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In the 7 days ending Apr 9, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:52:28 9.73(17:43) 15.66(11:01) 663
  Road running2 2:00:12 11.56(10:24) 18.61(6:28) 356
  Road/trail2 1:11:48 4.28(16:47) 6.89(10:25) 80
  Walking1 42:51 2.46(17:25) 3.96(10:50) 125
  Trail/woods running1 15:56 0.85(18:50) 1.36(11:42) 71
  Total6 7:03:15 28.88(14:39) 46.48(9:06) 1295
  [1-5]6 6:36:27

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Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:13:45 [3] 6.51 km (11:20 / km) +262m 9:26 / km

Deep Hollow, 5.9k green Y from April, 2011. I was hot & thirsty, it was dry, my feet hurt & it was a challenge! Easy-to-read map, lots of open terrain, great visibility. Thought I'd be around 65' but climbing hills (to 3, 4 to 5, 7 to 8, 10 to 11) took it out of me - was way behind myself of 2 years ago. Think I missed #1, will have to see 305 track. Came across a flag at site of 10, possibly there 2 years? Call this a B performance, also had trouble with the next to last cp, drifting down to the right & being unsure when I saw the marsh & also confused from supposed proper point into finish which only proved itself correct at the last moment - more green than mapped, I'd say, hiding things til the water on left.

Map & Route

Had some trouble finding the forest off Rte 6. Was dropped off at Bull Pond entrance & picked up there as well. Beth went off to Seven Lakes Dr with the dogs for the time I was in the forest.

So three runs, second two were hard work as it was also warm (71F today), and such rocky terrain, demonstrating the need to beef up O shoe soles. Gaiters would have been nice (but hot) as it was knee-high scratchy on some hillsides & tops.

Rain last night but snug as a bug. However, neither of us slept for unclear reasons - yet not in need of a nap today. Back 9W Newburgh, 84, 91, 9/202, 750 mi. Such a drive used to seem easier - some tedium now tho Beth & I carried on a good conversation. NH is a long haul. Nice to see spots of snow (as in cool/soothing). Did see a few rare patches along Rte 9W in the WP area but very rare.

Road/trail 26:48 [0] 1.28 mi (20:56 / mi) +80m 17:32 / mi

To start & back to Bull Pond entrance (added 0.5 mi. & 80m climb as well as guessed additional time). Did not use 305 to start & only turned on on road when I was curious as to how far back it might be.

Monday Apr 8, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering 58:19 [3] 5.37 km (10:52 / km) +263m 8:44 / km

Surebridge Challenge green from April, 2007. Around midday, hot at start. 71F later in Crompond. Physical & techincal terrain, little surprise but haven't been to Surebridge Mt area in awhile. Hard on the feet, near end a blood blister distracted. About 7' slower than 6 years ago: undoubtedly warmer, more mountain laurel & blueberry, not very tough today & that much older. So, again, it added up to a Surebridge challenge.

Drove to Lake Welch beach first but too much distance from finish area to start & no good shade for car for dogs. So then back to Tiorati but Arden Valley Rd. was closed. Had considered a short brown later but time spent to eventual start, hard enough run & dogs made the decision to skip easy. Dip in the stream by the old Harriman ski slope & then back to WRP via the Shrub Oak library. Beth stayed at WPR, intent on a 10 mi hike. Some 80 mi of commuting for me to get to Lake Welch beach & back.

At WPR this am

Walking 20:43 intensity: (15:43 @1) + (5:00 @2) 1.23 mi (16:51 / mi) +45m 15:08 / mi

To Group camp start area

Walking 22:08 [1] 1.23 mi (18:00 / mi) +80m 14:58 / mi

Return, sore feet etc

Sunday Apr 7, 2013 #

4 PM

Orienteering 40:24 [3] 3.79 km (10:39 / km) +138m 9:01 / km

Black Rock Forest/Round Pond RR of green Y middle from April, 2011. Cool & breezy, felt energetic. About 4' slower than previous in spite of knowing course tho RC was simple enough. Less than 2' mistakes but not in the same shape I was in 2011 - two years older, too - probably makes a difference. "Punched" too early twice & then again at cp location when it became apparent I had misread map. WP woods are such stoney lonesomes. Quiet at Round Pond on a Sunday pm as well.

Fun to be here with Beth & dogs, like old times. Ignored a few "don't do" signs. Dinner in Highland Falls. Camping at Ward Pound Ridge. Major Sandy destruction of pines at entrance to park - broken in two like so many matchsticks. The hardwoods were barely affected.


Trail/woods running 15:56 [2] 0.85 mi (18:50 / mi) +71m 14:56 / mi

To start triangle.

Friday Apr 5, 2013 #

2 PM

Road running 1:15:38 intensity: (1:00:00 @2) + (15:38 @3) 7.17 mi (10:33 / mi) +204m 9:42 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

Hopkinton loop, splendid early April day. Didn't see a car for 2.8 mi & only one in 3.8mi. 5mi dirt road on this loop. Tired - seems like a long way to go for any running facility. Feel like I'm running out of a hole - the whole of winter.
Slight bit of knot in left calf near end - chose to ignore...perform-or-else attitude.

Thursday Apr 4, 2013 #

2 PM

Road running 44:34 intensity: (24:34 @2) + (20:00 @3) 4.39 mi (10:09 / mi) +152m 9:10 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

Patch-Rollins circuit around 3p - chilly at start but sunny. Not a single car on Patch or Rollins. Back to Hopkinton a few hours later for a CYC dinner.

Wednesday Apr 3, 2013 #

Road/trail 45:00 intensity: (15:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (10:00 @3) 3.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

SPS XC, chilly & windy. XC had a lot of ice & snow patches & muck elsewhere. Ran some 8' pace track laps. Baseball game for entertainment...a lot of youthful competence on display.

Note

Interesting point: Tony Mangan, 55, 'running round the world' since fall, 2010
and Jean Socrates, 69, sailing solo & nonstop round the world (day 164) are about on the same line of longitude - Tony NNW (& heading NNW) of Adelaide & Jean some hundreds of miles south, heading east. Real troopers in their own right.

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