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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 9, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  mountain biking3 3:12:53 22.79(8:28) 36.67(5:16) 2287
  trail running3 1:44:25 9.6(10:53) 15.45(6:45) 1112
  orienteering2 1:19:13 5.35(14:48) 8.61(9:12) 1299
  Total6 6:16:31 37.74(9:59) 60.73(6:12) 4698
  [1-5]6 6:16:30
averages - weight:137.5lbs

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Tuesday Oct 9, 2012 #


Today's run, click on map for a larger image --

10 AM

trail running 3:13 intensity: (46 @1) + (2:04 @2) + (23 @3) 0.3 mi (10:43 / mi)
ahr:120 max:133 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Warm-up. Not much this time, but even a little bit helps.

orienteering 37:34 intensity: (13 @1) + (1:23 @2) + (29:26 @3) + (6:22 @4) + (10 @5) 2.63 mi (14:17 / mi) +545ft 11:56 / mi
ahr:149 max:162 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Blue course at Earl's Trails from Day 1 of the 5-Day, 3.9 km beeline. Good run, not much in the way of mistakes, just a few seconds at #4, and actually ran uphill a little (still walked a lot, but today was an improvement). So maybe the conditioning is getting just a little better. Nice day for running, 50s and cloudy but no rain.

And I was thinking afterwards how cool it is that at almost 68 (next week) I can still do this sport, and still not so bad. Don't know how much longer it will last, but for the time being I need to remind myself to cherish it.

trail running 2:56 [3] 0.27 mi (10:51 / mi) +13ft 10:23 / mi
ahr:143 max:148 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

And back to the car. And then off to a new course not too far from here, been meaning to visit it. Quite a fine place. Still in the 50s, overcast, always looked like rain but never did. The perfect day, in other words, to be out, as the place was almost deserted. Had a wonderful time, again thinking it is very cool I can still do this sport too, must remember to cherish it.


Monday Oct 8, 2012 #

4 PM

mountain biking 51:48 intensity: (2:22 @1) + (14:01 @2) + (35:03 @3) + (22 @4) 6.46 mi (8:01 / mi) +719ft 7:15 / mi
ahr:133 max:159

Pocumtuck Ridge, south end to Pine Nook Road and back. Rode this once a couple of years ago and it was bumpety-bumpety-bump, lots of roots and small racks. Right on the line between no big deal, and unpleasant. Funny enough, it hasn't changed.

Made all the ups but one.

And stopped on the way home to see Jim Henderson and go over courses planned for Paugusset (Saturday afternoon, weekend after the NAOC). Should be nice.


And this is a little note I sent out to family regarding the state of things in Litchfield. I go there every week, but I have it very easy. It's the women doing the direct care that are the saints --

Just a few more thoughts.

Things are changing. She is getting weaker. One result is that she is no longer (or at least much less) pushing away help with respect to walking and feeding. The former, she was always pushing help away, wanted to walk on her own. Now she really needs help, and seems glad to have it. The latter, she used to really fight. This morning Jenn just started feeding her breakfast, one spoonful at a time, and she didn't object at all.

Angelo will put in a ramp this week. Walking may not be possible before long.

It's also getting harder to have conversations, and what conversations there are are much simpler, but it's important to keep trying.

There's no way of knowing what will come. The goal is to keep her safe, keep her clean, give her good nutrition, and keep her home. As I said last week, the staff right now is giving her excellent care.

One thing that hasn't changed — she seems happy, rarely complains about anything. That is a blessing.

Sunday Oct 7, 2012 #


Today's run (click on map for larger version) --

10 AM

trail running 12:21 intensity: (1:11 @1) + (4:46 @2) + (6:24 @3) 1.1 mi (11:14 / mi) +253ft 9:13 / mi
ahr:131 max:151 weight:138lbs shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Warm-up. One way to make sure I warm up at least a little is to park a ways away from, and below, where I am planning on starting.

orienteering 41:39 intensity: (2 @1) + (20 @2) + (7:58 @3) + (29:13 @4) + (4:06 @5) 2.72 mi (15:19 / mi) +755ft 12:08 / mi
ahr:157 max:165 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Blue course from day 2 at the 5-Day. Been to all the points before, of course, but had never run the course. Seemed just fine. Not sure I had all the best routes, but hit all the points pretty cleanly, just 10 or 20 meters off on a couple,

Cool day. sure glad I wasn't doing it when it was 90. I was croaking going up the hills anyway, even with just walking.

But excellent to get out and do this, good training.

trail running 11:08 intensity: (3:16 @2) + (7:52 @3) 1.13 mi (9:51 / mi) +3ft 9:49 / mi
ahr:133 max:144 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

And then back to the car, very nice, gently downhill.

Saturday Oct 6, 2012 #

11 AM

mountain biking 1:35:26 intensity: (1 @0) + (7:46 @1) + (58:11 @2) + (28:47 @3) + (26 @4) + (15 @5) 10.1 mi (9:27 / mi) +791ft 8:48 / mi
ahr:126 max:164 weight:137lbs

At Montague Plains (flat, sandy, a lot of scrub vegetation) and Willis Hill, the latter with lots of places to challenge my climbing skills.

Quite a fun ride. Not pre-determined route, just some exploring, and then when I got to the hill, did a bunch of little climbs that were right at, or above, my skill level. Tried one pitch three times, a little better each time but still not to the top. Had a good time doing it, and always managed to bail out reasonably gracefully.

Would be a fine place for a MBO event, but that would require a map....

Friday Oct 5, 2012 #

12 PM

trail running 1:14:47 intensity: (1:21 @1) + (5:06 @2) + (1:05:56 @3) + (2:24 @4) 6.8 mi (11:00 / mi) +843ft 9:50 / mi
ahr:140 max:157 weight:138lbs shoes: pegasus #2

Nice loop at Earl's Trails.

Stopped on the way to get new earphones for my iPod, a big improvement, then entertained first by a This American Life story about PI moms, nothing earth-shattering but makes an hour go by very quickly, and then a story from The Moth about a search for an American author in Morocco, just wonderful.

And the latter met one of the true tests of a good story -- either the run, or the drive if you're listening in a car, is over, but you just keep listening, doing nothing, because there's no way you can just turn it off.

Thursday Oct 4, 2012 #



Wednesday Oct 3, 2012 #

4 PM

mountain biking 45:39 intensity: (7:40 @1) + (19:12 @2) + (18:47 @3) 6.23 mi (7:20 / mi) +778ft 6:33 / mi
ahr:125 max:149 weight:137lbs

Late afternoon ride on Mt. Toby, up North Mountain, over to and then down South Mountain. Not raining but everything was wet from rain earlier. Had to get off once, picked a bad line, close a couple other times but managed.

And trying to be careful going down, not too fast....

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