even rate it an "A" for having no mistakes. Numerous hesitations & one or two episodes of confusion resolved sans damage but always steady progress. Was raining moderately just before starting, dark in woods, a mild form of "chaos" a possibility. Went off to #1 in considerably less contact than I thought I was in - to wrong side of open area, not really reading map but land shape suggested cliffs ahead & another runner, seemingly going to same control, appeared & ran into cliffs & confusion was forgiven. Pretty much read map & ensure continual contact for rest of course, be pedantic. Never really able to run for any length of time, risking loss of contact. No ticks, black flies or mosquitoes encountered. 2nd M60, Jeff S 10" ahead, TP 4" ahead; 3rd green X.

Stay at Best Western, very nice setup. Tarrywile proved too inconvenient with appox a 0.4 mi walk to tent area, dogs in car, forecast for rain.

Dinner at the local firehouse with Carl & Ethan Childs. After took a drive along east side of Candlewood Lake - west wind was practically furious, williwaws here & there.

Bubble magic

Tree creature

Friday May 7, 2010 #

Mapping/fieldwork/meet prep 28:00 [1] 1.6 mi (17:30 / mi)
shoes: Loco training

AM DP, last 2 controls! Cool, NW breezy, no bugs.

Thursday May 6, 2010 #

Mapping/fieldwork/meet prep 1:04:49 intensity: (40:00 @1) + (24:49 @2) 3.0 mi (21:36 / mi) +100m 19:35 / mi

Control pickup at Nottingcook, 5 - two to go. Overcast, tried to rain - one brief bright ray when I visited the "shooting gallery" and found it mostly cleaned up! gave my opinion of HS a nudge upward. All 5 controls present after 2 weeks - on 2, the wind must have untied the lines, seems peculiar but no other explanation....

Track 13:46 [4] 3.2 km (4:18 / km)
shoes: Loco training

SPS 2 metric miles: 6:51, 6:55, 400m walk between. Had planned on three but tired, felt warm & wind was ahead 50% of the time - was 5:30pm, had 2 naps today so the conspiracy dictated. No 7 minute stuff for nearly 4 wks. Went to BHS first but must have been 60 kids there, SPS all to myself.

Track 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Loco training

Run to track & back & warmup on track (parked by 89).

Wednesday May 5, 2010 #

Trail/woods running 27:27 [2] 2.5 mi (10:59 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1011

Sans Souci CP DP, Holbrook. Flat, sandy Long Island park, many trails, found a clear-running brook, a bit of a surprise. Lots of shade & still early.

Tuesday May 4, 2010 #

Road running 40:00 [2] 4.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1011

From church parking/cemetary in Greenwich, somehow ended up there - at the edge of a necklace of green "trinkets" that kept me occupied, however sluggish. Such gorgeous foliage/trees, flowering azaleas etc., ah, sigh, May.

Trail/woods running 21:00 intensity: (7:00 @3) + (14:00 @4) 2.5 mi (8:24 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1011

At a small park near Brad's in Holbrook. 20' complete (=21:00 when one thinks about it) 20" at 4, 40" at around 2 effort times 20, around the perimeter of a baseball field, 302' to left & right fields & 384' at center, around 100m a side, 400m per lap as it worked out. Something approaching honesty - another night absent fm Tu track.

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