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Various Hikes & Whining – Aug 2018

Just a few notes, nothing exciting. There needs to be a blog setting that is more “just stupid journal crap” than, hey, read this!

Mt. Woodson from Poway – 8/22 (2:16)

Hiked up with Kam, who was having stomach troubles bc she apparently hadn’t eaten in recent history.  Bad, Kam, bad! Still a fun hike, and new SKT :). On a side note, lost absurd amount of weight again despite being nearly 10 degrees cooloer than last time. I am the sweat master.

Iron Mountain Standard – 8/21 (1:25)

Hike up (0:51), slow hike / jog down, felt my injuries a bit but fine otherwise . 89+ heat w/o food or water, and felt good at finish. have a feeling my plantar BS is here for a while. Descent time was 0:34.

Mt. Woodson from Poway – 8/18 (2:15)

This may be my slowest single hike up Woodson. Not sure, but I was tired from the start. As usual, took no food or water (which is fine in terms of safety, not so fine in terms of performance) and it was hotter than expected (90+). I’d done the same hike / run on Tuesday in 1:45 and expected to be a bit slower b/c my injuries are buggin’, but 2:15 was crazy. Very slow on the way up, resting, which was most likely low blood sugar due to poor eating the day of and before.

Got home and weighed myself. Surprised to have lose 8 lbs gross,  about13 lbs net, which is crazy for a two-hour hike (not that crazy for me, but still). No idea why I lost so much more than on same hike a few days earlier at similar temps.

Iron Mountain Standard – 8/15 (1:12)

Hike up (0:52), jog down, felt my injuries a bit but fine otherwise . 85+ heat w/o food or water, and felt good at finish. have a feeling my plantar BS is here for a while. Don’t get how my descent here was 0:20. Must have hoofed it down, or it was really 0:30 and R/T time was actually 1:22. Hmm.

Woodson from Poway – 8/14 (1:45)

Usual hike up and jog down, injuries not really an issue for most if it. Hot 87+ but didn’t take food or water, felt fine. Had energy back at car. No biggie, and time wasn’t bad for lack of training / slow run down / no run up.

Mt. Langley from Horseshoe Meadows – 8/11 (8:40)

Thought we’d spend a few days in Sierras, but with smoke and body feel, it was just this one hike. Camped Friday, hiked Saturday, drove back that night. Felt crappy from start of hike (usual lack of sleep). Also think I was hungry and dehydrated at beginning and never recovered. Nausea by Cottonwood lakes, but caffeinated Gu helped and I was fine energy-wise until about 300′ below summit. Then body turned to shit and I was dying all the way down.

Oh, smoke at summit was heinous — everything was gray/brown. So, nice to be out and perfect weather, but damn. We need to stop burning the forests down.

Symptoms: Low energy, nausea, killer lower-back pain, achy knee tendons, etc. All things I associate with low salt / dehydration, which makes sense, but it was a long, slowly painful walk down for me. Kam was all energy and joy, so whatever. Her training is going well. I think this is our slowest R/T on Langley, so we set a new SLT ;).

Smoke from Holy Fire was already clearing on the way back through Riverside.


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