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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  trail run4 3:38:00 9.94 16.0 750
  orienteering1 39:2220c
  Total4 4:17:22 9.94 16.0 75020c

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Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

trail run warm up/down 8:00 [3]


orienteering race 39:22 [4] ***

NAOC Middle

14th, 872 pts. Best placing of the weekend, and also the worst run for big mistakes (2 for 2 minutes).

But apart from the mistakes, which were induced by distraction, I was orienteering pretty well, felt in control all the way, reading the veg and the contours well. Map was great.

Good sensations, pissed about the mistakes. Oh well. At least I can do this. Just let me train for a year...

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 #

trail run 40:00 [3]

Great Falls, MD

No map, but beautiful training. Threw in a few sprints to get a bit of tension in the legs.

Good dinner later.

AOWN: Got within 5m of a deer before it finally decided a trail was not a good place to be. Then passed within 3m of a raccoon, first one I've seen. He looked scared.


See Monday's AOWN moment.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #


Blue Ridge Parkway from Buchanan north, plus part of Skyline. Tired, didn't have time to run before dinner.

Excellent lunch at Otters' Creek Lodge?

Monday Oct 15, 2012 #

trail run 2:00:00 [3] 16.0 km (7:30 / km) +750m 6:05 / km

Great Smoky Mtns

Alum Cave trail to Leconte Lodge. Cool lodge with a beautiful dining room, kerosene lamps and all.

Needed the headlamp for the return trip. And the camelbak. Chatted with some Poles on the way up and a local at the lodge, out for 2h30 total? Didn't walk too much, but slow on the wet and not quite dangerous downhill.

Sleeveless top was adequate, barely.

AOWN: Am fairly sure I won the day's AOWN competition. I was running along in the dark, not too far from the bottom, when a furry critter flew right into my face, hit me on the nose and mouth, did a one-eighty and flew away. BAT!


Wandered Chattanooga (CHOO CHOO) morning/early afternoon. Reputedly it's a good place to live.

Sunday Oct 14, 2012 #


Met a CS friend in Nashville after wandering town for a bit, lunched on bbq pork, listened to some not unpleasant country music at Tootsie's.

Time zone changed again en route to Chattanooga (CHOO CHOO), wasn't expecting that. Now I just have to head north, I guess.

Saturday Oct 13, 2012 #

trail run 50:00 [3]

Fun day. Drove to Walmartland. Passed Home Office, had a lovely breakfast at the Station Cafe and checked out Walton's 5 and 10.

Then went to Mrs. W's gaffe at Crystal Bridges. Admired lots of wonderful and sometimes scary paintings,

then ran around the grounds, and on some mtb trails outside the grounds (including a wonderful banked downhill slalom thing).

Next en route, Eureka Springs, a little French or Swiss spa town in the arse end of nowhere, Arkansas. More good food.

Closing in on Memphis, the radio got a whole lot better. Found a station playing only Memphis-made music (incl Nancy Apple).

Arrived in Memphis a bit after 10, took a while to find parking. Walked onto Beale St. Jaw dropped.


People, music, dancing, blues, funk, non-blues, so much going on, and half of it in the street. Wandered up and down for over two hours, listening to bits of music, doing lots of people-watching. At some point the was a circle and inside three frat white boys were doing frat boy dance, the exact same frat boy dance I saw in South Bend, IN. I turned away, turned back, and suddenly 50 blacks were line dancing (is what they were doing called line dancing?). There's some really excellent music going.

Drove an hour towards Nashville, sleep a bit after 2.

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