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In the 7 days ending May 7, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:15:00 9.56(20:24) 15.39(12:40)
  trail running2 1:26:43 7.11(12:12) 11.44(7:35)
  Mountain biking1 55:00 6.98(7:53) 11.23(4:54)
  Road running1 15:00 1.1(13:38) 1.77(8:28)
  Total5 5:51:43 24.75(14:13) 39.83(8:50)

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Sunday May 7, 2017 #

Orienteering race 3:15:00 [3] 9.56 mi (20:24 / mi)
shoes: Falcon

Billygoat 39, about my 19th run. Was running in packs until I made an error on the skip from 13 to 15. I ended up navigating solo the rest of the race. Took the right fork for 21.

I didn't even see the left route to #5 until after the race. At the time, I saw Ken Walker, Sr, coming down from a steep cliff on the left and wondering where he had come from.

Thought about skipping #10, but I judged that skipping #14 saved more distance. Never saw the possibility of skipping #1.

The night before I found myself with no Gu in stock. So instead I carried a baggie with Fig Newtons and ate them during the race. Success. No cramps, even slogging up the poor route I took to #15, or late in the race.

At the 2nd Saeger loop, I saw Rich N's group behind, and a lone guy a bit ahead. He reached the huge boulder (19?) ahead of me.

Near the nonfunctional control, I was near another lone guy I thought was announced as David Webber. From the splits, it looks like he fell back after 21. I passed him going up the hill toward #20, when I took a more direct route through the marsh and he went around, then I got up the spur and into and out of the control ahead of him. Yet, at #21, we commented to each other that we witnessed the other one being at the control, even if it didn't beep and there wasn't a pin punch there to prove that we found the flag.

Thursday May 4, 2017 #

Mountain biking 55:00 [2] 6.98 mi (7:53 / mi)

Westboro Fish and Wildlife area. Got chased by one dog, first time for that among all the dogs that walk off-leash with their humans.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 #

Road running intervals 15:00 [2] 1.1 mi (13:38 / mi)
shoes: Falcon

Noodling around at Fresh Pond trying out new gaiters from Bermans' O Supply.

Tuesday May 2, 2017 #

trail running 44:30 [1] 4.0 mi (11:08 / mi)
shoes: Salomon trail shoes

Run on the Rail-Trail from the south to Boston Scientific, then to the new (unpaved) Sheepfold trail roughly circling the base of Addition Hill, turned around and came back. My legs actually felt a little bit, dare I say, peppy? I hadn't been on the Sheepfold Trail for several, maybe 5, years, and it's been rerouted/better established than when I was last on it. They bolted on a section toward the west end so that trail users don't wander into more sensitive Boston Scientific property. That entire section (about 1/3 of the Sheepfold Trail) was new to me, and had a nice little water flow alongside part of it. On the return leg of Sheepfold Trail, I passed through a 3-way intersection that I didn't have a strong memory of going through on the first part, so I was happy to confirm with a pair of MTBers that they had come from the Rail-Trail. It also didn't look at all familiar from the vantage point of the woods until I was on the pavement. Very disconcerting.

Monday May 1, 2017 #

trail running 42:13 [1] 3.11 mi (13:34 / mi)
shoes: Falcon

Birdsong Trail, Tall Grass Trail, and Coyote Trail, and back.

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