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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 7 days ending Nov 11, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hike4 5:03:45 16.01(18:59) 25.76(11:48) 624
  Gym8 3:40:00
  Orienteering1 40:17 2.0(20:08) 3.22(12:31) 71
  Total13 9:24:02 18.01 28.98 695
  [1-5]13 9:22:01
averages - sleep:7.1 weight:167lbs

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Monday Nov 11, 2019 #

5 AM

slept:7.5 weight:168.8lbs

Strange junco behavior. I had seen an episode of this a few evenings ago and thought it was pretty odd, but saw it again this morning so I guess it is just what they do. I was walking out to the gym in the dark, and there were two juncos flying up to the windows, perhaps attracted to the light inside, and acting very moth-like, fluttering up and along the glass, then back to the ground for a bit to think it over before trying it again. So maybe this goes on all the time and I just never noticed it before?

Gym (Yoga) 35:00 [3]

An abbreviated version of Rhonda’s morning class, as she is slowly easing back into it. With Karen and Jackie, who showed up from New Britain.
2 PM

Hike 1:06:01 intensity: (18 @0) + (59:44 @1) + (4:17 @2) + (1:42 @3) 4.01 mi (16:28 / mi) +106m 15:13 / mi
ahr:101 max:123

Sunday Nov 10, 2019 #

9 AM

Gym (Yoga) 20:00 [3]
slept:6.0 weight:168lbs

Rhonda was wanting to go walking, but I needed some substantial loosening up first. I got home yesterday from Ansonia tired and sore, and decided then that going orienteering today was not happening. If the meet had been down the street, I would have gone cheerfully, but I could just see that the combination of a 90 minute drive each way and running around in the cold for an hour in between was not going to work out so well.
10 AM

Hike 1:53:27 intensity: (35 @0) + (1:30:58 @1) + (18:07 @2) + (3:47 @3) 4.53 mi (25:03 / mi) +336m 20:21 / mi
ahr:101 max:142 shoes: 2019 Blue Gel Kayanos

We did go for a walk, and after considering some options decided on this one along the Tunxis trail and back up home on what is left of Doyle Rd. To keep the distance under some level of control, we had Zack drop us off at the trailhead near the intersection of Lavander Rd with Ratlum Rd. It turned out to be something of an adventure. There are a lot of steep ascents and descents, all covered with relatively fresh fallen leaves, some lubricated by an underlayer of ball bearings. That is, acorns. So very gingerly, particularly on the downhills. Only one actual fall, and that one didn't turn out particularly badly.
3 PM

Gym (Weights) 25:00 [3]

4 x 10 back squats 85-85-85-95
4 x 10 pull downs level 8
3x10 garhammers
3x10 DB bench presses 25#s
2x 10 DLs 95

Back squats went very well. DLs? A little too much pressure on the hammies. Maybe even less weight next time.

Saturday Nov 9, 2019 #

7 AM

Gym (Yoga) 20:00 [3]

10 AM

Orienteering 40:17 intensity: (27 @0) + (16:13 @1) + (15:02 @2) + (7:17 @3) + (1:04 @4) + (14 @5) 3.22 km (12:31 / km) +71m 11:16 / km
ahr:115 max:169 slept:6.5 weight:166.6lbs shoes: 2019 Icebug Aurora BUGrip

Brown course at Ansonia NRE. Some fumbling and confusion on the way to #1, getting confused by what seems to be an extra stone wall. Eventually back to the trail, where I ran into Bill, who had started 2 minutes after. Found the reentrant from there, but didn’t see the bag. Now really confused I kept going, then looked back at where it had to be and saw it. The rest was pretty uneventful. I did get on the wrong ridge going to 4, but crossed over at just the right moment to find it, so no harm done.

Back was pretty sore, much worse after standing around helping at registration after.

Bill drove and was good company. Afraid I wasn’t as good company, as I nodded off for a good bit of the ride home.

Reevaluating tomorrow and I’m now thinking I will not go to Mt Lakes. Alas.

Nice course, and of course Ansonia is a lovely place. Here is the Map

Friday Nov 8, 2019 #

1 PM

Hike 58:32 intensity: (18 @0) + (36:06 @1) + (13:44 @2) + (8:11 @3) + (13 @4) 3.7 mi (15:49 / mi) +93m 14:41 / mi
ahr:110 max:146 slept:7.25 weight:165.8lbs shoes: 2019 Blue Gel Kayanos

3 PM


Some laurel wrangling with Zack.
6 PM

Gym (Yoga) 20:00 [3]

Thursday Nov 7, 2019 #

7 AM


A fair amount in the yard today: Roto-tilled the vegetable garden again. A lot of leaves had been blown into it and I thought it would be reasonably easy to till them in, but the machine kept bogging down and I had to go over it about 3 times.
Then spread some winter rye, which may or may not germinate this late.
Emptied all the potted plants, well past their prime, and then took R on a walk down to the NE corner of the property and back.
4 PM

Gym (Yoga) 20:00 [3]
slept:7.0 weight:165.2lbs

Gym (Weights) 20:00 [3]

No DLs today. A little reluctant to expose my sore hamstring to them.
3x10 of each of the following
#8 pulldowns
25# DB bench presses
85# back squats
Very satisfactory

Wednesday Nov 6, 2019 #

5 AM

Gym 40:00 [3]
slept:7.0 weight:166.6lbs

A good chunk of Rhonda's morning class, Rhonda, Marj and Karen in attendance.
7 AM


This morning's visitor. He came strolling through the garden and around the house, down toward the road, then made another identical pass about 10 minutes later. A fairly substantial fellow.

8 AM


A little laurel wrangling, building up another pile, this one near the gate on the trail from the back field to the clearcut. We had chipped the last pile down in the clearcut a few days back.
11 AM

Hike 1:05:45 intensity: (23 @0) + (3:35 @1) + (24:42 @2) + (26:20 @3) + (7:26 @4) + (3:19 @5) 3.77 mi (17:27 / mi) +89m 16:16 / mi
ahr:130 max:181

Tuesday Nov 5, 2019 #

9 AM

slept:8.25 weight:167.8lbs

Rototilling the garden. I tweaked my R hamstring yesterday, possibly pushing a wheelbarrow of stone up from the garden. At the time it just felt like good exercise, but started to ache later. We'll see.
11 AM


Really interesting walk at our forester's place in Sharon. He has about 140 acres or so, several different cuts ranging from 8 years old to 25, and some pretty careful management since. Some beautiful trees growing, Lots of white birch and red oak, but otherwise a diverse hardwood forest. Then we went in for lunch. His living quarters are on the second floor and you go in and climb a stairway that has a lot of taxidermy on it. Two full grown mountain lions, one from Montana and one from New Mexico. A black bear from Maine and a dear head with an impressive rack from his own property. Another bear has been turned into a rug in the living room. Not something I would do myself, but interesting to see.

And a beautiful property, views in all directions.
5 PM

Gym (Yoga) 20:00 [3]

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