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|6/30/08||18.1||Vasona Loop||Cool morning, started out kind of hard because we haven't done this in a while. Had to pump up my tires a bit. Stopped off at library to drop off video. Made stupid mistake in Los Gatos and took the LONG way to Vasona. She kept bitching about the sweat, and never wanting to ride again. we'll see. Lunch at the Russian Cafe.|
|9/23/08||7.75||Saratoga Library||Warm afternoon; bitching about sun being in her eyes most of the way there; stops at library, prolific oven and starbucks on the way back.|
|3/30/09||17||Los Gatos to Vasona Loop||Cool, sunny morning; 3.5mi .5hrs to saratoga library.|
|6/19/09||9.5||various (dad's to los gatos creek park, to el pollo loco for dinner)||warm afternoon; 2hr|
|6/26/09||14.7||Santa Clara City Library via Kiely||warm afternoon; 3hr. Home to Library only took 20minutes (3.5mi). Extended the trip back by going to Westmont, up to pollard and back down quito. Lots of errands, dropped off and picked up movies at the library, lunch at quiznos and got some onions at safeway. surprised how fast we got to the library; worried about crossing 280 at saratoga, but at 11:30a, it wasn't bad at all. Got very warm on the way back. The REI flash 18 stuffsack/backpack I took worked out REALLY well. Much better than a regular backpack.|
|9/10/09||9.5||More Ave loop||1.5hr. hot afternoon;|
|9/18/09||9.5||More Ave loop||1hr. More ave hill is about 150ft|
|10/19/09||9.5||More Ave loop||1hr 20min. drizzling and cloudy. wore my marmot rain jacket; worked well, not too warm. climbing the hill was easier than usual. maybe because of the hiking. she had problems from the start; her rear shifter wasn't letting her into easier gears; need too adjust that. also, she felt wobblier than usual, which bothered her.|
|3/15/10||10.9||Prospect||1hr 20min. she thinks she didn't do well; stopped 4 times and walked a little. I actually think she did better than I expected. She was at most 10 minutes behind me (I think a little less), which seemed pretty good. Hill was hard, but it was cool, sunny, shade going up.|
|5/31/10||12.5||Prospect (side trip to bernie's)||2hr 30min. spent an hour at bernies. Fell once because she was using my bike; her shifter has a problem that I need to fix.|
|4/30/11||6.5||UC Davis||2hr 30min. First extensive ride after the accident. davis is the best place to re-introduce her to riding. VERY WINDY, but turned out okay.|
|8/13/11||9.4||UC Davis||most of the day. warm, sunny and pleasant. rode around campus and a little off campus, including starbucks downtown.|
|9/4/12||??||Bernie and Betty||rode to bernie and betty's to give them a mt rainier magnet. she's been in the hospital for a month for a knee replacement. he's looking totally beat. didn't have the gps; no idea of mileage. she was scared, and took it slow. forgot how to use the shifters.|
|3/24/13||8mi||down to rolling hills and back||she wanted to see what it would be like; pleasant, sunny afternoon. moderate traffic. no problems riding; she thought she did pretty well.|
|4/3/13||8mi||down to rolling hills and back||warm, sunny afternoon. she did better, and rode faster.|
|4/19/13||16.5mi||santa clara city library, lunch in saratoga||warm, sunny afternoon. she did better, and rode faster. big milestone. her odo said 3.8mi at library. lunch at bai tong: her odo said 11.5, my gps from library said 7.6 done: her odo said 16.5, my gps said 12.5.|
|4/24/13||10.4mi||moore hill||warm, sunny afternoon. HUGE milestone. She did the hill she crapped up on. took a longer way back via pollard, burrows and westmont. done: her odo said 10.4, my gps said 9.97.|
|4/27/13||8.5mi||santa clara city library||warm, sunny afternoon. took about 25 minutes to get to the library, gps said 3.8mi|
|5/21/13||≈12mi||saratoga thai for lunch, dad's and back||warm, sunny afternoon. took about half an hour to get to bai tong thai. her odo said 24.2mi (don't know what it started at.) dad's- odo said 28.8 and home, odo said 31.2mi.|
|5/25/13||≈13.5mi||UC Davis and outlying regions.||pleasant, sunny early afternoon. perfect weather for this ride. We rode down putah creek and took the bike path that went off campus, under I-80 toward the raptor center. Then went out toward dixon. THIS IS THE PERFECT ride. Fairly quite, flat and some nice farmland.|
|6/8/13||10.25mi||moore hill||warm, sunny morning.. she made it up half way, but a car screwed up her zigzag. she walked up, but then rode back down to below the point she stopped, and rode back up. pretty good. done: her odo said 10.25, my gps said 9.75. (she did do that little extra stretch.)|
|6/22/13||10.25mi||moore hill||warm, sunny morning.. no problems going up the hill.|
|6/27/13||11.3mi (her odo)||moore hill, back via allendale||hot, sunny morning.. no problems going up the hill, except lots of cars|
|7/9/13||11.3mi (her odo)||moore hill, back via allendale||warm, sunny morning.. no problems going up the hill, except lots of cars|
|7/19/13||10.1mi (her odo)||Garret Station via Hacienda and back via Los Gatos Creek Trail||warm, sunny 4.5mi to restaurant. Garret Station: greek salads (pretty big), pepperoni/sausage/mushroom pizza, really good.|
|2/5/08||Me||Campbell||12||31:12||cold, pacing denise|
|2/5/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:58||cold, cramp 2 mi, not good|
|2/7/08||Me||Campbell||12||29:01||nice afternoon, wasn't feeling well (rotovirus?) pacing denise|
|2/7/08||Her||Campbell||12||30:30||no problems, could have done an extra|
|2/9/08||Me||Campbell||12||31:04||nice afternoon, pacing denise|
|2/9/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:05||no problems, could have done an extra|
|2/11/08||Me||Campbell||12||30:31||nice afternoon, pacing denise|
|2/11/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:09||no problems, but hot, could have done an extra|
|2/13/08||Me||Campbell||12||31:06||nice afternoon, pacing denise|
|2/13/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:06||no problems, but hot, could have done an extra|
|2/21/08||Me||Campbell||12||31:14||COLD, BLUSTERY afternoon, pacing denise|
|2/21/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:14||knees started to hurt, but could have done an extra|
|2/24/08||Me||West Valley track||13||33:31||COLD, BLUSTERY, wet, but did extra lap. Last lap 2:34 afternoon, pacing denise|
|2/24/08||Her||West Valley track||13||33:31||knees started to hurt, still did an extra|
|2/26/08||Me||Campbell||13||34:42||HOT and sunny which made it difficult, but did extra lap. Last lap 2:47 pacing denise|
|2/26/08||Her||Campbell||13||34:42||too hot and sunny, but did extra lap; last lap 2:47, difficult because she wore long pants & shirt|
|2/28/08||Me||Campbell||13||33:15||DAMN HOT and sunny which made it difficult, but did extra lap. Didn't feel well at the start (cold?) but felt better as we got going. Except, DAMN HOT. Last lap 2:47 pacing denise|
|2/28/08||Her||Campbell||13||EST 34:30||too DAMN hot and sunny, but did extra lap; last lap 2:47, difficult because she wore long shirt|
|3/2/08||Me||West Valley||13||32:41||Pretty good, nice afternoon, not too much heat. Last lap 2:21 pacing denise|
|3/2/08||Her||West Valley||13||32:41||no problems|
|3/4/08||Me||Campbell||13||33:06||Last lap 2:53 pacing denise.|
|3/4/08||Her||Campbell||13||EST 34:30||last lap 2:53, no problems, pleasant afternoon, she wore long shirt. She carried he GPS to test the calibration, and the
stupid thing registered 4.01 miles for 13 laps. To re-verify calibration, we zeroed out the odometer on the car and
measured the distance from the track back home:
|3/6/08||Me||Campbell||13||34:02||Last lap 2:44, no problems, pleasant weather. pacing denise.|
|3/6/08||Her||Campbell||13||EST 34:30||had to est her time because she started before me and I had to catch up. last lap 2:44, no problems, pleasant afternoon, she wore long shirt.|
|3/11/08||Her||Campbell||13||EST 34:01||I totally wimped out because I picked up a damn cold somewhere.|
|3/23/08||Me||West Valley||12||31:38||warm afternoon, hard after not having done this for a while. pacing denise|
|3/23/08||her||West Valley||12||31:38||ditto, and she was wearing long sleeves|
|3/25/08||Me||campbell||13||33:11||warm afternoon, pacing denise. last lap 1:31|
|3/25/08||her||campbell||12||31:40||hard time breathing, feet wouldn't move. hard run.|
|3/29/08||Me||west valley||13||33:38||cool afternoon, pacing denise. last lap 2:42|
|3/29/08||Her||west valley||13||33:38||last lap 2:42|
|4/1/08||Me||campbell||14||36:21||pacing denise. last lap 1:32|
|4/1/08||Her||campbell||13||34:48||really hard. last lap 2:44|
|4/6/08||Me||campbell||15||38:00||pacing denise. last lap 1:42|
|4/6/08||Her||campbell||14||36:17||really hard. last lap 2:28|
|4/8/08||Me||campbell||14||36:25||pacing denise. last lap 2:16. cool, overcast. too many kids|
|4/8/08||Her||campbell||14||36:25||really hard in the beginning. last lap 2:16|
|4/13/08||Me||west valley||16||41:30||pacing denise. hotter than hell. we stopped and walked a lap between 12 and 13. first 12 laps: 30:59, last 4 laps: 10:31|
|4/13/08||Her||west valley||16||41:30||hotter than hell. we stopped and walked a lap between 12 and 13. first 12 laps: 30:59, last 4 laps: 10:31|
|4/15/08||Me||campbell||15||38:06||pacing denise. cool, sunny evening. last lap 1:27|
|4/15/08||Her||campbell||14||36:38||last lap 2:45|
|4/17/08||Me||campbell||13||32:32||pacing denise. VERY hot. last lap 1:28|
|4/29/08||Me||campbell||13||32:12||pacing denise. kind of cool. last lap 1:37. she surprised me and sprinted her last lap, so this was a bit hard|
|4/29/08||Her||campbell||12||30:34||last lap 2:10|
|5/1/08||Me||campbell||14||39:10||pacing denise. walked lap#13. #13 5:32, #14 2:04, too damn hot and sunny. both felt like crap. did a couple of ¼ lap sprints with her.|
|5/1/08||Her||campbell||14||39:10||pacing denise. walked lap#13. #13 5:32, #14 2:04, too damn hot and sunny. both felt like crap. did a couple of ¼ lap sprints with her.|
|5/4/08||Me||west valley||16||41:56||walked lap#13 ¾ 3:47, last lap 1:35|
|5/4/08||Her||west valley||15||40:21||walked lap#13 ¾ 3:47, last lap 2:24|
|5/6/08||Me||campbell||16||42:40||really hard, hot and crowded. both of us felt like crap. had a hard time breathing. just paced her today|
|5/11/08||Her||campbell||16||<45min||ran in morning, quiet track. wasn't wearing watch. dave wimped out|
|5/13/08||Her||campbell||18||50:38min||afternoon, hotter than hell! walked part of lap 10 (4:16) and lap 14 (3:49)|
|5/20/08||Her||campbell||12||>32min||ran in morning, lot so people, mostly old. wasn't wearing watch. dave wimped out. VERY difficult run, if weather wasn't cold, probably wouldn't have been able to finish.|
|5/22/08||Her||campbell||16||<42min||ran in afternoon, track empty, but lot full because of some stupid citizenship swearing in they do periodically. not difficult, but very windy. dave forgot it was a run day.|
|5/24/08||Me||west valley||16||42:12||Last lap 1:45. Windy, cloudy, coldish afternoon. I DOUBT THIS DATA, I think I actually ran 17 laps and I screwed up.|
|5/24/08||Her||west valley||15||40:26||Last lap 2:40. Windy, cloudy, coldish afternoon. I DOUBT THIS DATA, I think she actually ran 16 laps and I screwed up.|
|5/25/08||Her||campbell||12||≈32min||NEW SHOES: helped with ankle and knee problems, easier on joints. cloudy, good running weather|
|5/27/08||Her||campbell||16||43:54||NEW SHOES: cool, cloudy, beezy. knee hurt during last mile.|
|5/27/08||Me||campbell||16||43:54||rt foot hurt a bit. didn't push.|
|5/29/08||Her||campbell||12||32:44||NEW SHOES: cool. controversial time; may need to take as much as half a minute off to get actual time.|
|5/29/08||Me||campbell||13||34:11||last lap: 1:27|
|6/2/08||Her||campbell||16||42:18||NEW SHOES: cool. no problems, dave wimped out because it was too freaking early|
|6/6/08||Her||campbell||16||42:44||WILL STOP REFERRING TO SHOES. ASSUME THE CURRENT PAIR UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED. dave wimped out because it was too freaking early|
|6/8/08||Her||west valley||12||32:03||REALLY hot day, wobbly run. did 4 ¼ lap sprints in about 26 sec each.|
|6/8/08||me||west valley||12||32:03||did 4 ¼ lap sprints in about 22 sec each. very hard and couldn't really push today. right foot hurt a bit afterward.|
|6/10/08||Her||campbell||13||38:33||REALLY HOT, got a bad cramp and walked lap 9, 5:39. Used machines, leg press: 2 sets of 10, "leg swing", rowing machine: 1 set of 10|
|6/10/08||Me||campbell||14||40:18||REALLY HOT, paced her most of the way, walked lap 9, 5:39 with her. last lap: 1:45|
|6/17/08||Her||campbell||13||≈38:39||REALLY HOT, got a bad cramp and walked lap 5, 5:25. Wondering if there is a correlation between the heat and the cramps. Don't really trust the time because of a bad initial stopwatch start. Ran ALMOST half of the first lap before starting, so a minute was added to the final time as a correction.|
|6/17/08||Me||campbell||14||≈40:07||REALLY HOT, walked lap 5, 5:25, sprinted last lap: 1:27 Don't really trust the time because of a bad initial stopwatch start. Ran ALMOST half of the first lap before starting, so a minute was added to the final time as a correction.|
|6/19/08||Her||campbell||12||33:50||REALLY DAMN HOT, >95, this may have even been a spare the air day.|
|6/19/08||Me||campbell||12||33:50||just pacing her|
|6/22/08||Her||west valley||12||32:58||much cooler than the last few days. 5 ¼ lap sprints, ≈26sec each|
|6/22/08||Me||west valley||12||32:58||5 ¼ lap sprints, ≈19sec each|
|6/24/08||Her||campbell||16||43:47||warm, muggy and smokey (lots of wildfires; smoke today came from gilroy.) Had chafing problem with Davis shorts|
|6/26/08||Her||campbell||12||32:14||warm, muggy and smokey. Very hazy. minor cramping, at half a powerbar before starting.|
|6/29/08||Her||west valley||12||32:44||hard. hazy sun, but warm. didn't digest enough after lunch. 5 quarter lap sprints|
|7/1/08||Her||campbell||12||30:49||cool, breezy afternoon. perfect running weather. hard, got minor cramping and legs hut from stairs in SF.|
|7/1/08||Me||campbell||12||30:49||hard. calves hurt.|
|7/4/08||Her||campbell||16||42:49||morning. crowded with old folks. first 12 laps in 31:07. Okay until laps 15 and 16: bad cramps, wanted to barf. dave wimped out. too early|
|7/6/08||Her||westvalley||14||49:46||REALLY SUCKED THE BIG ONE. VERY warm afternoon, too soon after lunch, NO SHADE AT TRACK, got really bad cramps, wheezing badly, walked laps 5, 10, 12, 14.|
|7/6/08||Me||westvalley||14||49:46||VERY HARD RUN.|
|7/12/08||Her||westvalley||12||33:01||much cooler than last week. eye's okay.|
|7/12/08||Me||westvalley||12||33:01||just paced her. probably could have done a couple extra. feet hurt a bit. going to switch to new shoes next time|
|7/13/08||Her||westvalley||12||33:09||very warm. intermittant cramping, but able to run without stopping. surprised she didn't run faster than last time.|
|7/13/08||Me||westvalley||12||33:09||wore new shoes (US made New Balance). little problem with left knee, possibly because shoes haven't been broken in. -- note to self: add funny juxtiposition shot of the chinese and american version of the same shoes along with the explainatory note.|
|7/15/08||Her||campbell||12||32:08||cool, breezy afternoon. much better|
|7/15/08||Me||campbell||12||32:08||good, paced her|
|7/18/08||Her||campbell||12||32:08||cool, afternoon. avg day|
|7/18/08||Me||campbell||12||26:15||didn't run with her; she said I've been farting too much.|
|7/20/08||Her||westvalley||12||33:11||warmish, non-oppressive day. eye's much better, track didn't look weird. she disputes my time and claims my times are WAYY too high; she's going to doublecheck next time.|
|7/20/08||Me||westvalley||12||33:11||just paced her. kind of hard because we just woke up from a nap and her meatloaf was sitting in my stomach like a load of bricks.|
|7/24/08||Her||campbell||5||12:53||parking lot full; another stupid swearing in thing, probably; track empty. really hot, she claims I'm jinxing her. she got cramps the whole way and stopped.|
|7/24/08||Me||campbell||5||12:53||just paced her.|
|7/27/08||Her||westvalley||12||????||lost track of the time, but said run was much easier than last time. wouldn't run with me. said I was a jinx; no cramps this time.|
|7/27/08||Me||westvalley||12||26:17||not too bad; warm, but a bit of a breeze.|
|7/29/08||Her||campbell||12||32:02||cool afternoon, no problems.|
|7/29/08||Me||campbell||12||31:12||ran with her; 1:41 first lap trying to catch up with her (she was almost half a lap ahead.)|
|8/1/08||Her||campbell||6||15:46||cool morning, but got cramps. dave's a jinx. says she never has problems in the morning by herself. on the other hand, she had been really stressed and tired from yesterday.|
|8/1/08||Me||campbell||9||21:16||ran with her; until she shoo'd me away because I'm a jinx. probably could have gone the full run (would have been close, having hard time) if she didn't already stop.|
|8/2/08||Her||westvalley||12||32:49||Really hot, but okay|
|8/2/08||Me||westvalley||12||27:40||didn't run with her; REALLY HOT. last lap 2:00|
|8/10/08||Her||westvalley||12||≈32:36||Really hot, actually walked one lap after 6 (first six laps: 15:36, last six about 17). Got a bad cramp (dave wasn't running with me this time...) believe it's always harder to get back into running after a break doing lots of hiking.|
|8/10/08||Me||westvalley||12||30:20||didn't run with her; DAMN HOT. no shade.|
|8/12/08||Her||campbell||13||39:38||Really hot, walked one lap Got a bad cramp (dave wasn't running with me this time...)|
|8/12/08||Me||campbell||12||27:00||didn't run with her; DAMN HOT. no shade. ran first few laps too fast because of some damn old dude behind me. finally had to let him pass, but got the last laugh: after a couple of laps, heard loud retching and heaving behind the bushes near the bleachers. he was barfing his brains out and sat out the rest of the time.|
|8/17/08||Her||campbell||12||32:55||cool morning, not hard, no cramps. track got crowded when she left.|
|8/19/08||Me||campbell||8||18:02||cool, breezy afternoon. felt good, but had to abort early because of gastric issues. oh well... just hope this goes away soon because we're attempting white mtn this weekend.|
|8/19/08||Her||campbell||12||33:00||disappointed, thought this was going to be faster|
|8/31/08||Me||westvalley||12||28:57||coolish on the track. really HARD. didn't feel like I was breathing properly. felt sluggish, weak and wobbly.|
|8/31/08||Her||westvalley||12||32:15||did better than expected. thought it would be >33:30. hard on legs, kept tripping. no cramps, but legs weak and wobbly.|
|9/2/08||Me||campbell||12||26:27||HOT on the track; didn't plan to run fast (didn't think I could) but made the mistake of pacing acute brunette. Died after a few laps; she must have had about 20yrs on me... wife said I never had a chance.|
|9/2/08||Her||campbell||12||34:02||she really had a hard time. felt like stopping after second mile.|
|9/4/08||Me||campbell||6||13:50||TOO DAMN HOT on the track.|
|9/4/08||Her||campbell||5||1246||she really had a hard time. decided not to die before whitney trip.|
|9/28/08||Me||westvalley||15||38:45||warm, really tough run. kept going because I didn't want to give her an excuse to stop.|
|9/28/08||Her||westvalley||13||38:??||she really had a hard time. walked one of the laps. kept tripping and felt very wobbly.|
|9/30/08||Me||campbell||12||27:57||warmish. very difficult. ate half an apple pie, a can of hash and eggs before running; didn't sit so good.|
|9/30/08||Her||campbell||12||33:26||hard time; complaining that she'll never do this under 30min again. age and delapidation|
|10/2/08||Me||campbell||13||29:49||warmish. very difficult.|
|10/2/08||Her||campbell||12||33:31||hard time; complaining that she'll never do this under 30min again.|
|10/5/08||Me||westvalley||13||29:03||cool, breezy and overcast. last lap: 1:48|
|10/5/08||Her||westvalley||12||32:17||agreed it was easier because of the weather|
|10/9/08||Me||campbell||12||26:20||1:47 last lap|
|10/9/08||Her||campbell||12||31:39||pleasant weather with cool breeze, huge difference|
|10/12/08||Me||westvalley||12||28:10||should have done better; was running faster in the beginning|
|10/12/08||Her||westvalley||11 or 12||31:49||really pleasant weather, cool afternoon with cool breeze. lost count. ran an extra, untimed lap at the end.|
|10/14/08||Her||Campbell||12||32:53||warm, knees hurt from the start|
|10/16/08||Me||campbell||12||28:10||hot day, hard run. track full of kids, but the creatures cleared off in 15min by 2:45p|
|10/16/08||Her||Campbell||12||32:35||too hot. wanted to do more, but TOO DAMN HOT!|
|10/21/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:35||dave wimped out. warm, but cool breeze.|
|10/23/08||Me||Campbell||12||27:30||hot and hard.|
|10/23/08||Her||Campbell||12||32:14||very difficult. got there early; brats arrived 2:15p.|
|10/26/08||Her||Campbell||12||???||very difficult. hot. dave stayed home to meet ochoa; had to replace valves because of a gas leak.|
|10/28/08||Her||Campbell||12||32:15||cool,pleasant late afternoon. crowded track. surprised by time; expected it to be around 31:**|
|10/28/08||Me||Campbell||12||24:36||expected a really bad run; felt like crap, but there was a fast bastard who was slow enough for me to attempt to keep up when I started running. the secret seems to be to start running fast and hard. excruciating pain dissipates later on. last lap 1:44|
|11/4/08||Her||Campbell||12||32:54||very cold, windy afternoon. she was disappointed with her time; felt she was running faster and past people. cold hurt her lungs|
|11/4/08||Me||Campbell||12||25:49||Hard; tried starting out fast to see if it really works. didn't feel okay until the fifth lap or so.|
|11/5/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:13||Pushed hard, wheezing most of the way. warmish afternoon, certainly not hot.|
|11/5/08||Me||Campbell||12||26:29||Hard; breathing very difficult, legs felt like lead. not a good run.|
|11/9/08||Her||west valley||13||33:55||cold, overcast afternoon. 2:53 last lap. ran faster than expected keeping up with dave.|
|11/9/08||Me||west valley||13||33:55||just pacing her; really hard start; at too much and very gassy. felt like barfing most of the way, but started to feel better after lap 8 or so.|
|11/11/08||Her||Campbell||12||33:11||cold afternoon. crowded track. surprised by time; expected to be much faster, didn't feel bad. actually did an untimed 13'th lap.|
|11/11/08||Me||Campbell||13||27:41||last lap 2:07. definitely helps when you have people on the track you're trying to stay ahead of. also helps to start out fast.|
|11/13/08||Her||Campbell||5.25||13:20||unseasonably warm afternoon. crowded track. bad cramp from the start, tried running it out but nada|
|11/13/08||Me||Campbell||6||12:38||wasn't feeling too hot myself; quit when she did.|
|11/14/08||Her||Campbell||12||31:25||warm morning, dave wimped out, wanted to do more, but last mile and esp last lap bad cramps|
|11/16/08||Me||west valley||13||30:12||very warm. hard time breathing, lunch not sitting too well in stomach. last lap: 2:21|
|11/16/08||Her||west valley||13||34:46||last lap: 2:50|
|11/18/08||Her||Campbell||13||34:46||cool evening, crowded track. forgot the 12lap time, but around 31:??|
|11/18/08||Me||Campbell||13||27:26||last lap: 2:01. still kind of hard, having problems breathing. shoes already starting to feel a bit worn.|
|11/20/08||Her||Campbell||13||???||forgot watch, but felt pretty fast. double whammy: 2:15p lots of brats from the school on the track AND parking lot packed and under traffic control because of another stupid INS swearing in ceremony. fortunately they were both clear by the time we left the track.|
|11/20/08||Me||campbell||13||28:11||last lap 2:14. started really fast, still having hard time breathing.|
|11/23/08||Me||west valley||14||36:43||cold afternoon, WAAYY too much turkey. just pacing her. first 12 31:25|
|11/23/08||Her||west valley||14||36:43||too much turkey. cramps below abdomen; manageable. if it's much higher, usually have to stop.|
|12/4/08||Me||campbell||12||25:40||expected really bad run, felt like hell before going to the track. surprisingly good run, though. breathing really easy until the last few laps. wondering if being at elevation and the hard climb up mauna kea helped.|
|12/4/08||Her||campbell||12||32:55||cool afternoon. great weather. periodic cramping that she was able to run out. knees hurt and felt "heavy". not such a great run. says that she's always slower after being at altitude.|
|12/18/08||Me||campbell||12||32:19||expected really bad run because it's been so long, and it was COLDER THAN HELL, but could have been surprisingly good. just paced her instead, but ran the last lap backward. Note on field saying that it would be closed from dec 25 to some time in march. Wore old pair of shoes.|
|12/18/08||Her||campbell||12||32:34||Not bad. Had a cramp for the first two miles, and didn't expect to finish. Also got a bit warm in the sweatshirt, but didn't take it off because afraid of getting sick before the chicago trip.|
|12/19/08||Me||campbell||12||31:43||paced her. cold, wet afternoon. ran some backwards. feet hurt (wore current running shoes.) wonder if there's a problem with the shoes.|
|1/4/09||Me||west valley||12||27:36||cold afternoon. much harde than expected. breathing an issue, shins hurt a bit. expected it to be much easier since the treadmill workouts in chicago went okay (even after eating). Interesting note: when we got there, the gates were locked. hopped the fence, but this other dude found a PE coach who opened the gates. Evidently it wasn't supposed to be locked. I actually ran with her during her extra laps, but didn't time mine. I kind of lied about doing extras to make her do some.|
|1/4/09||Her||west valley||14||39:16||one big burp (tasted spaghetti from lunch). back also hurt a bit toward the end.|
|1/5/09||Me||campbell||6||16:??||very cold morning. much harde than expected. track full of old dudes. decided to just pace her. major pain in my left heel; had to stop and sit the rest out.|
|1/5/09||Her||campbell||13||27:??||ran extra laps. She ran a 14'th, but I goofed.|
|1/6/09||Her||campbell||14||39:22||his heel is still paining him... 12 33:40. good weather, average crowds. minor cramps that went away.|
|1/8/09||Her||campbell||14||39:17||his heel is still paining him... 12 33:45. cramps the whole way.|
|1/13/09||Her||campbell||14||39:55||his heel is still paining him... 12 32:58. very discouraged. felt like she was going fast, but not by her time.|
|1/15/09||Her||campbell||14||38:50||his heel feel okay, but decided to to risk it. 4/9:57, 8/20:59, 12/32:27. tripped twice trying to run fast, but felt okay. track kind of crowded, but no kids. parked behind track because parking lot packed because of immigration ceremonies.|
warm, hazy afternoon. took advil prophylactically because of knees. after the run, knees hurt, but not
as bad as last time. tried wearing NEW SHOES (calling it SAUCONY1; need a systematic way of
keeping track of shoe changes) which seemed to help.
4/10:37, 8/22:27, 12/34:37. exhausted.
he walked the track; foot felt fine, but didn't want to press the ol' luck. decided to use the time to test the calibration of the gps because it seems to read high. suspected it had something to do with lateral displacement when walking. tried alternating holding it in his hand (which was allowed to swing normally) and placing it in his shirt pocket. He stayed in lane 6, here's the data:
|1/20/09||Her||campbell||14||39:40||cool evening, crowded track. venus nice and bright. 12/34:07 pleased with time, but got some bad cramps. Highlight of evening: city dudes rousted bunch of soccer playing kids from the field because it was posted closed, and their oriface coaches moved the signs. Wore the NEW shoes? SAUCONY1|
|1/20/09||Me||campbell||10||21:34||was only planning to run 1 lap, and walk the rest because I didn't want to re-injure the foot, but it felt find and I felt fine. ran easily until lap 10, when the foot started to feel some strangeness, so I stopped, but the pain got a little bit worse while I walked. Wore my old pair of running shoes; concerned that my new pair may have been causing problems.|
|1/22/09||Her||campbell||14||39:13||4/10:50 8/21:10 12/33:40 cool, drizzly afternoon. wore SAUCONY1|
|1/22/09||Me||campbell||12||26:55||wore my old pair of running shoes right foot okay until lap 10, when I felt a little twinge. didn't get bad until lap 12, when I was planning to stop anyway.|
|1/24/09||Her||west valley||14||38:33||4/10:45 8/21:40 12/33:09 cold, cloudy afternoon. wore SAUCONY1|
|1/24/09||Me||west valley||12||29:00||wore my old pair of running shoes. feet fine the whole time, but wasn't an easy run. too soon after lunch?|
|1/27/09||Her||campbell||8||??:??||4/11:13 wore SAUCONY1, bad cramps prevent a regular run. he stayed behind to help tina w/ statistics|
|1/29/09||Me||campbell||12||26:53||wore my old pair of running shoes. foot okay, but had run overall. breathing, misc pain, not really diggin' it.|
|1/27/09||Her||campbell||14||39:03||4/10:25, 8/21:45, 12/33:10 wore SAUCONY1,|
|2/1/09||Her||west valley||9.5||??:??||4/10:45 8/23:15 bad cramps when trying to push to beat 33minutes. had to stop. HOT, sunny afternoon. wore SAUCONY1|
|2/1/09||Me||west valley||12||≈28:18||wore my old pair of running shoes. hard run, left pinky toe rubbing. stopwatch had problems between first and second lap, so had to estimate total time. Final time was 26:03, but I'm adding the approx time of the second lap, about 2 minutes and 15 seconds.|
|2/3/09||Her||campbell||14||40:3?||4/10:55 8/22:45 12/34:37 cool, late afternoon. crowded track. her last few laps were: 2:58, 2:53 and 3:02. wore SAUCONY1|
|2/3/09||Me||campbell||12||26:22||wore my old pair of running shoes.|
|2/4/09||Her||campbell||14||40:34||4/10:25 8/22:35 12/34:?? cold, late afternoon. crowded track. lots of geezers wearing weighted backpacking backpacks, presumably training for something. her last few laps were: 3:00 and 3:04. wore SAUCONY1|
|2/4/09||Me||campbell||12||26:40||paced her for a little over a lap. wore my old pair of running shoes.|
|2/11/09||Her||campbell||12||33:25||4/21:37 8/21:37 overcast, crowded track. field still closed (re-seeding) wore SAUCONY1. cramps. problems with balance.|
|2/11/09||Me||campbell||12||24:42||felt hard, but ran faster than expected. wore my old pair of running shoes.|
|2/19/09||Her||campbell||6||10:40||field still closed (re-seeding) wore SAUCONY1. cramps. parking lot overflowing again; citizenship crap?|
|2/19/09||Me||campbell||10||??:??||f****d up; didn't record time right. hard run, both feet hurt, rt knee hurt. wore my old pair of running shoes.|
|2/24/09||Her||campbell||14||39:45||4/10:40 8/22:10 12/34:05 wore SAUCONY1.|
|2/27/09||Her||campbell||14||39:00||4/10:29 8/21:45 12/34:15 wore SAUCONY1. extremely wobbly at the end; tripped several times, balance problems during cooldown walk. she pushed herself a bit hard toward the end. O2 sat problem?|
|2/27/09||Me||campbell||12||27:31||hard, feet hurt, breathing labored. problem with the shoes? lots of kids on the field. wore old pair of running shoes.|
|2/28/09||Her||west valley||12||34:30||4/10:40 8/22:15 wore SAUCONY1. really bad tripping.|
|2/28/09||Me||west valley||12||28:50||Breaking in new shoes, NB2009. slow, bit warm, overcast afternoon. humid and windy. worked out hypothesis testing issue for tina.|
|3/2/09||Her||campbell||4||11:05||really bad cramps. tried running and walking a couple of laps, but nothing. slow because of tripping? wore SAUCONY1.|
|3/4/09||Her||campbell||12||??:??||didn't have watch. wore SAUCONY1. much better run, didn't trip, feels that the jumprope has been helping with her balance issues.|
|3/5/09||Me||campbell||12||28:34||wore NB2009. didn't expect a normalish time because it felt like a hard run. crowded track, lots of kids running baton laps.|
|3/5/09||Her||campbell||12||34:10||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:40 8/22:19 no cramps, tripping or scuffing. lot better than yesterday. didn't even have problems during the walk around the track.|
|3/12/09||Me||campbell||12||24:59||wore NB2009. didn't expect to do well, let alone be able to run fast. felt slow and hard. sunny, warm light breeze. moderate crowds.|
|3/12/09||Her||campbell||12||34:15||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:37 8/22:27 last second to last lap was 2:59, and tripped 3 times on the last lap. Had some problems.|
|3/15/09||Me||campbell||12||26:37||wore NB2009. moderate crowds. cold and overcast. tried going to West Valley first, but closed due to roundup treatment, then Prospect, but there was some sort of game going on.|
|3/15/09||Her||campbell||12||34:05||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:50 8/22:25. Felt better than expected. No tripping, only moderate scuffing.|
|3/19/09||Me||campbell||12||26:42||wore NB2009. Hot and sunny. Too hot. very difficult run. didn't feel like I was getting any O2.|
|3/19/09||Her||campbell||12||34:18||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:35 8/22:12. 3 bad trips last lap. not as good as sunday, but okay. few people. Parking lot full because of that damn immigrant neutralization thing.|
|3/22/09||Me||westvalley||12||27:42||wore NB2009. Sunny, cold and windy. too many tacos for lunch..|
|3/22/09||Her||westvalley||12||34:04||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:52 8/22:20. no tripping, little bit of scuffing.|
|3/26/09||Me||campbell||5.25||11:49||wore NB2009. Sunny and hot. No crowds. .|
|3/26/09||Her||campbell||4||10:43||Wore SAUCONY1. no tripping, but really bad cramps that wouldn't got away.|
|3/29/09||Me||west valley||12||27:15||wore NB2009. Sunny, windy and warm. lot more people than usual .|
|3/26/09||Her||west valley||8||22:18||Wore SAUCONY1. no tripping, but really bad cramps that hit after mile 2. Tried walking it off, but didn't work. ran a couple before leaving: 2:28 and 2:25.|
|1/1/09||Her||campbell||12||34:21||Wore SAUCONY1. no tripping, some scuffing after lap 9. but cramps most of the time (able to handle them, though.) 4/10:43 8/22:23 Lots of scuffing during the final walk around the track.|
|4/18/09||Me||prospect||12||29:47||Wore NB2009. really hot and sunny. portapotty at the track was actually open. VERY HARD RUN.|
|4/18/09||Her||prospect||8||22:23||Wore SAUCONY1. difficult. tripping and scuffing. cramps. 4/11:13. walked 4 laps at the end. on the plus side, decided that prospect has the best track, sj city has the next best, followed by campbell with west valley at the end of the list.|
|4/23/09||Me||campbell||12||29:29||Wore NB2009. hard, warm beezy and overcast. I think I may have actually done 13 (lost count), but I was going so slow in the beginning, I find it hard to believe I did much better than 2.5min/lap. Got crowded toward the end; parking lot was packed because of that damn swearing in ceremony.|
|4/23/09||Her||campbell||8||23:07||Wore SAUCONY1. difficult. still not feeling great because of the cold from the new mexico trip. 4/10:53. walked 4 laps at the end. 1st walked lap: 5:??, second 4:??, third 5:??, fourth 4:14.|
|4/26/09||Me||westvalley||12||28:55||Wore NB2009. hard, sunny, w/ cooling breeze.|
|4/26/09||Her||westvalley||10||29:58||Wore SAUCONY1. difficult. trying to work way back up to 12 4/10:53, 8/23:13. walked 2 laps at the end. last walked lap: 5:30. Lots of tripping (4 bad ones) on the lap 10|
|4/28/09||Me||campbell||12||28:38||Wore NB2009. lost count, both of us think I may have actually done 13. crowded, cool, and sunny. very hard, breathing strained, chest tight, felt heavy. probably ate way too much too late in the afternoon.|
|4/28/09||Her||campbell||12||34:13||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:45, 8/22:19. felt much better about her abilities after this run; felt okay, only a bit of scuffing on the last lap. No tripping.|
|5/1/09||Her||campbell||12||34:27||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:27, 8/22:07. lots of scuffing, no tripping (2 days of 3 miles without any), no cramps. very wet track. he wimped out; morning too cold.|
|5/3/09||Me||westvalley||12||27:33||Wore NB2009. hard, cool, breezy, overcast with sprinkles.|
|5/3/09||Her||westvalley||13||49:25||Wore SAUCONY1. VERY difficult. tripped badly after first mile (4/11:38). hard lifting legs and keeping balance. decided to alternate walking and running. couldn't run 2 laps in a row after mile 1. lap 13/2:15. wondering if this is a sleep issue. she went to sleep this morning after 2a, and the day before after 1a (was very wobbly on our walk around lexington.) Want her to sleep earlier tonight, and she how things go tomorrow. need to keep sleep log.|
|5/5/09||Me||campbell||12||26:50||Wore NB2009. hard, crowded track, hot, cloudy, humid afternoon.|
|5/5/09||Her||campbell||12||37:30||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:30, 8/24:02. she got very wobbly; lots of tripping and scuffing on the last mile. she had aspirin before the run; slept okay the night before. not especially stressed about anything.|
|5/7/09||Me||campbell||12||26:42||Wore NB2009. hard, hot, sunny, breezy.|
|5/7/09||Her||campbell||12||&asymp40+min||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:43, 8/23:05. walked laps 9, 10 and 11, ran lap 12/5:30 (felt especially good on last lap). No tripping. felt like she might start, so decided to walk; figured it would be better to work up to speed before distance. No problems, though; just being proactive. NO aspirin, slept okay the night before, stress level: 10 because of work.|
|5/10/09||Me||west valley||12||29:56||Wore NB2009. harder than hell; hot on the track and too soon after lunch.|
|5/10/09||Her||west valley||12||39:40||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:40, 5/13:38. walked laps 6, 7 and 8, ran last laps 12/11:11. Wasn't wobbly, felt like barfing (lunch and too much sun?). aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7.|
|5/12/09||Me||campbell||12||25:45||Wore NB2009. sunny, cool breeze. she looks okay on track.|
|5/12/09||Her||campbell||12||34:37||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:35, 8/22:18. Last couple of laps: 3:05 and 3:06. 2 scuffs on lap 6, no tripping. recovered fast afterwards, and walked okay. aspirin: no, stress: 2, sleep: 2 (not good at all).|
|5/19/09||Her||campbell||12||35:00||Wore SAUCONY1. dave wimped out. 4/10:49, 8/22:47, 12/35:00 2 tiny scuffs, no tripping. recovered fast afterwards, and walked okay. aspirin: no, stress: 9, sleep: 9 (really good).|
|5/21/09||Her||campbell||9||25:??||Wore SAUCONY1. dave stayed because matt visited. 4/10:38, 8/22:30, 9/25:?? too warm, was only going to do 8, but felt competitive issue made her run an extra. too warm, and started to feel bad because of the heat. little trips and scuffs; stopped because anticipated worse and slowed down. aspirin: yes, stress: 7, sleep: 7 (really good).|
|5/24/09||Her||west valley||12||34:30||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:42, 8/22:23 Felt okay most of the way; noticed that food and temperature seem to be pretty big factors; weather was much cooler than last thursday, and deliberately didn't eat much. helped a lot. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8 (really good).|
|5/24/09||Me||west valley||12||29:34||Wore NB2009. warm, sunny, cool breeze; hard to breathe; still full from lunch. track closed, jumped fence.|
|5/26/09||Her||campbell||12||36:28||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:05, 8/23:23, second to last lap was 3:19. okay, but took longer to recover. aspirin: yes, stress: 4, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3.|
|5/26/09||Me||campbell||12||27:04||Wore NB2009. HOT, HOT, HOT and sunny. moderate crowds. regarding zeners, is Rdyn essentially a zener's internal resistance at a specified current and at the zener voltage? The Art of Electronics, Horowitz and Hill, p. 13. Is the zener equivalent circuit a voltage source and a series resistor, Rdyn? don't forget that Rdyn changes with current, and calculations involving it must be conducted at or near the specified current.|
|5/28/09||Her||campbell||7||19:39||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:30, aspirin: yes, stress: 10, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 4. major cramping, bleeding, couldn't concentrate.|
|5/28/09||Me||campbell||12||26:55||Wore NB2009. HOT10 and sunny. very difficult.|
|6/2/09||Her||campbell||12||35:46||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:47, 8/??:?? aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1 last 2 laps the worst; had some cramps in the beginning. 3 trips, last lap. felt like I should have stopped toward the end, but kept pushing. very difficult recovery.|
|6/2/09||Me||campbell||12||26:29||Wore NB2009. sunny, cool breeze, moderate crowds.|
|6/4/09||Her||campbell||12||35:45||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:03, 8/22:35 aspirin: yes, stress: 6, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 2 not too bad; would have had a much better time, but stopped twice to talk to the coach. last lap/3:26 second to last/3:17|
|6/4/09||Me||campbell||12||25:25||Wore NB2009. sunny, cool breeze, moderate crowds. too many stupid kids.|
|6/8/09||Her||campbell||12||34:59||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:59, 8/22:49 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2. No tripping; felt good, overall. recovered fast. second to last lap: 3:04|
|6/8/09||Me||campbell||12||25:23||Wore NB2009. sunny, cool, moderate crowds. Side Note: got screwed on sunday because West Valley was closed until 8/13/09 for maint, and both campbell and prospect had events.|
|6/10/09||Her||campbell||12||34:50||he wimped out because of "flu like symptomes". come on, h1n1! Wore SAUCONY1. crowded, overcast and cool. 4/10:30, 8/22:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2. No tripping; felt good, overall.|
|6/12/09||Her||campbell||12||33:30||he wimped out because of "flu like symptomes". Wore SAUCONY1. crowded, overcast and cool. 4/10:30, 8/21:30 , 12/33:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 10, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 1. cold & overcast. No tripping; felt good, overall. took time out to poop at track before running. 10 minutes in bathroom. shin hurting a little bit on final mile.|
|6/14/09||Her||prospect||12||34:53||he wimped out because of "flu like symptomes". Wore SAUCONY1. overcast and cool morning. 4/10:38, 8/22:31 , 12/34:53 aspirin: yes, stress: 10, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 1. cold & overcast. No tripping; felt wobbly, overall. couple of people, but essentially empty. get to get out of the parking lot was locked. Nice because a. nobody there, and b. weather was good.|
|6/16/09||Her||prospect||12||34:53||he wimped out because of "flu like symptomes". Wore SAUCONY1. overcast and cool morning. 4/10:41, 8/22:39 , 12/34:53 aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 3. sunny and warmish. No tripping; very crowded, lots of old folks.|
really hot and sunny; track moderately crowded.
aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 8.
No tripping; first time out after dog bit; not too bad, did about what she expected, but
should have stopped after first mile.
Walked the last mile: 4:50, 4:55,
|7/17/09||Me||campbell||12||27:13||Wore NB2009. Thought I was only going to do 30 minutes half mile, but a gal started pacing me toward the end. practically killed myself to stay ahead.|
|7/18/09||Her||campbell||8||24:00||really hot and sunny; track fairly empty. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:05 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 10. Walked and ran 5 laps: walk 5:31, walk 5:00, run 2:25 (this number is suspect), run 3:15, walk 6:22|
|7/18/09||Me||campbell||12||27:50||Wore NB2009. Too damn hot!|
|7/21/09||Her||campbell||12||35:55||warm, moderate crowds. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:15, 8/23:38, last couple of laps were 3:11 and 3:13. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1.|
|7/21/09||Me||campbell||12||26:31||Wore NB2009. warm.|
|7/23/09||Her||campbell||12||35:25||warm, quiet track. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:41, 8/23:38. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 2.|
|7/23/09||Me||campbell||12||27:33||Wore NB2009. hot, distracted, didn't expect much.|
|7/26/09||Her||campbell||6||17:00||damn hot, track dead. prospect had a chick soccer game. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:55, 6/17:00, walked lap7 5:00, walked lap8 4:55, ran 8 ??, walked 9 ??, ran 10 ??. very discouraged, major setback. kept tripping, that's why she didn't continue. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 5, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 9. Probably not the reason, but added for complete documentation: she remembered that she didn't take the aspirin until this afternoon (forgot this morning.) All other times, it was taken in the morning.|
|7/26/09||Me||campbell||12||27:45||Wore NB2009. thinking about spice: try models to ramp voltage, then ramp freq.|
|7/28/09||Her||campbell||12||36:23||warm and sunny; too crowded. cool breeze at the end. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:10, 8/23:46. still discouraged, don't think it was much better than last run because of the sucky time. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 3.|
|7/30/09||Her||campbell||12||35:33||dead, sunny and warm with breeze, but better than the other days. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:50, 8/22:39. much better than the last couple of runs; seemed more enthused. aspirin: yes, stress: 3, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 6.|
|7/30/09||Me||campbell||12||28:10||Wore NB2009. thinking about the comparator based nicad tester I'm working on. want to set it up as a voltage follower to see if it's really an opamp. if so, it might help solve the problem of getting a stable, reference voltage. The forward voltage drop of the diodes I tested drifts (albeit a little) with voltage, but the drift seems to be consistant. If it is also consistent between Ge and Si, than maybe the difference between them will be stable enough to use as a better voltage reference. Need to graph the values to see how they look. The idea is to use an opamp configured as a non-inverting amplifier to let you dial in any voltage you want from a given voltage reference (use the amplifier.)|
|8/9/09||Her||campbell||8||23:47||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:09, WALK/5:48, WALK/4:44 better than she expected after the trip to sequim. okay with the results. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 7, recovery: 8. adding new item: recovery; the bigger the number, the better she feels about her recovery period after the run.|
|8/9/09||Me||campbell||12||26:14||Wore old pair of running shoes. made a mistake. I thought it was a hotish, slightly hazy afternoon. very crowded. better than expected. did 3 miles this morning on a treadmill in redding.|
|8/11/09||Her||campbell||12||36:16||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:10, 8/23:?? aspirin: yes, stress: 3, sleep: 5, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 5.|
|8/16/09||Her||west valley||8||23:57||VERY HOT afternoon. Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:11 major cramps, headache, blurry vision and dizzy. stopped after mile 2 and rested. Ran one more mile afterward: Cumulative times: 2:32, 5:23, 8:29 and 11:36 for the last mile. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 9, recovery: 3.|
|8/16/09||Me||west valley||12||27:22||Wore NB2009|
|8/17/09||Me||campbell||12||25:08||Wore NB2009. not bad, started off fast. kind of warm afternoon, but there was a cool breeze. very crowded track.|
|8/17/09||Her||campbell||12||34:56||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:51, 8/22:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 10. Pleased overall with the run; didn't have to think about running until the last laps.|
|8/19/09||Me||campbell||12||26:59||Wore NB2009. VERY difficult. legs wouldn't move. tried to sprint the last lap, but legs kept buckling. Had kind of a fatty lunch.|
|8/19/09||Her||campbell||12||35:38||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:00, 8/23:02 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 2, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 7, recovery: 9.|
|8/25/09||Her||campbell||12||37:16||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:11, 8/23:23 INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. had an altercation with a dad, his kids and their skateboards. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 10, temp discomfort: 9, recovery:0. SHOULD NOT have run the last mile. very discouraged.|
|8/25/09||Me||campbell||12||24:04||Wore NB2009. hot, very difficult time breathing. thought this was going to be a bad run (and it was), except I pushed too hard keeping up with some of the faster runners. really fatty lunch (frozen pizza, frozen fried chicken). preoccupied with comparator hysteresis problem. time really surprised the hell out of me.|
|8/27/09||Her||campbell||6||16:59||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:49 INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. walked and ran a few afterwards, but too hot. aspirin: yes, stress: 6, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 10, recovery:0, tripping: 1|
|8/27/09||Me||campbell||12||28:25||Wore NB2009. hot, too hot. track was dead (because it was too damn hot!) didn't expect too much, and that's pretty much what I got.|
|8/30/09||Her||west valley||12||34:27???||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:49, 8/22:27, walked 1 lap because she didn't want to hurt herself, 12/??:?? (think it took about 12 minutes). took a long time to recover. aspirin: yes, stress: 1, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 7, recovery:4, tripping: 2 one of her last laps was 2:58.|
|8/30/09||Me||west valley||12||27:08||Wore NB2009. warm, with cool breeze. surprised by the time; had hoped that the last couple of days hiking over 10k in yosemite would have made running easy, but it was pretty painful. however, expected a bad time after the first couple of laps, but did much better than my revised estimate. had chili for lunch.|
|9/1/09||Her||campbell||12||34:42||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:51, 8/22:51, walked 1 lap, last mile/11:51. she feels she actually did okay. aspirin: yes, stress: 3, sleep: 0, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 7, recovery:3, tripping: 2 timed some of her last laps: n-3/2:45, n-2/3:02 and n-1/3:07 where n is the total number of laps.|
|9/1/09||Me||campbell||12||25:24||Wore NB2009. Hot and sunny, crowded. tried going to west valley and propect first, but they were busy also.|
|9/3/09||Her||campbell||6||16:59||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:52. aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 10, recovery:2, tripping: 3 She ran a couple of laps after resting, timed at 2:40 and 2:27.|
|9/3/09||Me||campbell||9||24:41||Wore NB2009. Hot, no umph to keep going. kids came to play in field around 2p.|
|9/4/09||Her||campbell||12||??:??||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:27, 8/21:56. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 6, recovery:5, tripping: 5. bad cramps during mile 2, WALKED LAP 9 (had trouble with watch, walked slowly trying to fix the thing), then ran 4 more laps, so actually ran 12 laps, with 1 walked. don't know what her last 4 laps were, but I timed the last three: n/2:49, n-1/2:55, n-2/3:02|
|9/4/09||Me||campbell||12||26:23||Wore NB2009. warm, sunny. track was quiet. VERY hard start; really expected an especially sucky time. ran the first lap too fast, and had a hard time breathing.|
|9/6/09||Her||west valley||12||33:58 equiv||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:27, 8/21:56. aspirin: yes, stress: 10, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 1, recovery:6, tripping: 1. 4/10:49, 8/22:30, walk 1, 12/11:28 I timed the last three: n/3:04, n-1/3:00, n-2/2:51|
|9/6/09||Me||west valley||12||25:31||Wore NB2009. sunny, cool breeze.|
|9/8/09||Her||campbell||12||35:16||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:58, 8/22:48. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 7, recovery:7, tripping: 3. her last lap was something like 3:08.|
|9/8/09||Me||campbell||12||24:58||Wore NB2009. warm and sunny; moderate crowds.|
|9/10/09||Her||campbell||12||35:19||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/10:56, 8/23:00, walked 1/5:20, ran last mile/12:19. aspirin: yes, stress: 3, sleep: 1, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 10, recovery:3, tripping: 3. n-1/3:12, n-2/3:04, n-3/2:50. didn't get a time for lap-n.|
|9/10/09||Me||campbell||11||23:12||HOT! Wore NB2009. too dehydrated, exhausted and hot to finish.|
|10/8/09||Her||campbell||4||11:10||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:10 - ran 4/17:15 - walk 1/2:40 - ran dave ate too much for lunch. heat - 1 wobble - 7 asp - y stress - 2 sleep - 8 recovery - good tripping 8 hard time; scared because it has been so long.|
|10/11/09||Her||west valley||8||22:16||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:16, 8/22:16, walked lap 4:55, walked lap 4:20 aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 4, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1, recovery:8, tripping: 5.|
|10/11/09||Me||west valley||12||29:00||Wore NB2009. hazy, cool afternoon with a light breeze. felt okay, but didn't want to push after the break. had split pea for lunch, and had a bit of a gas issue.|
|10/14/09||Her||campbell||12||36:45||Wore SAUCONY1. she thought her time would be worse. 4/11:23, 8/22:20 aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 9, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 8 (good), tripping: 3.|
|10/14/09||Me||campbell||12||25:37||Wore NB2009. cloudy, muggy, warmish moderately crowded track. expected a really crappy time because I felt like hell. ended up running faster than I had planned because some jackass kept pacing me.|
|10/15/09||Her||campbell||4||11:09||Wore SAUCONY1. had to stop because it was too hard for her. 4/11:09, 1.5/17:13, walk 4:59, walk 4:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 4, sleep: 5, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 7, recovery: 2 (terrible), tripping: 3.|
|10/15/09||Me||campbell||12||26:36||Wore NB2009. mugy, warm (almost hot), VERY HUMID. again, didn't really feel great going into the run.|
|10/20/09||Her||campbell||8||??:??||Wore SAUCONY1. too impatient to wait for stopwatch; no idea what the time was. ran the first two miles, walked a lap, ran two more laps then walked the last lap. aspirin: yes, stress: 10, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 3 (really good), tripping: 4.|
|10/20/09||Me||campbell||12||24:50||Wore NB2009. much better than expected; thought time would really suck. cool afternoon, but crowded as hell.|
|10/23/09||Her||campbell||9||6:40||Wore SAUCONY1. 4/11:11, 8/23:28, 9/26:40, walked a lap/5:00, ran another 2/6:20 aspirin: yes, stress: 4, sleep: 3, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 4 (high bad), tripping: 3.|
|10/23/09||Me||campbell||12||25:55||Wore NB2009. coolish, sunny, moderate crowds. not a comfortable run, but, again, started out thinking it would be shit.|
|10/25/09||Her||west valley||10||29:00||Wore NB505. she changed shoes. 4/11:50, 8/23:37, 10/29:00, walked a lap/??:??, ran 2/5:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 3 (high bad), tripping: 5. she scuffed, but soles didn't stick. last shoes she tried last sunday were a disaster; essentially aborted the run. Tried some sprints. 1/31sec, 2/27sec, 3/31sec|
|10/25/09||Me||west valley||12||27:52||Wore NB2009. hot.|
|10/29/09||Her||campbell||12||35:08||Wore NB505. new shoes; didn't stick as much, but not as soft; expecting knee issues because I feel pounding. DON'T BUY NB505 again. 4/10:58, 8/23:32, 12/35:08 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 4. Tried some sprints. 1/27|
|10/29/09||Me||campbell||12||25:19||Wore NB2009. felt yucky most of the run. hard time sucking down O2.|
|11/1/09||Her||west valley||12||36:02||Wore NB505. 4/11:17 (est), 8/23:??, 12/36:02 aspirin: yes, stress: 7, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 5, recovery: 8 (high bad), tripping: 6. Tried some sprints. 1(west side)/27, 2(east side)/24sec, 3(west side)/26sec, 4(east side)/24sec|
hard run; little too much chili for lunch.
is the ceil function (smallest integer larger than the number) essentially INT(x) + 1? and is the floor function (greatest integer smaller than x) essentially INT(x)?
astro image experiment: try taking two images, A.FTS and B.FTS. What would happen if you did C = A - B; could you say that if there was anything greater than 2σ, it could be a significant difference (eg: moving object?) Then, using C, if you took the the largest value greater than 2σ and deleted everything that was 10% higher and 10% smaller, would you essentially remove the object? And if you did, could you say that the thing that was removed was a "e;peak"? Essentially, I'm wondering how you can make a peak detector for images.
|11/3/09||Her||campbell||12||38:12||Wore NB505. 4/11:38, 8/23:38, 12/38:12 aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 8 (high bad), tripping: 9. really upset and discouraged; felt like the time should have been MUCH better, because she thought she ran the first lap really fast. UPDATE: suspect that she may have run an EXTRA lap without realizing it. would explain the excessive overall time. it got dark at toward the end, so she thinks she could have also misread the watch.|
|11/3/09||Me||campbell||12||25:05||Wore NB2009. track way too crowded. too many games and too many damn people.|
|11/5/09||Me||campbell||12||26:22||Wore NB2009. cool, cloudy and empty! DIFFICULT run; she claims I only ran 11, but I'd bet her life it was 12|
|11/8/09||Her||west valley||12||35:01||Wore NB505. 4/11:01, 8/22:59. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 8 (high bad), tripping: 7. ran some sprints: 1(west)/30sec, 2(east)/25sec, 3(west)3/27sec, 4(east)|
sunny, coolish because sun low in the sky. crowded for this track, but not bad (about 4 people).
ate too much, tired, expected crap, but a fast girl kept me pushing to keep ½ lap between us.
she was pretty fast.
complementary angles: angles add to 90°
supplementary angles: angles add to 180°
cofunction: a function of an angle θ is equal to the cofunction of the complement of the angle; ie: sin θ = cos 90-θ and tan &theta = cot 90 - θ
Asector = Sr/2. if A=πr2 then (S/circumference)Acircle = Asector. (S/2πr)πr2 = Sr/2.
|11/12/09||Her||campbell||12||35:26||Wore NB505. 4/11:06, 8/23:01. aspirin: yes, stress: 7 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2.|
moderate crowds, but manageable. hard run; felt heavy and my right foot and left shin started to hurt
toward the end.
All basic identities start with x2 + y2 = r2. If you divide through by r2, x2, y2 respectively, you get sin2 + cos2 = 1, 1 + tan2 = sec2, and 1 + ctn2 = csc2.
Also need to remember that you can factor this stuff, for instance, 1 - tan2 = (1 - tan)(1 + tan).
One of these days, check out Sumiya by Armadillo Willy's.
|11/17/09||Her||campbell||12||36:28||Wore NB505. 4/11:08, 8/23:28. NOT SURE ABOUT THE FINAL TIME, the first two miles are on par with what she has been doing; suspect she didn't hit the button early enough. aspirin: yes, stress: 1 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 5 (high bad), tripping: 7.|
|11/17/09||Me||campbell||12||24:11||Wore NB2009. Track was way too crowded; there were some games going on also. Wondering if being at 11k on telescope peak helped. also preoccupied with a trig problem: angle addition involving cos(θ + φ)|
|11/19/09||Her||campbell||12||35:25||Wore NB505. 4/11:09, 8/22:55. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 9 (high bad), tripping: 9. she thinks she had a hard time because she was pushing to go faster.|
|11/19/09||Me||campbell||12||24:12||Wore NB2009. moderate crowds, cool, sunny afternoon. parking lot set up for some sort of event (immigration swearing in?), but not packed; probably happening later this evening. very preoccupied with trig issues for tina: identies, angle addition, modified angle addition, double and half angle formulae; need to add an explaination for the definitions for sin/cos/tan, the signs of those functions for negative angles, etc.|
|11/22/09||Her||west valley||8||11:29||Wore NB505. very stressed, and extremely cold. walked four more laps: 4:47, 4:49, 5:05 and 4:50. aspirin: yes, stress: 10 , sleep: 6, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 5 (high bad), tripping: 9.|
|11/22/09||Me||west valley||8||17:25||Wore NB2009. too much lunch and stress.|
preoccupied with trig. crowded. law of tangents:
tan½(A-B) a-b ---------------- = --- tan½(A+B) a+bYou have two unknown angles (A & B) if you are given two sides and the included angle (should have used law of sines); because of this, you need two equations, which you have: A-B= and A+B=, and you know that A+B+C= 180 which means that A+B = 180-C.
|11/24/09||Her||campbell||12||≈37:42||Wore NB505. 4/11:37, 8/24:30 aspirin: yes, stress: 6 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2.|
|12/6/09||Her||west valley||8||24:37 (unreliable timekeeping)||Wore NB505. 4/11:02 Only ran 2 miles to ease back in; no problems, just didn't want to kill herself. walked an extra mile. had problems with the watch, so time keeping is considered unreliable. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2.|
|12/6/09||Me||west valley||12||27:41||Wore NB2009. really tough; stomach ache. too much mex in brentwood before run (ran up to her folks this morning to help out; her mom hurt her arm.) cool, overcast. tried wearing long running pants, but it was either too warm or too cold. NOTE: sign says track will be CLOSED sat dec 19 to sun jan 3.|
|12/10/09||Her||campbell||10||30:23||Wore NB505. 4/11:22, 8/23:50, 10/30:23 and walked the last two (4:42 and 4:24.) aspirin: yes, stress: 5 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 3 (high bad), tripping: 5.|
|12/10/09||Me||campbell||12||25:28||Wore NB2009. Much faster than it felt; COLD and CLOUDY afternoon.|
|12/17/09||Her||campbell||8||≈23:43||Wore NB505. 4/11:26, 8/23:43 and walked the last two laps aspirin: yes, stress: 7 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 6, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 6 (high bad), tripping: 5.|
|12/19/09||Her||prospect||10||≈24:03||Wore NB505. very foggy, but really nice. still being retarded with the damn watch; not sure if data was collected correctly, so here is the raw data from the watch. The lap data is from the lap counter on the watch, and does not necessarily represent actual laps run/walked: 1/5:14, 2/6:02, 3/3:08, 4/3:09, 5/3:10, 6/3:10, 7/4:52, 8/4:46, 9/0:11. Laps 7 and 8 were walks, and lap was bad data. Laps 1 and 2 were PROBABLY double laps, but that still doesn't account 2 laps (since she is sure that 10 were run). aspirin: yes, stress: 1 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 1 (high bad), tripping: 2.|
|1/3/10||Her||west valley||4||11:34||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 1 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 5 (high bad), tripping: 1. bad trip, didn't want to risk another. very discouraged and disappointed. wondering if she's really lost it. jump rope afterwards, 15, 42, and 47 straight.|
cool, sunny, pleasant afternoon.
started out really hard, but then got much easier. stopped at 10 because I had an urge to poop and didn't
want to risk it.
about 3p, started getting itchy sitting by the track waiting for her. Sort of the cold, sticky, sweaty itch. burns a bit after scratching, mainly arms, shoulders and back.
almost 4p, in the car, red and itchy, dry splotches forming where hives would be, but no eruptions. Eventually got a look at myself; seems like a bad, red sunburn on my upper torso, but no hives yet. Wonder if it's the weather that causes it.
almost 4:30p, itching diminished markedly, redness going away, not too bad now.
|1/5/10||Her||campbell||8||24:14||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 5 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 3 (high bad), tripping: 5. new goal: run 2 miles faster before attempting third. 4/11:28, 4/12:46, then walked 4:28, 4:12, 4:11 and 4:18.|
|1/5/10||Me||campbell||12||25:12||Wore NB2009. cold, dark, kind of crowded.|
|1/7/10||Her||campbell||8||24:03||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 5 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 9 (high bad), tripping: 8. had a hard time. 4/11:28, 4/12:35, then walked 4:44, 4:31, 4:36 and 4:25|
moderate crowds, coldish, overcast afternoon. moderate crowds.
Notes about tina's astronomy class
HIVES REPORT: sitting on bench, cold and shirtless, started to get a little itching, especially behind the knees this time. went away after a hot shower. bit of that cold, sticky sweat. not much beyond a tingling itch.
|1/10/10||Her||west valley||8||23:29||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 3 (high bad), tripping: 2. had a hard time. dave wimped out to review trig for tina. 4/11:11, 4/12:18, then walked 4:46, 4:46, 4:38, 4:36|
|1/12/10||Her||campbell||8||25:37||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2. 4/11:58, 4/13:38, then walked 4:59, 4:27, 4:33, 4:33 hoping that the really slow last mile was because it was cold, dark and wet (rain).|
|1/14/10||Her||campbell||8||23:07||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 4, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 5 (high bad), tripping: 8. 4/10:49, 4/12:17, then walked 4:38, 4:29, 4:37, 4:47 hoping that the bad tripping and wobbling was because she ran so fast.|
moderate crowds, warmish and sunny, but a bit cool in in the shade. having a hard time breathing and
the feet just weren't moving. didn't have enough umph to keep going. maybe too warm and sunny; sun was
beating down on my face as I ran toward it; didn't wear the cap. might need to change shoes; feet and knees
started to hurt a bit.
HIVES REPORT: after hanging about for about an hour after running, I started to feel a bit sticky and chilled, then noticed some itching on back and backs of legs. okay after a hot shower, although there were some red marks where I scratched (not big enough to be called welts.)
TRIG NOTES FOR TINA: need to try to explain circular functions and radian measure to her.
|1/17/10||Her||west valley||10||29:32||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2. 4/11:05, 4/12:01, 1/3:06, 1/3:02 then walked 4:35, 4:50 She expected crap, but actually did okay. worried about vertigo earlier this afternoon.|
wet track, humid, coolish, cloudy with drizzle. had rained earlier this morning.
Hard, but not too bad. focusing on trig problem for tina regarding trying to prove that an n'th root
of a complex number has exactly n-roots, none of which will have an angle greater than 360°
TRIG NOTES FOR TINA: De Moirvre's Theorem says that there are n n-th roots of a complex number, each of which is at an angle (θ + m360)/n, where m goes from 0 to n-1. I was wondering how to prove that there are exactly n roots, that anything past n is coterminal with existing roots (and thus redundant). It seems like a proof would be that all of the angles would have to be less than 360°, and I was thinking that a proof might be something like the following:
lim as n goes to infinity ( θ+m360 ) / n. This is the same as θ/n + (n-1)360/n which is the same as θ/n + 360n/n - 360/n which becomes 360 as the n goes to infinity.
My question is whether or not this actually proves anything. Does the proof I want need an inductive approach? does this all angles for all values of n? does it only prove for n= infinity, but nothing in between?
HIVES REPORT: cold, sweaty and sticky. back started to itch slightly shortly after finishing run. never got much worse, and was fine after hot shower.
|1/28/10||Her||campbell||8||24:31||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 9 , sleep: 9, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 0, recovery: 2 (high bad), tripping: 2. 4/11:42, 4/12:49, walked 1/4:12, 1/4:21, 1/4:52, 1/??:?? major cramps. stressed about taking her mom in for surgery tomorrow.|
|1/28/10||Me||campbell||8||17:51||Wore NB2009. cool, overcast, moderate crowds, parked outside because of another one of those immigration swearing in's? field closed for re-seeding. harder, hadn't run in a while; really felt it in lungs and shins. raced with a kid for a little bit, which kind of killed me also. might have been able to run the full 3 miles if I didn't do that.|
|1/31/10||Her||west valley||8||23:35||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 7 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 4 (high bad), tripping: 6. 4/11:03, 4/12:32, walked 1/4:37, 1/4:24, 1/4:29, 1/4:39. some cramps, but not bad. did go away, unlike last week. ran some sprints: 1(east)/32sec, 2(west)/31sec|
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HIVES REPORT: Okay until I put my shirt on before she started doing her sprints at the end. Warm, sticky sweat, noticed itching on shoulders and arms. Again, hot shower seemed to stop the itch, although I noticed that it did want to bloom; large, red rash on arms and chest. never erupted into hives.
warm and sunny. hard, legs felt heavy, shoes felt thin (may time to change). breathing hard. thinking about PN junctions helped.
ADD WHOLE ENCHILADA, and say that she hated the veggie burrito. not enough beans, served cold, cheese not melted.
|2/4/10||Her||campbell||12||37:17||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 7 , sleep: 9, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: ?? not applicable because she didn't walk (high bad), tripping: 3. 4/11:29, 8/12:24, 12/13:24 hoped the first two miles would have been faster. ran the last mile because it was raining, and she didn't want to walk in it.|
|2/4/10||Me||campbell||12||25:54||Wore NB2009. cold, beezy, overcast, drizzle and rain at the end. pretty hard, legs and feet hurt. shoes seemed thin; really might be time to change them. Thinking about pn junctions helped. Specifically, is the uncovered charge in the depletion region from the Si or the dopant? can you tell, or does it matter? and what keeps the majority carriers from flooding into the depletion region?|
aspirin: yes, stress: 5 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 9.
4/11:32, 8/13:13, walked 4 laps: 1/4:50, 2/4:46, 3/4:50, 4/5:00.
she was very disappointed and discouraged. I think she was overdressed for the heat: long pants and shirt.
warm, sunny afternoon. NOT easy. thinking about pn junctions:
|2/14/10||Her||west valley||8||23:47||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 4(high bad), tripping: 4. 4/11:14, 8/12:33, walked 4 laps: 1/4:39, 2/4:23, 3/4:23, 4/4:46. ran some sprints: east(26sec), west(28sec), east(28sec), west(28sec)|
|2/14/10||Me||west valley||12||27:46||Wore NBRUNNING2010 and retired NB2009. warm, sunny. bit too warm. left arch hurt a little (new shoes?). left knee hurt a little too. HIVES REPORT: little bit of itching on upper right arm, leg and left shoulder, gone after showering. QUESTION: how does ktp turn ir into green laser light? does it only work with specific wavelengths? Try using cover slides as beam splitters.|
|2/16/10||Her||campbell||1||??:??||didn't bother getting time, too discouraged. doesn't think she took aspirin this morning. Wore NB505. aspirin: no(?), stress: 5 , sleep: 3, wobbliness: 1, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 0(high bad), tripping: 0. psychologically, couldn't keep running after noticing how slowly she was running the first lap. just gave up. totally depressed, says she's given it a year since noticing that she was declining. I think she might have been too warm; long pants and sleeves. she did say that the hike yesterday may have helped her balance, because she wasn't wobbling while walking laps. depression was entirely the cause for her to stop running.|
|2/16/10||Me||campbell||12||25:15||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny. bit too warm. wayyyy too crowded. Thermo luminescence dating was used to determine the age of the Meteor Crator impact site. What is a shatter cone? have I been seeing them in yosemite? there are some weird looking formations in a lot of the granite. see it on trails. looks like something hitting very hard. Mentioned in conjunction with determining that Sudbury's mining wealth was caused by a large asteroid impact.|
|2/18/10||Her||campbell||8||23:37||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 10+ , sleep: 0, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 5(high bad), tripping: 3. wore long sleeves and shorts to see if temperature effects might be causing problems. cold when not running. 4/11:19, 8/12:18, walked 4 laps 4:45, 4:23, 4:19, 4:35|
Wore NBRUNNING2010. coolish, overcast, bit muggy. muggy, moderate crowds. left shin and arch hurt a bit
while running. thinking the shoes suck. hard run.
HIVES REPORT: slight neck, left knee and upper arm itch. AFTER HOT SHOWER, large, itchy red rash on
shoulders, chest and back. never erupted, and went away after dinner.
PN junction notes:
It can seem confusing to think of holes as particles that move around because they are simply defined as an absence of an electron. If a hole moves, it's because an electron has. If you think of a hole on one side of a barrier which moves across to the other side, you would think that it was simply because an electron moved in the opposite direction, but is this necessarily true?
|2/25/10||Her||campbell||8||23:34||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 9 , sleep: 2, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 3. wore both long sleeves and pants. 4/11:09, 8/12:25, walked 4 laps 4:50, 4:25, 4:27, 4:44|
Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny, moderate crowds. left foot still hurts, probably made a hard run even
harder. Noticed that it isn't tied the same as my right shoe. It's laced one row of eyes below the
right shoe, which makes it feel looser. re-lacing it to make it match the right shoe.
HIVES REPORT: started getting itch back of right leg and a bit between shoulder blades. going to pick
up the truck and to dinner before showering, so we'll see what happens: UPDATE: never got worse. didn't
need the shower to stop it this time. wondering why it only seems to happen after running. never seem
to have this problem after a long, sweaty hike.
Nuts&Volts, Mar '10: answer to a question about labeling projects mentions using dry transfer stencils (forgot about those) and a source at Tower Hobbies. Says to use a dull pencil to rub the transfer onto the target, and to use a knife to scrape away bad transfers. Use a spray on flat lacquer to set the lettering. Another dude suggested using vinyl printer stock which has a special coating that takes ink, and a paper backing revealing a sticky side (I think this is also called stickyback.)
|3/2/10||Her||campbell||8||23:41||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 3 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 2. wore both long sleeves and pants. 4/11:16, 8/12:35, walked 4 laps 4:30, 4:15, 4:10, 4:48|
|3/2/10||Me||campbell||12||25:08||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool, overcast, moderate crowds; had rained earlier in the afternoon. left shin and arch still hurt a little bit. re-tying the laces may have helped a bit.|
|3/4/10||Her||campbell||8||22:29||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 3 , sleep: 7, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 4, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 4. wore both long sleeves and pants. 4/10:38, 8/11:51, walked 4:31, 4:12, 4:15, 4:32 she hit her goal.|
Accidentally wore NB2009 instead of NBRUNNING2010.
left shin hurt a bit.
warm, sunny with cool breeze.
paced da wife for the first 2 miles to make her run faster. she hit her goal. I'll try to pace her first
mile for a while, then both miles.
PN Junction Notes
|3/7/10||Her||west valley||8||23:38||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 9, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 5(high bad), tripping: 9. wore short sleeves and pants. 4/11:13, 8/12:25, walked 4:38, 4:20, 4:24, 4:39 from the start, she didn't think she'd be able to run. groin pain from the last run (I paced her and made her run too fast.)|
Left shin hurt a bit.
Sunny, warmish, cool breeze paced her for first two miles. she wasn't feeling good.
Did some lunges (2 sets of 20) afterwards.
mentioned in an article she read in Discover magazine.
Penis Pump Judge in Oklahoma.
emacs lisp questions:
|3/11/10||Her||campbell||8||23:32||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4 , sleep: 5, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 5. wore short sleeves and long pants. 4/11:02, 8/12:30, walked 4:39, 4:27, 4:23, 4:34 Dude she was trying to pass screwed up her first lap. said she slowed before passing him because she didn't want to trip him up. could have done first mile in less than 11 minutes. that may have also screwed up he second mile. she thought it was going to be good.|
Left shin hurt a bit, arch really killing me while pacing her. thought I'd have to stop. shoe might have
been laced too tightly.
Paced her first two miles.
More super validation procedure info
Mentions quicken supervalidate procedure.
PN Junction Notes:
aspirin: NO, stress: 3 , sleep: 5, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 2(high bad), tripping: 3.
wore short sleeves and long pants.
4/10:48, 8/11:59, walked 4:32, 4:20, 4:21, 4:38
She still seems to be having problems breathing; lots of gasping. wondering if her wobbling and tripping
is hypoxia. want to try to rent a pulsox meter
to see what her O2 saturation is like after
a run. tried to get her to practice breathing, but she got belligerent.
Here is a catalog list of
pulse oximeters. They've got some
decent prices. They're actually on coleman.
The first artificial heart made out of erector set parts and other crap.
|3/14/10||Me||west valley||12||30:02||Wore NBRUNNING2010. Paced her first two miles. left arch still hurt a bit; laces still felt a bit tight. tried to keep ahead of her a little bit, so that she'd have to keep trying to catch up (she said this actually worked well.)|
|3/16/10||Her||campbell||9||27:00||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 3 , sleep: 5, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 2(high bad), tripping: 7. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:04, 9/15:56, walked 4:41, 4:15, 4:43 HARD, she thought she did the first mile much worse (expected 11:50), and she sort of gave up on the second mile. then she didn't realize that she ran an extra lap.|
|3/16/10||Me||campbell||12||32:21||Wore NBRUNNING2010. Paced her first 9 laps. noticed that my left arch hurts while I pace her; seemed to help to run backwards a little.|
|3/18/10||Her||campbell||9||25:56||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4 , sleep: 3, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 4, recovery: 6(high bad), tripping: 3. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/10:37, 8/12:07 1/3:11, walked 4:58, 4:38, 4:50|
|3/18/10||Me||campbell||12||31:48||warm, sunny, breezy. not a comfortable run. Wore NBRUNNING2010. Paced her first 9 laps.|
aspirin: yes, stress: 8 , sleep: 6, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 8.
wore long sleeves and short pants.
really didn't feel like running; basically ran and walked laps.
13 laps all together, each lap over 4 minutes is a WALK, and anything UNDER 4 minutes is a run.
|3/21/10||Me||west valley||12||27:59||warm, sunny, cool breezy. Wore NBRUNNING2010. HARD run. tried pacing her, but she wasn't feeling great, and sent me away after a few laps.|
|3/23/10||Her||campbell||9||26:41||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 3 , sleep: 5, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:05, 8/12:18 1/3:17, walked 4:57, 4:40, 4:44|
|3/23/10||Me||campbell||12||31:18||sunny, warmish with cool breeze. Wore NBRUNNING2010. Paced her first 9 laps. Anatomical Gift Registry, Baltimore, MD. Company supplies bodies and body parts. Mentioned on a cnbc program What Is Your Body Worth? Mentioned that Masterpiece Theatre dude, Alistair Cooke, got body snatched! Try to find Body Brokers:Inside America's Underground Trade In Human Remains.|
|3/25/10||Her||campbell||9||26:39||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4 , sleep: 8, wobbliness: 6, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 4(high bad), tripping: 4. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:09, 8/12:16 1/3:14, walked 4:53, 4:34, 4:50|
parked on street because of the naturalization ceremonies.
overcast, cool, windy. hard run, paced her. took 2 laps to catch up.
she was very disappointed by her time; expected to do better; thinking that I need to stay closer to her, but still ahead. she said that being a quarter of a track length was demoralizing because she knows she can't catch up, but if I stay about 15 feet ahead, there's a chance.
|3/28/10||Her||west valley||9||27:20||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 5, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 5. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:28, 8/12:30 1/3:21, walked 5:11, 4:37, 4:48 very discouraged.|
|3/28/10||Me||west valley||12||33:16||Wore NBRUNNING2010. really hard, had too much lunch? paced her for 9 laps.|
|4/1/10||Her||campbell||8||22:49||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 5, sleep: 6, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 4, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 4. wore short sleeves and long pants. 4/10:34, 8/12:14 walked 4:39, 4:30, 4:31, 4:45 bad cramps on lap 8 killed the rest. wanted to try for 10 laps.|
paced her for 8 laps. really hard time breathing, exhausting. thinking about php/mysql.
Want to catch Nova: Hunting the Edge of Space, apr 6 and 13.
Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking, Discovery channel, apr 25, may 2.
Interesting article in Nuts&Volts, Apr '10 about shortwave radios (said that the grundig is pretty good) also talks about software defined radios from RFSpace. Profiled the SDR-IQ. These things actually use very high speed dsp's and a/d converters to literally take the signal directly off the air, sample them to convert them to digital, then process the signals. Really amazing.
|4/6/10||Her||campbell||9||28:25||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 4. wore short sleeves and long pants. 4/11:38, 8/13:14, 9/3:31 walked 4:57, 4:34, 4:54|
|4/6/10||Me||campbell||12||36:57||Wore NBRUNNING2010. paced her for 9 laps. hard. crowded track. not really that motivated.|
|4/8/10||Her||campbell||9||25:37||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 2(high bad), tripping: 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/10:57, 8/12:28, 9/3:12 walked 4:33, 4:32, and 4:35|
|4/8/10||Me||campbell||12||31:37||Wore NBRUNNING2010. paced her for 9 laps. cool, breezy and sunny. not a real easy run, but a bit better than expected.|
|4/18/10||Her||west valley||8||24:10||Wore NB505. aspirin: ??, stress: 7, sleep: 3, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 5, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 4, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:04, 8/13:06, walked 4:15, 4:45, 4:46, 5:04|
paced her for 8 laps.
screwed up, thought she did 9 and I did 12, but, well, screwed up.
HARD, sunny and warm on track. FINALLY GOT A DAMN TICKET. $35.
Truffles, SciAm, Apr '10.
HomePower apr/may '10 has an article Insider's Guide to Entering Solar Biz.
Article about the CHARA array in Los Angeles. It's an experimental array of telescopes that use optical interferometry that's getting good results. Nature, Apr '10
Memrisistive Switches used as logic elements, describes the Material Implication operator, pIMPq, which means p implies q, or if p then q. It is defined as NOT(p)ORq Nature, Apr '10
|4/22/10||Her||campbell||9||23:35||Wore NB505. aspirin: y, stress: 3, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 1. wore long sleeves and short pants. 4/11:15, 8/12:20, 1/3:21, walked 4:53, 4:34, 4:44|
paced her for 9 laps.
Crowded, lots of stupid kids; some sort of pe class. easy breathing when I took off,last sprint felt
okay. Surprised that it was petty good.
Ran across a good book at the Santa Clara City Library, Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Solutions, Preston, '07.
|4/25/10||Her||west valley||4.5||13:32||Wore NB505. aspirin: no, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 4, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. really not feeling good. just gave up.|
paced her for 4.5 laps.
hot in the bowl; too much lunch. she crapped out because she didn't feel good, and I did too.
actually bought a parking sticker.
Interesting articles in Nature, Apr '10.
|4/27/10||Her||campbell||10||30:01||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 1, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 1(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 5, Expectation (high good): none. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/11:07, 8/12:20, 9/3:17, 10/3:18, walked 4:36 and 4:41. she didn't have any expectations going into the run. she was happy she did 10, especially consideing how crappy she did on sunday, but she was disappointed|
|4/27/10||Me||campbell||12||33:57||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cold, drizzle, overcast. moderate crowds. paced her 10 laps. HARD, not an easy run.|
|4/29/10||Her||campbell||10||30:46||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 1(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 10. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/11:08, 8/12:56, 9/3:21, 10/3:20, walked 4:39 and 4:28. really disappointed, tried to do much better. Dave was sick.|
|5/2/10||Her||prospect||10||30:06||Wore NB505. aspirin: NO, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 4, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 3, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 3, Expectation (high good): none. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/10:59, 8/12:37, 9/3:17, 10/3:12, walked 4:53 and 4:43. satisfaction was low because, while she made the first mile, she screwed up the second. Dave was sick.|
|5/4/10||Her||prospect||10||??:??||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 1, wobbliness: 6, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 4, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 1, Expectation (high good): none. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:26, 8/??:??, 9/??:??, 10/??:??, walked 5:15 and 4:50. having problems with the watch. didn't get time. Dave was sick.|
|5/9/10||Her||west valley||10||29:59||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 1, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 5, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 4(high bad), tripping: 4, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 5, Expectation (high good): 1. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/10:52, 8/12:37, 9/3:12, 10/3:16, walked 4:43 and 4:32. major cramps laps 9 and 10.|
|5/9/10||Me||west valley||12||33:51||Wore NBRUNNING2010. thought it would be hell, but not too bad. paced her for 10 laps.|
|5/11/10||Her||campbell||10||30:37||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 6, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 1, Expectation (high good): none. wore long sleeves and short pants. 4/11:01, 8/12:46, 9/3:23, 10/3:25, walked 4:46 and 4:39. major cramps laps 9 and 10.|
thought it would be hell, but not too bad. paced her for 10 laps.
Article in QST, Nov '08 mentioned a utility called Process Lasso which is supposed to keep your system running smoothly by automatically adjusting process priorities to keep any single process from hogging cpu time. Another article talks about using something called a Magnetic Base to hack together a simple smd component holder. These have heavy bases with an electromagnet that is used by machinists to hold measuring devices in place, and are adjustable in 3-axes. Mentioned using a battery boost regulator to extend the battery operation of a radio. It doesn't make the battery last longer; it is a switching powersupply that generates a higher voltage than it is given; as the battery runs down, the boost regulator will still supply the nominal operating voltage required by the equipment.
|5/18/10||Her||campbell||8||23:31||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 7, Expectation (high good): none. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/10:59, 8/12:32, walked 4:26, 4:08, 4:01, 4:02 His back was out.|
|5/20/10||Her||campbell||10||30:57||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 3, recovery: 4(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 5, Expectation (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. Ran slower, but she felt she did better. 4/11:22, 8/12:51, 9/3:19, 10/3:23 walked 4:49, 4:41 His back was out; walked the track while I ran.|
|5/23/10||Her||west valley||1||2:33||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 1, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 10(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 1. wore long sleeves and short pants. stopped, too exhausted from quicksilver hike yesterday. run/2:33, walk/4:15, run/2:42, walk/4:27, walk/4:24, walk 4:32 His back was out; walked the track while I tried to run.|
|5/25/10||Her||campbell||10||31:08||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 2, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 7, Expectation (high good): 2. wore long sleeves and long pants. 4/11:36, 8/13:00, 9/3:15, 10/3:16 walked 4:35, 4:18 His back was out; walked the track while I ran.|
|5/30/10||Her||west valley||4||12:15||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 6, wobbliness: 10, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 10(high bad), tripping: 9, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/12:15, w/4:57, w/4:42, w/4:31, w/4:22, r/2:51|
HOT AND SUNNY.
hard, but not as bad as I expected. thought I was going faster than I was, though.
ran with her for the first mile.
wondering why if you take two polaroid filters, the intensity of the transmitted light varies smoothly as you rotate them from parallel to perpendicular. seems like it would drop sharply if the first filter only transmitted vertically polarized light, and the second filter was oriented in any direction except the vertical. is it a vector issue? does all light have a vertical and horizontal component, and is it only those components that get transmitted through the second filter. ie: if you have a vertically polarized beam of light, and pass it through a polaroid filter rotated by 45°, rather than being blocked, will the some component of the beam of light that matches the filter's orientation be transmitted?
|6/1/10||Her||campbell||6||18:05||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 6, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 4(high bad), tripping: 3, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 4, Expectation (high good): n/a. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:29, 2/6:36, w/4:37, w/4:25, 4/12:50|
CROWDED, HOT AND SUNNY.
Paced her first 6 laps. hard, breathing not easy. was actually able to run the last 4 laps pretty fast.
Summit Lake North
Fasted dude I clocked was 1:29, fasted chick was 2:16
|6/2/10||Her||campbell||8||24:26||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 2, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 8(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 4, Expectation (high good): 1. she started out thinking she'd be lucky to do 4 laps. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:08, 8/13:18, w/4:50, w/4:33, r/2:49, r/3:08|
CROWDED and HOT.
Paced her first 8 laps.
Kind of hard.
fasted person (chick) was 1:51
|6/6/10||Her||west valley||4||11:25||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 6, wobbliness: 6, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 5(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 5, Expectation (high good): 3. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:25, w/4:54, w/4:36, w/4:24, 4/12:19, w/5:32 4 sprints: west/32sec, east/26sec, west/27sec, east/26sec. she screwed up the first sprint and started too far back.|
|6/6/10||Me||west valley||4||11:30||Wore NBRUNNING2010. HOT HOT HOT! ran and walked with her. really didn't feel that great.|
|6/8/10||Her||campbell||10||29:23||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 7, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 2(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 8, Expectation (high good): n/a. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/10:59 8/12:48 2/6:37 w/4:29 w/4:09|
|6/9/10||Her||campbell||12||37:01||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: , sleep: , wobbliness: , temp discomfort: , recovery: (high bad), tripping: , OverallSatisfaction (high good): , Expectation (high good): . wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:07 8/12:20 12/13:13|
|6/13/10||Her||west valley||4||11:31||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 8, temp discomfort: 10, recovery: 8(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 5, Expectation (high good): 0. Really HOT, over 90°F. She was hoping to atleast do one mile, and was pleased she was able to. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:31, w/5:12, w/4:33, w/4:40, w/4:44 7 sprints: west/28sec, east/27sec, west/28sec, east/28sec, west/27sec, east/28sec. she really wanted to get successively better times, but seemed locked at 28sec. The last sprint she screwed up; she could easily have had 26sec, possibly 25sec, but she slowed prematurely, calling out that it was a bad run.|
|6/17/10||Her||campbell||8||24:16||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 4, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 7, recovery: 7(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 3, Expectation (high good): 7. wore short sleeves and short pants. 4/11:05 8/13:11 4 walks unknown.|
|6/19/10||me||prospect||12||31:46||HARD, HARD, HARD! Wore NBRUNNING2010. breathing difficult and painful, shins and feet hurt.|
|6/19/10||Her||prospect||10||30:10||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 2, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 5(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 4, Expectation (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. she started out with her head spinning and pounding, but it got better as she ran. 4/11:05 8/12:36 9/3:15 10/3:13 w/5:03 w/4:48|
|6/20/10||me||west valley||12||31:00||Wore NBRUNNING2010. Not easy; taking it easy, back really hurt after the last run.|
|6/20/10||Her||west valley||5.5||17:01||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 10, temp discomfort: 2, recovery: 6(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 2. wore short sleeves and short pants. really hard time; complained that she started out feeling really weak. said that lately sunday's have been her worst day, and is wondering if it is because of lunch. 4/11:54 1.5/5:07 w.5/2:17 w/4:40 w/4:48 w/4:53 w/4:51 w/4:41 w/4:47|
|6/23/10||me||prospect||12||30:19||HARD, HARD, HARD! Wore NBRUNNING2010. hot, moderate crowds.|
|6/23/10||Her||prospect||12||38:11||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 9, sleep: 5, wobbliness: 3, temp discomfort: 4, recovery: 3(high bad), tripping: 1, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 4, Expectation (high good): 8. 4/11:13 8/13:08 12/13:49|
|6/25/10||me||prospect||12||26:36||cool, overcast, muggy morning. breathing, shins and arches all hurt. Wore NBRUNNING2010. couple of runners, and some chicks stretching. states pure substances cycles intensive/extensive properties saturated/unsaturated critical point specific volume (v/mass) compressed liquid/superheated vapor saturation line saturated liquid/saturated vapor|
|6/25/10||Her||prospect||8||23:45||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 2, sleep: 3, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 1, recovery: 5(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 6, Expectation (high good): 2. 4/10:47 8/12:58 w/4:42 w/4:38 r/3:06 w/4:02|
small crowd; mainly some chicks having soccer practice. hot, hard, felt fast, but slowed quite a bit for the
last few laps. hot, dehydrated, nauseous.
saturation about the same as equilibrium?
Cell Theory and Ideal Gas Law both use the terms incorrectly. Cell theory is a fact, and the ideal gas law is really just something that's observed for a specific range of conditions.
|6/29/10||Her||prospect||8||25:00||Wore NB505. aspirin: yes, stress: 4, sleep: 8, wobbliness: 7, temp discomfort: 8, recovery: 6(high bad), tripping: 2, OverallSatisfaction (high good): 0, Expectation (high good): 5. going to blame the heat for this one. 4/11:17 8/13:43 w/4:45 w/4:43 w/4:44 w/4:44|
|7/24/10||me||west valley||12||≈33:46||Wore NBRUNNING2010. kind of a warm afternoon. she walked 12 laps in about 56 minutes. she felt very wobbly; scared about prospect of running.|
|7/25/10||me||west valley||12||≈34:57||Wore NBRUNNING2010. kind of a warm afternoon. she walked 12 laps in about 58 minutes. walked slower to control wobble. felt much better|
|8/1/10||me||west valley||12||≈36:00||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny afternoon. she walked 12 laps in about 55:30 minutes. she walked much better than she thought; expected to be very slow. she wore her MERREL2009, and wonders if they really help.|
|8/2/10||me||west valley||12||≈32:20||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny afternoon. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4 walk/run/ 13:13 w/4:35 w/4:29 2run/6:23 w/4:54 w/4:41 r/3:08 w/4:04 She felt horrible; she couldn't breathe and was terrified that she would fall. teeth didn't bother her, but she felt like her jaw muscles were being stretched uncomfortably.|
warm, sunny afternoon.
she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times:
had the stamina to run the last 2 laps, but her jaw was starting to hurt (muscle pain, NOT the
teeth), but jaw felt sore and didn't want to push it.
QUESTION: can two points be on more than one circle? Looks like they can; imagine two points, p1 and p2. Then draw a line, l, between them that is equidistant to each point. Take any point on l, call it origin, o, and the distance from o to either p1 or p2 is r of a circle. Any point on l forms a circle of a different r, but containing both p1 and p2.
QUESTION: can three points be on more than one circle? I don't think so. If you imagine the previous conditions with l, p1, p2 and o, and add a third point, p3. If p3 is on l, behind r, the closer o gets to p1 and p2 (forming r1 and r2 which are equal), the distance r3 gets longer. And the reverse happens as o gets closer to p3. p3 will ALWAYS be on a different radii than p1 and p2, thus, it will be on a different circle. There can be only one circle which contains all 3; thus, it looks like 3 points define a circle.
|8/17/10||me||campbell||12||32:52||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny afternoon. moderate crowds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:53 w/4:28 w/4:18 w/4:16 w/4:21 2r/6:21 w/4:38 w/4:41 had the stamina to run the last 2 laps, got some really bad cramps java: generics, collections, boxing, autoboxing, map key/value pairs, interfaces. wondering if autoboxing handles a question I had about writing a swap method for primitive data types like int's. If objects are passed by reference, and primitives by value, it doesn't seem like it would be possible. autoboxing lets you wrap primitive types in objec references.|
|8/20/10||me||campbell||12||31:50||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny afternoon. moderate crowds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:50 r/3:17 w/4:33 w/4:27 w/4:25 r/3:01 r/3:16 w/4:43 w/4:48 First run with NO jaw pain. JAVA: class specifications don't include the throws keyword because classes don't throw exceptions, methods do. JAVA: for the address utility, try putting the different fields into an array, and define array indicies as constants: final static int FNAME=0, final static int MNAME=1, final static int LNAME=2, etc.|
|8/22/10||me||west valley||12||35:16||Wore NBRUNNING2010. hot sunny afternoon. moderate crowds for this place (4 people.) she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:40 r/3:18 w/4:46 w/4:28 w/4:25 r/2:59 r/3:21 w/4:54 w/4:46 Great way to piss off search and rescue; these guys called for help 3 times at grand canyon for stupid reasons.|
|8/27/10||me||campbell||12||29:50||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, coolish morning. moderate crowds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/12:29 2r/7:02 w/4:32 w/4:25 2r/6:00 w/4:45 w/4:17 California state park directory. Thought about camping at Andrew Molena state park in Big Sur.|
|8/31/10||me||campbell||12||31:22||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, warm moderate crowds. Java Threads: what if a class has 4 synchronized methods; is it possible for wait() to be called by more than one? and is it possible for notify() to be called in more than one? and which wait() would it reference. MultiThreading Experiment: 2 threads call a metod in a class that loops 1000 times. see if the method blocks, or if both threads will call multiple instances of the method (will this be like re-entrancy?) might need to make this a static method. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/12:05 r/3:18 w/4:34 w/4:23 w/4:24 w/4:17 w/4:20 w/4:23 w/4:42 She wanted to run more, but didn't feel 100%. Her jaw and neck were okay, her problem was with her breathing.|
|9/3/10||me||campbell||12||31:56||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, hot low crowds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:42 r/3:13 r/3:17 w/4:36 w/4:28 w/4:27 w/4:21 w/4:26 w/4:36 she felt like she did much better and attributes that to breathing better and having a relatively empty track without kids an damn balls to constantly have to watch for.|
|9/5/10||me||west valley||12||35:22||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, hot. too much lunch. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/12:06 r/3:21 r/3:26 r/3:34 w/4:50 w/4:47 w/4:48 w/4:46 w/4:53 problems because of heat, and she had a knot in her sock.|
|9/12/10||me||west valley||12||33:34||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, warmish, cool breeze. hard. really hard time breathing and getting into stride. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:27 r/?? r/?? r/?? w/4:49 w/4:42 w/4:30 w/4:31 w/4:44 screwed up the timer for the last three running laps.|
|9/15/10||me||campbell||10||24:45||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, warmish, cool breeze. hard. breathing bad, nausea, felt like passing out. dehydration? she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 5r/14:56 r/??:?? r/3:19 r/3:21 w/4:30 w/4:21 w/4:20 w/4:40 screwed up the time on one of her runs. She did run 8 laps, and felt like she was running faster.|
|9/17/10||me||campbell||12||28:07||Wore NBRUNNING2010. really muggy, overcast morning. crowded for 10a she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:58 r/3:13 r/3:16 r/3:20 r/3:14 w/4:35 w/4:27 w/4:35 w/5:16|
|9/17/10||me||campbell||12||28:07||Wore NBRUNNING2010. really muggy, overcast morning. crowded for 10a she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:58 r/3:13 r/3:16 r/3:20 r/3:14 w/4:35 w/4:27 w/4:35 w/5:16|
|9/19/10||me||west valley||12||30:27||Wore NBRUNNING2010. really muggy and sunny. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:42 r/3:16 r/3:23 r/3:33 r/3:42 w/5:01 w/4:49 w/4:57 w/4:57|
|9/21/10||me||campbell||12||24:45||Wore NBRUNNING2010. moderate crowds; cool, breezy late afternoon. seemed to make the run easier. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:44 r/3:15 r/3:11 r/3:13 r/3:20 w/4:36 w/4:36 w/4:29 w/4:42|
|9/26/10||me||west valley||12||31:35||Wore NBRUNNING2010. HOT HOT HOT sunny afternoon. really dripping. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:31 r/3:21 r/3:27 w/4:40 w/4:46 she had a really hard time because of the heat, and because of the lamb stew we had for lunch.|
|9/29/10||me||campbell||12||34:49||Wore NBRUNNING2010. hot afternoon; crowded. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:47 r/3:21 r/3:25 r/3:28 r/3:25 w/4:40 w/4:21 w/4:21 w/4:31 she was hot, but atleast did the 2 miles she wanted to get ready for the backpacking trip this weekend.|
|10/4/10||her||campbell||??||??:??||dave didn't go. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:43 r/3:14 r/3:22 r/3:22 r/3:20 w/4:35 w/4:22 w/4:12 w/4:31|
|10/5/10||me||campbell||12||28:33||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool, slight breeze, partially cloudy. expected crap (exhausted and tired when we started, but did okay). she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:50 r/3:19 r/3:16 r/3:19 r/3:22 w/4:43 w/4:27 w/4:23 w/4:42|
|10/7/10||me||campbell||12||26:11||Wore NBRUNNING2010. crowded, sunny morning with scattered clouds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:24 r/3:09 r/3:10 r/3:15 r/3:17 w/4:42 w/4:31 w/4:38 w/4:50|
|10/10/10||me||west valley||12||32:02||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny and hot, hard, cramps, ate too much for lunch. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:41 r/3:18 r/3:28 ?/8:30 -- screwed up the time; did run 8 laps, though w/4:44 w/4:47 w/4:51|
|10/12/10||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NBRUNNING2010. DAVE DIDN'T RUN. sunny and hot. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:32 r/3:16 r/3:20 r/3:23 w/4:58 w/4:47 w/4:43 w/4:42|
|10/15/10||me||campbell||12||26:22||Wore NBRUNNING2010. warm, sunny, crowded morning she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:32 r/3:06 r/3:01 r/3:09 r/3:12 r/3:14 r/3:14 w/4:48 w/4:40 w/4:45 surprised herself; thought she only ran 9.|
showers and wet.
she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times:
fucked up the watch; SHE RAN 10 laps and walked 2.
WEBPAGE: I was having a problem with using a password as both an authentication mechanism to let a page display, and an encryption key to decode data on the page. I couldn't figure out how to let the code on the page compare the entered password with the actual password without exposing the password. Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL mentioned using the MD5 has algorithm; the only thing that needs to be exposed on the page is the hash value, NOT the clear text of the password.
IDEA: I had been toying with the idea of making a portable stats display to take to the track, but couldn't figure out a way to make a cheap display that was big enough; what about using electroluminescent wire?
|10/19/10||me||west valley||12||26:26||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, coolish, moderate croweds. felt like crap going in (too much lunch too soon), and ran like crap. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:40 r/3:11 r/3:12 r/3:14 r/3:20 r/3:25 r/3:34 w/4:39 w/4:253|
coolish morning, partly cloudy.
she walked and ran 12 laps;
PHP popup forms: if you use window.opener.document.VARIABLENAME to access a variable in a calling page from a popup, are you getting a reference to the variable, and HOW does the system know which variable to use if more than one have the same name (ie: multiple local variables with the same names?) Are they in different code blocks, and as such, would they be in different parts of the HTML DOM tree? And would you need to use the HTML DOM to a traverse the tree to get to the desired variable?
PHP: when creating a list of checkboxes, can you set the VALUE field to the entry db keys? and will the values in the $_POST array be those keys, which will allow you to update the db?
|10/24/10||me||west valley||10||25:34||Wore NBRUNNING2010. wet (rain). carried umbrella running; got too wet (and too soon after lunch.) she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:59 4r/13:53 w/4:43 w/4:42 w/4:36 w/4:37|
|10/26/10||me||campbell||12||26:48||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool, sunny afternoon with a bit of a breeze. really hard run; almost stopped several times. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:50 4r/13:01 r/3:27 r/3:28 w/4:54 w/??:??|
|11/2/10||me||campbell||12||27:06||Wore NBRUNNING2010. moderate crowds, warm and sunny (too warm), hard run; part of the problem was that I had lunch too soon before the run. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:24 4r/12:43 r/3:26 r/3:31 w/4:45 w/4:50|
|11/4/10||me||campbell||12||26:17||Wore NBRUNNING2010. sunny, muggy, warm crowded morning. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:33 4r/13:12 r/3:32 r/3:38 w/5:51 w/5:50|
|11/7/10||me||west valley||12||34:25||Wore NBRUNNING2010. wet, cool, overcast, drizzle. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:36 4r/13:28 r/3:32 r/3:38 w/4:19 w/4:19|
|11/9/10||me||campbell||12||28:12||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool. saw west valley chick here and said hi. forgot to ask why she runs it backwards. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:24 4r/13:08 r/3:25 r/3:16 w/4:43 w/4:40|
|11/16/10||me||campbell||12||26:16||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool, late afternoon. moderate crowds. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:41 4r/13:14 r/3:35 r/3:39 w/4:51 w/4:51|
cool afternoon, moderate crowds; naturalization thing filling up parking lot. west valley chick is here.
she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times:
Questions for fidelity
|11/21/10||me||west valley||12||29:36||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cool (almost cold), slightly damp afternoon. west valley chick hee. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:35 4r/13:40 r/3:40 r/3:39 w/4:58 w/5:11|
cold, damp, overcast late afternoon. moderate crowds.
she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times:
she was pissed; really thought she ran faster than last time.
|12/4/10||me||west valley||12||27:45||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cold, overcast. got a bit crowded during the last 10 minutes when the damn coach brought the damn kids out again. damn. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:42 4r/13:06 r/3:31 r/3:28 r/3:36 w/??:??|
|12/7/10||me||campbell||n/a - sick, got something in hawaii?||n/a||Wore NBRUNNING2010. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:41 4r/13:23 2r(?)/7:02 r/??:?? w/4:41 she screwed up some of the times.|
|12/9/10||me||campbell||n/a - sick, got something in hawaii?||n/a||Wore NBRUNNING2010. wet, cold, drizzly she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:40 4r/11:42 ??? doesn't seem right w/4:56 w/4:38 w/4:45 w/??:? she really screwed up some of the times.|
|12/12/10||me||west valley||12||32:22||Wore NBRUNNING2010. cold,overcast she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:08 4r/13:56 r/3:49 r/3:36 r/3:49 w/5:18 VERY discouraged by her times.|
|12/14/10||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||wimped out because it was cold and drizzling. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:37 4r/13:29 r/3:32 r/3:36 r/3:44 w/4:56|
|12/16/10||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||cold, sunny morning. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:17 4r/12:10 r/3:11 r/3:13 r/3:12 r/3:14 Did much better than expected. When she got home, SHE RODE THE BIKE down the street; first time since the accident.|
|12/21/10||me||campbell||12||25:15||cold, cloudy, late afternoon. moderate crowds. Wore NBRUNNING2010. I didn't going in feeling very good, but this damn fast blonde kept trying to pass me. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:33 4r/12:38 r/3:22 r/3:20 r/3:19 r/3:23|
|12/31/10||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||I was cleaning the drains she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB505. 4r/11:59 4r/13:08 r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? watch fucking up. head bothering her; started acting up on the trip to new mexico|
|1/2/11||me||west valley||12||31:30||Wore NIKERUNNING. cold,overcast. New shoes pretty good. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB425LightWeight. 4r/11:29 4r/13:15 w/4:37 w/4:30 w/4:41 w/6:39 (TIME IS SUSPECT!)|
|1/9/11||me||campbell||11(?)||22:50||west valley had some sort of game going. Wore NIKERUNNING. cold, sunny, crowded. hard, breathing, left foot and shin hurt. thought I did 12, but impossible. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Wore NB425LightWeight. 4r/11:15 4r/14:15 (time suspect) w/5:00 w/4:36 w/4:24 w/4:37 She had a VERY hard time. Her new shoes didn't have enough cusion, probably because it was designated as lightweight; plenty of support.|
|1/13/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. cold, sunny, crowded. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: Reverted to old shoes and wore NB505. 4r/11:41 4r/13:58 r/3:39 w/4:38 w/4:40 w/4:46|
|1/15/11||me||west valley||12||29:54||Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ????; wore them for a few days before to scuff them up. afraid of tripping because of the aggressive looking tread. 4r/11:56 4r/13:39 r/3:34 w/4:42 w/4:33 w/4:47 New shoes were comfortable.|
|1/16/11||me||campbell||12||26:52||sunny and cool, moderate croweds. tried going to west valley, but there was some sort of game. Wore NIKERUNNING. Felt like I got a couple of blisters on right foot. thinking about how scintillation counters can measure an energy spectrum. left foot uncomfortable. breathing NOT easy. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:07 4r/13:04 r/3:40 w/4:56 w/4:54 w/5:11|
|1/18/11||me||campbell||12||28:29||cool and sunny. moderate crowds. breathing hurt (like I haven't run in a while). didn't feel like I was able to run with any appreciable speed (pain and lead shoe shit.) pushed hard the last 2 laps. both shins and arches a bit tender. right foot: big and little toes felt like they were chafing; almost like blisters were forming again. maybe these shoes are too small. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:34 4r/12:44 r/3:23 r/3:14 w/4:43 w/4:47|
|1/30/11||me||west valley||12||31:32||Wore NIKERUNNING. cold, drizzly. hard, ran as fast as I could, left arch hurt. felt like time should have been faster, because it felt like I was pushing. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ????. new shoes still comfortable. 4r/11:53 4r/13:20 r/3:30 w/4:44 w/4:39 w/4:44|
|2/1/11||me||campbell||12||27:08||hard.left arch and shin hurt. really had to push. cool, sunny, moderate crowds. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:42 4r/13:03 r/3:28 r/3:26 w/4:32 w/4:47|
|2/7/11||me||campbell||12||24:45||pushed harder than I should have; crowded, sunny, warmish. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 10 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/12:07 w/r/4:14 w/4:28 w/4:27 w/4:22 r/2:52 w/4:58|
|2/8/11||me||campbell||12||26:25||hard, breathing hurt (burning). cool, breezy afternoon with moderate crowds. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:41 4r/13:05 w/4:43 w/4:33 w/4:29 w/4:33|
|2/10/11||me||campbell||12||26:28||sunny, cool morning. moderate crowds. field closed for maintenance (digging up field). Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:08 4r/12:47 r/3:18 w/4:43 w/4:31 w/4:55|
|2/15/11||me||campbell||12||26:31||cool, overcast, breezy. moderate crowds. shins hurt when I started out, but then got better. Both fields are still closed for maintenance. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:15 4r/12:52 r/3:17 w/4:45 w/4:32 w/4:50|
|2/20/11||me||west valley||12||26:29||cold, overcast. hard, was shooting for 30min, but had to stay ahead of a dude after passing him on lap 6. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:38 4r/12:35 r/3:23 r/3:20 w/4:33 w/4:39|
|2/22/11||me||campbell||12||25:53||cool, late afternoon. crowded. Both fields are still closed for maintenance. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:49 4r/12:36 r/3:33 r/3:27 w/4:44 w/4:53|
|3/1/11||me||campbell||12||27:32||cool, sunny, moderate crowds. Both fields are still closed for maintenance. Expected crap when I started, felt like I was flying while I was running (left arch hurt a little), but disappointed by the final time (expected it to be one of my faster times.) Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:57 she really pushed herself to do this 4r/12:29 r/3:15 r/3:15 w/4:35 w/4:38|
|3/6/11||me||campbell||12||25:57||west valley- game, prospect- game. overcast, moderate crowds. felt like shit, and expected shit, but pushed harder than I should have. Both fields are still closed for maintenance. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:12 4r/13:13 r/3:30 r/3:25 w/5:10 w/5:05|
|3/8/11||me||campbell||12||25:40||cool afternoon. tired after painting the bedroom (behr navajo white). Hard, both shins started out hurting, hard to breathe, lead blocks on feet. expected crap, but pushed after the second half or so. Both fields are still closed for maintenance. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:55 4r/12:16 r/3:19 r/3:15 w/4:20 w/4:47 she was happy with her first mile, but still can't seem to crack the second. said she wants to consistantly get under 11 for the first mile before she really pushes to get the second mile under 12.|
|3/12/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||cool, sunny Dave walked track; ate too much at Mehran's Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:14 4r/12:24 r/3:11 r/3:01 w/4:22 w/4:14|
|3/14/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||cool, sunny Dave sick. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:16 4r/12:55 r/3:30 r/3:31 w/4:32 w/4:29|
|3/19/11||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||cold, drizzle/rain Dave timed her runs. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? r/2:29 r/2:43 r/2:50 2r/6:02 r/3:07 r/3:15 r/3:14 r/3:17 r/3:15 w/4:20 w/4:18|
|3/20/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||cold, rain (dumped) Dave still not feeling 100%. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:22 r/3:70 ?/25:48 screwed up the timing.|
|3/22/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Dave painting bedroom Wore NIKERUNNING. she actually RAN the full 3 miles; she said she felt pretty good, BUT she forgot to take the fucking watch! She wore ???? 4r/??:?? 4r/??:?? 4r/??:??|
|3/25/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Dave painting bedroom Wore NIKERUNNING. she actually RAN the full 3 miles; she said she felt pretty good She wore ???? 4r/10:51 4r/12:14 r/3:12 r/3:13 r/3:18 r/3:20|
|3/27/11||me||west valley||12||28:26||cool, overcast. surprisingly, moderate crowds (5). Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:01 4r/12:44 r/3:40 r/??:?? w/4:41 w/5:13 screwed up the timing.|
|3/31/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. Dave went up to rosie's to do some handiwork. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:32 4r/12:01 r/3:10 r/3:06 w/4:43 w/4:32|
|4/1/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. dave wimped out. too fucking hot. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:25 4r/12:07 r/3:30 w/5:05 w/4:50 w/4:53|
|4/3/11||me||west valley||12||28:02||warm and sunny. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:01 4r/12:56 r/3:34 r/3:26 w/4:52 w/4:52|
|4/5/11||me||campbell||12||26:15||was horrible, but pushed to stay ahead of some dudes. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:14 4r/12:38 r/3:28 r/3:24 w/4:45 w/4:46|
|4/17/11||me||west valley||10.5||24:01||too warm and sunny. thought I was going to do fine because of all the treadmill work in bellingham, but HARDER than hell. Too hot. Right foot suddenly felt squishy (like a waterballoon about to explode) so I stopped. sucked. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:44 4r/12:05 w/4:41 w/4:21 w/4:22 w/4:29|
|4/19/11||me||campbell||12||28:22||warm, overcast. felt like shit starting out. better after lap 6. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:13 4r/12:55 w/4:43 w/4:37 w/4:32 w/4:52|
|4/23/11||me||west valley||12||26:50||cool, overcast, crowded morning. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:57 4r/12:17 r/3:16 r/3:13 w/4:36 w/4:28|
|4/24/11||me||west valley||12||29:37||warming, sunny afternoon. ate like a pig. very hard run. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:13 4r/12:49 r/3:19 r/3:26 w/4:42 w/4:30|
|4/26/11||me||campbell||12||25:33||cool, sunny. moderate crowds. MUST HAVE missed a lap? seemed too fast. felt like shit. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:57 4r/12:12 r/3:22 r/3:21 w/4:48 w/4:49|
|5/1/11||me||west valley||12||28:46||warm, sunny, HARD RUN. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/10:53 4r/12:21 r/3:21 r/3:21 w/4:56 w/4:38|
|5/7/11||me||west valley||12||29:12||Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:12 4r/12:54 r/3:24 r/3:24 w/4:46 w/4:34|
|5/10/11||me||campbell||12||25:12||expected crap; pushed because some jackass was pacing behind me. had felt like I would be lucky to get in 10 minute miles. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? 4r/11:00 4r/12:28 r/3:17 r/3:12 w/4:38 w/4:42|
|5/15/11||me||west valley||12||30:37||cold, overcast, windy, damp ate too much lunch; didn't push Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:47 4r/11:59 r/3:02 r/2:59 w/4:24 w/4:17 suprised how well she did. felt she should have run the whole 12 laps, and thinks she could have done the last mile in less than 13 minutes.|
|5/17/11||me||campbell||12||25:24||cold, overcast, windy expected crap, but seemed to do okay. wondered if I missed a lap, but was staying ahead of a really fast chick most of the time, so possibly correct. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:58 4r/12:15 r/3:10 r/3:15 w/4:22 r/2:28|
|5/22/11||me||west valley||12||27:21||cool, overcast, breezy Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? she at too much guacomole and wanted to barf. her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:59 r/3:08 r/3:07 w/4:31 w/4:22|
|5/24/11||me||campbell||12||26:02||cool, sunny, breezy Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:58 4r/12:08 r/3:15 r/3:13 w/4:41 w/4:46|
|5/26/11||me||campbell||12||25:31||crowded parking lot (swearing in?) hard but pushed because too many people I had to stay ahead of. sunny but cool. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:54 4r/11:42 r/3:00 r/2:57 w/4:25 w/4:28|
|5/29/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||sunny. didn't feel well. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:08 4r/11:59 r/3:03 r/3:05 w/4:26 w/4:27|
|5/31/11||me||campbell||12||25:01||cool, overcast, breezy. expected crap, felt like shit, over ate, but killed myself because some jackass was pacing my last 8 laps. stupid fucker wouldn't just zoom past or fall back. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:18 4r/12:38 r/3:19 r/3:24 w/4:45 w/4:42|
|6/5/11||me||campbell||12||25:50||warmish, overcast, muggy. moderate crowds. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:40 4r/12:00 r/3:10 r/3:10 w/4:28 w/4:33|
|6/9/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||warmish, overcast, muggy. moderate crowds. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:45 r/3:06 r/3:03 w/4:25 w/4:07|
|6/26/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||very warm, moderate crowds. dave sick after alaska trip Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:07 4r/13:00 w/4:52 w/4:46 w/4:37 w/4:27|
|6/29/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||very warm, moderate crowds. dave sick after alaska trip Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:15 4r/12:40 r/3:21 r/3:16 w/4:38 w/4:24|
|7/1/11||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||very warm, moderate crowds. dave sick after alaska trip Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:46 4r/12:25 r/3:09 r/3:09 w/4:35 w/4:35|
|7/3/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||HOT, late afternoon dave sick after alaska trip. walked track Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:07 4r/12:26 r/3:17 r/3:20 w/4:34 w/4:34|
|7/5/11||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||she ran this in the morning. dave sick after alaska trip. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/??:?? 4r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? she did 3 miles, but didn't have her watch.|
|7/7/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||she ran this in the morning. dave sick after alaska trip. Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:57 4r/12:38 r/3:27 r/3:30 w/4:39 w/4:38|
|7/10/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||warmish afternoon dave sick after alaska trip. walked track Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:55 r/3:12 r/3:14 w/4:37 w/4:33|
|7/16/11||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||dave ran the bleachers Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:50 4r/11:37 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/3:02 r/2:57 w/4:55|
|7/19/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||warmish afternoon Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/??:?? 4r/??:?? r/??:?? r/??:?? w/??:?? w/??:?? didn't have watch|
|7/21/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||warmish afternoon. FUCKING TONS OF PEOPLE, lots of jackasses from Get Fit Bootcamp taking over every square inch of space. Wore NIKERUNNING. I ran the bleachers; really hard. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:44 4r/11:35 r/2:59 r/2:57 r/2:59 r/2:52|
|7/23/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. I ran the bleachers; really hard. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:44 4r/11:48 r/3:03 r/3:11 r/3:13 r/3:14|
|7/24/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:53 4r/12:07 w/4:44 w/4:42 w/4:36 w/4:21|
|7/27/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. Getting ready for trip. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:05 4r/12:19 r/3:13 w/4:28 w/4:31 w/4:35|
|7/31/11||me||west valley||12||29:11||Wore NIKERUNNING. late afternoon, warm and sunny. game at prospect. HARD run. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:55 4r/11:53 r/3:08 r/3:04 w/4:30 w/4:35|
|8/2/11||me||campbell||12||27:16||Wore NIKERUNNING. warm and sunny. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:41 4r/11:59 r/3:11 r/3:10 w/4:41 w/4:?? part of her toenail was removed yesterday to culture for fungus. she did pretty well.|
|8/4/11||me||campbell||12||27:17||Wore NIKERUNNING. sunny, cool, light breeze. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:32 r/2:54 r/2:56 r/2:55 r/2:56|
|8/9/11||me||campbell||12||??:??||Wore NIKERUNNING. kind of warm. forgot fucking watches. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/ 4r/ r/ r/ w/ w/|
|8/11/11||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. dave did bleachers she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:32 4r/11:41 r/3:03 r/2:57 r/2:57 r/2:55|
|8/14/11||me||west valley||12||29:45||Wore NIKERUNNING. hot, sunny, late afternoon. had, ate too much, gassy. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:01? 4r/11:42 r/3:09 r/3:14 w/4:34 w/4:34|
|8/16/11||me||campbell||12||28:10||Wore NIKERUNNING. hot, sunny, late afternoon. really tough; had a stupid clif power gel before run; yuck, felt nauseous. feet felt like lead on track she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:37? 4r/11:53? r/3:04? r/?:?? r/?:?? r/?:?? she had watch problems.|
|8/18/11||me||prospect||12||31:44||Wore NIKERUNNING. cool morning; did shit. really hard, couldn't get moving. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:15 4r/11:21 r/2:56 r/2:56 r/3:01 r/2:52|
|8/20/11||me||west valley||12||33:01||Wore NIKERUNNING. warm, late afternoon. REALLY HARD, ate too much at hong fu? she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:?? 4r/11:55 r/3:02 r/3:02 w/4:43 w/4:39|
|8/21/11||me||west valley||12||29:50||Wore NIKERUNNING. warm, late afternoon with a breeze. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:32 4r/11:43 r/3:05 r/3:01 r/3:03 r/3:05|
|8/23/11||me||campbell||12||26:58||Wore NIKERUNNING. HOT, afternoon. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 4r/12:07 w/4:40 w/4:35 w/4:34 w/4:31|
|9/4/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||I walked laps because I sprained my left ankle on wheeler peak at great basin. Wore NIKERUNNING. coolish, late afternoon with a breeze. HIVES REPORT: itching below right armpit. started getting some hives there, and around right groin. had felt some of that "cold sweat" on the track. took at benedryl when we got home. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:49 4r/11:48 r/3:09 r/3:08 w/4:52 w/4:54|
|9/6/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||dave did bleachers Wore NIKERUNNING. HOT, afternoon. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:04 r/3: 2/4:|
|9/11/11||me||west valley||12||31:41||Wore NIKERUNNING. warmish, really tough she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/12:09 w/4:46 w/4:48 w/4:37 w/4:35|
|9/13/11||me||campbell||6||13:10||Wore NIKERUNNING. warmish, really tough. had to stop because my left knee started to hurt really bad. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:59 r/3:12 r/3:15 w/4:44 w/4:35|
|9/17/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. warmish, I walked laps because I didn't want to blow out my knee before rim2rim. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:09 4r/12:41 r/3:18 r/3:20 w/4:44 w/4:50|
|9/18/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. REALLY HOT. I walked laps because I didn't want to blow out my knee before rim2rim. She was too hot and ate too much this afternoon. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:01 r/3:13 w/4:33 w/4:32 w/4:35 w/4:38 w/4:36 w/4:37 w/4:43|
|9/20/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKERUNNING. REALLY HOT. I walked laps because I didn't want to blow out my knee before rim2rim. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 2r/6:10 w/5:03 w/4:38 w/4:45 w/4:53 w/5:01 w/5:06|
|10/2/11||me||west valley||12||32:03||Wore NIKERUNNING. really tough. baked rigatoni, ½brae and a jar of pickled okra (which was actually surpisingly good) was too much for lunch. she was being careful because she's still recovering from canyon toe. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:55 4r/12:08 w/4:34 w/4:23 w/4:16 w/4:15|
|10/4/11||me||campbell||12||26:43||Wore NIKERUNNING. tough, cool, overcast, moderate crowds she was being careful because she's still recovering from canyon toe. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:08 4r/12:03 r/3:11 r/3:11 w/4:47 w/4:56|
|10/9/11||me||west valley||12||10:30||Wore NIKERUNNING. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:58 r/12:00 w/4:41 w/4:27 w/4:25 w/4:31|
|10/11/11||me||campbell||3||6:50||Wore NIKERUNNING. left foot hurt; boot induced pain, just like at great basin national park. trying not to aggravate it. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:54 4r/11:48 r/3:12 r/3:07 w/4:42 w/4:51|
|10/18/11||me||campbell||12||25:20||Wore NIKERUNNING. moderate crowds; didn't feel so great. asshole kept pacing me. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:12 4r/12:52 r/3:23 r/3:21 w/5:00 w/5:02|
|10/20/11||me||campbell||12||27:16||Wore NIKERUNNING. felt like crap; wrong shorts, moderate crowds, kids on field, sunny and warmish she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:45 r/3:10 r/2:57 w/4:50 w/4:52|
|10/23/11||me||west valley||12||31:19||Wore NIKERUNNING. hard, hot and sunny. she walked and ran 7 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:18 w/4:22 w/4:40 w/4:49|
|10/25/11||me||campbell||12||26:39||sunny with cool breeze. Wore NIKE2011 (nike AirMax Torch 4). Shoes felt pretty good; good support, nice and squishy. Didn't really notice the track until the last few laps. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:40 r/3:05 r/3:07 w/4:37 w/4:44|
|10/30/11||me||west valley||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKE2011 would have had her best time, but her shoelace came untied. She wore ???? her: 4r/10:34 4r/12:03 r/3:08 r/3:04 w/4:28 w/4:21|
|10/28/11||me||campbell||12||25:53||Wore NIKE2011 sunny and coolish moderate crowds, kids on field she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:41 r/3:02 r/2:59 w/4:37 w/4:44|
|11/1/11||me||campbell||12||26:50||Wore NIKE2011 cool, windy, sunny, moderate crowds. feet and shins hurt, felt like I was dragging cement blocks. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:17 4r/12:05 r/3:04 r/3:00 w/4:33 w/?:?? she said wind threw of her times.|
|11/6/11||me||west valley||12||30:38||Wore NIKE2011 cold, blustery, overcast, a bit damp. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:41 r/3:04 r/3:12 r/3:14 w/4:51 she would have run an extra lap, but decided not to.|
|11/8/11||me||campbell||12||25:41||Wore NIKE2011 cool, late afternoon. crowded. felt awful before run; bloated. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:57 r/3:08 r/3:01 r/3:01 w/5:06|
|11/10/11||me||campbell||9||20:25||Wore NIKE2011 started out cool morning, didn't wear the cap (mistake.) okay until lap 7, downhill fast. nausea, hard to breakth, lead feet. barely made it, started warming up fast, hot sun hitting my face, maybe cap would have helped. felt very thirsty and sweating profusely. hypoglycemic? thinking about noise filtering problem with resampled image from edc1000 during 2005 yu55 imaging session. maybe I should have set radius to 2 before filtering. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:36 r/2:59 r/2:54 r/2:55 w/4:51|
|11/13/11||me||west valley||12||31:12||Wore NIKE2011 cool, sunny. hard, legs hurt, really hard! she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:46 r/2:56 r/2:59 r/2:54 w/4:32|
|11/15/11||me||campbell||12||24:39||Wore NIKE2011 cool, late afternoon. moderate crowds. sprinted most of the way; jackass I couldn't shake. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:48 r/2:56 r/2:50 r/2:57 w/4:45|
|11/17/11||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: times got messed up. 5r?/13:30 r/2:59 r/2:55 r/2:49 r/3:01 r/2:57 r/2:57 r/2:52 w/4:40|
|11/20/11||me||west valley||12||30:51||Wore NIKE2011 damp, wet track, overcast, cold. really tough run. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:30 r/2:54 r/2:52 r/2:58 r/2:55 w/4:32|
|11/22/11||me||campbell||12||25:49||Wore NIKE2011 moderate crowds, coldish, late afternoon. didn't expect a good run, but lost in though about b-trees and had a bean/cheese/rice burrito about 5 hours earlier. never really in pain or out of breath, had fast, consistant, medium strides. probably the best run in a while; could have kept going. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:50 r/2:57 r/3:01 r/2:56 r/2:56|
|12/4/11||me||west valley||12||30:17||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:41 4r/11:49 r/2:59 r/2:58 r/3:00 r/3:03|
|12/6/11||me||campbell||12||25:17||cold, late afternoon. wasn't doing too well, but 3 jackasses were running fast. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:58 4r/12:03 r/3:14 r/3:16 r/3:14 r/3:13 w/5:16|
|12/10/11||me||west valley||12||33:32||hard, too much turkey for lunch. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:50 4r/11:55 r/3:00 r/2:53 r/3:00 r/2:53 w/5:??|
|12/11/11||me||west valley||12||32:07||cold morning, hard run, left foot hurt. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:53 r/3:08 r/3:08 r/3:02 r/3:01 w/4:37|
|12/18/11||me||west valley||12||30:41||cool, sunny afternoon. left arch hurt, shins twinged. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:47 4r/11:51 r/3:04 r/3:07 r/3:02 r/3:00 w/4:47|
|12/20/11||me||campbell||12||24:31||cool, late afternoon. expected shit. left arch hurt for a while. kind of crowded. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:01 4r/12:18 r/3:10 r/3:08 r/3:12 r/3:09 w/4:44|
|1/8/12||me||campbell||12||28:22||West Valley: game, Prospect: game. Wore NIKE2011 surprised I did so well. cool, sunny, late afternoon with moderate crowds. fastest black dude I can recall: 1:26/lap she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:44 4r/12:04 w/4:27 w/4:09 w/4:05 w/4:17|
|1/10/12||me||campbell||12||26:01||crowded, late, cool afternoon. expected crap, but stupid (fast) bitch with a stroller was racing me. had to sprint at lap 5; she almost past me (and would have, if she hadn't stopped.) Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:07 4r/12:05 w/4:35 w/4:19 w/4:11 w/4:29|
|1/15/12||me||west valley||12||28:21||Wore NIKE2011 cold , overcast she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:20 4r/11:17 r/2:50 w/4:24 w/4:07 w/3:51|
|1/24/12||me||campbell||12||25:04||cool, late afternoon. moderate crowds. expected shit, and planned to pace tattoo guy who ususually runs slower, but more evenly. fucker decided to sprint most of the laps. his last lap was probably the fastest on the track at 1:55. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:55 4r/11:51 r/3:11 r/3:05 w/4:36 w/4:48|
|1/26/12||me||campbell||n/a||n/a||Wore NIKE2011 too early in the morning for me. very humid she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:51 r/3:04 r/3:02 w/4:20 w/4:11|
|1/28/12||me||west valley||12||30:32||Wore NIKE2011 HIVES REPORT: NO HIVES OR ITCHING! never felt cold in the evening. wonder if this and the exercise are a factor. cool, sunny afternoon. hard, like lead she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:04 4r/12:05 r/3:10 r/3:08 w/4:26 w/4:20|
|1/29/12||me||west valley||12||28:25||Wore NIKE2011 cool, late afternoon. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:39 4r/11:41 r/3:04 r/2:58 w/4:17 w/4:16|
|2/9/12||me||campbell||12||28:36||Wore NIKE2011 crowded, sunny, moderate morning. felt like I was going faster than I actually did. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:41 r/3:02 r/2:57 w/4:34 w/4:25|
|2/12/12||me||campbell||12||25:34||Wore NIKE2011 west valley: event, prospect: event. cool, overcast, moderate crowds she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:01 4r/11:39 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/2:57 w/4:31|
|2/16/12||me||campbell||12||26:03||Wore NIKE2011 moderate crowds, warm, sunny hard, breathing strained, ate way too much at olive garden she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:37 4r/11:19 r/2:56 r/2:57 r/2:51 w/4:34 she didn't want to press her luck with the 12'th lap|
|2/19/12||me||west valley||12||29:38||prospect had a game cool, sunny Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:37 r/3:01 r/3:03 r/3:02 w/4:26|
|2/21/12||me||campbell||12||26:55||Wore NIKE2011 overcast, coolish, crowded felt like shit; up until 3a with the telescope. then woke at 5a. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:09 4r/12:39 r/3:17 w/4:44 w/4:26 w/4:42 too hot for her; worried about bleeding.|
|2/28/12||me||campbell||12||26:12||Wore NIKE2011 cool, sunny, moderate crowds. hard, lungs hurt, like breathing through a straw. left shin twinged. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:49 r/3:06 r/3:04 w/4:39 w/4:37 backward chick was there.|
|3/4/12||me||campbell||12||26:03||west valley had a game. hot, hard, jackass tried to pass for last mile. hard, right foot hurt. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:39 w/4:47 w/4:33 w/4:30 w/4:47 she ate too much for lunch.|
|3/11/12||me||west valley||12||27:59||Wore NIKE2011 cool, overcast, breezy. hard, left shin hurt, stomach bloated. tough run. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:50 r/3:06 r/3:07 w/4:31 w/4:22|
|3/15/12||me||campbell||12||26:45||Wore NIKE2011 cool, muggy, overcast, crowded morning. right heel and left shin twinged. better than expected. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:22 r/2:57 r/2:53 w/4:27 w/4:38|
|3/18/12||me||west valley||12||31:16||Wore NIKE2011 cold, partly cloudy, damp, breezy. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:33 4r/11:24 r/2:56 r/2:51 r/2:58 w/4:29|
|3/20/12||me||campbell||12||25:58||moderate crowds, warm, breezy, sunny. surprisingly easy run. wish they were all like that. fast, regular pace, even, medium strides, full heel to toe roll seemed to be the trick. is there a way to make something that will tell you by monitoring accelerations if you are running at an optimum pace? Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:35 r/3:01 r/2:59 r/2:57 w/4:40|
|3/27/12||me||campbell||12||26:55||Wore NIKE2011 cold, drizzly, overcast, gusty. started out hard, breathing, shins hurt. didn't feel like I was pendulum optimum. concentrated, that helped. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/11:00 4r/11:53 r/3:03 r/3:05 r/3:08 w/4:36|
|3/29/12||me||campbell||12||26:48||warm, overcast, muggy. felt like shit. shins and feet hurt. breathing difficult. couldn't get optimum stride. felt bad earlier this morning. weird cough, congested lungs. cold? thinking about stride machine with accelerometers. what about having it monitor accelerations for a few minutes at a time, and then you could hit GOOD or BAD and it would save the data as either. then, after training, it would let you know if you're close to the good stride or too far toward the bad stride. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:25 r/2:57 r/2:54 r/3:00 w/4:51|
|4/1/12||me||campbell||12||26:39||prospect: game, west valley: game cool, sunny, breezy. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:29 4r/11:17 r/2:52 r/2:52 r/2:56 w/4:51|
|4/3/12||me||campbell||12||26:59||warm, overcast, cool breeze. really tough, moderate crowds, annoying kids. breathing, legs hurt. nauseous. tough. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:52 r/3:04 r/3:07 r/3:04 w/4:45|
|4/5/12||me||campbell||12||26:35||cold, sunny morning. kind of crowded. hard breathing. adjusted my stride; longer, slower strides seemed to help. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:17 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:58 w/4:55|
|4/8/12||me||west valley||12||31:38||touch. felt like lead. too much lunch? way too warm. warm, sunny,partly cloudy. still air. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:27 4r/11:30 w/4:27 w/4:23 w/4:18 w/4:17 blamed me for her shitty times. said I made her wait and eat chocolate while I took a crap. oh well.|
|4/15/12||me||west valley||12||30:24||warm, sunny. hard, breathing strained. big lunch. thinking about 3 goals for the pic: keypad, 7-segment display and mult/division. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:45 r/3:00 r/3:04 r/3:01 w/4:36|
|4/17/12||me||campbell||12?||23:57||slightly overcast, cool breeze, expected shit, did really well at the end. last sprint was really comfortable. went all the way to the bleachers, but could have gone further. pretty sure I counted okay, but about 90% sure. time seems too fucking fast. even, moderate length strides, full heel to toe. practically no recovery time. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:37 4r/11:30 r/2:54 r/2:55 r/2:56 r/2:53 w/4:49|
|5/1/12||me||campbell||12||25:50||warm, moderate crowds, slightly overcast with cool breeze. expected crap, but a week over 5k must have helped. was breathing pretty easily. moderate, consistant strides, felt fast. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:50 4r/11:38 r/3:05 r/3:01 w/4:39 w/4:50|
|5/6/12||me||west valley||12||29:11||Wore NIKE2011 hot, sunny. expected, crap, did crap, but it felt okay while running. breathing fine,medium, regular strides. felt like the time should have been faster. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:59 4r/11:46 r/3:02 r/3:05 w/4:37 w/4:25|
|5/9/12||me||campbell||12||25:59||hot and sunny. slight, cool breeze. crowded. not too bad. breathing okay. but not as good as last few times; too long at sea level. med, even strides. expected worse. thining about how pic will decode keypad row/col info. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:58 4r/11:59 r/3:02 r/3:04 w/4:39 w/4:42|
|5/12/12||me||west valley||12||29:55||hot and sunny. not easy. she said it was too hot for her. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:41 4r/11:43 r/3:05 r/3:12 w/4:46 w/4:43|
|5/13/12||me||west valley||12||29:20||sunny and warm. better than yesterday Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:26 4r/11:34 r/3:00 r/2:55 w/4:28 w/4:17 Picked up some stuff at fresh and easy for dinner: packet of indian ginger lentil rice and a packet of vegetable korma. really went well together; liked it better than the saag paneer packets we've tried. they also had tamarand chutney. not as good as the restaurants, but not bad.|
|5/15/12||me||campbell||12||26:02||Wore NIKE2011 sunny, cool breeze. kind of crowded. had awful time for first mile until I tried to pace a chick. she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:33 r/2:57 r/3:00 r/2:56 w/4:44|
|5/19/12||me||prospect||12||29:11||sunny, warm, cool breze. hard, feet and shins twinged; kind of a hard track? she said she likes this track best of all, and feels she gets her best times on it. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:31 4r/11:25 r/2:52 2r(?)/5:53 w/4:34 she fucked up her times. she ran 12 laps, but only 11 were recorded.|
|5/22/12||me||campbell||12||26:26||warm, sunny, cool breeze; moderate crowds. tough, had start. expected crap, surprised. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:41 r/2:56 r/2:53 r/2:54 r/2:51 w/4:58 working on multiplication problem for the pic. really seems to boil down to shift right test add shift left|
|5/24/12||me||campbell||12||26:12||warmish, sunny morning with cool breeze. crowded track. parking lot was set up for some sort of event, so we parked on the street, which was itself crowded. really tough, felt like Pb. breathing hurt, legs stiff, feet hurt. surprised by time. thinking about pic assy division problem. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:10 r/2:46 r/2:47 r/2:52 r/2:51 w/4:52 she continues to assert that mornings are the best time for her.|
|5/26/12||me||west valley||12||30:38||cool, breezy, sunny late afternoon. one of the few times I didn't check the lower shitter, I had to projectile crap. murphy. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:33 r/2:51 r/2:53 r/2:52 r/2:51 w/4:35|
|5/27/12||me||prospect||12||27:05||cool, breezy, sunny late afternoon. really tough; feet and legs hurt. breathing hard, felt like Pb Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:23 4r/11:24 r/2:53 r/2:55 r/2:55 r/2:55 w/4:39|
|6/1/12||me||prospect||12||26:27||late, sunny afternoon with cool breeze. expected crap, started out eally hard, but there was a fast dude on the track. his laps were 1:32. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore ???? her: 4r/10:33 4r/11:20 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:47 w/4:23|
|6/3/12||me||west valley||12||25:43??||late, sunny, warm afternoon. expected crap, time very suspect. she distracted me, and I may have bumped the clear button. probably closer to 29. late lunch, too much food. felt like crap, everything hurt. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes. her old shoes, just checked, were an earlier version of the Saucony Grid's, also.) her: 4r/10:21 4r/11:07 r/2:50 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:54 w/?:?? she felt like she was having hard time; attributes time to new shoes.|
|6/6/12||me||campbell||12||26:16||sunny, cool, breezy, moderate crowds. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:32 r/2:50 r/2:50 r/2:51 r/2:52 w/4:44|
|6/10/12||me||west valley||12||30:06||hot, sunny, late afternoon. as tough as I expected. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:33 r/2:56 r/3:00 r/3:01 r/2:55 w/4:43|
|6/12/12||me||campbell||10||24:03||warm sunny day. really crappy. felt like shit. expected crap, and guess what... like running with Pb shoes. breathing strained, nauseous, felt totally drained. had an appointment with tina at foothill; didn't drink or eat anything since; wondering if that's the reason. dehydrated? Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:29 4r/11:30 r/3:00 r/3:01 r/3:09 r/3:05 w/5:09 she had a really hard time. even wanted to wear my cap at the end.|
|6/18/12||me||prospect||12||29:54||sunny, warm with slight breeze. hard at the start; shins hurt for a while. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:24 4r/11:18 r/2:55 r/2:53 r/3:00 r/2:56 w/4:46|
|6/23/12||me||west valley||12||32:57||cool, sunny late afternoon. cool breeze. TOUGH, stomach hurt. really tough. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:45 4r/11:32 r/2:57 r/2:52 r/2:58 r/2:56 w/4:43|
|6/24/12||me||west valley||12||27:07?||cool, sunny, breezy. not sure if I ran 11 laps? left track to poop after 6 laps; tough. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:45 4r/11:29 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:55 r/2:53 w/4:48|
|6/30/12||me||prospect||12||26:57||moderate crowds; sunny, warm morning with breeze. HARD until I hit my stride. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:33 4r/11:33 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/3:00 r/2:57 w/4:44|
|7/1/12||me||west valley||12||31:25||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/11:03 4r/11:48 r/2:59 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/3:01 w/4:52|
|7/4/12||me||prospect||12||29:41||sunny, warm, moderate crowds. expected crap, got shit. very tough and slow. legs, chest and feet hurt. breathing hard. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:25 4r/11:18 r/2:55 r/2:52 r/2:54 r/3:00 w/4:51|
|7/8/12||me||west valley||12||34:45||warm, sunny, late afternoon. felt like shit, expected crap, didn't think I'd finish. legs and breathing okay, just felt like crap and trying not to cap myself either. letting gas out carefully. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:34 4r/11:33 r/2:57 r/2:56 r/2:58 r/3:00 w/4:49|
|7/12/12||me||prospect||12||29:27||sunny, warm morning. hard. feet hurt a little. time to change shoes? Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:28 4r/11:14 r/2:48 r/2:46 r/2:46 r/2:53 w/4:40|
|7/15/12||me||prospect||12||27:06||warm, late afternoon with light breeze. tough, but not as bad as the last few times. pacing fast dude. new shoes helped? size 10. Wore NIKE2012 (new shoes) she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 (grid, new shoes.) her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:26 r/2:56 r/2:55 r/2:59 r/3:00 w/4:55|
|7/17/12||me||campbell||12||24:59||warmish, sunny, late afternoon with cool breeze. surprisingly easy; in the zone. breathing, strides fine. couple of fast laps felt fine. breathing not difficult until last couple of laps. stayed ahead of a fast dude since the start of the run. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:44 4r/11:22 r/2:53 r/2:53 r/3:0 r/3:00 w/5:05|
|7/22/12||me||west valley||12||30:29??||HOT! too hot. she was bitching, and finally quit after a few laps. HOT! Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:38 4r/??:?? r/ r/ r/ r/ w/|
|7/23/12||me||prospect||n/a||n/a||dave didn't go. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:19 4r/11:17 r/2:55 r/2:56 w/4:35 w/4:31|
|7/24/12||me||prospect||12||29:37||sunny, warm, breeze. stupid dude practicing kicking football and stupid kid practicing kicking soccar goals. both sets of balls ended up on track. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 too warm for her. she had to keep stopping. her: 4r/10:23 4r/11:31 w/4:31 r/2:36 w/4:33 r/2:27 w/4:50|
|7/26/12||me||prospect||12||25:54||cool, overcast morning; sun came out during run Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 too warm for her. she had to keep stopping. her: 4r/10:22 4r/11:03 r/2:45 r/2:44 r/2:50 r/2:51 w/4:45|
|7/29/12||me||west valley||12||30:38||hot, sunny. kind of hard. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:37 4r/11:15 r/3:01 w/4:42 r/2:21 w/4:37 r/2:23|
|7/31/12||me||prospect||12||29:55||hot, sunny, kind of tough. left shin twinged a little Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:33 4r/11:42 r/3:06 w/4:42 r/2:31 w/4:42 r/2:31|
|8/5/12||me||west valley||12||30:53||warmish, late afternoon with cool breeze. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:23 4r/10:59 r/3:01 r/2:56 r/2:55 r/2:58 w/4:54|
|8/7/12||me||prospect||12||29:20||warm, late, sunny. cool breeze. moderately crowded. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:25 4r/11:03 r/2:56 r/2:58 r/2:59 r/2:57 w/4:38|
|8/9/12||me||prospect||12||31:17||warm, sunny, clear morning. no umph. just missed a soccer practice when we took off. no pain, breathing okay, just no umph. never passed her. she was flying. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:18 4r/10:35 r/2:47 r/2:51 r/2:47 r/2:50 w/4:46|
|8/12/12||me||west valley||12||29:55||hot, hard but that was mainly mental. told myself it would be hell when I started, but I pushed during the last half (thinking someone was on my ass, but it was just the sound of my own shoes) and it wasn't bad. HEAT was bad, though. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:14 ??? 4r/11:31 r/2:57 w/4:46 r/2:29 w/4:46 r/2:33 w/?:??|
|8/19/12||me||west valley||12||30:33||prospect gated haven't run for a while because both sick. coolish, late afternoon. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:44 r/2:56 r/2:59 r/2:58 r/2:56 w/4:44|
|8/21/12||me||campbell||12||26:02||prospect in session, west valley had some runners that might have been students. sunny morning, CROWDED AS HELL. took 45min to get to the track because of the 2 duds and a tremendous amount of roadwork around campbell. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:36 4r/11:31 r/2:53 r/2:54 r/2:55 r/2:56 w/5:04|
|9/3/12||me||prospect||12||31:01||cool, sunny morning. kind of tough; feet hurt a little. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:57 4r/12:07 r/3:03 w/4:37 r/2:35 r/2:50 w/4:53 r/2:29|
|9/5/12||me||campbell||12||25:43||cool, overcast, crowded as hell. pushed myself a bit too hard this morning; stupid chick running really fast. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:40 r/2:59 r/3:00 w/4:39 r/2:33 r/2:51 w/4:54|
|9/15/12||me||prospect||12||30:55||warm, sunny late afternoon. had. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:44 4r/11:54 r/3:04 w/4:41 r/2:36 r/2:58 r/3:05 w/4:43 w/4:|
|9/17/12||me||campbell||12||25:54||sunny, cool, late afternoon. fast dude was doing about 1:52/lap. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:45 4r/11:19 r/2:50 r/2:55 r/2:54 r/2:53 w/4:47|
|9/19/12||me||campbell||12||26:22||coolish, sunny morning with moderate crowds. left foot started out hurting, but got better toward the end. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:26 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:51 r/2:47 w/4:50|
|9/22/12||me||west valley||12||30:29||really tough. warm late afternoon. prospect had a game. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 no data; watch not working right. total time probably 44:34 her: 4r/ 4r/ r/: w/:|
|9/24/12||me||campbell||12||26:36||lots of kids until after 9:30a; warm, sunny, humid morning. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:47 4r/11:26 r/2:55 r/2:53 r/2:52 r/2:43 w/4:47|
|9/26/12||me||campbell||12||26:16||overcast, cool morning. hard run. shallow breaths, legs and feet hurt. Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:52 4r/11:29 r/2:52 r/2:51 r/2:52 r/2:42 w/4:47|
|9/28/12||me||campbell||12||25:24||cool, sunny morning. crowded until about 9:30a Wore NIKE2012 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:38 4r/11:26 r/2:52 r/2:54 r/2:53 r/2:54 w/4:57|
|9/30/12||me||prospect||12||27:30||warm, early evening. harder than hell; late dinner. on track for about a 31:00 time, but sprinted last 3 laps; super fast hot chick. she was doing laps in 2:00 and 2:00. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:17 r/2:50 r/2:51 r/2:52 r/2:52 w/4:35|
|10/1/12||me||campbell||12||25:36||7p, warm eve, crowded as hell. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:41 4r/11:08 r/2:47 r/2:46 r/2:50 r/2:47 w/4:39|
|10/3/12||me||campbell||12||25:05||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:15 4r/10:55 r/2:45 r/2:44 r/2:47 r/2:47|
|10/5/12||me||campbell||12||25:34||came after 9:30a, still lots of people, but not as bad. warm, sunny. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:30 4r/10:58 r/2:49 r/2:46 r/2:47 r/2:49 w/4:42|
|10/6/12||me||west valley||12||29:58||prospect had a game. sunday parking not free after 10/28/12. really tough, big lunch. warm, sunny late afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:28 4r/10:49 r/2:45 r/2:47 r/2:48 r/2:40 w/4:40|
|10/10/12||me||campbell||12||26:11||wet, sunny, humid. tough, kind of crowded at 9:30a. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:36 4r/11:17 r/2:55 r/2:50 r/2:50 r/2:54 w/4:54|
|10/15/12||me||campbell||12||24:34||crowded with kids until 9:30a. muggy foggy morning. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:14 4r/10:53 r/2:53 r/2:53 r/2:52 r/2:46 w/4:55|
|10/18/12||me||campbell||12||25:46||prospect had game; warm, sunny, breezy. kind of crowded. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:31 4r/11:16 r/2:57 r/2:55 r/2:57 r/2:54 w/4:50|
|10/20/12||me||west valley||12||26:21||prospect had game. cold, very late afternoon. crowd with food and chairs came in after 5pm. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:36 4r/11:00 r/2:52 r/2:50 r/2:50 r/2:52 w/3:36|
|10/21/12||me||prospect||12||28:37||cold, windy, late afternoon. overcast Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:15 4r/10:48 r/2:45 r/2:48 r/2:47 r/2:47|
|10/23/12||me||campbell||12||26:10||moderate crowds, cool, wet, sunny morning. rained last night. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:44 4r/10:58 r/2:52 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:48 w/4:39|
|10/24/12||me||campbell||12||26:54||cool, sunny late afternoon. moderate crowds. prospect had game. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:08 r/2:59 r/2:57 r/3:02 r/2:56 w/4:54|
|10/28/12||me||west valley||12||30:52||cool, sunny morning Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:33 4r/10:48 r/2:56 r/2:51 r/2:52 r/2:53 w/4:44|
|10/29/12||me||campbell||12||25:52||warm, sunny afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:38 4r/10:59 r/2:55 r/2:54 r/2:54 r/2:53 w/4:57|
|11/3/12||me||west valley||had diarrhea; walked the track. cool sunny afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:06 r/2:58 r/2:57 r/2:56 r/2:53 w/4:42|
|11/4/12||me||prospect||12||28:42||really touch; warm, late afternoon cool sunny afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:29 4r/10:43 r/3:08 r/2:58 r/2:57 r/?? w/4:37 she did 12, but the watch fucked up.|
|11/6/12||me||campbell||12||25:57||warm, sunny morning. moderate crowds. election day Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:38 4r/10:46 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:50 r/2:54 w/??:?? she did 12, but the watch fucked up.|
|11/12/12||me||campbell||12||n/a||cool and sunny. warmed up fast. moderate crowds. forgot my stopwatch; seemed fast. ray lives on payne between san tomas and winchester Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:32 4r/11:04 r/2:59 r/2:57 r/2:55 r/3:04 w/4:57|
|11/14/12||me||campbell||12||24:53||late, sunny, coolish afternoon. long shadows and moderate crowds. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:34 4r/11:10 r/3:02 r/3:02 r/3:01 r/3:02 w/5:01|
|11/18/12||me||west valley||12||30:32||tough, too much turkey. prospect had game cold, late afternoon. overcast. had rained this weekend and last night. everything damp left knee tender when I put weight on it at home before coming out. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:32 4r/10:51 r/2:50 r/2:50 r/2:47 r/2:42|
|11/19/12||me||campbell||12||25:26||cool, sunny, humid morning. kind of crowded. left knee a little tender during and after Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:27 4r/10:41 r/2:56 r/2:53 r/2:47 r/2:54 w/4:32|
|11/21/12||me||prospect||12||28:49||cold, damp late afternoon. touch, stomach bloated. she though prospect would be in session today. Here is prospect's class schedule Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:29 4r/10:56 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:51 r/2:51 w/4:28|
|12/1/12||me||west valley||12||30:21||cold, west, late afternoon. prospect had a game (and it was raining there) west valley was actually kind of dry, then it started sprinkling when we were done. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:32 r/2:58 r/3:01 r/3:01 r/3:02 r/3:02|
|12/2/12||me||west valley||12||30:19||prospect had game. cool, late, damp afternoon. skies clearing. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:49 4r/11:22 r/2:57 r/2:58 r/2:56 r/2:56 r/2:57 w/4:39|
|12/4/12||me||campbell||12||25:05||cold, overcast morning. crowded. killed myself last couple of laps. fast dude: 1:51 and 1:50. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:43 4r/10:56 r/2:58 r/2:54 r/2:54 r/2:51 r/2:53 w/4:58|
|12/9/12||me||west valley||12||28:52||cold, late afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:39 4r/11:21 r/3:01 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/2:54 r/2:52 w/4:36|
|12/12/12||me||campbell||12||25:45||cool, partly sunny, late afternoon. wet track. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:18 r/3:03 r/2:57 r/2:58 r/2:56 r/2:58 w/4:42|
|12/16/12||me||prospect||12||28:28||cold, damp, sunny. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2012 her: 4r/10:38 4r/11:11 r/3:00 r/2:54 r/2:53 r/2:52 r/2:50 w/4:40|
|12/30/12||me||west valley||12||26:26||looked like they were setting up for a game at prospect. cold, clear, breezy and sunny. late afternoon. my left shin hurt a bit. she didn't expect to do as well as she did after coming back from new mexico. breathing was strained, but her foot didn't hurt. thinking it was either the rest or the new shoes. Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2013 (changing to new shoes, Saucony W15000-23 grid cohesion nx) because her right heel was starting to hurt. wondering if she's getting too old to run? we both got flu shots (free) at CVS Pharmacy after running. (12/31/12: update, she woke up with aches, pains and sweats. temperature normal, but she's convinced the shot made her sick.) (1/3/13: update: okay, we both got sick, and still recovering. chills, nausea, gastro issues. all really sucks.) her: 4r/10:27 4r/10:52 r/3:01 r/2:56 r/2:56 r/2:56 w/4:18 w/4:06|
|1/26/13||me||west valley||20||49:11||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2013 cold, damp, drizzly morning. prospect had a game. really easy, never had this happen, could have kept going. no pain, breathing never an issue, could have maintained a conversation, not perspiring much, over all, incredibly easy, and very strange. Started out trying to maintain an easy 10 minute mile. her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:05 w/4:17 w/4:09 r/2:30 r/2:49 r/2:55 r/2:52 w/4:32|
|1/27/13||me||west valley||24||62:53||Wore NIKE2011 she walked and ran 12 laps; here are her times: She wore SAUCONY2013 cool, sunny afternoon. prospect had a game. wondered if I could actually do the six. not bad, but a bit harder than yesterday, probably because it was warmer and we had meatloaf for lunch. but, again, not bad. just tried to maintain 10 minute miles. right knee and leg did feel a bit stiff. her: 4r/10:45 4r/11:06 r/2:58 r/2:58 w/4:28 w/4:16 r/2:30 r/2:52 r/2:57 r/2:53 w/4:42|
|1/29/13||me||campbell||17||40:04||Wore NIKE2011 cool, sunny, moderately crowded morning. She wore SAUCONY2013 planned to do 5 or 6, but couldn't keep my speed down. ended up sprinting the last couple of laps. her: 4r/10:53 4r/11:13 r/3:04 r/3:02 r/2:59 r/2:50 w/4:33 w/4:24 r/2:37 r/2:56 r/2:57 r/2:57 w/5:03|
|1/31/13||me||campbell||24||59:23||Wore NIKE2011 warm, sunny afternoon. moderate crowds. bunch of school kids left after about 15 minutes. first 3mi REALLY had. didn't think I would do more than 2mi. chest and stomach felt REALLY heavy. Did pretty good controlling speed. She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:11 r/2:56 w/4:27 w/4:24 r/2:32 r/2:52 r/2:51 r/2:57 r/2:59 r/2:56 w/4:40|
|2/17/13||me||west valley||13(?)||33:46||Wore NIKE2011 game at prospect. mild, sunny afternoon. could have kept going. couple of sharp, quick twinges in both shins. She wore SAUCONY2013 she coule have kept going, but taking it easy because her hips hurt the last few runs. her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:04 w/4:29 w/4:12 w/4:11 w/4:24|
|2/19/13||me||prospect||20||51:07||Wore NIKE2011 cold, overcast, breezy could have done 24, maybe. knees hurt a little afterwards. She wore SAUCONY2013 she coule have kept going, but taking it easy because her hips hurt the last few runs. her: 4r/10:41 4r/10:55 r/2:57 w/4:23 w/4:04 w/4:01 w/4:03|
|2/21/13||me||prospect||20||50:37||Wore NIKE2011 sunny, cool. feet hurt a little during the run. She wore SAUCONY2013 she could have kept going, but taking it easy because her hips hurt the last few runs. her: 4r/10:35 4r/10:43 r/2:59 r/2:51 w/4:19 w/4:13 w/4:08 w/4:11|
|2/24/13||me||west valley||24||61:20||Wore NIKE2011 sunny, warmish. She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:46 4r/10:57 r/2:53 r/2:50 r/2:49 r/2:49 w/4:28 w/4:21 w/4:15 w/4:20|
|2/26/13||me||campbell||24||54:50||Wore NIKE2011 sunny, warmish. moderately crowded.expected shit, but got into the zone in a big way. couldn't really run slowly. She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:42 4r/10:47 r/2:52 r/2:49 r/2:49 r/2:44 w/4:28 w/4:16 w/4:11 w/4:18|
|2/28/13||me||campbell||16||35:39||Wore NIKE2011 moderate crowds, warm, sunny. planned to do a slow 5 or 6 miles, but fast, snot filled old dude kept me sprinting most of the way. did some backwards runs afterwards as cooldowns. She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:53 4r/11:25 r/3:02 r/3:02 r/3:03 r/2:59 w/4:39 w/4:47 w/4:46 w/4:32|
|3/3/13||me||west valley||24||62:42||warm, sunny afternoon. too much lunch. felt like shit going in, expected crap. first half was CRAP, figured I'd stop at 3mi. stupid kid started running with me for a couple of laps. the break gave me my second wind, the rest of the laps were pretty good. able to run pretty fast, no pain. Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:44 4r/10:50 r/2:53 r/2:53 r/2:51 r/2:46 w/4:30 w/4:15 w/4:06 w/4:11|
|3/5/13||me||campbell||20||45:51||warmish, sunny morning. cool breeze. moderate crowds. felt like crap, only thought I'd be able to do 3 or 4 miles. got better. even did a little backwards running when done. Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:47 4r/10:57 r/2:57 r/2:53 r/2:54 r/2:50 w/4:29 w/4:23 w/4:11 w/4:07|
|3/8/13||me||campbell||20||46:07||warmish, sunny morning. moderate crowds. felt like crap, only kind of tough. never got easier. legs felt tight. Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 12r/??:?? 4w/??:?? she forgot the fucking watch, but thinks she did pretty good.|
|3/10/13||me||west valley||24||61:39||warm, sunny afternoon. tough. prospect had game Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:40 4r/11:04 r/3:02 r/2:59 r/2:54 r/2:55 w/4:34 w/4:30 w/4:29 w/4:32|
|3/16/13||me||west valley||24||62:31||warm, sunny afternoon. tough. prospect had game Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:37 4r/10:52 r/2:54 r/2:49 r/2:49 r/2:46 w/4:35 w/4:30 w/4:23 w/4:22|
|3/19/13||me||campbell||26||51:59||comfortable, sunny morning. kind of crowded. talked to some people about sealfit games my pulse at the end was 160bpm. Wore NIKE2011 She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 4r/10:56 4r/11:27 r/3:08 r/3:08 r/3:07 r/3:04 w/4:49 w/4:26 w/4:25 w/4:22|
|4/14/13||me||west valley||20||49:21||warm, sunny afternoon. Wore NIKE2011 she didn't bother timing this; hip finally felt better after break; FUCKED UP HIP AGAIN! irritated hip really bad. she doesn't want to run anymore. think's it's fucking over. She wore SAUCONY2013 her: 8r/??:?? w/??:??|
|6/9/13||me||prospect||17||45:31||warm, sunny afternoon. west valley track closed 5/28 to 6/30 for resurfacing. Wore NIKE2011 She retired SAUCONY2013 and tried new shoes, NIKEAIR2013. It's an Air Max Assail 2, size 9.5. she ran 2 miles pain free and walked 1.5miles. took small steps and let hip rest. she stopped herself at 2mi, but could have kept going. her: 4r/11:03 4r/12:20 w/4:53 w/4:45 w/4:43 w/4:36 w/4:20 w/4:22 UPDATE: later tonight, she said that her hip started to hurt a little. It was fine during and just after the run. CAME UP WITH A THOUGHT ABOUT THE MEMORY PILL REMINDER DURATION TEST: maybe I should have the counter tic off minutes instead of counting all of the seconds in 24 hours. If I just have it tick off minutes and keep track of the minutes, I should be able to minimize the errors caused by the 1uS clock error by essentially resetting the accumulated error every minute.|
|6/11/13||me||prospect||20||50:43||pleasant, sunny morning Wore NIKE2011 She retired SAUCONY2013 and tried new shoes, NIKEAIR2013. pain free, took advil before for neck pain. her: 4r/11:41 4r/12:30 r/3:14 r/3:11 w/4:26 w/4:28 w/4:24 w/4:21 w/4:27 w/4:35|
|6/18/13||me||prospect||24||59:00||pleasant, sunny morning Wore NIKE2011 her: NIKEAIR2013. pain free her: 4r/11:11 2r/6:08 w/4:41 w/4:16 4r/11:51 2r/6:17 w/4:35 w/4:26|
|6/19/13||me||prospect||24||58:30||pleasant, sunny morning Wore AVIA2013 (avia cantelever). calves and feet hurt a lot until mile 4. new shoe issue? her: NIKEAIR2013. pain free her: 4r/10:48 4r/11:29 r/3:02 r/3:05 r/2:58 r/2:48 w/4:22 w/4:23 w/4:14 w/4:12|
|6/23/13||me||prospect||21||53:51||overcast, warm, humid afternoon. got crowded. Wore AVIA2013 (avia cantelever). her: NIKEAIR2013. pain free her: 4r/11:19 4r/12:11 r/3:01 r/3:08 r/3:08 r/3:02 w/4:34 w/4:30 w/4:31 w/4:34|
|6/25/13||me||prospect||24||58:35||overcast, humid morning. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:12 4r/11:56 w/4:26 w/4:21 w/4:16 r/2:45 r/2:56 r/3:02 r/2:45 w/4:28 w/4:25|
|6/29/13||me||prospect||24||56:58||hot, sunny morning. felt like shit, but seemed faster and really ran the last several laps racing kids and coach. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:01 4r/12:10 w/4:31 r/2:42 w/4:31 r/2:40 r/2:59 r/3:02 r/3:07 w/4:39 w/4:54 w/4:44|
|7/5/13||me||prospect||24||61:29||warm, sunny morning. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:01 4r/12:13 r/3:03 r/3:00 r/2:53 r/2:53 w/4:41 w/4:33 w/4:32 w/4:27|
|7/8/13||me||prospect||0||warm, sunny morning. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:54 4r/11:51 r/3:05 r/2:59 r/2:52 r/2:55 w/4:35 w/4:41 w/4:25 w/4:33|
|7/11/13||me||prospect||24||64:33||warm, partially overcast morning. cool breeze Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/??:?? pee r/??:?? w/??:?? 4r/??:?? 2w/??:?? 4r/??:?? 2w/??:??|
|7/14/13||me||prospect||24||62:58||warm, sunny late afternoon. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:14 4r/12:10 r/3:08 w/4:47 w/4:36 r/2:41 r/3:00 r/3:06 r/??:?? 2w/??:??|
|7/17/13||me||prospect||24||61:51||very warm, sunny, late afternoon with cool breeze. prospect football team came out to practice about 4:30p. no problem sharing field. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:47 4r/11:34 r/2:56 r/2:55 r/2:56 r/2:55 w/4:38 w/4:53 w/4:38 r/2:32 r/2:48 w/4:38 w/4:28 she felt good, could have run more, but decided not to press it.|
|7/21/13||me||prospect||24||63:41||very warm, sunny, late afternoon. miserable. had to stop for water. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:15 4r/12:00 w/4:43 w/4:41 w/4:43 r/2:39 r/2:56 r/3:01 r/3:05 r/3:08 r/3:05 w/4:59 w/4:58|
|7/28/13||me||prospect||24||64:52||warm, sunny, late afternoon with cool breeze. really tough for me. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:04 4r/11:47 r/3:03 r/3:00 r/3:01 r/2:57 w/4:54 w/5:03 r/2:42 r/2:58 w/4:44 w/4:38|
|7/31/13||me||prospect||0||0||getting ready for surgery this morning Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:00 4r/11:59 r/2:53 r/2:51 r/2:54 r/2:54 w/4:45 w/4:30 r/2:31 r/2:43 r/2:51 w/4:50|
|8/3/13||me||prospect||0||0||recouping from surgery. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:20 4r/12:06 w/4:31 w/4:49 r/2:42 r/2:57 r/3:04 r/3:03 r/3:05 r/2:53 w/4:45 w/4:50|
|8/6/13||me||prospect||0||0||walked track after having stent pulled out, rip-cord like, this morning. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:35 r/3:02 r/3:02 r/2:57 r/3:05 w/4:48 w/4:30 r/2:38 r/2:53 w/4:36 w/4:46 she felt really good; could have done more. said the air temp helped quite a bit.|
|8/11/13||me||prospect||24||64:26||warm, sunny, late afternoon. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:42 r/2:58 r/3:01 r/2:58 r/2:58 w/4:46 w/4:38 r/2:35 r/2:53 r/2:51 w/4:43 w/4:42 she felt really good; could have done more. said the air temp helped quite a bit.|
|8/16/13||me||west valley||24||65:34||some sort of practice at prospect. warmish, overcast, incredibly muggy morning. The west valley soccer team came out to run laps during our last 10 minutes. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:56 4r/12:00 r/2:55 r/2:54 r/2:53 r/2:53 w/4:35 w/4:26 r/2:32 r/2:48 r/2:52 w/4:30 w/4:14|
|8/18/13||me||prospect||13+||34:13||really warm, late afternoon. probably almost 90. had to stop. REALLY hot. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:50 4r/11:58 w/4:36 w/5:05|
|8/20/13||me||west valley||17||43:22||prospect had game. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:56 4r/12:30 r/3:17 w/5:07 w/4:43 r/2:47|
|8/26/13||me||campbell||24||57:59||west valley in session. cool, overcast, very crowded morning. good weather for running. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:42 4r/11:23 r/2:56 r/2:54 r/2:53 r/2:58 w/4:58 w/4:30 r/2:32 r/2:50 r/2:53 r/2:55 w/4:33 w/4:46|
|8/28/13||me||campbell||24||54:22||crowded, overcast, muggy. sprinted last lap and a half because of a fast due. benefits of backpacking most aparant during sprints. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:54 4r/11:39 r/2:56 r/2:52 r/2:55 r/2:50 w/4:29 w/4:21 r/2:34 r/2:48 r/2:48 r/2:51 w/4:30 w/4:43|
|9/1/13||me||west valley||20||49:25||prospect had practice. warm, sunny late afternoon. felt like shit when I started; really didn't think I'd be able to run at all. started running a bit fast because someone was behind me after the third mile, then felt okay. could have finished 24, but she stopped. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:32 4r/11:18 r/2:55 r/3:00 r/3:00 r/3:05 w/4:56 stopped because it was a bit too warm. her hip bothered her later in the evening. she said it was okay running, but noticed pain after resting on the bench waiting for me to finish.|
|9/8/13||me||west valley||24||58:41||prospect had a game. warm, late evening. Wore AVIA2013 her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:53 4r/11:45 r/2:59 r/2:58 r/2:58 r/2:54 w/4:51 w/4:43 w/4:45 w/4:25|
|9/13/13||me||west valley||24||60:15||prospect had a game. cool, late evening. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:10 r/2:49 r/2:51 r/2:49 r/2:47 w/4:39 w/3:46 - sprint/walks w/3:47 w/3:14|
|9/16/13||me||campbell||24||54:47||warm, sunny morning. too many people, ran way too fast. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:51 4r/11:18 r/2:52 r/2:51 r/2:53 r/2:53 w/4:42 w/3:42 - sprint/walks w/3:34 - sprint/walks w/2:44 - sprint/walks|
|9/20/13||me||campbell||24||53:36||pleasant, sunny morning. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:02 r/2:52 r/2:47 r/2:43 r/2:36 w/4:34 w/3:30 - sprint/walks w/3:34 - sprint/walks w/2:44 - sprint/walks|
|9/22/13||me||west valley||24||62:09||pleasant, sunny late afternoon. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:43 4r/11:11 r/2:57 r/2:50 r/2:55 r/2:51 w/4:25 w/3:45 - sprint/walks w/3:45 - sprint/walks w/3:22 - sprint/walks|
|9/29/13||me||west valley||24||57.51||pleasant, sunny late afternoon. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:46 4r/11:26 r/2:57 r/3:02 r/2:58 r/3:00 w/4:40 w/4:00 - sprint/walks w/3:54 - sprint/walks w/3:30 - sprint/walks|
|10/4/13||me||campbell||24||55:55||thought I was going to die. too much bbq; late lunch. left arch REALLY hurt in the beginning. expected foot to snap in half. pleasant, sunny late afternoon. crowded game at prospect. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:39 4r/11:21 r/2:54 r/2:50 r/2:54 r/2:51 w/?? w/?? - sprint/walks w/?? - sprint/walks w/?? - sprint/walks|
|10/6/13||me||west valley||24||61:58||warm, partially overcast, late afternoon. really tough, though I wouldn't finish. had to drink half way through. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:45 4r/11:40 r/3:02 r/3:00 r/2:58 r/2:57 w/4:49 w/4:19 - sprint/walks w/4:15 - sprint/walks w/3:30 - sprint/walks|
|10/10/13||me||campbell||24||55:27||cold, sunny morning. warmed up tough, slight pain left arch Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:29 4r/11:06 r/2:49 r/2:48 r/2:47 r/2:48 w/4:43 w/3:38 - sprint/walks w/3:29 - sprint/walks w/2:54 - sprint/walks|
|10/13/13||me||west valley||24||59:30||pleasant, sunny, late afternoon. prospect had a game. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:41 4r/11:22 r/2:55 r/2:55 r/2:52 r/2:55 w/4:32 w/4:01 - sprint/walks w/3:20 - sprint/walks w/3:18 - sprint/walks|
|10/17/13||me||campbell||16||36:16||warm, sunny, morning. she stopped because she had to poop after first mile. she could have kept going if she didn't poop. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:43 r/??:??|
|10/20/13||me||west valley||24||60:45||warm, sunny late afternoon Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:49 4r/11:28 r/3:00 r/2:58 r/2:58 r/2:57 w/4:29 w/3:50 - sprint/walks w/3:25 - sprint/walks w/3:22 - sprint/walks|
|10/24/13||me||campbell||24||50:28||cool, overcast, muggy morning. expected shit, but fast old bitch in blue was on my ass most of the way. really felt like crap, left instep hurt for a while; had to basically sprint the last 16 laps. she was quite fast. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:35 r/2:51 r/2:53 r/2:48 r/2:55 w/4:27 w/3:37 - sprint/walks w/2:57 - sprint/walks w/3:06 - sprint/walks|
|10/27/13||me||west valley||24||58:55||prospect had game. cool, late afternoon. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:39 4r/11:43 r/3:00 r/2:56 r/2:57 r/2:57 w/4:30 w/3:59 - sprint/walks w/3:24 - sprint/walks w/3:23 - sprint/walks|
|11/3/13||me||west valley||24||56:53??||prospect had game. cold, overcast afternoon, right after the time change. cramps most of the way. not 100% sure I didn't actually do 23 laps. left foot hurt for a while, also. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:56 4r/12:24 r/3:06 r/3:03 r/2:59 r/2:51 w/4:34 w/3:48 - sprint/walks w/3:23 - sprint/walks w/3:?? - sprint/walks she was very disappointed by her times; thinking this might be the beginning of the end. she also said she had a scary trip.|
|11/7/13||me||campbell||24||52:59||cool, muggy, overcast morning. moderate crowds. felt unusually good; could have kept going. started out fast. a little pain in left foot and shin, but went away. got some REALLY bad blisters on the outer parts of both heels. could feel them forming as I was running. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:35 4r/11:46 r/2:54 r/2:54 r/2:59 r/3:00 r/2:51 w/4:37 w/2:56 - sprint/walks w/3:02 - sprint/walks|
|11/10/13||me||west valley||24||55:32||cool, late, sunny afternoon a little pain in left foot and shin, but went away. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:53 4r/11:43 r/2:57 r/2:57 r/2:58 r/2:56 r/2:56 r/2:54 w/4:29 w/3:30 - sprint/walks w/3:23 - sprint/walks|
|11/14/13||me||campbell||19||41:08||cool, overcast morning. pain in left foot, but had shoe tied too tightly because I was trying to prevent blisters. pain gone after loosening laces. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/11:03 ??? she did 7 laps, but stopped because she didn't feel well. not enough sleep and too much stress.|
|11/21/13||me||campbell||24||52:41||cool, sunny afternoon. very few people, parking lot crowded because of some sort of event. started out fast, little bit of pain in shins; had to loosen left shoelace again. felt okay; ran faster than I had planned because of some stupid dude pacing me laps 3 - 16? felt like I had to sprint the whole time. a little pain in left foot and shin, but went away. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:27 4r/11:15 r/2:54 r/2:55 r/2:58 r/2:59 w/?:?? w/?? - sprint/walks w/?? - sprint/walks w/?? - sprint/walks|
|12/1/13||me||prospect||24||55:33||cool, sunny, late afternoon. expected crap after hawaii, but okay. Wore AVIA2013B - retired old pair, started wearing new pair of same shoes her: NIKEAIR2013. her: 4r/10:49 4r/11:44 r/2:55 r/2:58 r/3:01 r/2:54 w/4:27 w/3:46 - sprint/walks w/3:09 - sprint/walks w/3:12 - sprint/walks|
|1/12/08||Shoreline||5mi||3hr||denise bought asolo backpacking boots|
|1/18/08||downtown||15mi||8hr||harder than usual, both of us got bad blisters|
|1/20/08||Montara Summit||9.5mi||4.5hr||Full packs, training for Grand Canyon. really beautiful, harder than expected, great views but cold at top|
|1/26/08||Taylor Loop||5mi||1.5hr||denise wore her waterproof shoes. I wore mine & got blisters again.|
|2/1/08||Evergreen Lodge to Camp Mather on Hetch Hetchy Rd.||4.5mi||3hr||Asphault rd. slushy, she wore her asolo backpacking boots & I wore mine.|
|2/2/08||Merced Grove||5mi||3hr||Snowshoed. wore her asolo backpacking boots & I wore mine.|
|2/3/08||Evergeen Lodge down Mather Rd.||7mi||3.5hr||Asphault, Snowshoed. wore her asolo backpacking boots & I wore mine. Looking for Inspiration Pt. or Lookout Pt, but no dice. Too much snow.|
|2/8/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||3hr||wasted time at REI. Nice night, very clear.|
|2/15/08||Mission Peak trail.||7.3mi||4.75hr||Current weather. training for Grand Canyon. Full packs, warm up & down, cold & windy at the top. Used 2L fluids. Her asolo backpacking boots and my vasquez. Can probably do this after a rain; trail doesn't look like it would get as muddy as Ohlone did. 411' in parking lot to 2480' at the top. spent some extra time at the top.|
|2/16/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1.5hr||Nice night, very clear. I wore new Vasquez waterproof shoes, She wore her Sketchers|
|2/17/08||downtown||16mi||6.25hr||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes. overcast morning, easy. she got a blister on baby toe because of a bandaid, not the shoes.|
|2/18/08||Big Basin weather conditions and maps. Berry Falls trail.||13mi||6.25hrs||Grand Canyon prep; full packs, cool day (almost overcast toward the end). She wore her asolo backpacking boots & I wore my vasquez. VERY taxing with the packs. Really a bitch, actually; especially the uphills. Anticipate death at GC. She had her feet taped, but still got blisters. She started out with some from yesterday, and believes that she would have been okay if that was not so. Datapoint: this was hard enough to suggest an outside backpacking limit for moderate terrain; probably don't want to plan on more than 10-12 miles/day.|
|2/23/08 (sat)||downtown||16.5mi||6hr||I wore regular socks, both wore vasquez waterproof shoes, thermal silk turtlenecks, REI duckbacks and Goretex Rain Pants, Marmot Precip rainjackets. Wore full raingear all the
way back but totally comfortable. Never got wet, no sweat issues; very impressed. Cold & windy when we started.
I used the hood instead of my hat. Almost
too easy. need to find better way to train for GC or we're both dead. |
Originally wanted to try Los Cubanos, but stupid hours:
tu-th 11-2:30p, 5-9p
fri 11-2:30p, 5-10p
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|2/25/08||SF Hills Hike||8mi||5.5hrs||Wore vasquez waterproof shoes; cool, sunny weather, nice day. no fog. hills harder than expected, esp on calves. did extra hills
for GC training. Cool sidenote: bought a hiking shirt at Marshall's for 5 bucks!
|2/29/08||henry coe state park. Frog Lake (Flat Frog up, and Middle to Fish trails back.) Current Weather||10mi||5.5hr||
Bulbous, tumor covered tree
a pock covered, woodpecker attacked companion:
Lick Observatory from the back end
Somewhat perilous crossing
getting this shot of us
. Another example
of polarized light: this shot
taken with the polaroid of my sunglasses aimed one way, and this was taken with it rotated 90°
Carried 4L, used 2L fluid. Her rt heel got
again; always happens with new shoes. doesn't feel anything
before it happens. Used BandAid
BlisterBlock stick on toes, and didn't get any new blisters. Seems to work good.
She wore her boots & I wore mine. both had long sleeve wickaway & pants.
|3/3/08||Butano State Park. map||about 11mi||6hr||One of the prettiest parks we've been to. Most of the trails were shaded. Lots of overgrowth and blown down trees. Need
to go back to check out the abandoned air field. carried 4L/used2L. We both wore long sleeve shirts & pants. She
wore her asolo backpacking boots, & I wore my new vasquez (picked up yesterday w/ rei dividend.) She used
Blister Block again, which really seems to work. One starting on her big toe left foot, but everything else ok. My
heels started to get hot, but never formed. Full packs, nice clear morning.
|3/7/08||Tuolumne Grove||4mi||2hr 10min||Snowshoed fromm the parking lot near Yosemite Institute to the grove & back. Took 1L/ Used 1L, should have brought more. Full
packs, thermal tops
|3/7/08||Lodge to Ahwahnee and Back||3mi||Couple of hrs||After dinner, walked from the Lodge to the Ahwahnee to make brunch reservations. Very dark walk on the trail, actually kind of scary. She wanted to take the shuttle back to the lodge, but had to make her do this to get used to hiking in the dark with flashlights to get ready for GC and Whitney. Little danger of death on this trail. My diffuse, large coverage LED flashlight and her tighter beam, focused LED light worked well together on the trail. Mine for general lighting and hers to get the fine details of the dropoffs we were about to plunge down. Saw lots of stars that night near lower falls, but too much LP (light pollution) at lodge. Barely made out milky way there.|
|3/8/08||Gin Flat Loop||10mi||5 hrs||snowshoed from Tioga Road gate @ Yosemite Institute. Full packs, carried 4L, used 2L, gps from parking lot to the trail
head (not allowed to park at yosemite institute) 0.78mi.
|3/9/08||Crane Flat Lookout||4.5mi||2.5hrs||Snowshoed w/ full packs, carried 4L, used 2L, tired from yesterday (daylight savings time change), and woke w/ sort through and
generally feeling like crap. Wore thermals. Always had trouble finding the trail head in the past: 6.5mi from entrance
hut (look to the left going into the valley) and 1mi (5minutes) going up from the Crane Flat gas station.
|3/15/08 (sat)||downtown (aborted)||4.25mi||1.5hr||I wore wool socks with new vasque hiking boot to break in for GC and cheated with some blister block on my heels,
she wore vasquez waterproof shoes; we both carried REI duckbacks and Goretex Rain Pants, Marmot Precip rainjackets.
We were planning to go downtown, but had to abort because she caught my cold, and both felt like crap and started to
overheat. looks like I didn't quite recover; very concerned about not enough training for GC & whitney. will die. |
|3/17/08||Harry's Hofbrau Walk||4.2mi||2.25hrs||Walked to the Hofbrau for St. Pattie's lunch. I wore my vasquez water proof shoes, she wore her sketchers. both of us overheated (still sick) and got nauseous. Fortunately we didn't hurl on the way there or back, but felt like it. Took extra time at the hofbrau to digest (1hr). Pesky bug.|
|3/19/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 20min||I wore my vasque waterproof shoes and she wore her sketchers. both of us still sick; overheated a bit. spent about 10min at "snob hill." found out it takes about 25 minutes to walk from nob nill back home.|
|3/21/08||downtown||16mi||7hr||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes (I wore regular socks.) nice day, first long walk after getting sick. I cheated a bit and
used blister stick on soles and heels.
she got a blister on each big toe, but never noticed them.
|3/24/08||Hedding Walk (to city hall) -- ABORTED||5mi||1hr 40min||I wore my vasque waterproof shoes, hiking socks w/o blister block or tape, and she wore her asolo backpacking boots.
|3/28/08||Pinnacles National Monument||9.2mi||5.5hrs||I wore my OLD vasque hiking boots with FULL pack (slipped a LOT), but carried the bear cannister instead of the tent. she wore her asolo
backpacking boots and her gregory day pack. she taped her heels, used blister block, and
she was generally okay, but got blisters on her big toes. warm, sunny day. carried 4L, used 2L. hike was HARD for me,
but she complained that she wasn't getting enough of a workout.
|3/29/08||downtown||15mi||7hr 15min||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes (I wore regular socks.) overcast day. 45min lunch @ don pedros, about 55min at king lib, 25min at starbucks.|
|3/31/08||Purisima Creek Redwoods||7.5mi||5hr 55min||I wore my new vasque backpacking boots & she wore her asolo backpacking boots. both had full packs, I carried bear vault, she
carried tent. carried 4L used 2L fluid. Skyline parking lot to Higgins Rd parking lot via Harkins Ridge and back via
|4/4/08||Johnny's Pond via Murietta Falls trail on Ohlone Trail||12mi||7hrs||I wore my new vasque backpacking boots, she wore her asolo backpacking boots. both had full packs, I carried bear vault
and a 2L Camelback in the pack, she
carried tent. Carried 6L, used 4L
|4/5/08||SF Hills Hike||about 7mi||4hrs||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes; cool, sunny weather, nice day. no fog. abbreviated hike, looking for coca leaves (cocaine plant) in china town. herb, not tea, no luck.|
|4/12/08||downtown - alternate to pick up ignitor from APC||13.2mi||6h4||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes (I wore regular socks.) very hot day.
|4/14/08||Mission Peak trail.||6.7mi||3hr 45min||Current
training for Grand Canyon. Full packs,8Lfluids, both using camelbacks, cold, overcast morning & cold Down, VERY cold & windy at the top.
Used 2L fluids. Her new asolo backpacking
boots and my new vasquez. also trying NEW REI brand socks (expedition model) and backpack folding tripod stools.
|4/18/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||slightly altered route to drop off tapes at library. warm afternoon.|
|4/20/08||Visitor center to rim trail||5mi||2hrs 35min||
me new vasque backpack, her new asolo backpack boots.
|4/21/08||Hopi Pt to Mather Visitor Center via Rim Trail||5.75mi||3hrs 45min||me new vasque backpack, her new asolo backpack boots.
Wanted to do Hermit trail, but it was closed for road construction. Had the shuttle drop us off at
Hopi point instead, and walked the rim trail back.
|4/22/08||Shoshone Pt Hike & Yaki pt trail (2 hikes)||7.5mi||4hrs 5min||
me new vasque backpack, her new asolo backpack boots.
VERY hard to find the damn unmarked trailhead off the road.
carried 4L for both hikes, used 2L total.
|4/23/08||South Kaibab to Bright Angel campground.||7+mi||5hrs 55min||
started with 8L each. Both wore long pants, shirts, REI Expedition socks, and her
new asolo backpacking boots and my new vasque backpacking boots. rangers convinced us to leave the bear vault behind.
|4/24/08||Bright Angel to Indian Garden||4.5+mi||3hrs 20min||
|4/25/08||Heading back to South Rim via Bright Angel Trail||4.5+mi||4hrs 10min||
|4/27/08||Office Walk||4mi||???||walked to her office, then to macdonald's and back.|
|5/2/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 5min||She wore her Sketchers. really hauling the freight tonight, and am feeling better about this mileage estimate after walking lap#13 yesteday at the track (did that really slowly, certainly not as fast as we walked tonight) which provided a good calibration point.|
|5/5/08||downtown||14.5mi||5.75hr||both wore vasquez waterproof shoes. cold, overcast morning, then really hot (had to pull the legs of the pants)
in the afternoon. balls of my feet feel a bit abraded, her feet totally okay. she had the side
of her left foot taped to keep corn from recurring.
|5/8/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||≈1hr 20min||slightly altered route to go to bank. nice afternoon.|
|5/9/08||Loma Prieta Grade & Bridge Creek Loop, Forest of Nisene State Park, Foghorn Outdoors 101 Great Hikes of SF Bay Area #101 Virtual Parks California State parks maps, Nisene map. Driving directions to Nisene. Current weather conditions.||≈10mi||≈5.5hrs||
me: rei expedition socks, no tape, old vasque hiking boots
her: rei expedition socks, tape, new asolo backpacking boots
took 4L/used 2L
|5/10/08||Macdonald's Walk||4mi||???||walked past he office to macdonald's and back.|
|5/15/08||Sacramento RiverWalk, Turtle Bay||2.5mi||???||walked across bridge and up path to main street and back. VERY hot, dry day in redding. neat bridge.|
|5/16/08||McArthur-Burney Memorial State Park||5.5mi||3hr 20Min||
Hiking around Bunny Flat area of Mt. Shasta
|5/18/08||Lassen Volcanic National Park||6mi||???hr||
Parking lot at the Loomis Ranger Station
Devastated Area Parking Lot. This was just a 0.5mi interpretive trail (interesting.)
Hat Lake Parking Lot
It also looks like this might be a good park for snowshoing this time of year. Still lots of snow by the roads. Yosemite would probably require hiking to it.
REMINDER TO SELF: want to get 4 shots and use the following captions:
|2/26/08||downtown||16mi||6hr 20min|| overcast morning, cold morning.
she wore her old asolo hiking boots and taped her feet, I wore old vasque backpacking boot and just applied liberal
glob of blister block, no tape.
|5/30/08||Rancheria Falls Hetch Hetchy.||≈8mi||4hrs45min||
|6/1/08||Rancheria Falls Backpacker's Lot, Hetch Hetchy.||≈8mi||4hrs5min||
|6/12/08||Middle Deadfall Lake||4.2mi||2.2hr||
Snowbank blocking last 100 yards to trailhead. Rangerette said there are no parking restrictions, and that we should just leave
room for others to turn around.
I tried changing the weight distribution in my pack; put the sleeping bag closer to the middle, the bear cannister at the top, and the tent directly below; seemed to help.
She has new shoulder straps on her pack (men's med). Mae a huge difference, now pinching or hand numbness. Chick at rei said that the women's straps were s-shaped to handle breasts, but it was stupid because it pinched an artery. looks like she was right.
|6/13//08||Lower Deadfall Lake||3.65mi||2hr35min||
Crap, looks like a group of people are encroaching; see some campfires across the lake.
Note: she noticed that sunscreen works well as handlotion in a pinch.
|6/14/08||Attempting Toad Lake||6.2mi||4hr 10min||
|6/20/08||Doyle Ave Loop||≈3.5mi||1hr 20min||very warm evening.|
|6/23/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||1.5hr||
|6/27/08||Campbell Ave Loop||≈4.25mi||forgot to check time||slightly altered route to go to bank. coolish, smokey evening (california wildfires.) We actually also had an aborted attempt to walk downtown this morning; too hot and smokey. She had her vasque waterproof shoes on.|
|6/28/08||SF Hills Hike||7mi||5.5hrs||Wore vasquez waterproof shoes; cool, overcast weather, nice day. hills harder than expected, esp on calves. did extra hills for Whitney training. Lunch at Burgermeister.|
|7/8/08||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||4.25hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and sketchers. Me, standard crap. Took about 45minutes to get from the car to the first set of bathrooms.|
|7/11/08||Monterey Hike||≈6mi||3hrs||didn't go as far as usual because her eye's were bothering her. nice, cool day. Lunch at Jose's Mexican Restaurant found an excellent place to hang out near the Aquarium. Across from Mackerel Jack's (between The Clement Monterey covered pedestrian overpass and the Aquarium), take a non-descript metal gate; it opens up to a really nice, sheltered, open courtyard with benches and an ocean view.|
|7/14/08||Montara Summit||7mi||3.5hr||day packs, her: asolo backpacking boots, me: old vasque backpacking boots. REALLY hard hike, she almost wanted to turn around. cool, overcast, foggy morning, but sweating like a couple of pigs at a bbq. at 2.2mi, we each had half a cliff bar, and felt better in about 20minutes. The top was cool and breezy, but much better than the last time we did this in january. Current weather.|
|7/19/08||SF Stairs Hike (Abbreviated version of SF Hills)||7mi||5.5hrs||cool, overcast weather, nice day Lunch at Empress of China and coffee at Mara's Italian Pastry. She was afraid of the stairs because of her eyes, but ended up saying that it was much easier than she expected. Also found North Face store near Powell and Post St. The chick there said to just keep your receipts; they have a life time satisfaction warranty, and that you can return anything without having to be a member of anything.|
|7/25/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||???||didn't really keep track of the time.|
|7/26/08||Purisima Creek Redwoods||7.25mi||3hr 45min||I wore my old vasque backpacking boots & she wore her new asolo backpacking boots. daypacks, carried 4L used 2L fluid. Skyline parking lot to Higgins Rd parking lot via Whittmore Gulch out and Harkins Ridge back. REALLY hot and hard for her, especially the uphills back. Try to remember to back into the parking space so that her seat doesn't bake in the sun when we get back.|
|7/28/08||Big Basin weather conditions and maps. Berry Falls trail.||13mi||4.75hrs||Glad we went; she really wasn't feeling too good about it, but I made her press on. She thought she was really off balance and much more wiped out, but eventually decided that it going to the falls was harder than coming back. day packs, cool day, but FELT HOT AND MUGGY. perspired profusely. She wore her asolo backpacking boots & I wore my old vasquez. She had her feet taped, but got a minor blisters. Took 4L/used3L of fluids. She thought this was easier than purisima a couple of days ago because there was more cover and the terrain wasn't as steep. One of these days we need to backpack the Skyline to the Sea trail.|
|7/26/08||Purisima Creek Redwoods||7.25mi||3hr 45min||I wore my old vasque backpacking boots & she wore her new asolo backpacking boots. daypacks, carried 4L used 2L fluid. Skyline parking lot to Higgins Rd parking lot via Whittmore Gulch out and Harkins Ridge back. REALLY hot and hard for her, especially the uphills back. Try to remember to back into the parking space so that her seat doesn't bake in the sun when we get back.|
|8/3/08||Dog Lake, Yosemite, Tioga Pass||2.8mi||2hrs 10min||
|8/4/08||North Dome with Indian Rock side trail.||12.6mi||6hrs||
|8/5/08||Parker Lake Trail (Near Lee Vining)||4.7mi||3hrs 30min||
|8/6/08||Mono Pass Trail (Near Tom's Place by Bishop)||7.3mi||5hrs 50min||
|8/7/08||Methuselah Trail (Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest)||4.4mi||3hr||
|8/8/08||Mt. Dana||5.8mi||7hr 37min||
|8/14/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||1.5hr||15 minute break at macdonald's for a drink. REALLY HOT. She doesn't handle thirst too well. got me so riled up I accidentally used the woman's bathroom; didn't realize it until a gal walked in on me while doing my thing. Will remember this one for a while. NOTE TO SELF: if you notice a men's room doesn't have urinals, walk out. Don't assume they didn't install them.|
|8/18/08||downtown||16mi||6hr 35min|| overcast morning.
we both wore our vasque waterproof shoes (she should have worn her sketchers.)
|8/23/08||White Mountain Summit||15.3mi||9hrs||
|8/24/08||Bristlecone Cabin Trail||3mi||2hrs||
|8/29/08||4mi||5.5hrs||surprisingly warm, sunny weather, TOO WARM. no fog. We aborted the hike half way up the stairs to coit tower because of the heat; spent most of the day taking it easy. Ended up having lunch at WipeOut at Pier 39, and spent some time in that area. TOO DAMN HOT.|
|8/30/08||Pierce Ranch Tomales Pt Trail. Current weather at Tomales||7mi||3hrs||
|9/1/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 10min||warm afternoon.|
|9/7/08||Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake||5.6mi||5.5hrs||
|9/8/08||Portal to Outpost Camp||3.7mi||4hrs||
|9/9/08||Outpost Camp to Whitney Summit||15.8mi||14hrs||
|9/10/08||Outpost Camp to Whitney Portal||mi||hrs||
|9/20/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||warm afternoon. Lot harder than it should have been; legs wobbly, didn't feel too good. both of us are still feeling the effects of the flu's we got after coming back from whitney.|
|9/26/08||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||warm afternoon; accidentally took a slightly extended loop; found a new ethiopian restaurant near the cuban place we didn't like that we want to try. Cafe Reb??? on 6'th st?|
|9/27/08||Saratoga Ave Loop||≈3.5mi||1.5hrs||warm afternoon. 15min dinner|
|9/29/08||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||3.75hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and vasque waterproof shoes. Me, standard crap, including vasque waterproof shoes.|
|10/3/08||downtown||16mi||7hr 15min|| overcast morning.
we both wore our vasque waterproof shoes.
|10/17/08||Wildcat Cabin, Spooner Lake||≈ 2.8mi||1hr||
both wore backpacking boots, full packs, no tent, felt harder than whitney.
|10/18/08||Exploring Around Cabin||≈ 2.75mi||2hrs||
both wore backpacking boots.
|10/19/08||Marlette Lake vis North Canyon Rd.||≈ 8mi||3.5hrs||
both wore backpacking boots.
|10/20/08||Wildcat Cabin to Parking Lot||≈ 2.8mi||1hrs||
both wore backpacking boots.
|10/25/08||Taylor Loop (reverse)||5mi||4hrs||hot afternoon; lunch at chili's and spent a couple of hours at MLK. found an interesting book with a good description of the conservation of angular momentum and how it ties with the tidal locking of the moons orbit and its rotation rate. the angular momentum for the entire system (earth, moon orbit and the earth's rotation -- moon's contribution is negligible.)|
|10/27/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||pleasant, cool evening.|
|10/1/08||Mariposa Grove||≈ 5.5mi||3hrs||
Should have had jacket and snow gloves. COLD LUNCH. rain jacket wetness issue wasn't so bad this time. felt wet, but once seemed to dry out while eating lunch. think it may be perspiration that hadn't had a chance to transpire out of the jacket, instead of an ingress of water from the rain.
full rain gear; carried umbrellas because of the damn rain. left out a lot of details and notes because the
Ahwahnee Brunch (5.75hrs, about 7.5mi)
The Village after dinner
|10/3/08||Bridalveil Falls||≈ .8mi||0.5hrs||Last day here is the first day without rain! only 1000 feet from the parking lot to the falls. If you continue on the paved path from the parking lot past the spur to the falls, you will cross 3 bridges and hit another fork where you can go to El Cap Bridge (2.1mi), Pohono Bridge (1.3mi), Curry Village (5.2mi) or back to Bridalveil Falls (.3mi). Want to remember this the next time we're in the area...|
|11/7/08||SF Stairs Hike (skipped SF Hills)||≈4mi||4.75hrs||cool weather, nice day. Me: vasque waterproof shoes; her: sketchers Lunch at Stinking Rose. Just had the soup and salad this time. We planned to do the full hike with the stairs, but decided, after lunch, to just stay downtown and check out some stores to look for hiking gear. Had a chance to taste durian in durian gelato at Yoogo Gelato. Just about as bad as expected.|
|11/10/08||downtown||15mi||7hr 10min||her: sketchers, me: vasquez waterproof shoes (I wore regular socks.) overcast, almost cold day. 40min lunch @ los cubanos (excellent oxtails) and about an hour and a half at MLK.|
|11/14/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||warm afternoon.|
|11/15/08||Lover's Pt Park to Perkin's Park (Pacific Grove)||3||1hr||unseasonably HOT afternoon. Very cool place. Like it better than carmel or monterey. Huge number of victorians. Lots of parking, but most of it limited to 2hr. Found a parking lot across from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History that doesn't seem to be restricted on weekends. Another thing to do is park at Perkin's Park, nap there then walk to the light house (only a couple of miles.) Incidentally, there is a cemetary across from the lighthouse that's kind of weird in a very cool way: it's really nice, and is surrounded by a golf course and private homes; no fences. You see golfcarts running around, people's backyards (which seem to be the cemetery) and deer (just sort of hanging out around the tombstones. Sort of surreal.|
|11/17/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 25min||Cool evening; stopped off at postoffice to drop off package.|
|11/22/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||2.75hr||accidentally went past the street we normall turn on, thereby extending the loop. spent a while at MLK.|
|11/27/08||Volcanos National Park||7.4 mi||5.5 hr||
|11/28/08||Mauna Kea VIS (hill across from the visitor center)||1.2 mi||50min||
|11/29/08||Mauna Kea||14.4 mi||9hrs 35min||
took less than 1hr to get to the visitor information station. Turn rt at the pizza hut, drive till the
end of the road, right at the light, then an immediate left at the next light. this is rd200. keep driving
until you hit the mauna kea access road. starting out feeling a bit queezy; bad shellfish last night, or maybe
caught a damn cold.
|12/5/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||Cold, clear evening. interesting note: the conjuction of the moon, jupiter and venus that we saw in hawaii a few nights before seemed to have separated significantly. Try to remember to simulate it in The Sky for those dates to see what happened. don't believe it's the latitude difference.|
|12/11/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||1.75hr||cold afternoon, about an hour and a half. she got a bit chilled because she's still getting over a virus she picked up in hawaii.|
|12/12/08||Boynton Loop||≈3mi||1hr||cold afternoon. walked a bit fast. need to actually measure this one of these days.|
|12/13/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||1.75hr||cold afternoon,|
|12/16/08||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||unbelievably cold! both wore muffler, jackets, etc (I had the catalytic hand warmer), but WOW. we're deadmeat in chicago next week.|
|12/20/08||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||3hr||starbucks, king (got recording of original broadcast - war of the worlds, lunch at el pollo loco. very cold, sunny early afternoon,|
|1/3/09||SF Hills Hike||7mi||3.75hrs||she wore her sketchers, I wore vasquez waterproof shoes; cold, but nice day. hills harder than expected, esp on calves. did extra hills Lunch at wharf - aliotos. Saw a zepplin from AirShip Adventures cross over the golden gate bridge.|
|1/9/09||Snowshoe Grant Grove||2 mi||1 hr||Tried General Grant Tree Loop, but never really did find it. bit disappointing so far because there really isn't as much snow as expected. ranger said they had a lot, but it melted fast. very strange season. November or december would have been a better time to come. new snow shoes worked well. Also surprised that my foot wasn't a problem. really thought I'd be in too much excruciating pain (hard to walk), but snoeing was ok.|
|1/10/09||Snowshoe Park Ridge Trail from cabin parking lot (trail head's actually next to John Muir Lodge)||≈ 13 mi||8.25 hr||
Follow the yellow cross country ski markers. both wore our rain pants over thermals (worked very well),
should have brought duckbacks. left them in cabin because weather looked good, but it helps to
keep packs dry when you lay them in the snow.
|1/11/08||Snowshoe Various||7.5 mi||5 hr||
Big Baldy (ie: chrome dome?) trail
|11/12/08||Snowshoe North Grove Loop at Grant Grove||3.4 mi||1.5 hr||
|1/17/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 45min||cool evening. clear night. stopped at starbucks to rest because her knees were really bothering her from the run a couple of days ago. even had to pick up some some advil from the arco across from the coffee shop. My foot was fine.|
|1/23/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||3hr||cold, drizzly. walked it backwards and hat lunch (.5hr) at thai place and 1hr at mlk. both wore our vasque waterproof shoes|
|1/25/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||1.25hr|
|1/28/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||cool evening. clear night. no significant stops, except to pee at nob hill.|
|1/25/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||3.25hr||good walk, lunch at Nazca's and some time at mlk|
|2/6/09||Various In Yosemite||9mi||5hr||
Snowshoed Rockefeller Grove. Wore backpacking boots.
walk to village store after dinner.
|2/7/09||Snowshoe Summit Meadow from Badger Pass Ski Area||5.6 mi||3.25 hr||
both of us wore our backpacking boots, rain pants with thermals. 3L taken, < 1L used.
took about 50minutes to drive from the lodge to badger pass.
|2/8/09||Hike Lodge to Ahwahee (brunch), up to Mirror Lake and Back||≈ 5.5 mi||8.5hr||Lot of data got lost because I lost my notebook (recovered it at the lost and found at the ahwahnee; better class of folks). did take about an hour to walk to the ahwahnee (her leg really hurt this morning, still...) then up to mirror lake, and back to the ahwahnee for lunch (and to rest), then back. spent several hours at the ahwahnee. Actually saw a bear on the way back, near the rock climbing parking lot by the ahwahnee. unfortunately we didn't get a great shot.|
|2/9/09||Snowshoe Valley Floor & Walk to Village Store||12 mi||7.5 hr||
both wore backpacking boots, used less than 1L of water.
walk to village store after dinner. about 1hr; about 2mi
|2/10/09||Snowshoe Merced Grove||≈ 3mi||2hr 30min||
|2/13/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||cold, very wet, rainy evening. wearing full rain gear, and I wore new backpacking boots we picked up today (returned last pair because they started to leak.) Designating this pair VASQUE2009. Also gave me a chance to test my marmot precip rainjacket for leaks (heard about problems and I thought mine had some, but found no significant leakage.|
|2/16/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||2hr||wet afternoon. wore full raingear and both wore cotton hooded yosemite sweaters. I wore VASQUE2009 and she wore her waterproof vasque shoes. She had her backpacking pants on, but I had jeans.|
|2/21/09||Snowshoeing Bunny Flat to Horse Camp||4mi||4.5hrs||
I wore VASQUE2009 hiking boots, and she wore her backpacking boots. used about 1L of water.
|2/27/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||2.5hr||Leasurely. spent some time at starbucks relaxing.|
|3/1/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||≈2hr||VERY WINDY, drizzly evening. she wasn't as wobbly; stopped for a while at macdonald's to rest. both wore vasque waterproof shoes, rain pants with thermal bottoms, rain jackets. very effective against the wind.|
|3/7/09||Snowshoe Crane Flat Lookout via Crane Flat Trail||4.4 mi||3 hr||
drove to yosemite, day trip. she wore ASOLO2009 and I wore VASQUE2009. We both wore thermals with
rainpants. Minimal water necessary.
Also interested in a Geonor precipitation gauge they have there. First saw one of these things in tahoe. wondering how they work. Always thought it was some sort of fancy snow gauge, but those weird hinged metal flaps that encircle the system are just wind shields. Finally figured out what these damn things are. Oh, here's the satellite antenna they're using, also.
|2/13/09||Doyle Ave Loop via McDonald's on Prospect||≈3.5mi||2hr||cool evening. they moved mcdonalds across the street. really need to use gps.|
|3/14/09||Uvas Canyon County Park.||4.5 mi||3.5 hrs||
2L carried, less than 1L used. regular day packs; she wore ASOLO2009 and I wore VASQUE2009 to help break them
in. Very cool day, partly overcast.
|3/??/09||Wilder Ranch State Park||5.5 mi||3hr 40min||
cold, overcast, drizzling. almost decided to abort, but glad we didn't. both wore older pairs of
boots. she wore her last pair of ASOLO backpacking boots (CALLING IT ASOLOOLD) and I wore an older
pair of vasque backpacking boots (CALLING IT VASQUEOLD.)
|3/20/09||Various Trails in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. Here is the info page with trail mileages.||8.8mi||5hr 17min||
$5 entrace fee.
|3/21/09||Alviso Slough Loop Trail Trail map of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.||1.48 mi||47min||rained. really exposed. Want to come out here again, and maybe with the bikes. Visitor Center (Frement) and Environmental Education Center (Alviso) hours. They have a GeoCaching program, but you need to go to the Fremont Visitor Center to finish it.|
|3/23/09||Mission Peak||7 mi||4 hr||
we both wore backpacking packs with light loads. I wore VASQUEOLD, and she wore ASOLOOLD. Carried 2.5L water,
used about 1.5L. More people than would have expected, but probably because everyone's been laid off.
|3/25/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1.25hr||she wasn't too bad.|
|3/27/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||3hr 35min||Warm afternoon. 35min for lunch, pent some time at MLK (1hr) and found a place to get icecream on Jackson St. (about 20min). They also have coffee, but a little further down, across the street, there's a regular coffee shop. Forgot the name of the place. Might be Roy's Station Coffee and Teas.|
|3/28/09||Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Here's a webcam of the area, and a map.||≈ 5mi||2hr 35min||
|4/3/09||Beaumont El Rancho to Walgreen||≈ 3.5 mi||1hr||COLD, clear night. VERY COLD. Should have brought hooded sweaters for New Mexico Skies.|
|4/5/09||Various||4 mi||≈3.5 hr||
Desert Museum (Tucson)
|4/10/09||Mastadon Peak via Cottonwood trail. Joshua Tree National Park||3 mi||2 hr 20min||
|4/13/09||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||5.75hrs||very slow; lots of rest stops. both of us seem to have picked up something in new mexico.|
|4/17/09||Windy Hill||8.3mi||4hr 45min hr||
cold and windy at the parking lot. both wore daypacks. ME: VASQUEOLD, HER: ASOLOOLD
|4/24/09||Russian Ridge||5.79 mi||3hr||
Most of the hike was VERY cold, windy, exposed and overcast. some parts were a bit sheltered, but
had to wear the gloves, rain jackets (wind) most of the time. Carried day packs and stools (which
came in handy for lunch.) carried 2L/used <1L
|5/2/09||Lexington Reservior County Park (Los Gatos Creek Trail)||5 mi||2hr 20min||coming back from rosie's; took the black road exit toward lexington, and turned right. parked in lot by the reservoir. TOO croweded; lots of joggers and bikers. we both wore our waterproof vasque shoes. Took about an hour to walk from the lot, up to los gatos (maple st?), where we turned around, then a bit more than an hour coming back. couple of pretty good hills. There is supposed to be a loop around that we need to check out. She got really discouraged because she started tripping badly and got very wobbly on the way back. we had actually planned to walk downtown, but scuttled it because of rain. she doesn't think that would have worked out well. This may be a problem for telescope peak in a couple of weeks. really need to figure out what the hell is going on. thought she was tired, maybe a bit hungry or dehydrated; we rested a couple of times, she drank and had part of a power bar, but it didn't seem to help.|
|5/4/09||Purisma Creek Redwoods||7.5 mi||4hr 20min||
carried 2.5L/ used 1L. her: ASOLOOLD, me: VASQUEOLD. carried stools.
|5/8/09||downtown||15 mi||7hr 15min||
|5/15/09||Wildrose Peak||9.9mi||5.25 hr||
|5/17/09||Black Hill Trail, Morro Bay State Park||5.9mi||3hr 20min||
|5/23/09||SF Hills Hike||7mi||3.5hrs||me: vasquez waterproof shoes; her: sketcher walking shoes. cold, overcast weather, she was miserable. Lunch at Kennedy's Irish Pub and India Curry House .|
|5/25/09||Big Basin Berry Falls Trail||13mi||6hrs||
took 4L/used 2L. nice day; lots of fog and drizzle getting to the park, but warm and sunny in the park.
ME: VASQUEOLD, her: ASOLOOLD. Carried full daypacks; had the stools with us. She used both sticks going
|5/29/09||Rancheria Falls (Hetch Hetchy)||8 mi||5hr 45min||
|5/31/09||Rancheria (heading back)||8 mi||4hr 51min||
|6/20/09||Los Gatos Creek Trail (pruneyard entrance)||3 mi||1 hr||cool evening.|
|6/21/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 10min||cool eve. wobble pretty good. she was wearing her sketcher walking shoes. bandaged leg pooh.|
|6/22/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||1hr 50min||warm afternoon. really want to try the moroccan place next to the hookah bar near the guadaloupe overpass.|
|6/27/08||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||≈5hrs||escaped the heat; really nice and pleasant in the park. I wore my waterproof vasque shoes, she wore her sketchers. She thought she was a bit wobbly, but really not that bad. dog wounds weren't that bad either; her main problem was the pulled butt muscle from last week. started to bother her a bit.|
|6/30/09||2mi||1.25hr||Decided to walk the loop backwards so that we could have dinner at the new Erik's Deli Cafe. When we got there, her leg was bleeding a bit more, so we turned around after dinner. Seemed a bit inflamed, but it turned out to be okay.|
|1/7/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 25min|
|7/2/09||Taylor Loop (reverse)||5mi||2.25hrs||dinner at Indian restaurant. decided that a. one of us should order the entree and another ala carte. dinner comes with the veg, rice and naan (more than enough to share), and the ala carte comes with rice or naan. savings can be used for pollak paneer. Also need to remember that this place is on first street, by johnny rockets.|
|7/3/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 10min||wobble pretty good. she was wearing her sketcher walking shoes. she felt better than the last time we did this.|
|7/4/09||4'th of July Shoreline Concert||≈2.75mi||50min||parked at our usual spot on pear ave. about 10 minute walk to and from Fiesta del Mar for dinner. then about 15 minutes to and from the gates at shoreline.|
|7/5/09||Lyon's Lake, Desolation Wilderness||≈3mi||1hr 50min||
|7/6/09||Rubicon Trail to Emerald Point, D.L. Bliss State Park||7.2 mi||4.25 hr||
|7/7/09||Horsetail Falls from Pyramid Creek Trailhead, El Dorado National Forest||3.75mi mi||5hr 35min||
|7/9/09||Guadaloupe Park to Pizza Chicago||≈2.5mi||1hr 50min||She wore MERREL2009 (merrel low top chameleon cross training shoes she bought because the boots were hitting her dog bite.) 50 minutes at pizza chicago. new shoes worked well. MERRELL CHAMELEON ARC GTX XCR - WOMENS|
|7/10/09||Bear Valley Trail to Glen Camp, Point Reyes||≈8.4 mi||5 hr||
Took about 1hr 45min to drive to the trailhead.
Pretty nice campsite; 2 pit toilets, running water (signed when not potable; recommeded that you always bring some form of water treatment), garbage and recycle cans. All 12 sites have picnic table, bear locker, bbq grill. no obvious places for hammock, so don't waste the weight. In order of preference, from best to least, sites 5, 6,7,8,1,2,11. Unacceptable sites are 3,4,9,10,12.
probably need to bring a rope to hang the shower.
some people we met stayed at Wildcat and said that it was pretty good. thought it might have fewer people because it's harder to get to.
Found this in an article in Backpacker magazine, may '09. Wanted to check out the campsite to see if it was something we'd want to do.
She wore MERREL2009 (really good, nice support, but wouldn't be able to use it for backpacking. feet started to hurt toward the end), I wore VASQUEOLD. Carried the stools, but it was totally unnecessary. Took 4L/used 2L. Gatoraide G2 grape was pretty good.
|7/12/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||she wore MERREL2009. about half an hour at mcdonald's. Nik-O-Lok bathroom token operated locks.|
|7/13/09||Montara Summit (North Peak)||9.3mi mi||4hr||
|7/16/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||1hr 50min||she wore MERREL2009. about 15 minutes at MLK. She said her wobble was much better than in a long time; shorter rest that most times, much HOTTER day, but she was steady on her feet.|
|7/18/09||SF Hills Hike (A bit longer, from Girardelli with extra hills)||7.5mi||4hrs||she wore MERREL2009. lunch 1hr20min at Las Margaritas in the Cannery. seemed to walk a bit faster than usual, but she said she was very wobbly. both carried Flash18 stuffsak packs from rei. worked really well.|
|7/20/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 10min||wobble pretty good. she was wearing her MERREL2009. warm afternoon.|
|7/24/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||4hr 15min||she wore MERREL2009. about 45 minutes at Johnny Rocket's, 2hr and 15 minutes and MLK and probably another 20 minutes or so at foster's freeze. Check out E.T. Tires 394-6073. looks a bit murky.|
|8/2/09||Cape Flattery Trail, WA||1.5 mi||1hr 10min||she wore MERREL2009. half hour in, and half hour out, spent about half hour at the cape. This is supposidly the farthest point north west on the continental US. Very nice trail, bit crowded. Tried to get the damn recreational permit you need to enter the Makah reservation, but Bldg19 at the Tribal Center was closed. figured that there would be a place to pay at the trailhead, but nope. oh well... Tried to eat at the Warmhouse Cafe, but that turned out to be a bust also. Service is VERY slow; after waiting about 10 minutes for a waitress, who never showed, we took off.|
|8/3/09||Dungeness Spit, Dungeness Wildlife Preserve to the Lighthouse. webcam and weather station.||11+ mi||6.5hr||
|8/4/09||Olympic Discovery Trail from River Railroad Park to Robin Hill Farm.||9+mi||4hr 10min||
|8/6/09||Obstruction Point Bear Valley Trail Olympic National Park||9+mi||4hr 45min||
|8/14/09||SF Hills Hike||7mi||5hrs||she wore MERREL2009. lunch at Empress of China. Find out about the Original U.S. Restaurant; looks italian, and they had rabbit listed as a special. Also talked to a guy at starbucks who said that Blue Bottle Coffee at the ferry building might be able to locate civit cat poop coffee. Contacted Frank Hintz at AmericanBackcountry about these wicking shirts we collect at the national parks; he said he can sell them directly to us; $25.99 for the SS wicking tees and $19.99 for the cotton. he accepts credit cards.|
|8/21/09||Deadfall Lake||4.2mi||2hr 10min||
|8/23/09||Deadfall back to trailhead...||4mi||2hr||
|8/28/09||Gaylor Lake Trail and Great Sierra Mine (tioga pass, yosemite)||5.6mi||4.25hr||
|8/29/09||Mono Pass (tioga pass, yosemite)||9.71mi||4.5hr||
|8/31/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||1hr 45min||she wore MERREL2009. did this REALLY fast. needed potty break at MLK bad. 5 minutes at MLK and about 10 minutes at foster's for a banana split. passed by a place called sushi maru that looked reasonably priced, and they had the fried stuff. she wants to try it one of these days. earlier this afternoon, we went to the santa clara city library; need to check out a copy of Popular Mechanics, Sept '09: Mythbuster's Guide to Gonzo Engineering.|
|9/12/09||North Cater Flow Trail (by campgrounds)||1.2mi||≈45 min||just wore tennis shoes for this. should have worn boots; very dusty, and a bit of a climb.|
|9/13/09||Various Hikes in Crater's of the Moon||5.85mi||4.25hr||
she wore ASOLO2009, I wore VASQUEOLD
Devil's Orchard (turned out to be her favorite spot)
|9/14/09||Various Caves (lava tubes)||2mi||1.5hr||
|9/15/09||M-Trail, University of Montana||1.75mi||50min||
N46°51.73' W113°58.836'. Kind of tricky finding parking spot (4 free, 1hr spots).
Go around campus (counter clockwise), you'll pass a historic building, and if you get to the
stadium, you've gone too far! It's between the stadium and the historic building, ON THE RIGHT!
|9/17/09||Bears Hump Trail (waterton national park)||1.3mimi||1hr 25min||
|9/17/09||Red Rock Canyon(waterton national park)||1.6mi||1hr||
|9/19/09||apgar lookout trail||7.98mi||3.5hr||
|9/20/09||Various around East Glacier||4.25mi||2hr 15min||
Running Eagle Falls
|9/22/09||various around east glacier||5.8mi||4hr||
st mary falls
|9/23/09||Grinnel Glacier||14.1mi||7hr 50min||
|9/27/09||Mammoth Hot Springs Lower Terrace||≈2mi||≈1.5hr||she wore ASOLO2009, I wore VASQUEOLD. mostly on boardwalk. lots of really fun stuff to look at.|
|9/29/09||Terrace Mountain||9.4mi||4hr 11min||
At the junction for sportsman's lake and fawn pass, go right to snow pass and climb.
Descend to claggett butte junction.
go right, then right about 1.5 miles up.
at the howard eaton trail, go through the hoodoos and return to glen creek trailhead.
she wore ASOLO2009, I wore VASQUEOLD
Instructions from Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Nystrom:
Lone Star Geyser
|10/10/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||she wore MERREL2009.|
|10/16/09||Pinnacles National Monument||9.6mi||5.25hr||
|10/30/09||downtown||15 mi||7hr 45min||
|11/2/09||Montara Summit North Peak||9mi||4.25hrshr||
|11/6/09||Big Basin: Berry Falls trail.||13mi||6hrs||
|11/14/09||Death Valley: Telescope Peak||14mi||9hr||
|11/15/09||Death Valley: Mosaic Canyon||3.2mi||2hr||
|11/20/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 15min||I wore my vasque water proof shoes and she wore her asolo waterproof shoes.|
|11/21/09||Stanford Dish trail||≈4.75mi||1.75hr||I wore my vasque waterproof shoes, she wore her MERREL2009.|
|11/30/09||Misc (hilo)||5.4+mi||2hr 45min||Light Tower: 1hr 20min, 1.3mi Kalapana Village Cafe to New Keimu Beach and back: 30 minutes, 1mi Walk to Sombat's Thai for dinner: 15 minutes, 1mi Walk back to hotel: 25 minutes, 1.1mi (side trip to check out a couple of other restaurants) Hotel park loop: 15 minutes, 1mi 2hr 45min 5.4mi she wore ASOLOOLD, I wore VASQUE2009|
|12/1/09||Hotel Park Loop (Hilo, HI)||2mi||30min||did the loop twice.|
|12/2/09||Waipio Valley||4.3mi||2hr 45min||
|12/8/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 35min||30 minutes at starbucks; decided to walk instead of run because it was so damn cold!
Thinking about a project for the track because she's so retarded with the stopwatch:
maybe a portable track side board that records your lap times (and, like dad suggested a while ago,
uses a sonar sensor to display your speed.) This seems feasable after reading about a
that parallax manufactures. Need to see what its capabilities are; thinking about commands like:
|12/14/09||Taylor Loop (extended)||5mi||4hr 45min||She wore her MERREL2009 lo-tops and I wore my VASQUE waterproof shoes. 1hr lunch at City Restaurant on E. Santa Clara. 1hr 20min at MLK. 40min at StarBucks INTERESTING NOTE: had my first hives of the season; had been wondering when it would happen. started just before we got to the restaurant; noticed a little itching around throat. when we sat down, had redness and hives on either side of throat. worried it would be a bad episode, but, for some reason, they went away by the time we were eating. Sunny, coolish-damp day; wore rain jacket and long sleeve gray poly hiking shirt. had gotten a bit of that cold sticky-sweat that seems to precede attacks.|
|12/15/09||Blackford Loop||?? mi||?? hr||Did the Blackford loop; don't know the time. stopped for dinner at kfc to try the $3.95 395cal meal. not bad, but left you wanting more. Didn't keep records on this one.|
|12/18/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||1hr 45min||pleasant evening.|
|12/20/09||Modified SF Hills Hike||about 7mi||??hrs||
She wore MERREL2009 and I wore vasque waterproof shoes
We spent the last night at the Westen St. Frances because we saw
Preservation Hall Jazz at
Davies. Future note:
Seats W113 and W114 in the Premier Orchestra section were perfect. Not too close, not to far, and
right on the isle for an easy egress.
This is more a set of notes related to that:
St. Frances |
traditional room#607. TV, Safe, coffee, large closet, fully stocked food (supposidly automagically detects and bills what is taken within 10 seconds of removal). Must pay for internet access, even in the business center on the mezzanine. Actually, you need to pay for local calls also. Exercise room is $12/day. No A/C, but the room cools off fast when you open a window. This room was great because it was high enough from the busy lower sections, but also quite easy to walk up to on the stairs. The perfect way to see an evening concert at davies is to spend the night at the St. Francis, walk to dinner then to davies and back. VERY EASY WALK!
front desk says it takes about 25 minutes to walk to davies (this was confirmed later that evening.) Had planned to have dinner at Joes, but were told it was burned by the owners in an insurance scheme. Found a really nice persian place we ate at years earlier (Arborz Restaurant). For future reference, there is also a Naan and Curry even closer to Davies.
Gregg mentioned a german place I want to check out called Suppenkuche.
|12/24/09||Casitas de Gila (various trails around the property)||1.6mi||1hr||she wore MERREL2009, I wore VASQUEOLD kind of neat, and gave us an idea of what it would be like to own land in this kind of area.|
|12/25/09||The Catwalk||3.5mi||2hr 40min||
|12/26/09||Gila Cliff Dwellings||1.8mi||1.5hrhr||
|12/27/09||Trails Around Casitas||3.4mi||2.75hr||
|12/30/09||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||2hr||I wore my vasque water proof shoes and she wore her asolo waterproof shoes. 40 minutes at starbucks|
|12/31/09||downtown - alternate to pick up silicone dryer lube from APC||13.2mi||5.5hr||I wore VASQUE waterproof shoes, she wore MERREL2009. Overcast, somewhat cold day.
QUESTION: Not sure why I was thinking about this, but what is the prevelance of vitamin deficiency among homeless, and would it be more helpful to hand out a $3 bottle of a years supply of multi vitamins from costco to someone, rather than $3 for food or drugs? And would it be more likely that they would be used, thrown out or sold?
|1/1/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||??hr||we both wore our VASQUE waterproof shoes. Found 12 cents (dime and two pennies.) That's about a 2cent/mile average.|
|1/8/10||Red Bluff Best Western Antelop Inn to downtown||3.5mi||2hr||she wore her VASQUE waterproof shoes, I wore my VASQUEOLD|
|1/8/10||Snowshoeing Ridge Lakes Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park||≈ 3.5mi||3.5hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|1/11/09||Taylor Loop||5mi||3hrs||she wore MERREL2009. Spent 50 minutes at MLK and 30 minutes at starbucks.|
|1/15/10||Los Gatos Creek Trail (Campbell Park entrance)||≈6.5mi||2hr 20min||she wore her MERREL2009
Ask john if he knows anything about gold farming; weird economic activity mentioned in an article in SciAm. It looks like real money is being made by trading fictitious gold and health points in games like Warcraft. The exchange rates match those of real currency and people in countries like china can make more money doing this than working in factories.
Nuts&Volts article January '10 talks about using something called WinUSB to use USB interfaces in your projects. Also an interesting construction article about building a three phase wind turbine and a dude's near space balloon project making an infrared sky telescope.
TRIG NOTES FOR TINA: taking another look at explaining roots of complex numbers.
key issue seems to be coterminal angles
Keep looking for coterminal
|1/22/10||Snowshoing around the grant grove village area (kings canyon)||2.75mi||1hr15min||she wore her VASQUEOLD, I wore my ASOLOOLD. basically just went from the parking lot to an area across the street that was impassable. decided to circle around and trudged through what was easily 3 feet of snow to some cabins, and back (found out later it was Bradley Meadow.) HARD, HARD work.|
|1/23/10||Snowshoing Park Ridge Trail towards Panoramic Overlook (kings canyon)||9mi (gps miles)||5hr15min||she wore her VASQUEOLD, I wore my ASOLOOLD.
|1/24/10||Snowshoe North Grove Loop At Grant Grove||2.8mi||2hr50min||she wore her VASQUE waterproof shoes, I wore my ASOLOOLD. carried 3L, used 1L
|2/6/10||Walked to the ahwahnee from the lodge||≈ 3mi||3hr 20min||
|2/7/10||Ahwiya Point Rockfall via Ahwahnee and Mirror Lake||≈10.5mi||9.5hr||
|2/8/10||Snowshoe to Crane Flat Lookout||3.4mi||2hrs 20min||
|2/15/10||Purisma Creek Redwoods||8mi||4hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/19/10||Joseph Grant County Park: Antler Point||11.8mi||5hr 10min||
Driving Notes: started out at 8:30a 60309mi; she hated the road and said my driving made her want to vomit,
so she took over, and ended up making herself want to vomit. 9:15a, made it to the parking lot.
QUESTION: is it possible to chew through one's own cheek?
EXPERIMENT: rig two firecrackers to be triggered electrically. wrap each with a wire that will trigger a timer when they break. see how close to simultaneous they can be detonated. how would this be done? if one wire starts the timer and the other stops it, you would get NOTHING if they break in the wrong order. You would need the wire breakage to toggle the timer so that if either breaks first, it will start the timer, and the next breakage will stop it. what kind of timer resolution would be necessary? And how can you time a system of n firecrackers?
|2/22/10||Windy Hill (screwed up)||9+mi||4hr 50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD. carried 3L, used 2L. SHOULD HAVE BROUGH the stools.
Very muddy and slippery. Now I understand why that Death Valley
Race Track Playa is said to be slippery
as teflon when wet, which some say explains how the boulders can rocket around in the wind. I thought
Messina was nuts, but considering how slippery the crap we were on was,
I'm a believer.
SHE WAS INCESSENTLY WHINING, about being wobbly on the way up. going down she was fine. She claims she won't be able to do whitney. she's whining, and won't stop. She said she's hoping the fucking permits don't come, so she won't have to disgrace herself trying to climb whitney. Complaining about the length, and the mud. She slipped a lot because of the mud, but, to her credit, she only fell (a little) once. Much better performance that the last week's hike, but not as good as antler point.
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Interesting IBM ad with a leggy chick advertising a 5120. Anyway, this OldComputers.net has an interesting rundown of significant machines in the history of personal computing.
Thinking about d- and l- optical isomers. these show left and right handed rotation of light; always wondered how that could work. seems like you'd have these molecules floating around in solution at all possible angles. how could a light beam shining through the solution have a predictable, consistant direction of rotation. I think the way to look at it is to start with the molecule causing the rotation. It probably needs to be an asymmetric molecule (like with a chiral carbon) (left and right handed isomers.) Imagine that a hiking stick is a 3-dimensional, asymmetric molecule. Hold it out in front of you, and say that light that comes at it will turn to the right (clockwise from your perspective.) If you turn the stick upside down, to the left or the right, the light will still turn clockwise relative to it, and relative to you. If the stick is pointed at or away from you, it wouldn't affect the light; thus, wouldn't matter which orientations these sticks (molecules) were to eachother, as long as light was coming through a cloud of them, it would be rotated in a consistant direction. Is this the correct way of looking at it?
Could a similiar argument be made regarding the way light behaves though a polarizing filter? It's always bothered me that they say a polaroid filter blocks 50% of the randomly polarized light that hits it. Seems like it should be at most 1/360, assuming that the incoming light is randomly polarized. Assumed that 100% of the light that wasn't polarized in the correct direction would be blocked. Does it work like a vector? Maybe a correctly oriented component of the light will get though.
Regarding PN junctions, yet again, under forward and reverse bias conditions
|2/26/10||Snowshoe Merced Grove||3mi||2hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/27/10||Snowshoe Tuolumne Grove||4mi||2hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/28/10||Ahwiyah Rock Fall via Yosemite Village and Ahwahnee||≈10+mi||7hr 40min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|3/5/10||downtown||15 mi||7hr 25min||
Find a book called Great Observatories of the World, Firefly Books, 2005. she thinks it would be cool to have.
Fom Astronomy: The Evolution of the Universe, Zeilik, 3'rd ed.
|3/20/10||GG Park Hike - modified, shorter walk back. bypassed the buffalo and ended going back the way we started.||≈7mi||5hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops.
Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUE waterproof shoes.
Looks like they're talking about screwing up the
stow lake boathouse.
|3/27/10||Pinnacles National Monument||≈8.2mi||4hrs 10min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and ASOLOOLD.
Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUEOLD.
carried 4L, used 2L
VERY crowded park, but the 7% rule worked; everything completely emptied out after we past the reservior.
emacs: look into threads (called subprocesses) and communications (between threads and between sessions.) might make an easy platform to play with those concepts.
emacs: see how to set a DEFAULT value in the INTERACTIVE clause of a defun (so the use doesn't have to put in a value.)
QUESTION: I think the human eye can only see things that happen slower than about 1/20 of a second, but I can easily see the green speckling of the laser shining in the sky, which tells me that it's lasting for more than a 20'th of a second. My test shots had to have relatively long exposures because the t1000 ccd camera has a tiny lens and isn't that sensitive. maybe if I used the cookbook camera with the telescope, I can dial down fast enough shots to catch the speckling, and maybe use that to estimate atmospheric aerosols.
emacs: have the soundex code prompt the user after each hit (continue, y/n)
emacs: how can the code ask present the user with a multiple choice options (like continue, stop here, stop where you started?)
emacs: how can you have POINT park at a specific x,y screen position?
|3/29/10||Shoreline||5mi||1hr 50min||she wore her MERREL low top hiking shoes.
|4/5/10||Taylor Loop||≈2.5mi||50min||she wore her MERREL low top hiking shoes, and I wore my VASQUE waterproof shoes. ABORTED walk because it RAINED HARD on us.|
|4/11/10||Seattle (various)||9.6mi||8hr 15mi||we wore our VASQUE waterproof shoes.
|4/12/10||Snoqualmie Falls||2mi||1hr45min||we wore our VASQUE waterproof shoes.
|4/19/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs 40min||she wore MERREL2009. Spent 15 minutes at MLK, and got a copy of The SQL Cookbook, Molinaro, and spent 25 minutes at starbucks. It was an overcast, windy afternoon, so I wore jeans and a long sleeve wickaway shirt; what a mistake. too warm.|
|5/6/10||Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls trail.||13mi||6hrs 35min||
Noticed a lot of water coming down the falls. Wondering if you can calculate the flow rate with a tape measure and a stopwatch. All of that water seemed to be flowing down a little stream that went by us, and, assuming that all of the water coming down the falls must be equal to all of the water leaving via this narrow stream, it seems that if I could measure the area of water flowing with the tape measure, and the speed of the water (using a stop watch to measure the time it takes a leaf on the water to move a certain, measured distance), you should be able to calculate the flow rate. It would be interesting to try this measurement at different parts of the creek, to see if the numbers are the same (which should be true, assuming that no water is enter or exiting the creek past the falls). It seems like the water was moving about 1800'/hr, and I eyeballed the area as about 2sqr feet. How would you measure the water speed? can it be assumed to be the same from the surface down to the bottom? Can this be probed using an L-shaped glass tube that can be inserted into the flow at different depths? would the water level in the tube (corrected for static pressure) be an indicator?
DOES microsoft have something like windiags that will test the disk subsystem?
QUESTION: what makes an electron beam generate x-rays? It can't be an electron transition in the target material, but it doesn't seem likely that it is hitting the nucleus (if it hit a proton, wouldn't they create a neutron?) And what keeps an electron beam from scattering? Wouldn't mutual repulsion keep them from forming a tight beam? And if you aimed a laser at an electron beam, would it scatter photons that could be measured with a photo multiplier tube?
QUESTION: was david suchet in harry and the hendersons? Yup.
|5/7/10||GG Park Hike - modified, shorter walk back. bypassed the buffalo and ended going back the way we started.||≈7mi||6.5hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops. Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUEOLD shoes. Lunch at Naan and Curry, and took a nap at the Shakespeare Garden.|
|5/13/10||Hetchy Hetchy: backpacker's parking lot to Rancheria Falls||7.2mi||6hrs||
|5/16/10||Hetchy Hetchy: Rancheria Falls to backpacker's parking lot||7.2mi||4hrs 40min||
|5/22/10||Almaden Quicksilver Mines||12.2mi||5hr 10min||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore VASQUEOLD
carried 3L, used 1L. training for grand canyon rim to rim.
kind of cold when we started; actually put on jackets. weather was actually pretty good; trails had shaded.
would have been MISERABLE on a hot day because of all of the uphill.
|5/27/10||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||??||I wore my vasque water proof shoes and she wore her MERREL2009. stopped at starbucks to plan Rim2Rim.|
|5/28/10||SF Hills Hike||7mi||3.5hrs||
training for Rim2Rim.
she wore MERREL2009.
I wore vasque waterproof shoes
lunch at stinking rose; REALLY good, as usual, but TOO EXPENSIVE to eat at regularly. soup and salad essentially
expect to drop 50 bucks!
She didn't think she did so well, but we seemed to really fly. actually did more hills than we usually do.
If we assume 2mph walk speed, yeah, we we didn't cover much, but if you assume 3mph (and it felt like it),
we were on profile.
Svea 123 seems to be a legendary swedish backpacking
|5/29/10||Henry Coe State Park (various, we kept fucking up)||9.7mi||4.25hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD and I wore VASQUEOLD.
carried 4L/used 2L.
Training for Grand Canyon, rim2im.
Warm, but not nearly as HOT as I had expected. We both wore long pants, and I wore long sleeves; it was fine.
VERY crowded. Don't go on a holiday weekend again. Tons of backpackers. Actually, parking lot was packed, and
we saw clusters on the trails, but for the most part, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
Met a woman who did grand canyon and said to
hike to Mount Sizer for training.
|6/3/10||downtown||15mi||7hr 15min||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD.
King for a day:
|6/4/10||Montara Summit North Peak||9mi||4hr 20min||
|6/11/10||Wildrose Peak, Death Valley||9.7mi||5hr 23min||she wore her VASQUE waterproof shoes, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|6/14/10||Mission Peak||7.2 mi||5hr 5min||
Training for grand canyon, rim to rim.
she wore her new REI Venturi 40 pack with 19lbs.
Parking lot was FULL. we had to circle several times before some jackasses finally left.
Hot and sunny.
I wore VASQUEOLD, and she wore ASOLOOLD. Carried 5L water,
used about 2+L.
|6/18/10||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||≈1hr||Kind of a cold evening. didn't stop. she wore SKETCHER2009 (blue pair, she's worn them a couple of times without problems. still hasn't tried downtown or sf walks with them yet, though).|
|6/26/10||Purisma Creek Redwoods, alternat longer route. Purisima map||9.5mi||5.5hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
The alternate route consisted of taking purismia creek to bay area ridge/craig britton trail to harkin's ridge trail.
|6/27/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||???||had dinner at sushi maru. HOT!|
|6/28/10||Long Ridge Open Space Preserve||4.7mi||2hr 45min||
|7/5/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||0.5hr||First exercise since bike accident. Afraid, mainly of tripping because she feels wobbly. Breathing through the wires was hard, but manageable.|
|7/6/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||23 min||seemed okay, still feels unsure on her feet|
|7/7/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||23 min||seemed okay, felt better than yesterday|
|7/8/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||21 min||seemed okay,|
|7/9/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||23min||seemed okay,|
|7/11/10||Post Office Walk (MOD1) (payne to saratoga up to demille, then back to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.7mi||31min||seemed okay, bit warm.|
|7/13/10||Doyle Ave Abbreviated (turned around at Forest Creek)||≈3.2mi||1hr||warm evening. she felt a bit wobbly. she wasn't sure if she wanted to do the full loop, and decided to turn back at forest creek.|
|7/13/10||Los Gatos Creek Trail (Campbell Park entrance)||≈2.4mi||45min||Did the loop to the first bridge.|
|7/14/10||Boynton Loop||≈2.8mi||50min||she felt very wobbly. warm afternoon.|
|7/16/10||Doyle Loop||4.5mi||1hr 24min||gps says 4.5, not sure why the previous values are 3.5|
|7/19/10||Post Office Walk (payne to saratoga to san tomas aquino and back)||≈1.25mi||23min||seemed okay,|
|7/21/10||Big Basin (various)||≈ 3.3mi||1hr 45min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD. wish we had some repellant.
|7/28/10||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||≈1hr 10min||lost some time a stupid woman driver at a crosswalk.|
|8/3/10||Boynton Loop||≈2.8mi||≈45min||warm afternoon. she did pretty good. night before surgury to remove arch bars. she felt like she was walking better than usual. She thinks it might be because she was wearing her MERREL2009's, which might be better for walking.|
|8/5/10||SF Hills Hike||7mi||≈3.5hrs||training for Rim2Rim. she wore MERREL2009. I wore vasque waterproof shoes. she did the hills okay. better than I expected, although she thought she had to hold on to rails a lot. she was pleased she was able to do it, but it was frustrating that she she felt she needed to rely on the handles. she had to wear the mouth guard after lunch, before doing the hills (and take some advil). Saw some interesting things around new trees by one of the hotels on our hike: things called treegator watering bags.|
|8/6/10||Montara Summit North Peak (parked at trailhead)||8.2mi||3hr 50min||
|8/10/10||Lassen Peak||5.2mi||4hr 15min||
|8/12/10||Bumpass Hell||3.5mi||2hr 20min||
|8/16/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||20 minutes at starbucks; again, she noticed that while she was a bit wobbly on the first half of the walk, she was fine after resting at starbucks and having a snack. not sure if it's the rest or the calories. one of these days, I want to have her just rest without eating to see if that makes a difference.|
|8/19/10||GG Park Hike - modified, shorter walk back. bypassed the buffalo and ended going back the way we started.||≈7mi||5hrs 10min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops. Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUEOLD shoes. bypasssed arboretum; they established a $7/person admission for non-sf residents. cold, foggy when we started about 10:15a. 55minutes for lunch at naan and curry, 35minutes resting at conservatory, 45minutes at stowe lake.|
|8/23/10||Mission Peak||7.2 mi||3hr 45min||
Training for grand canyon, rim to rim.
Parking lot was FULL, but got lucky and got a spot fast
Hot and sunny.
she wore ASOLO2009, I wore VASQUE2009
Carried 4L water,
used about 2+L.
|8/23/10||SF Hills Hike||7mi||≈4.5hrs||
she wore MERREL2009.
I wore vasque waterproof shoes.
|9/4/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||20 minute break. she really hates this walk.|
|9/11/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||20 minute break.|
|9/24/10||Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls trail.||13mi||6hrs 10min||
|9/30/10||Deadfall Lake Trailhead||3.2mi||1hr 55min||
|10/1/10||Mount Eddy||6.4mi||4hr 25min||
|10/2/10||Leaving Deadfall||4.3mi||1hr 45min||
|10/9/10||≈7mi||6hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops. Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUEOLD shoes. Lunch at Naan and Curry. lots of breaks.|
|10/29/10||Wildcat Cabin||2.9mi||1hr 10min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|10/30/10||Spooner Lake||4mi||1hr 45min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|10/31/10||Marlette Lake||8.2mi||3hr 10min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|11/1/10||Wildcat Cabin to Parking Lot||2.4mi||50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|11/5/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||3hrs 15min||1hour at mlk, 35min at starbucks.|
|11/12/10||Golden Canyon||4.5mi||2hr 15min||
|11/26/10||Various, end of road lavaflow at Volcanos National Park||1.8mi||1hr||VASQUE2009, ASOLOOLD.|
|11/28/10||Akaka Falls State Park||.57mi||50min||VASQUE2009, ASOLOOLD. totally paved trail all the way around.|
|11/29/10||Mauna Kea||7.1mi||5hr||VASQUE2009, ASOLOOLD.
|12/1/10||Hawaii (misc)||4.3mi||??:??||VASQUE2009, ASOLOOLD.
|12/13/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs||MERREL low tops. stopped at starbucks by city hall to pee (men: 12345 women: 5462) and drink (35min) and also pee'd at city hall. She said that she thinks her walking is better, but quickly pointed out that her running has deteriorated.|
|12/25/10||Signal Peak||5.7mi||4hr||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|12/26/10||City of Rocks State Park||4.6mi||3hr 40min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|12/27/10||Casitas de Gila trails||3.1mi||3hr 50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|12/28/10||Casitas de Gila trails||2.5mi||1hr 50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|1/4/11||Saratoga Library||7.2mi||4hrs 5min||
she wore MERREL2009.
Alexia's water broke tonight. Had McKay Raymond
|1/7/11||Misc, Lassen||5.3mi||4hrs 20min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|1/8/11||McGowan Cross Country Ski, Lassen||3.7||2hrs 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|1/14/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||2hrs 40min||
I wore my vasque waterproof shoes
Joe's for lunch. both had friday lunch special: sirloin tips on risotto. also ordered half order of
sauteed spinach. risotto was really good; not much of a rice person, so never that interested in trying
it, but now we want to find a spanish restaurant to try it. I liked the special, but there was too much
bell pepper in it for her, and the meat was a little too hard for her jaw.
before lunch, walk was okay, felt a little bad, but much better after lunch.
|1/20/11||General Grant Loop Trail, King's Canyon||3.7||2hrs 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|1/21/11||Attempting Big Stump trail, King's Canyon||3.4+||4hrs 35min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|1/23/11||Snowshoe North Grove, King's Canyon||3??+||1hr 20min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
Think we may have screwed up the trail; should have taken longer. think we missed a turn because of
how screwed up the snow is.
|1/31/10||Taylor Loop||5mi||??||lunch at mexican place whose name I cannot fucking remember right now.|
|2/3/11||Snowshoe Merced Grove||3mi||2hr 25min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/4/11||Snowshoe Dewey Point||8mi?||5hr 10min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/5/11||Snowshoe South Landing, Yosemite||6mi||3hr 50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/6/11||Snowshoe Crane Flat, Yosemite||3.6mi||2hr 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|2/17/11||Snowshoe Tolumne Grove, Yosemite||1.8mi+||2hr 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
TOO MANY PEOPLE on this trail. driving her crazy.
|2/21/11||Joseph Grant County Park: Bass Lake||4mi(???) can only guess at the distance by looking at the map and recounting trail signs.||?? time||The road was closed at the main parking lot (had to pay) because of snow(?). Screwed up; really didn't think we were coming up here, so we weren't prepared. COLD. Just had jeans, brown sequoia/kings canyon hooded sweatshirts, sneakers and NO water. Kind of hard, hills were really steep and slippery. mud and standing water everywhere. kind of miserable, but it did make one appreciate the equipment we use. Didn't take much to soak our shoes. We also hiked across the street to check out grant lake. This added another .75mi?|
|2/24/11||Snowshoe Rockefeller Grove, Yosemite||??mi||2hr 25min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|2/26/11||Snowshoe part of West Valley Loop to El Cap and back, Yosemite||6.6mi||4hr 35min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|2/27/11||Hike Lodge to Ahwahee (brunch), up to Mirror Lake and Back||≈ 9+ mi||4hrs 25min||
she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|2/28/11||Snowshoe Crane Flat, Yosemite||3mi||2hrs||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUE2009
|3/4/11||SF Hills Hike||≈5mi||≈4+hrs||
she wore MERREL2009.
I wore vasque waterproof shoes.
|3/10/11||Joseph Grant County Park: Antler Point||11.5mi||5hr 30min||
REPLACE granola bar in her backpack
ADD dry roasted peanuts (or mixed nuts) to costco list
REALLY should have brought a thermos of soup. COLD!
CABIN has garbage and bench.
|3/17/11||Harry's Hofbrau Walk||4.2mi||2hrs 50mins||
Walked to the Hofbrau for St. Pattie's lunch. I wore my vasquez water proof shoes, she wore
her: half sandwich (corned beef on wheat)/cup of soup (split pea) combo with coleslaw. Liked it all, but the sandwich was cold. me: corned beef sandwich on kaiser (good), pecan pie, and red cabbage (really good - she liked it better than the coleslaw, which she liked): very tangy, and interesting spice I couldn't identify. Green beer. I was still recovering from being sick last week; first long walk since, and kind of hard. The full meal would have been too much, and the red cabbage had a little too much acid for me right now.
|3/25/11||Stanford Court Hotel to Davies Symphony (dvorak's new world symphony)||?? mi||hr||she wore her VASQUE waterproof shoes, I wore my VASQUEOLD
UPDATE restaurant section.
SHE really liked the program. She seems to prefer a full orchestra (not just strings.)
STAYING at Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel. Room 817, smallish, very (too) modern for me. Internet $14/night, free in lobby. Ceiling in bathroom and entryway VERY low. TV, coffee, expensive minibar. She thinks this place was DARKER than the last place we stayed ().
EXPECTED rain, but it didn't; walk to and from the hotel was dry (although, did have to double jacket going to davies.)
To get to davies, taking South on powell, west on ellis and south on van ness.
To come back, try north on van ness and east on california (to avoid tenderloin).
3/26/11: had breakfast at Sears Fine Foods (5 minute walk from hotel). me: smoked country sausage and eggs with hash browns and toast (really good. sausage was a huge patty). her: sidney amber special: sausages better than they looked (again), pancakes really good, bacon great. said her over easy eggs were good, but the ones at denny's were better. wouldn't hesisate to get them there, though. little bit if uncooked whites, but yolks runny (which is good.) Took a really long walk, but didn't record data, up powel to wharf, to ferry building; must have been atleast 5 miles.
Check out Lichee Garden on powell between broadway and vallejo.
|4/29/11||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||4hrs 30min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops. Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUEOLD shoes. lunch at Hahn's Hibachi. about an hour at the shakespeare garden.|
|5/5/11||Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls trail. MODIFIED: part of sunset trail bypassed because of storm damage||est 10.5mi based on time||6hrs 10min||
|5/6/11||Taylor Loop||5mi||1hr 35min||no break|
|5/12/11||mudai (shorted downtown walk)||12.5mi||5hr 55min||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD.
|5/13/11||Pinnacles National Monument||≈8.2mi||5hrs 15min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and ASOLOOLD.
Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUE2009.
carried 3.5L + diet coke, used 3L
|5/19/11||Spooner Parking lot to Wildcat Cabin||2.3mi||1hr 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, me VASQUE2009
|5/20/11||Wildcat cabin to Marlette Lake (aborted)||7.2mi||4hr 20min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, me VASQUE2009
|5/21/11||Wildcat Cabin to spooner parking lot||2.3mi||1hr 15min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, me VASQUE2009
|5/30/11||Purisma Creek Redwoods||8mi||4hr 5min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD
|5/2/11||Murietta Falls trail on Ohlone Trail||14.7mi||7hrs 15min||
|6/11/11||Denali, various||6.2mi||4hrs 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/12/11||Mt Healy, Denali||7.1mi||6hrs 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/14/11||Triple Lakes, Denali||8.7mi||5hrs 15min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/16/11||Harden ice Field (attempt)||8.5mi||7hrs 5min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/19/11||Gull Rock, Hope, AK||13.2mi||6hrs 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/20/11||Ptarmigan Lake||7.7mi||4hrs 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|6/23/11||Portage Glacier (various)||7.1mi||3hrs 30min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|7/5/11||Point Lobos||?? mi||?? hr||MERREL2009, me: ARROYO2011, keen sandals I picked up at rei a few days ago. have been wearing them to break them in. Her pair of ARROYO2011 just arrived this afternoon. walked point lobos. and tested my new water shoes to see how they'd work in kauai. so far, looked good.|
|7/8/11||Pacifica State Beach Trail||4+ mi||2hrs 45min|| me: ARROYO2011, her ARROYO2011
Had targeted Pacifica San Pedro Beach
Rockaway?, but not sure if we ever found it.
|7/9/11||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||3hrs 50min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and ARROYO2011.
Me, rip away pants, ARROYO2011. both carried flash packs.
cold, overcast and windy. she said it was the most miserable time she's had on this hike than she can
remember. I was really cold, had to take the damn green rei jacket we keep in the car. she could
have used ear warmers.
|7/14/11||Mount St Helena in Robert Lewis Stevenson Park||≈5.7mi||5hrs 20min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and ASOLO2009.
Me, rip away pants, VASQUE2009.
|7/22/11||SF Hills Hike||≈5mi||≈4+hrs||
she wore MERREL2009.
I wore VASQUEOLD.
|7/26/11||Deadfall, To Campsite||??mi||1hrs 50min||
|7/29/11||Deadfall, Mt Eddy||3.8mi||4hrs 25min||
|7/30/11||Deadfall, leave||4.75mi||1hr 40min||
|8/6/11||Montara Summit North Peak||9.2mi||4hr 15min||
|8/12/11||Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop, Stinson Beach||≈6.5mi||5hr 55min||VASQUE2009 - could have used VASQUEOLD, ASOLOOLD
Here's the localhikes writeup.
|8/26/11||Great Basin National Park, various||3.4mi||1.5hr||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|8/27/11||Great Basin National Park, Alpine Lakes Loop||4.4mi||2hrs 5min||
|8/28/11||Great Basin National Park, Bristlecone/Glacier Trail||8mi||2hrs 15min||
|8/28/11||Great Basin National Park, Wheeler Peak||10.7mi||7hrs 20min||
|9/9/11||Four Mile Trail, Yosemite||11.1mi||6hrs 5min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|9/10/11||Sentinel Dome, Yosemite||3mi||1hr 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|9/24/11||North Rim Campground to Cottonwood Campground, Grand Canyon||10.8mi||6hrs 55min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009, camelbacks's
|9/25/11||Cottonwood Campground to Bright Angel Campground, Grand Canyon||5.1mi||4hrs 40min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009, camelbacks's
|9/27/11||Bright Angel Campground to Indian Garden Campground, Grand Canyon||4.2mi||3hrs 15min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009, camelbacks's
|9/28/11||Indian Garden Campground to South Rim, Grand Canyon||4.4mi||4hrs||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009, camelbacks's
|10/7/11||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||5hrs 50min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL2009. She's still recovering from canyon toe and wanted to use this as a test hike. This is also the first test of the MERREL2009 shoes after I rebuilt the heels using FreeSole. Me, rip away pants, VASQUEOLD. both carried flash packs. Weather was remarkably temperate; hardly needed warm clothing at all. Had lunch at Hahn's Hibachi and spent about 40 minutes at the shakespeare garden. really nice day. also saw blue angels and probably the snowbirds practicing for fleetweek. Want to check out a couple of things we saw advertised at the restaurant: Fear over Frisco put on by ThrillPeddlers.com and Creol Choir of Cuba at the Herbst Theatre.|
|10/14/11||SF Hills Hike (abbreviated)||≈5mi||?? hrs||she wore MERREL2009. I wore VASQUE waterproof shoes. Checked out location of hotel and restaurants to get ready for halloween davies sf symphony thing (phantom of the opera.) lunch at Johnny Foley's Irish Pub; very close to the Park55 hotel at which we'll be staying. me: fish and chips with mushy peas (fish good, chips not so good, mushy peas have a really strong pea flavor; wasn't like thick split pea soup as I had expected. she didn't like it.) her: corned beef with saurkraut pannini (really good, she'd get it again.) soups: guiness beef barley (very good) and garlic potato leek (her favorite.) The irish soda bread was better than expected, but a little hard for her teeth. dessert: vanilla creme broulle (really good, our first and the flamed sugar crust was the best part.)|
|10/17/11||Rancho San Antonio Park (farm loop)||≈2.5mi||1hr||VASQUEOLD, HERVASQUE2011 Took this to test out her new Vasque Bitterroot (HERVASQUE2011)backpacking boots. Decided to go up to a size 10 to see if it prevents her toes from bumping. Took about 15 minutes to get to the farm. Parking lot was packed. She's thinking that the boots are a bit too big for her, wondering if the sliding will cause blisters on the soles of her feet, but agrees that her toes don't seem to hit as bad. I thought she'd have a harder time getting used to clunking around in the bigger shoes, but she seemed okay.|
|10/21/11||Sanborn County Park (across street from Castle Rock)||≈3.3mi||1hr 20min||VASQUEOLD, HERVASQUE2011 pretty park, lots of bugs, cool and under trees. there is a pretty steep downhill trail on the rock loop that we took. testing her new boots.|
|10/30/11||Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel to Davies Symphony (Phantom of the Opera -movie- with live organ accompaniment)||?? mi||hr||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD 10/30/11 Parc 55 Windham hotel, room 1973 (19'th floor). TV, coffee, nice view, hair dryer. Across the street from Powell Street bart station. wifi is $14.95/day. Fitness center is huge and has lots of machines (treadmills, weight machines, etc.). Dinner: Old Siam (wanted to go to new delhi to try something new, but it was closed for cleaning.) me: green curry dinner special with golden pouch (this was a fried wonton stuffed with potato mixture - pretty good.) her: Pra Ram Chicken dinner special with shrimp roll (the roll was pretty good; it was a prawn wrapped in a wonton shell and fried.) her chicken had too much peanut sauce which was too thick and gritty. Dessert was a Roti Banana with mango ice cream. much better than it looked. The banana was wrapped with nutella in a wonton skin, fried and covered with a sticky layer of what seemed like honey. actually looked like a pus covered, syphillitic erect penis. Complaining that her eyes are bothering her. Phantom of the Opera Movie at Davies with an organ accompanyment. Seats U113 and U114 in the premier orchestra section were good. Jacket, gloves and flannel shirt were way too warm. 10/31/11: Sears Fine Foods for breakfast. me: swedish pancakes with sausage. her: Joanie's Special Omlette (sausage, onions and cheddar.) She liked the omlette at heidi's better; said the cheddar wasn't melted enough. she also ordered fresh strawberries. Took bart to the millbrae station back. Forgot a fucking comb; spent $10 on one at the hotel!|
|12/4/11||Taylor Loop||5mi||≈3hrs||lunch at sushi maru, went to mlk, then starbucks. She wore her MERREL2009. kind of a cold, breezy afternoon. 111203: HIVES REPORT: started getting some late tonight. noticed an itching around my waistband (felt a little tight, actually.) Started scratching, then noticed a few along my sides. Overall, not too bad, but definitely there. Kind of stressed today. Spent day at UCSF; she had a CE course there.|
|12/8/11||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||≈5hrs||lunch at naan and curry, nap at shakespeare garden. she wore MERREL2009, and I wore the VASQUEOLD that I had repaired with FreeSole. Seems to have held up okay. started at 10:30a and done at 3:30p.|
|12/9/11||Coyote Creek Trail, Milpitas||≈4mi||1hr 15min||she wore her VASQUE waterproof shoes, I wore my VASQUEOLD (recently fixed with freesole.)
|10/14/11||SF Hills Hike (from Parc Wyndham after staying overnight for duke ellington concert)||≈6.5mi||?? hrs||she wore MERREL2009. I wore VASQUE waterproof shoes.|
|12/16/11||Pacheco State Park||≈6.9mi||4hr 10min||VASQUEOLD, HERVASQUE2011
|10/25/11||The Catwalk||2.6mi||2hr 15min||
|1/1/12||Campbell Ave Loop (backwards)||3.25mi||1hr 18min||cool evening. clear night. no stops. slightly shorter, since we didn't cross campbell ave 120101: HIVES REPORT: itching and a few bumps around groin and back of ears. been quite stressed for the past couple of weeks. Ended up taking a benedryl before going to sleep.|
|1/2/12||Taylor Loop||5mi||≈2hrs 20 min||half hour at starbucks. She wore her MERREL2009. 120102: HIVES REPORT: starting getting some itching around neck, feet, and waist late tonight. Ended up taking a claritin|
|1/7/12||Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve||est. 4.5mi||??hr||VASQUEOLD, MERREL2009 carried 1L/ used 0L really pleasant day. Didn't plan to do this; didn't have gps or notebook. took Ipiwa Trail to Alpine Pond, then when we got back to the parking lot, tried to do Horseshoe Lake (she thought there was a loop.) Instead, we went past the handicapped parking lot, and took the first trail opening that we saw. ended up going above the lake for quite a while before bagging it.|
|1/13/12||Ridge Lakes, Lassen Volcanic National Park||6.4mi||4hr 45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/14/12||Spencer Meadows Trail (near lassen and chester)||≈5mi||2hrs 20min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/19/12||Big Oak Stump Loop (Kings Canyon)||2.5mi||45min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/20/12||Boole Tree (Sequoia National Forest)||8mi||4hr 10min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/21/12||Panoramic Point from Lodge (Kings Canyon)||5.4mi||2hr 40min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/22/12||Snowshoed North Grove Loop (Kings Canyon)||3??+mi||1hr 10min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|1/30/12||Taylor Loop||5mi||≈1hr 50 min||20 minutes at starbucks. She wore her MERREL2009, I wore VASQUEOLD|
|2/2/12||Hiked Merced Grove||3mi||2hr 15min||
|2/3/12||Wawona Point||7+mi||4hr 5min||
|2/4/12||Valley Floor to El Capitan||10+mi||3hr 50min||
|2/5/12||Ahwiyah Rock Fall||≈10+mi||10hrs||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009
|2/6/12||Tuolumne Grove, Hiking||2.5mi (est)||1hr 45min||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009
|2/??/12||Dumbarton Pier||?? mi||??hr||MERREL2009, VASQUEOLD she got stopped because she was speeding and went through a stop sign. she hated it because of the wind; lots of access to the salt ponds. I kind of liked it; noticed lots of oyster and clam shells in piles of silt that was dredged up and left by a path we took into the marshes.|
|2/??/12||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25 mi||??hr||she wore, I wore HERVASQUE2011 and I wore VASQUE2009 walked to rei to pick up matching gaiters for the mount st helens trip.|
|2/23/12||Rockefeller Grove||4.4mi||2hrs 50min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|2/24/12||Vernal Falls||???mi||5hrs 55min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|2/25/12||Ahwiyah Rockfall via East side of Mirror Lake||???mi||4hrs 55min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|2/26/12||Hiking Crane Flat, Yosemite||3.6mi||1hr 50min||VASQUE2009, ASOLO2009
|3/3/12||East Ridge Loop, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland Hills||4.6 mi||1hr 45min||she wore, I wore HERVASQUE2011 and I wore VASQUEOLD
About 1 hour to get here; 60 miles. found the hike in Stenstra book.
This place was so close to the Chabot Space and Science Center, we decided to go there and wow, did we luck out. It was one of BofA's free days (first saturday of the month), so we got in (and saw two shows) for free. Today, atleast, BofA sucked a little less. They had a Hα scope out, and she finally saw some solar prominances. I made out some loops, but she wasn't able to see those. Current weather conditions at chabot.
Lunch at Chabot's Skyline Bistro. much better than you'd expect. her: herb chicken panini (liked it) with a fruit cup. me: leg of lamb panini (really good, actually). cokes, chips and a surprisingly good brownie, all for $23. really not bad.
|3/8/12||Sunnyvale Baylands Park, end of lawrence||4 mi||1.5hr||MERREL2009
warm, sunny day. really nice park. quiet, good place for her to bike. big area for kites, maybe a picnic.
she might even try a run. connects with baytrail. $6/car, lots of birds (saw a blue heron, turkey vulture,
red tailed hawk and a snowy egret.) This place is reminiscent of shoreline without the wind and crowds.
also seems like alviso. need to come back with the bikes and a map.
|3/17/12||Harry's Hofbrau Walk||4.2mi||2hrs 20mins||
Walked to the Hofbrau for St. Pattie's lunch. I wore my vasquez water proof shoes, she wore
her MERREL2009. Cold, damp, breezy, overcast day.
her: half sandwich (corned beef on onion role) - liked it a lot/cup of soup (split pea) -liked it a lot, combo with three bean salad - hated this. also had a choc cake which she like a lot. me: corned beef and cabbage, cherry pie, and Caesar. murphy's stout (really good)
|4/6/12||Pinnacles National Monument||≈8.2mi||5hrs 20min||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and HERVASQUE2011.
Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and VASQUE2009.
carried 3L + diet coke+coca tea (expected it to be really cold at the top)
took about 1.5hours to drive here.
|5/4/12||Joseph Grant County Park: Antler Point||12.3mi||6hr 5min||
cold, overcast, wet. carrying 3L+coke+coca tea. VASQUE2009, HERVASQUE2011
|5/26/12||Willow Street Pizza, Westgate||≈2mi||3hrs 25min||
Walked to Willow Street Pizza for jeannie's birthday
me: KEEN2010 her: KEEN2012 that she bought at the place in Davis
|5/31/12||Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls trail.||13mi||6hrs||VASQUE2009, HERVASQUE2011, 3l+coke, stools.
|6/8/12||Los Trampas Regional Wilderness (san ramon) Rocky Ridge Trail||6.9mi||4hrs 20min||VASQUEOLD2 (resoled for $70 + $12 shipping), HERVASQUE2011, 3l+coke, stools.
park is at the end of bollinger canyon road.
|6/14/12||Wildcat Cabin, Spooner Lake||2.1mi||1hr 5min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|6/15/12||Wildcat Cabin to Marlette Lake with side trip to Snow Valley Peak, Spooner Lake||12.8mi||6hrs||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|6/16/12||Wildcat Cabin, Spooner Lake||4.1mi||1hr 10min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|6/17/12||Wildcat Cabin to Parking Lot||2.1mi||40min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|7/4/12||4'th of July Shoreline Concert||≈2.75mi||??||parked at our usual spot on pear ave. VASQUEOLD2, MERREL2009 had dinner at Pizzaria Di Venti. caprese salad, angel hair with salmon and carbonara. had seats T1 and T2 in Section 202; she didn't like them because she thought they were too far from the bathrooms (sort of in the middle of everything.) wasn't that great this year. had some good music, but kind of ruined beethoven with a stupid baseball sketch, and I didn't think they did chariots of fire well.|
|7/6/12||Arch Rock, Point Reyes||≈8.8mi||4.5hrs||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
carried 2L+coke, used <1L.
|7/14/12||GG Park Hike - modified, shorter walk back. cut down from stowe lake to the crappers at the start of the walk..||≈7mi||5.5hrs||She wore rip away pants, wick away shirt, and MERREL low tops.
Me, rip away pants, wicking shirt and ASOLOOLD2
|7/27/12||Muir Woods National Monument||≈4.5mi||3hrs 5mins||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
carried 3L+coke, used <1L + coke.
took about 1.5hours to get to the park. wow, fucking lot was totally full. had to go to overflow lot.
wish I had brought the stools; turned out to have not been necessary, but would have been nice.
|7/2/12||Monterey Hike||≈6mi||?? hrs||started out really cold, but sun came for a while out after lunch. place was rediculously crowded. parking lots had tons of cars. parking itself was kind of strange; the parking structure we usually park at had a flat $10/day rate. didn't seem to be anything special happening this day. Okay, looks like there was something called the Bronco World Series that started today. UPDATE: okay, Monterey public parking site says that the cannery row parking garage has a $10 flat rate from jun 9th to sept 3rd, 2012. don't know if this is normal, or just for this year. had lunch on the wharf at a pretty good place called Abalonetti Seafood. me: fried calamari, tubes and tentacles (pretty good.) her: scampi (shrimp were huge and very garlicy. she originally wanted the smoked salmon ravioli, but they didn't have it. she wasn't expected to like the alternative as much as she did.) The bread was excellent (she said, if she liked chowder, this would be the way to go.) caprezzi salad was a disappointment. it was a tomato, cut in half, with anchovies, olives, scallions with a little balsamic. no onions or basil. not a favorite. dessert was a chocolate something with ice cream. waitress was cool, but had a very odd hair style.|
|8/4/12||Marin Headlands Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area||≈6.5mi||3hrs||she wore her MERREL low tops, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
her shoes were fine, until we started doing a lot of downhill. then it didn't offer enough support.
we weren't expecting much of a hike, but there were some fairly steep areas.
very nice park, would come back. also want to check out fort baker.
carried 1L+coke, used <1L + coke.
|8/13/12||Montara Summit North Peak||≈9mi||4hrs 20min||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
cold, overcast morning. thought I should have brought the stools and thermos of coca tea because it looked like
it was going to be cold and miserable at the top, but it turned out to be hot and dry up there.
carried 1L+coke+gatoraide, used <1L + coke + gatoraide.
|8/24/12||Nisqually Vista Trail , Mount Rainier||≈2.2||1hr||
|8/25/12||Skyline Trail Loop , Mount Rainier||≈6.4mi||4.5hrs||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009.
|8/26/12||Trail of Shadows, Mount Rainier||≈5mi||3hrs 15min||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009.
|8/27/12||Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier||≈6.8mi||5hrs||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009.
|8/28/12||Paradise Glacier, Mount Rainier||≈6.4||3.5hrs||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUE2009.
|8/30/12||Mount Saint Helens||≈9mi||12hrs||
|9/10/12||High View Nature Trail, Black Rock CG||≈2.75mi||1.5hrs||
|9/11/12||Warren Peak and Panoramic Loop, Black Rock CG||≈8.5mi||5.25hrs||
|9/12/12||Various, Joshua Tree National Park||≈8.7mi||LOTS of hrs||
|9/18/12||Saratoga Library||7.2mi||4hrs 15min||
she wore MERREL2009.
|9/20/12||Rancho San Antonio Park (pg&e trail)||≈7.2mi||3.5hrs||
|10/9/12||Rancho San Antonio Park (pg&e trail)||≈8.9mi (gps)||3hrs 55min||
|10/11/12||Wildcat Cabin, Spooner Lake||2.1mi||50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
8L of water.
|10/12/12||Wildcat Cabin to marlette lake||9.9mi||4hrs||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|10/13/12||Wildcat Cabin to Car and Back||7.5mi||2hrs 40min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|10/14/12||Wildcat Cabin to Car and Back||2.3mi||50min||she wore her ASOLOOLD, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|11/13/12||GG Park Hike - modified, shorter walk back. cut down from stowe lake to the crappers at the start of the walk..||≈7mi||??hrs didn't keep track||She wore jeans and a regular long sleeve shirt with MERREL low tops. Me, jeans, red long sleeve shirt and sneakers had lunch at marnee's thai on 9'th street (saw this on bay area check please.) She was really a fucking pain about this one for a while. she thought we weren't going to be able to find it (it's right there on 9'th when you leave the park). then she got confused by the menu; thought she was going to cry or leave. ended up asking some questions, and she ordered the pra ram with brown rice (she liked it better than she expected, had lots of spinach and didn't taste too much like peanuts) I had the pad thai (exceptionally good, had kind of an unexpected tanginess that was almost better than a high spice level.) we both agreed that, in some ways, the pad thai at Old Siam is a little better, but I think it's the same way that a big mac might taste better than a genuine, properly prepared burger. This was still probably one of the best, if not the best, main dish pad thai's I've had (found out that PAD refers to stir fry.) Other things I contemplated were the green curry, stir fried pork belly and soft shell crab with mango salad. the waitress said to go with either the pad thai or the curry if you're hungry. We also had the fried banana with ice cream, but it wasn't so great. so far, the gross looking, syphilitic fried banana with nutella at Old Siam has been the best. This place is a come back.|
|11/20/12||Doyle Loop||4.5mi||1hr 15min||took a slightly longer way back|
|11/24/12||Diamondhead, Oahu||6.2mi||2hrs +++||
|11/29/12||Mini Mauna Kea||4.6mi||3hrs 45min||
carried 3L, used 1L
|12/6/12 - 12/7/12||Yosemite, various||≈13mi||???||
carried 3L, used 1L
|12/11/12||Blackford Loop||?? mi||< 1hr||seemed to fly.|
|12/16/12||Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel to Davies Symphony (Count Basie Orchestra at Davies)||?? mi||hr||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore my VASQUE waterproof shoes. we also brought full raingear. 12/16/12 Parc 55 Windham hotel room 1662 (16'th floor.) standard shit. bar: I had the Drakonic Draft Stout (not bad, but more expensive than guiness) hummus and pita chips and diet coke (she really likes this mix.). Dinner: Old Siam- me: combo green curry and shrimp roll. her: Pra Ram Chicken with brown rice. she didn't get the dinner special because she thought it would be too many carbs. 6p: walked to davies. raining. 6:15p davies count basie orchestra, premier orchestra seats W113 and W114. Good seats, easy access to bathroom. she liked this better than ellington and preservation hall, but wished she had brought earplugs. horns and drums a bit too loud for her. 12/17/12: 8:20a heading out. little bit of drizzle. 8:25a Sears Fine Foods for breakfast. me: swedish pancakes with bacon (really good bacon.) her: Joanie's Special Omlette with homefries instead of hasbrowns (much better than the hashbrowns.) fruit bowl. 1:25p taking bart at embarcadero. 2p millbrae bart station. round trip bart tickets were $8.60.|
|12/24/12||Casitas de Gila - around the property||3.2 mi||1hr 45min||
|12/25/12||Gila River- various||5.8 mi||3hr 30min||
ASOLO2009, VASQUE2009; carried 3L, less than 1L
|12/27/12||Casitas - paradise overlook||2.5mi||2hr 10min||
|1/5/13||Cowell-Purisma Coast Trail||3.6mi||≈1hr||South of half moon bay (very close), just past UC Elkus Ranch, across from "Bob's". Actually very cool, 3.3 miles from here to Cowell Ranch. MUST COME BACK PROPERLY EQUIPPED to do this. Still recovering from flu shot shit. She tried Tetley Orange Spice Tea; still dislikes tea, but she didn't react as violently against this one. FUCKING STUPID HOURS: trail is ONLY OPEN weekends and federal holidays 8a to sunset!!!|
|1/8/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.9mi||2hr||
she wore her MERREL2009. sunny day, kind of nice.
|1/15/13||Big Stump Trail, starting from Big Stump Parking Lot||≈4mi||2hr 40min||
|1/16/13||General Grant Loop Trail||≈4.5mi||2hr 45min||
|1/17/13||Panoramic Point from John Muir Lodge||≈5mi||3hrs 15min||
|1/19/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.5mi||1hr 55min||
she wore her MERREL2009. sunny day, kind of nice.
Had lunch at Prolific Oven first. Really good, but need to order more carefully next time.
I had the Wisconsin's Pride roast beef (w/o lettuce or tomatoes). Came out really good on a crusty roll.
She ordered a chicken sandwich on a foccaccia. The chicken was shredded with cabbage and the bread was really
soft for her. she liked it a lot. we also ordered a salad with house italian. much better than
I expected. tons of different types of lettuce, greek olives, gorganzola cheese, and roasted red peppers.
Had that some where else, but it elludes me. Also got a maccaroon which turned out to be completely unecessary.
Tons of food, and each dish, including salad, included slice of cake.
|1/22/13||Purisma Creek Redwoods||7mi||3hr 40min||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
carried 3L+coke, used 1L
|2/1/13||Los Gatos Creek Trail||6.2mi||2hrs 35min||her: merrel me: VASQUE waterproof
|1/25/13||Doyle Loop||8mi||3hrs 45min||her: merrel me: VASQUE waterproof
|2/4/13||Pinnacles - from west entrance.||4.5mi||3hrs 20min||her: ASOLO2009, me: VASQUEOLD2
carried 3L+coke, used 1L+coke.
|2/16/13||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||≈5hrs||lunch pb&j at conservatory. shakespeare garden closed for turf reseeding for a couple of months? really nice day; warmish and partly cloudy. she wore MERREL2009, and I wore the VASQUEOLD2|
|2/25/13||Boxcar Deli||≈7mi||≈3hrs 15min||
she wore MERREL2009, and I wore the VASQUEOLD2
|2/27/13||Big Basin: Berry Creek Falls trail.||13mi||5hrs 50min||VASQUEOLD2, ASOLOOLD, 3l+coke, stools.
|3/4/13||Joseph Grant County Park: Antler Point||12.4mi||5hrs 35min||
3L+coke, VASQUEOLD2, ASOLOOLD
cold, foggy morning.
|3/9/13||SF Hills Hike (abbreviated)||≈5mi||?? hrs||she wore MERREL2009. I wore VASQUE waterproof shoes. lunch at stinking rose cafe; dessert sucked (ice cream sundae had no chocolate.) had small tourine of soup; turned out to be big enough with our salads. Stinking rose is right across the street from BUSTERS!|
|3/11/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.5mi||1hr 55min||she wore her MERREL2009. we both weren't dressed right; long sleeves and jeans. WAY TOO WARM. also, not enough water. carried 0.5L, and finished it. sunny, warm day, kind of nice. lunch at prolific again, same thing we had last time.|
|3/26/13||6mi||2hrs||she wore her MERREL2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD.
|3/31/13||Doyle Loop||8mi||??||her: merrel2013 me: VASQUE waterproof she finally dumped her old merrels and bought a new pair.|
|4/1/13||Mission Peak||7 mi||3hrs 15min||
Parking lot was FULL, but got lucky and got a spot fast
cool, overcast, muggy.
she wore ASOLO2009, I wore VASQUEOLD2
Carried 3L water+coke
used about 1L.
|4/5/13||Blackford Loop||?? mi||< 1hr||her: merrel2013. we did the loop backward|
|4/6/13||mudai (shorted downtown walk)||12.5mi||5hrs 30min||she wore her MERREL2013, I wore my VASQUE2013. Breaking in my new hiking boots.
|4/25/13||Montara Summit North Peak||8.75mi||3hrs 50min||she wore her ASOLO2009, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
cold, overcast morning. starting in main parking lot.
3L+coke, used 0.5L.
|4/29/13||Monterey Hike||≈6mi||?? hrs||getting away from the heat in sj. VASQUE2013, MERREL2013 had lunch on the wharf at Old Fisherman's Grotto. REALLY GOOD, again! me: salmon sandwich, her: pesto parmasean salmon. we shared a free appetizer: grilled artichoke with aiole. wow, really good.|
|4/31/13||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||1hr 10min||warm afternoon.|
|5/3/13||Roaring River Falls to Zumwalt Meadow||5.5mi||3hrs||
|5/4/13||Hotel Creek Loop||8.25mi||4.5hrs||
|5/5/13||Dead Giant Loop||1.5mi????||1hr||
|5/9/13||Pinnacles||8.2mi||5hrs 10min||her: ASOLO2009, me: VASQUEOLD2
|5/10/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.5mi||3hrs||she wore her MERREL2013. carried 0.5L, and finished it. sunny, warm day, kind of nice. totally dry, not a lot of people, plenty of parking. lunch at prolific again, same thing we had last time.|
|5/11/13||Blackford Loop||?? mi||< 1hr||had dinner at carrows|
|5/14/13||Loch Lomond, Loch Trail Loop||5mi||hrs min||she wore her HERVASQUE2013 bitterroot, I wore my VASQUEOLD2. carried 3L+coke, used 0.5L.
|6/1/13||Cowell-Purisma Coast Trail||6.4mi||≈2hrs 35min||
|6/3/13||Purisma Creek Redwoods, alternat longer route. Purisima map||9.7mi||5hrs 5min||she wore her HERVASQUE2013, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
The alternate route consisted of taking purismia creek to bay area ridge/craig britton trail to harkin's ridge trail.
|6/7/13||GG Park Hike||≈7mi||≈5hrs 10min||lunch pb&j at conservatory. interesting show at shakespeare garden; naked yoga. really nice day; warm but not too bad.. she wore MERREL2013, and I wore the waterproof vasque. spent an hour on the paddleboats.|
|6/14/13||Mount Hoffman via May Lake High Sierra Camp||≈10.1||≈6hrs 10min||
|6/15/13||Saddle Bag Lakes||≈11.5||≈6hrs 30min||
|6/16/13||Twin Lakes to Barney lake||≈8||≈5hrs 20min||
|7/4/13||Monterey Hike||≈6mi||?? hrs||getting away from the heat in sj. my teva's, MERREL2013 Lunch at Massaro and Santos at that place before the wharf that looks like a boat dock. wow, really good. menu includes buillabaisse. her: salmon ravioli (pretty good, but she would have preferred more smoked salmon and something other than the alfredo sauce.) her salad was good and huge. me: sanddabs (pretty good) and the chowder was really good. had bananas foster; cooked and flambayed at the table. REALLY GOOD. waitress was coco. What the hell is the non descript building at 2107 del monte ave? looks like document storage for government?|
|7/4/13||4'th of July Shoreline Concert||≈2.75mi||??||parked at our usual spot on pear ave. waterproof vasque, MERREL2013 had dinner at Pizzaria Di Venti. caprese salad, small pizza (kind of huge), gelato: she didn't care for the bread or her banana gelato this time. had seats R1 and R2 in Section 202; one of the projection towers was right in the way of the fucking fireworks. wasn't that great this year, again. The whole show seemed kind of muted; nothing really popped, although the music selection was good.|
|7/12/13||Harry's Hofbrau Walk||4.2mi||??||Walked to the Hofbrau for lunch and to dislodge my kidney stone.|
|7/13/13||Cowell-Purisma Coast Trail||6.4mi||??||carried 1L, used1L. VASQUEOLD2, MERREL2013. felt like we were doing this faster than last time. still trying to dislodge kidney stone. nice day.|
|7/20/13||SF Hills Hike||≈5mi||?? hrs||she wore MERREL2013 with superfeet. I wore VASQUE waterproof shoes. trying to shake kidney stone loose. better than the last, abortive hike two weeks ago when I had a really bad attack. Lunch at Piazza Pellegrini on columbus; really good place. Had dessert at the Fairmont; wow, this was a really cool idea. Incredibly relaxing. Had the best creme brulee we've ever had; hint of lavender, used honey they make themselves. Great coffee, and one of the best waitresses we've ever had (jean.) She noticed that the cream was a little curdled and fixed it. Need to send an email to Matt Blackmore, Hotel GM at email@example.com.|
|7/23/13||Weaver Lake||≈6.8mi||5hrs 15min||
VASQUEOLD2, ASOLO2009, 4L + coke. stools
|7/24/13||Mist Falls||≈6.8mi||5hrs 5min||
VASQUEOLD2, ASOLO2009, 3L + coke. stools
|7/25/13||Deer Meadow||≈5mi||4hrs 10min||
VASQUEOLD2, ASOLO2009, 4L + coke. stools
|8/13/13||Lassen: Summit Lake to Snag Lake||≈7.5mi||5hrs 55min||
VASQUE2013, HERVASQUE2013, 4L, stools
|8/13/13||Lassen: Snag Lake to Summit Lake||≈7.5mi||6hrs 5min||
VASQUE2013, HERVASQUE2013, 4L, stools
|8/18/13||Winchester, Hamilton, Campell Avenue Loop||5.2mi||1hr 40min||warm afternoon.|
|8/22/13||Yosemite High Sierra Camp Loop: Wilderness Center to Glen Aulin||6.4mi||4hr 25min||
|8/23/13||Yosemite High Sierra Camp Loop: Glen Aulin to May Lake||8.3mimi||5hr 37min||
|8/24/13||Yosemite High Sierra Camp Loop: May Lake to Sunrise||3.2mi||1hr 35min||
|8/25/13||Lodge to Ahwahnee and Back||3mi||Couple of hrs||had brunch|
|8/28/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.5mi||3+hrs||carried 0.75L. sunny, warm day, but felt HOT because of new black pavement. lunch at prolific again, same thing we had last time. no crowds at all. very easy to find parking. even fewer people when we left.|
|9/5/13||GG Park To Haight/Asbury Hike||??mi||?? hrs||walked to the Pork Store Cafe (saw it on Check Please! Bay Area). very cool. seating tight. she had french toast with scrambled eggs, bacon and mixed fruit (banana, VERY tiny but very juicy blue berries, and extremely ripe strawberries.) I had french toast, eggs and piquan(sp?) sausage (made inhouse, VERY spicey and really good.) would go back in a heartbeat. waitress gave me a free taste of the really good biscuits and gravey. also want to try chicken fried steak and a few other things on the menu.|
|9/6/13||Ano Nuevo State Park||??mi||?? hrs||Here's the UC Natural Reserve System Site, including a link to the video stream in the blog section. I wore my VASQUE waterproof shoes, she wore MERREL2013. walked all the way to north point. lots of sand. nice day. lunch in davenport|
|9/10/13||Campbell Ave Loop||3.25mi||?? hrs||warm afternoon.|
|10/12/13||Sausalito Fort Baker||≈ 8 mi?||4hrs 15min||she wore her MERREL low tops, I wore my VASQUEOLD2
|10/15/13||San Bruno Hill Mountain Park||>6mi||2 hrs||warm afternoon. Had lunch at Bertolucci's in South San Francisco first. Saw it on Check Please, Bay Area! Really good. she had canelloni - better than scopazzi's. I had linguini tutti mare (really good, lots of seafood.) shared caprezzi; I really liked it, she preferred the one in alaska. It had lots of balsamic, and included some greens. would go back, but kind of far. Take 101N, cow palace exit, left on guadolupe (which is quite a ways down), then two miles to park. We thought we were on the wrong road (saw a 280 sign), but then we saw the park entrance. Took summit trail in san bruno park. really warm, very few people, great view of the city. saw a snake, some sort of hawk, a rabbit.|
|10/31/13||Giant Forest Museum Locale, Sequoia National Park||>6mi||5 hrs 20min||
|11/5/13||Stanford Dish trail. Here is the map||≈5.5mi||2+hrs||carried 0.75L. sunny, but not too bad. I wore jeans, but it was bearable. no crowds at all. very easy to find parking. little tough because of the fasting.|
|11/25/13||Halemau'u to Holua Cabins, Haleakala||9.3mi||6hrs 10min||
|date||who||rest||post stress/post cooldown|
|11/20/13||me||60||no data/ no data|
|Zafram||Persian/Pakastani||She had chicken korna; good flavor, but not spicey enough & too many bones. Stick with butter chicken or tikki marsala. FREE Chai. Although I'm a coffee drinker (tea is a little nauseating), free is free, and when you add enough sugar and milk, it actually becomes paletable. Excellent: they have Brain Masala at dinner; call ahead to be sure it's ready.|
|Duarte's Tavern||???||Pescadero. Surprisingly expensive. Great artichoke soup. The green chili soup's pretty good too. UPDATE: 6/2/12- fried smelt appetizer pretty good.|
|Fishmarket||Seafood||Really like the fettuccini with mussels. UPDATE: they have fish tacos, but they weren't that great. the place near monterey still has the best, followed by baja fresh.|
|Everett and Jones||BBQ||126 Broadway near Jack London Square.
Tina recommendation (also, has some pretty good reviews.)
finally at at this place. really good. park just before entering jack london square; there's a $5/day flat rate parking lot, and walk across the street about a block to get to the joint. not really easy to spot. Turns out that they don't post their hours (on their website or door) because it varies; however, they said they've been pretty consistant. VISA/MC, no DISC. We ordered the four meat platter (chicken, in house made beef sausages, brisket, ribs), candy(sic) yams, collards, cornbread muffins and yellow cake with choc frost. HUGE platter of meat. tried mild, med and hot sauces, both preferred hot, but she also liked flavor of med. I really liked the collards (made with ribs instead of the traditional turkey leg, and the waitress confirmed the thing about drinking the pot liquer. She was okay with them, but generally doesn't like it. She really liked the yams (bit sweet), but I thought they were okay. she wants to try the beans and coleslaw sides next time. her order (from 1-10) yams 5, collards 3, for me collards 7, yams 4. She gave the sausage (good texture) a 10, chicken 8, brisket and ribs a 5. Me, in order of preference: ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken. all were really good.
UPDATE 120505: she got REALLY pissed because of how slow they are. we got there at 11:30a, but they said they opened at 12p, so we walked around jack london square. we got there at 12p, and they still weren't open. they didn't let us (whole line of us by then) in until about 12:15p. After ordering, it took another 55 minutes to get our food; to be fair, they did go in order, and others were waiting longer than we. I noticed that they seemed to be sending out takeout orders BEFORE serving the dining room, which seemed like a bad way to run things. as for the food, collards were still great, she still really liked the candied yams. as for the meats, my favorite was the ribs, followed by the brisket and the chicken and sausage were last. for her: it was chicken, ribs, and brisket and sausage last. she didn't like that the sausages had no heat, and the chicken seemed dry. the ribs were actually sort of hit or miss; some really good, others tough and not so good. we both decided that, at this point, House of Soul Food was really better. the other thing I noticed was that they seemed to give less food; our 4 meat platter was easily demolished, and neither of us really felt bloated or full afterwards. Also, out check was about $37, which seemed pretty inexpensive for what we actually ordered. she said she really had to control herself to keep from walking out. Maybe check out the Indian place that's just across the street from it.
|Duke of Edinburgh||British||Steak & kidney pie great, BEST fish n' chips, she really likes the bangers & mash|
|Teske's Germania||German||Love the pork shank, she like weinersnitzel & saurbraten.|
|El Camino Mongolian BBQ||mongolian bbq|
|Afghani House||Afghani|| The sauce I like with the meat has cilantro, garlic, geen onions, vinegar and jalepenos.
We usually get the spinach, but tried the lentils which were good, but not as good. Kind of
like "mashed yellowish lentils" with garlic and onions. Firnee seems gross (gelataneous milk pudding), the concept (rosewater) sounds
horrific, but it is addicting. We get it all the time; don't they grow poppies there?
1103 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 248-5087 dinner: 5:30p - 9:30p
|Bill of Fare||Breakfast joint||6-2:30p 7-days. CASH ONLY. She had raisan french toast (very good)and a side of cantaloup (not good) and sausage (4) and OJ
(they gave a large; must ask for small) but it had too much pulp. I had pigs in a blanket (3) with home style potatoes
(not bad and good amount) and ordered a side of eggs (unnecessay because already had so much food). Just the damn sides
came out to $13. Need to remember that they give you pretty good sized portions.
UPDATE: 1/1/11 - she ordered an omlette (marcourt) and hated it. cheese tasted gross. Also, her homestyle potatoes were cold. Seemed like portions were smaller than usual.
|El Pollo Loco|
|Olive Garden||Italian||Generally one of the better restaurants we frequent. never a bad meal. me: braised beef w/ tortelloni. excellent as always.
her: tried 5 cheese stuffed rigitoni with prawns in tomato cream sauce. dissapointing. good, but
expected prawns but got shrimp, expecting red cream sauce, got alfredo with some tomatoes. good, but liked
my meal better. would not order again.
UPDATE: I had the braised beef w/ tortellini, and she tried the pork scallopini with tortollini. She liked my sauce better than her cream sauce.
|Marie Callender's||her: carnitas tostada salad: spicey, really good. me: 4 cheese and bacon grilled sandwich: excellent, but a heart stopper. UPDATE: really like the waldorf salad in her Quiche' & Salad Sampler. My Shepherd's Pie Sampler was pretty good.|
|Havana Cuba||Cuban||Excellent ox tail stew.|
|Pedros: Los Gatos||Mexican||Me: fish tacos - sauteed instead of my preference, fried, but still pretty good. spicy sauce. She had chicken soft tacos and lemonaide; she liked them for a change, preferred carnitas. Incidentally, the chips and salsa ae so good that you can consider filling up on them and order a cheap entree (which, it turns out, our meals were.)|
|Mexicali Grill||Mexican||Great chips (warm, thin) and salsa. Her: enchilada carnitas lunch special: not that great; strange spices. will stick with fajitas which are always really good. Me: Mole Rojo lunch special: odd flavor, never had mole before. not sure if I liked it. Again, they have really good steak fajitas. UPDATE: 110905- guacamole really good. she had the chili Colorado and liked it - very tender. I had the crab and shrimp enchilada. it was OK, but couldn't really taste the shellfish. the salsa was OK, but not that great. UPDATE: 111114- lunch wasn't that great. salsa didn't taste right, I had the fish tacos (grilled only) and didn't really care for it.|
|El Calderone||Mexican/Salvadoran||Always really good. Usually get the beef and chicken fajitas. This time I got the Lengua en Salsa y Crema (tongue in sour creame with tomatoes, onion) with a pickled cabbage salad, rice and beans. INCREDIBLY GOOD, again, tastes like really tender lamb. Asked if he had any brain dishes; said it was too exotic for his customers; "not here, only at home." Told to try the Camarones al Ajo, Frijoles and Menudo next time. The Frijoles con Creme y Platanos Fritos are fried plantaines in sour cream sauce. UPDATE: tried flan, didn't really care for it.|
|Pasta Market||Italian (cheap!)||Excellent veal parmagiana, and she really liked the rigatoni (had some sort of sausage meat sauce). Looks like you need to order salad separately. trivia: this is part of Florentine's.|
|La Fiesta||mexican||mountain view; related to palo alto sol. beef tacos not so great. guacomole not that great her: chili colorado- okay, but it was a bit tough. me: beef tacos pretty good, chili relleno not too bad either.|
|Union Hotel||Italian||takes almost 3 hours to get there. really good, lots of food. minestrone okay. excellent breadsticks, made with their pizza dough. didn't care for the apple fritters: too doughy and the apples were large, essentially uncooked slices. roast chicken excellent. Check out their guesthouse.|
|Harris Ranch||Steakhouse||really good liver and onions. she said they have one of the best french dips. very tender. although they
say they only have pepsi products, my diet pepsi (and the wife confirms this) tastes just like diet coke.
Waitress swore it was pepsi.
SHE ordered petite, end cut prime rib with baked sweet potato. The prime rib was HUGE, and actually quite good (not cremated). she wished that she had ordered a baked potato, not because the sweet potato was bad, but because you just expect baked potato.
|Buckhorn Steak and Roadhouse||steakhouse||In Winters. damn, they don't have lamb chops anymore, but they stil have their excellent pepper dill house dressing. me: wild game platter - elk (excellent), buffalo with a carmelized onion topping (pretty good), wild boar with a tomato puree (okay, bit tough.) This is my order of preference, her's was exactly the opposite. Also came with german style red cabbage (very good) and garlic mash (okay). she had a baked alaskan halibut with a panko/garlic crust; one of the best she's ever had, and I would have to agree.|
|Old Spaghetti Factory (stockton)||italian||her: ravioli and spaghetti combo. she liked it, but wished they had meat and spinach, not just spinach and
cheese ravioli. also wished they had sauteed spinach as a veg, but they only had steamed broccoli.
me: got the pot pourri special: in order of what I liked best,
mizithra cheese spaghetti (surprised me
since it's just grated cheese, not really a sauce.
Here's the recipe), meat sauce, marinara sauce and clam sauce (least favorite).
you get a full meal, which comes with coffee and ice cream.
UPDATE: she likes the mizithra cheese spaghetti (surprised me). also found out that the flavor is the cheese; had broccoli with the cheese on it and that's what it tasted like. I had thought that it was the browned butter.
|Original Joe's||Great liver&onions, Lasagna good. Enjoyed Joe's Antipasto with meat, cheese and peppers. The Italian Antipasto supposidly just has different meats including bologna and pastrami. Free refills UPDATE: she had baked lasagna lunch special - good, but she likes their spaghetti better. me: The Arata- it's a roast beef sandwich that's got beef grilled with cheese. HUGE.|
|House of Siam||thai||really good, but go for lunch specials only; quite expensive otherwise. rice for two is too much for us (we really don't eat rice), and they charge per person. Ordering one serving should be enough for us. The fried sweet potatoes are pretty darn good, as is their green curry with beef.|
|Rocky Point||???||Great views of ocean. NO pancakes or waffles for breakfast. relish plate appetizer was really good; lots of celery, carrots, pickled peppers, olives and blue cheese and ranch dressing.|
|Scopazzi's. reviews.||Italian||me: sweetbreads in demiglace. good, could have had more seasoning. her: chicken saute sec: okay, but not great. we really like this place, and eat there fairly often. expensive, esp dinner. we usually go there for lunch. dinner includes spummoni(sp?)|
|Yas||Persian||Excellent lamb kabobs, and I really like the GOUSH-E-FEEL dessert: described as looking like an elephant's ear, but, stupid me, I always tell them I want the thing that looks like a fried, translucent pretzel. The use ground sumac (distributed by Kusha, Inc) UPDATE: me- alabaloo polo (sour cherries in saffron rice with chicken thighs stewed in tomato based sauce.) pretty good. her- fesenjan (cornish hen stew with walnut and pomogranite sauce) - yuck, WAY to sweet. ash-e resteh (persian soup) - SHE REALLY liked this much better than lentil at the place on lawrence. garlicy, some sort of noodle, lentils, and a couple of other types of beans. she really liked this; I wasn't that crazy about it.|
|Gloria's Burritos||Mexican||Feeds you well. dinners come with salad. excellent salsa fresca. The only thing she had that she didn't like was the chicken flautas. bland and didn't care for the crispy, deep fried shell. DOESN'T LIKE the carnitas; too fatty for her, but really likes the chili colorado. UPDATE: 3 soft tacos wee more than enough for me ($2.50/each). had the carna asada, and the lengua (which was better.) HER: carnita gloria supreme burrito - really good, crisped shell. UPDATE: she had their quesidilla; okay, but she said that palo alto sol is still better. UPDATE: I had their shrimp burrito; okay, but the shrimp tasted frozen and the flavor was overpowered by the rest of the burrito. she had the chicken fajitas; she liked it, but said it was a bit underseasoned.|
|Pizza Chicago||Pizza||EXCELLENT, not usually a fan of chicago style, but really good. not greasy, crisp, almost pastry like crust. Always order medium pepperoni, sausage & mushroom. She likes the spinach salad, I prefer the antipasto dish (could use more meat and cheese, but great dressing.) Salads are huge. UPDATE: looks like they have a LARGE/SMALL salad. need to specify large. Online order form.|
|Round Table (Hamilton)||Pizza||374-2640|
|Kirk's Steakburgers||Burger joint||probably the best burger place we've ever been to.|
|New Tung Kee Noodles, Santa Clara st||vietnamese||Home page. The #23 is pretty good. menu.|
|Kabul||Afghan||on el camino and pastoria (by the library). callow- white rice pallow- seasoned rice (like that which is served at afghani house.) her: cubed lamb in spinach; pretty good, she liked the combo, and it had a VERY strong flavor of lamb. me: chef's platter- combination of three appetizers; surprisingly good, satisfying and filling. I preferred the fried eggplant, and she preferred the ground lamb with blankets filled with green onions. I also really liked the chickpea filled fried things that were like triangular eggrolls. The cilantro jalepeno chutney is just like that at afghani house, and the salad is just as good. we also had the firnee- she liked it a lot, and there was more than at, you guessed it, afghani house. the whole bill (including cokes) was about $35 at lunch. 120702: both of us had the lamb kababs. WOW, really good. she likes the rice better than afghani house, and the spinach sautee. she didn't think she'd like her MEDIUM kababs because they were a bit pink, but they were tender and flavourful. the only thing she didn't like as much as afghani house (and only fractionally) was their bread. be careful, though; we BOTH splattered our shirts de-skewering the meat.|
|Empress of China||Chinese||Really good, moderately priced, top floor of building in chinatown, SF. We order the Princess Meal which comes with sweet and sour pork, fried wanton, veg beef (very spicey), hot and sour soup (very good). We also ordered sauteed veg (without the egg foo young), and it was also good. Note: soft, yellowish globs are bamboo shoots.|
|India Curry House||Indian||Want to try this; see it on our hill walks in SF. Taylor & Francisco, before Bay St. near Wharf. Near Barnes&Noble|
|Stinking Rose||excellent spicy shrimp soup and garlic/parsley bread spread.
We always get screwed up looking for this damn place, so here's a map and the address:
325 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
|Yiasoo||Greek||Excellent gyros, surprisingly good accompanying tomato/cucumber salad. NO Discover, only MC and Visa.
Also really like their
Souvlaki (lamb kabobs.) They have a "hairy" version of
baklava that she likes better than baklava. Sidenote: here's a site with
greek phyllo dough recipes,
Kataifi, which looks like the aforementioned hairy baklava.
Another set of dishes that are really good are the pork souvlaki and chicken special.
BOTH of us had their yiasoo burger (she really liked it; huge, on a pita. very satisfying.) We also ordered a couple of greek salads because they don't come with the burger plate, but one would have been easy to share. they're huge also.
|Royal Taj||Indian||excellent value; only $7.95 for their lunch buffet. Fri/Tues - saag paneer. NO BRAIN DISHES.|
|Naan & Curry||Indian||Near Golden Gate Park|
|Chef Chu's||Chinese||San Antonio & El Camino. excellent, very inexpensive, but classy. std order: egg rolls, mu shu pork, veg chow mein|
|Blue Sky||Chinese||Had the lunch specials (prefer what we usually order): her: broccoli beef (not spicey enough, too gelatenous, funky rice (brown?), sweet and sour pork (not as good as the usual, too sweet?), chicken wings (okay, but not great (I thought they had an odd flavor), won-ton soup (really good, liked it better than my hot and sour). Me: sweet and sour pork (I thought it was fine, but not enough), fried prawns (okay, too much batter -- I thought it had an odd, almost metallic aftertaste), pork chowmein (good), hot and sour soup (good)|
|Kirk's Steakburgers||burger joint||little expensive, but REALLY good. she really liked the old fashioned milkshakes, but getting a little disappointing; don't use the metal containers anymore, and the one's at the bascom restaurant were a little watery and gritty. Homestyle fries getting better, and the onion strings are first rate Kraut is my favorite burger addition.|
|McClintock's||Steakhouse||San Louis Obispo|
|456||Chinese||stupid name, but good.|
|Poor House Bistro||Creole||Excellent, great oyster poor boys. She didn't care for it, however. Fattening, jambalya okay, yada yada yada|
|Cajun Crab House||Creole||She hated it, but I really liked the crawfish boil I got. Only place I've found that has it.|
|Elba||German||good, University Ave, Palo Alto|
|Southern Street BBQ||Soul Food||May have originally been HouseOfSoulFood. Need to check this out because they were pretty good.|
|Pad Thai||Thai||lawrence expressway near the old Computer Literacy location. I didn't care for the spicey catfish: weird flavor and the pieces of catfish seemed dry and tough. Denise had the spicey prawns; she liked the flavor, but there were only 4 prawns and the rest was bell peppers which she hates.|
|The Mynt||Indian||EXCELLENT, and reasonably priced. Everything about the place is surprisingly good. Denise really likes the lentil dish she
had, and I liked the Lamb Vindalu, but it could have been hotter. The garlic nan was good, but a little on the
thin side. She also really likes their butter chicken, which she says isn't as spicy as Amber's, but still very good.
Later... went there for the lunch buffet: really good, and inexpensive ($20 for the two of us.) The fish pakora wasn't bad (she liked it too -- thought it was salmon, but it's talapia), she liked the tomato soup (I didn't care for it), but she wished it was spicier -- to thin and bland. She REALLY liked the mango mousse. very light, with a delicate flavor. Would have been nice if it was colder. she went for seconds.
MORE INFO: they say that the buffet on friday is the best one, because it has the most stuff, including goat (they verified that it is goat, and not re-branded lamb.) They don't serve brain dishes. Oh, one of the deserts is actually pretty good. They look horrible, but they are actually, essentially, donut holes that are soaked in some sort of honey sauce. They tasted really familiar, and when I asked, they said that they are made with Bisquick. Tasted like waffles.
|Los Cubanos Restaurant||Cuban||Want to try this. Seems to have lots of
Around the corner from britania.
22 N. Almaden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
lunch menu: m-f 11a - 2:30p
UPDATE! finally ate here, REALLY GOOD. I had oxtails (dinner menu, said no problem getting it for lunch) which came with requisite salad (excellent, tangy ranch dressing), black beans, rice and plantains. She ordered La Chon (lunch menu) and noticed that it seemed to be a smaller portion than at Habana Cuba, but said it's better that way because of portion control. Both meals were excellent; she said she like it better than Habana Cuba. Very fast service. Waiter explained that they actually owned Habana Cuba and sold it to Jennifer (which explains a lot). They also owned Cuba International (disaster of a place; it was a dump when we ate there, evidently way after they sold it.) Will probably go here from now on. UPDATE: 121105- hm, got the dope on the oxtails. I always thought it took hours of cooking to get it right, but the dude there said his grandfather uses a marinade (Goya Mojo Criolla?) that lets them cook them in a half hour, one hour max if the oxtails are frozen. He said there is a cuban store near the restaurant (Chapparral Market?) where you can get the marinade, and that it uses some sort of sour orange that breaks down and tenderizes the meat.
|Palo Alto Sol||Mexican||I really like their green salsa. Usually don't like it, but I like theirs.|
|El Calderon||Mexican||Very good fajitas, not crazy about their chips & salsa|
|The Tandoori Oven||North Indian||excellent, good value. I had lamb curry dinner, denise got chicken tikki masala (which is essentially butter chicken). We ordered
sides of Garlic naan (mistake because dinner already came with plain naan) and Saag (creamed spinach) which was VERY GOOD, but
very watery (actually might be a kind of dipping sauce.) The guy said that Saag Paneer is essentially Pollak Paneer, so order
that next time. Neither of us was crazy about the veg of the day: a stew with potatoes, peas and butter nut squash.
ask for saag paneer side dish. more like the stuff we like,
not the watery stuff we've been getting, which I think was their dipping sauce. veg today was better, potatoes
and cauliflower in curry.
decided that a. one of us should order the entree and another ala carte. dinner comes with the veg, rice and naan (more than enough to share), and the ala carte comes with rice or naan. savings can be used for pollak paneer. Also need to remember that this place is on first street, by johnny rockets.
|Fog Harbor||Seafood?||Pier39. Formerly Chic's. Very good. generous portions, good bread. Denise not crazy about menu selection, and probably wouldn't want to go back, but she liked her meal. I had fried calamari (tubes only, no tentacles) -- VERY good --, not crazy about the coleslaw (not enough dressing and had stupid crap in it like sliced peppers). She had salmon with lemon dill sauce and really liked it, along with the mashed potatoes and sauteed veg that came with it. Both of us had the Scotty's Hot Chocolate which has a pretty good shot of whiskey; she kept harping about their use of hershey's syrup instead of the good stuff.|
|Cindy's (Escalon)||Diner||I had bacon cheese burger and onion rings, she had executive chicken sandwich w/ colesalw. Reall good rings, not too much breading. she liked it. Slaw had raisans and had an odd colour (mustard?). she actually really liked it because it didn't have too much dressing.|
|Harry's Hofbrau||Little pricey (they finally started taking credit cards), but great food and lots of it. Turkey's good (ask for extra cranberry) and the roast beef is better. She really like the chicken fried steak, when they offer it. Don't forget that the salads, desserts are extra.|
|Awhanee (brunch)||sunday brunch||I had fried shrimp, oysters on the half shell, roast beef, smoked salmon, blintzes, eggs benedict, pineapple/cantaloup, sausages, applewood smoked bacon and shrimp cocktails (had to get money's worth, but felt kind of sick afterward, not because of the quality of the food by any means.) She had mixed fruit, cheese omlette, sausage & bacon, blintzes (her favorite by far) and some other kind of egg dish she couldn't identify. Juice and coffee happily seem to be part of the meal. UPDATE: the chocolate and raspberry crepes are pretty good also; she thinks that chocolate sauce is a bit too rich (like chocolate sundae sauce.)|
great chili. sucky pie (crust not flakey at all); ice cream not available because they don't have a freeze.
expensive, but a nice place to hang out after a hike. also great to hang out by the fire.
UPDATE: the hummus appetizer is perfect for two; lots of hummus with sun dried tomatoes, celery, carrots, baby tomatoes, jicimica(sp?), pita. Plenty of food for two.
|GumboJumbo Cajun Fusion||Cajun||really want to ty this place. got a flyer on downtown walk.
80 N. Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
11:30-2:30p, 5:30-10p m-w
11:30-2:30P, 5:30-midnight th-fr
|Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant||Ethiopian||Great reviews. Little slow (very), but good.
We ordered Alitcha Wat (beef stew), Ye Beg Tibs (spicy lamb stew) and Miser Wot (VERY spicy lentil dish that she really liked
-- consistancy of refried beans.) Had a rough start (too warm, too crowded -- surprisingly so, with a very diverse group
including a lot of Ruskies), but she ended up really liking the meal (which comes with salad and
Injera (teff based bread. As with Gojo, when I asked, they confirmed that
they cut the teff with wheat and other grains.)
LOTS of food; the lamb dish had almost twice the bulk as the beef dish. Could have gotten away without the extra meat dish.
Considering how stuffed we always are after eating at these places, if that's normal ethiopian fare, where did those pix of
starving, malnurished, malsized and formed ethiopians come from in the '70s?
Be careful about ordering meat combo; kitfo refers to steak tartare, but it can be cooked to any requested degree.
UPDATE: 4/27/11 Most cost effective way to eat is to just order a veggie combo plate ($12.50) which has MORE THAN ENOUGH food for us.
|Le Petite Bistro||French Country||looking for a french provincial restaurant (inspired by bourdain's description of
les halles) and this may be it. need to make it
a point to check this sucker out.
tues-sun: 5:30p - 9:30p
1-650-964-3321 - reservations
1405 W. El Camino Real
|Daphne's Greek Cafe||Greek||Next to Baja Fresh by dad's favorite OSH. Found Calorielab.com which seems to give calorie counts for different restaurants. looks useful. need to check this out.|
|Baja Fresh||Mexican||Next to Baja Fresh by dad's favorite OSH. Calorielab analysis surprised denise. I get the fried fish (can get grilled) tacos (sounds disgusting, but actually not bad; it's like fish sticks stuffed in a taco with sauce.) She had carnitas soft tacos and really lked them. They do NOT take Discover.|
|Don Pedros Mexican Restaurant||Mexican||I had the chili colorado (really good) and she had the carnitas tacos (really liked it, esp since it has beans). Actually got to try
(second time) and really don't care for it. Not a lot of flavor, what there is is a little odd, and the trip was a bit too
squishy for my taste. Very good salsa with a a kick. Tried the carne asada tacos, but didn't care for them. a bit
dry and flavorless.
They do NOT take Discover.
UPDATE: she like's their quesidilla and their steak torte was pretty good.
UPDATE: bad guacamole; very plain. she didn't care for her quasodilla either, very plain cheese.
|Strings Italian Cafe- Livermore||Italian||Usually have dinner there after hiking Murietta Falls. Her: Moreno Secchi - liked it a lot, plenty of food. Me: Veal Picatta - good, but could have used MORE. They say they use milk fed veal, which is great, but I thought it was illegal. Need to verify this. We both also like the Prawn & Sausage Fusilli (spicy.) My minestrone was okay, but weird: big chunks of carrots and zuccini. The bread was even weirder: looks like, has the texture of, and even has a bit of an aftertaste like an unglazed donut. Lava cake w/ vanilla ice cream is a great dessert, but too much whipped cream. On a scale, she prefers Olive Garden, but Strings and Florentine's are close runner-ups with Florentine getting the nod.|
|La Villa Deli||Deli||Willow Glenn restaurant recommended by guys next door. really want to try this place out.
Found out the hard way they're closed on Sunday. At 1319 Lincoln Ave (they have their own parking lot)
Tuesday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Actually pretty good. She had a Ravioli bowl, and I had an Italian combo sandwich (shared a salad.) HUGE portions. Tables with umbrellas in the front, and looks like benches with an overhead trellis in the back. A go-back place. I will say that I still prefer togos italian, though. (I'm admittedly bit of a culinary philistine; I like grilled burgers, but crave bigmacs... oh well.)
|Korea BBQ Restaurant||Korean BBQ||Open 7days 11a-11p. We ordered the BBQ beef and pork lunch specials (forgot to specify spicey, but still good.) She didn't expect to like the beef, she thinks it's usually tough, but liked it a little better than the pork. Soup was too bland, but the kimchee was really spicy. She was surprised that she lked the coleslaw and fishcakes (didn't care for either myself.) She also liked the pickled cucumber which I really didn't like. Other than that, it's a go back. Lunch for both of us was about $20. UPDATE: had lunch there on sunday; kind of expensive this time ($42); I had the bbq pork again, and she had the bbq chicken (not spicey at all) and liked it. The sides were buffet style; she was disappointed in most of them; the salad was soggy, but she did kind of like a green, stringy thing that I thought was some kind of string bean, but which may have been seaweed.|
|Las Palmas (San Jose)||mexican||on The Alameda in SJ good, warm, thin chips. she really liked that and the salsa. her: chicken enchilada combo: liked it, rice not as dry as she prefers, but good. I thought it was a bit flavorless. Me: fish tacos. disappointing. didn't have the spicey sauce I usually get at other places, and seemed a bit flavorless, though a little too salty.|
|Yavapai Cafeteria||Cafeteria Grand Canyon||not great. really looked forward to spaghetti because yosemite does it so well; YUCK! too much sugar, no meatballs, and the beer was crap. She liked her barley soup. The people at the Bright Angel Lodge restaurant agreed that this place is probably one step below prison food.|
|Bright Angel Lodge Restaurant||Grand Canyon||infinitely better than yavapai. Great pepper soup (although it was served luke warm.) Seemed like really good size portions; she liked her trout, though would have liked to have had tartar sauce. My steak was really good. The warm apple grunt was a nice dessert, though it sounds a little obscene to say that you'll share a grunt. beef fajitas: really good. she had tortellini, good, but preferred my fajitas. choc cake okay.|
|Bright Angel Lodge Snackbar||Grand Canyon||sucks the big one! chaotic, with no place to sit. some of the stuff you have to serve youself, and other crap they need to get for you, but since you're being moved along, it's hard to know what the hell to do. kind of like that old lucy episode with the conveyor belt. The hot chocolate was gritty, the salted pretzel was stale as hell, but I will say that the corn chowder was pretty good, albeit a bit gelatinous.|
|The Arizona||Grand Canyon||Expensive alterego of Bright Angel Lodge Restaurant. Good sized portions. Salads were good, lots of stuff, but the cucumbers were a little old. Bread plate included warm rolls and ice cold corn bread. both were really good. We both ordered the special, a Southwest prepared pork tendeloin with cranberry chutney. Again, very good; standard lava chocolate cake for dessert. Though good, she still thinks that the Bright Angel Lodge Restaurant has better bang for the buck. Food was just as good, but about 20% cheaper.|
|Espana's Southwest Grill||Mexican/Southwest||Los Banos. Classy place, exceptionally clean with great decor. Huge, usually don't have to worry about crowds.
Pepsi, no coke. She had pork fajitas: good flavor, but kind of tough. Disappointed that it was served on plate,
not sizzling. Her pink lemonaide was more like strawberry daqueri. My chili relleno/taco combo was disappointing.
Relleno was bland, and kind of salty. The sauce seemed gritty and anemic. I preferred her dish. This place is
usually MUCH better.
Carne Asada Tacos are pretty good.
|Las Palmas (Tehachapi)||mexican||
108 Green St.
Around corner from gas station, off of E. Tehachapi Blvd.
warm, thin chips. she really liked that and the salsa. her: salad (very fresh) and chili colorado (very tender) liked it, but thought it could have been spicier. I tried it and it was spicy; she just has developed a high threshold. She also liked the rice. Me: fish tacos. disappointing. didn't have the spicey sauce I usually get at other places, and seemed a bit flavorless. Sauteed fish, but said I could get it fried. Overall, we really like this place. It always seems to have a good, diverse crowd (good sign). don't sit facing door; sun flashes in eyes in afternoon. Also, temp control isn't that great. really hot in the summer, and last winter, we froze our asses off. UPDATE: 9/11/08: noticed they got a A rating from the health department. surprised.
|Art's Outpost Steak & Seafood (Burney, CA)||Steak and Seafood||Expected a dive, but really dark and classy like Scopazzi's. She ordered salmon special with lemon dill and liked it a lot. I got the prime rib with fries. Not bad, but a bit salty. Meal came with a decent antipasto plate. Piping hot bread that she enjoyed a lot, and a huge terrine of clam chowder (one of the best I've had in a while.) She likes the place better than Scopazzi's because it was smaller and more quaint. Cheaper too. Salads were very respectable and fresh. Good dressing. She even noted that the muzak in the place was at the perfect volume. good bang for the buck; twenty bucks cheaper than the average dinner at scopazzi's. On the way there, we heard an NPR piece (5/16/08 4:45p) about the Merry Wives Cafe, which is a polygamy themed restaurant I want to check out. Also reminded me to look for a beer I had in Utah that was pretty good, Polygamy Porter. Noticed two AAA rated motels across the street: Green Gables Motel and Charm Motel. Want to see how AAA rates them.|
|Tale O' The Whale (Lake Shasta)||Seafood||Surprisingly good. Expected a little shack, but it's a pretty classy place. She ordered pork medallians and really liked them, though the pieces were MUCH BIGGER than medallians. I had the liver & onions, and was a little disappointed. Bit salty, and had an unnecessary, funky brown gravy. Good chowder, but she was disappointed tht they had a relatively small fish selection: mahi mahi and salmon. COOL NOTE: we were seated by the window and saw a bald eagle swoop past us from the lake. Got so close I thought it was going to land on the railing. The waiter said that it is nesting in a tree outside. Overall, she liked her pork better than the salmon the night before at Art's Outpost Steak and Seafood in Burney.|
|Cocina Michoacana, Groveland||Mexican||Good bang for the buck. usually go there for lunch on the way to yosemite. pepsi only, no discover. Her: fajita salad- really good. Me: chili rellenos- not the best, but pretty good. flour products add a dollar. Her: Quesidilla with colorado sauce- very good, lots of cheese, and it actually had a chili sauce with lots of meat drizzled on the top. One of the best she can remember having. Me: 2 taco lunch special (MONDAY); can't beat the $7.75 price which includes a drink. really good. UPDATE: great guac, she really likes their spicey, mole based pork chili colorado.|
|Madhuban Indian Cuisine (Lawrence)||Indian||Great buffet, lots of selection. An Indian guy there was impressed by the quality of the food. Mango pudding looks like cheesewhiz (same texture also), but she really liked the flavor. Goat curry really good spice, but lots of palate poking, gum shredding, tooth splitting bone fragments. Bit pricey for a buffet, though.|
|Cattleman's (Redding)||Steak||Wasn't impressed the first time I ate at one of these places, but this time was really good. Her- petite filet with baked potato. really tender, second only to McLintok's. Me- 20oz New York with garlic fries. again, really good. we agree that the baked beans are gross.|
|Sweet Onion Deli & Gelato (Mt View at REI)||deli||Really good gelato; Me: choc and tiramisu, her: coconut macadamia and mocha. No coke, just pepsi. Want to try The Godfather sandwich: salami, coppa, proscuito, mortadella, provalone, when we're there next time.|
|New Tandoori Cafe (Safeway shopping center on Steven's Creek near Lawrence)||Indian||Pretty good. her: butter chicken. I thought it had a faintly walnut-like aftertaste. Me: chicken tiki masala. I wanted to order lamb tiki masala, but spaced. Liked it, though. The pollac paneer was good, spicey on the finish, but the cheese had a strange, but not unpleasant texture. Tamarand chutney is in the fridge next to the freezer. The naan, though, was weak. too fluffy, thick and breadlike.|
|House of Falafel (on Lawrence near old Computer Literacy)||Persian||we both had Lamb Kabobs which comes with rice, hummus, salad and pocket bread. She thought the meal
was rather small for the
price, and that the meat was too tough (I liked it.) She didn't like the hummus
(I liked that too, esp on the pocket bread)
and she didn't like the pickles on the salad. I also got a HUGE piece of baklava.
Got VERY busy, but service is
fast. They've got dolmas.
Here are some reviews.
UPDATE: Wondering if these guys had a change of ownership; we had dinner here, and BOTH REALLY LIKED IT. Seems to be called The Falaffel Bite now; HER: lamb kabob and lentil soup, ME: kabob combo (chicken and lamb). Tons of food for only $8.99 each. Soup was really good. she said that the soup and some pita would be fine for a meal. The one bowl was more than enough for us to share. The chicken was very tender, and the tart salad dressin enhanced the flavor of the rice greatly. She thought the hummus was a bit bland. Also said that there was almost "too much food". Very satisfying and both of us left completely stuffed, and had a set of kabobs in a box.
nomenclature notes: shawermn is ground lamb (like a meatloaf) and kafka is sliced lamb on a spit, like gyro meat.
HAD the swarmn combo (lamb and chicken). really good. She wants to try to veggie combo because it looks like it can make some rocket propelled poop.
UPDATE: She tried the veggie combo and liked it. would order it again.
UPDATE: she tried a special they had for $11.99: Mansaf: lamb (shank) cooked in aged yogurt with rice over lavash bread. She didn't like it because she thought the shank was fatty and a bit too gamey (I liked it). It also came with a really tart, thin, white soup. Tasted like aged yogurt and some sort of acid, like lemon juice.
UPDATE: fava bean appetizer foul is pronounced fool. John is the owner, jessica is a new hire, marketing; landed on her jaw as a kid.
UPDATE: finally tried the veggie wrap; REALLY good with the hot sauce, and quite filling. stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, lettuce and some other shit.
UPDATE: had the veggie combo with the Grandma's Chicken: she liked it a lot, even though it had a lot of bell peppers; great chicken, jalepeno's, carmelized garlic on a bed of rice.
Gal there said to check out Paris Baguette on lawrence and el camino. said it's a really good pastry place.
|Burgermeister (Columbus & Greenwich near Stinking Rose)||Burger Joint||Excellent, her new favorite place, better than Red Robin. She really liked her burger and slaw (I didn't care for the slaw; strange finish and not enough acid.) My philly cheese and fry's were pretty damn good. Great music. CASH ONLY, and no coke (pepsi.) Little pricey, though they may have made a register error. Great reviews.|
|Forbes Island restaurant||????||Saw it mentioned in Sunset '08 mag, and here is the yelp review. Want to try it one of these days.|
|Russian Cafe & Deli, Fine Russian & European Food||Russian||
Looks like a dive, she almost walked out, but unbelievably good. Same chef and menu as the Russian restaurant that was next
door. very good, warm, dense bread, almost like a pumpernickle.
Her: cabbage rolls and cheese blintz: unbelievably good. best cabbage roll she ever had.
Me: Borscht and one beef and one cabbage piroski. Excellent. Borst was a bit sweet, and LOTS of dill. The piroskis
were really good (kind of like cabbage and meat donuts), not greasy. I actually liked the cabbage a bit better.
The Buckwheat Kasha is just buckwheat that's cooked (looked kind of like that god damn wheat stuff I make whose name
I can't freaking remember because of this early onset alzheimer's crap.) The Pozhaski Cutlets use chicken cutlets, and
the Vareniki is essentially a dumpling. The woman said that the difference between this and the
Homemade Pelmeny (another dumpling) is that the Pelmeny only has meat, but the Vareniki has potato, cheese, cabbage
or fruit. She said that the Golubtsy (cabbage rolls) are really good, but quite greasy.
1712 S. Winchester Blvd
Sun 11a to 5p Finally found a place that has salo, which is essentially pork fat that is sliced like coldcuts. The woman said she likes it with beer and sweet onion.
|St. John Bar and Restaurant||English||Saw this on Bourdain when he interviewed Fergus Henderson. He specializes in offal; using the parts of the animal that aren't touched much these days. (Fergus wasn't looking too good on one episode; wonder if the bone marrow, neural tissue finally gave him something.) The roasted bone marrow looked good, as does the whole menu. One of these days. The Whole Beast: Snout to Tail Eating, Fergus Henderson|
|Hahn's Hibachi||Korean BBQ||Tempura Combo appetizers: really good, prawns great, carrots (she liked it, not me), potato (okay), broccoli (really good), zuccini (really good), calamari (huge, rubbery rings; okay, not much flavor.) her: chicken/pork combo- really liked it, me: prawn/pork lunch special #3, spicey: really good. Only scary thing is that the kitchen is a LITTLE close to the bathroom, and this last time I saw a container of meat on the floor right in front of the bathroom door. Heat kills germs, right? UPDATE: SHE tried lunch special #1 (chicken) and got the chicken jun (essentially a ground chicken patty), and said it was okay. also came with kimchee. I got lunch special #2 (beef) and got the pot stickers.|
Across the street from the parking structure. Bit disappointing. her: pork carnitas. She really liked them, but thought
they were a bit dry. I thought they were wayy to dry and salty. Me: fish tacos - not much flavor, no evidence of the
chipoltle sauce; had to keep squeezing lemons on to get it down. grilled, not fried; keep forgetting to check this
out. she liked the rice, thought the beans were okay. the chips were too thick for her, but I thought they were good.
UPDATE her: cheese quesadilla (really good, very flavourful even though they say it's just jack cheese; was actually able to eat it, though she expected it to be difficult) guacamole (really good, lots of extra stuff added to it.) me: chimichanga - really good, it's actually a fried burrito; flauta vs chimichanga.
|Mara's Italian Pastry||Italian||
Really good espresso and coffee; excellent pastries. CASH ONLY. Near Stinking Rose and Empress of China.
503 Columbus Ave
7a to 10:30p
|Little Napoli Carmel By The Sea||Italian||Unbelievably good. Garlic bread was the way god meant it to be; covered with cheese, served with tomato sauce! Her: Cheese ravioli: she thought it was the best she'd had. I thought it had a hot pepper bite, but she couldn't taste it. Me: sole picatta with fettuccini; great bite, really moist and tender. worth the $$$$$$ that these guys charge. Both got the green salad with house dressing: excellent. Huge, lots of greens I couldn't identify, cucuber and tomatoes with a vinegarette.|
|Nicely's (Lee Vining)||Diner||Really good. Her: chili. she liked her lemonaide. Me: fried chicken special. great chicken, excellent gravy and mashed potatoes, good chicken soup - very chunky (she liked it more than I), salad had one of the better tasting bleu cheese dressings I've had in a while. Corn on the cob was very disappointing. Luke warm, soggy, flavorless and a bit salty. And for less than nine bucks? Downtown Brown beer was better than I expected. Both of us were disappointed by the so called deep dish apple pie. apples were in tiny little pieces, and it was just like a cobbler in a dish. The other place she wanted to try was Bodie Mike's Barbeque and, the place we've eaten at MANY times because it's just so damn good, the Mobile gas station at the Tioga junction in Lee Vining. Trust me, it's more than you'd think.|
|Tioga Gas Mart (Lee Vining)||Varied||Unbelievably good; when someone told us to go to the Mobile station for "gourmet" food, we thought someone was funning us. Her: Carnitas tacos with black beans: excellent, best tacos and black beans she's ever had. Me: World Famous Fish Tacos; not bad, huge pieces of fried fish. Still give the nod to Whole Enchilada near Monterey because of their spicy sauce, but if they put that sauce in these tacos, whooo! Two types of tacos: one with chunky mango salsa; did not think I'd like it, but did. The other had red cabbage, carrots cheddar and something that tasted vaguely of horseradish; didn't care for that one. The chocolate cake with berry sauce was also excellent. I've had their Oso Bucco before, and REALLY enjoyed it. Probably the best I've ever had with nice big bones with lots of marrow.|
|Lopez's The Loco Frijole (Bishop)||Mexican||Walking distance across from the Best Western Creekside Inn. Thick chips that she doesn't like, but good, spicey salsa. Pepsi only. Her: chicken burrito; huge, but she didn't like the sauce. Tasted like the red sauce on chili ranchero. Me: combo (had to special request) both a tongue and beef head taco. The tongue had huge slabs, but was unexpectedly really good. Tasted like incredibly tender, flavorful lamb. Really excellent. The head taco was a bit disappointing. It was gristly, fatty and was relatively flavorless. Liked the tongue much better. The waiter said it was a skinned steamed head; only used outer meat, no eyes, no brain. The refried beans were very anemic (both flavor, texture and color.) She also tried the mexican fajitas; okay, not great. Not served sizzling.|
|La Paloma Mexican Restaurant (El Camino)||Mexican||
Pepsi, NO coke. Good, thick salsa and thin chips. HER: chipoltle carnitas enchiladas: very spicey hot, great flavor,
would order again. Accompanying refried beans seemed rather tastless, but the rice had a good kick to it.
ME: San Felipe Fish Tacos (fried pollock, the Baja is grilled swordfish): okay, lots of fish, very filling.
mango salsa at lee vining mobile station was better, and the jalepeno salsa tarter sauce was unremarkable. The
black beans that came with it were just that; unseasoned, just wet beans. They have a lunch buffet ($9/head)
that looks pretty good.
UPDATE: the taqueria style tacos are really good; need to ask for extra cilantro and limes. she had a grilled salmon tostada special (black beans, cabbage and mango salso.) she really liked it. nice piece of fish, and the fried tortilla was better than those at el pollo loco.
UPDATE: she tried their spinach/mushroom enchilada and liked it.
she noticed a place across the street called Dusita Thai Cuisine; might want to try that place one of these days. looks like it has good reviews.
UPDATE: guacomole okay, not great, but not spicey. Order HALF order; it's still pretty huge.
UPDATE: had their steak sandwich; REALLY good. thick, juicy, tender steak. surprised how good this thing was. came with frys which were much better than they looked.
|Thep Thai Cuisine(on Market next to Chicken Coop)||Thai||$8.95 buffet. Good selection, nice spice, pretty much liked everything we tried. bbq pot really outstanding,
pickled radish kind of like kimchee. no egg rolls. tried lychee to see what they were like; not that great,
kind of sweet, onion like texture. no DISCOVER, has coke ($1.75) BUT NO FREE REFILLS!!!
UPDATE: as of january '10, THEY NO LONGER HAVE THE BUFFET, you must order off the menu. HER: bbq chicken with papaya salad -yuck, what a joke. tiny piece of crappy tasting chicken. she hated the papaya salad. ME: red curry: chicken curry with a skews of bbq pork. pretty good, both counts. she hated the soup they served, I thought it was okay. this place is OFF her return list.
|Morocco's Restaurant (Market St. across from chicken coop)||Moroccan||want to try this place one of these days. saw in on our walk downtown. Dine.com review.|
|Denny's (Bishop)||Diner||Her: talapia; better than expected, tastes like sole. would order again. Me: Chicken fried steak, onion rings and fries; really good.|
|Denny's||Diner||Me: shrimp and grits - quite good.|
|WipeOut Bar and Grill (Pier 39)||Bar and Grill||Her: Salmon Salad and Foccaccia pizza bread - really good, both counts. Me: Fied calamari rings with slaw and fries. HUGE PORTIONS, ALL COUNTS. The pizza bread was pretty good. very garlicy, lots of cheese and tomato sauce. she had hoped it would have been a bit drier, but still very good. meal in itself. She really liked her salmon; grilled well, tender, good seasoning, moist. done first rate. good lettuce variety and great vinegarette. My calamari was excellent; tubes only. fries were okay, slaw wasn't that great. avoided this dive for years, but it turned out to be one of the best places we've eaten on the wharf. Music was a bit loud, but could be forgiven. Bathroom a bit strange; sort of unisex with private toilets. Surprised by the final bill, however. wasn't bad, but all the taxes, including something called the San Francisco Hygiene Tax really made things add up.|
|Nazca Peruvian Cuisine||Peruvian||Want to try this one of these days. Next to pizza chicago downtown. UPDATE: very good. lunch special felt like larceny: we had great meals for only $16! bread was warm and great. all lunch specials come with soda. clean and spacial, clean bathrooms. me: breaded chicken breast with great, lime based salad dressing. reminded me a lot of a german breaded veal cutlet, the way it was cooked. it was great, but I liked her meal better... her: fresh fish lunch special (talapia today) which came with a salad. reall good, not like fried fish, but more like it was pan seared crispy. definitely a comeback. Here's their website. Unfortunately they don't serve cuy.|
|Merry Go Round (Lone Pine)||Continental?||Classier than you'd think; expected a kids place, but small w/ continental feel. Cool circular shaped building. Her: salmon - cooked very well. Salmon at WipeOut had better flavor, but this was moister. Her salad was crisp with good dressing. Me: Continental Pasta w/ shrimp. Huge prawns, didn't care for all of the squash in it. Carrot soup was better than I expected. Had a bit of a kick to it.|
|Bonanza Mexican American Food (Lone Pine)||Mexican/American||sucky, stale, thick chips, water salsa has a bit of a kick. her: Chili colorado: really liked it, very tender, but no heat (she kept complaining about that.) She also liked the dry rice and white corn tortillas. me: Chili Rellano/Taco combo: nothing like I expected. soft taco, shredded beef with lots of cellantro. quite good. the rellano looked funky (no red sauce, chunks of tomatoes and onions) but actually very good. huge portions, this place is much better than expected.|
|Jakes Steakhouse (Tehachapi)||Steakhouse||EXCELLENT, unexpected in what we thought was a tiny little nothing town (couldn't be more wrong about that either.) coffee: okay, not that great. reminds me of scopazzi or shadowbrook. her: sweet potato fries (thin cut, incredibly good), spinach salad (good, but would have been better with a bit less dressing.) Me: Jakes Lollipops (2 pork shanks with a citrus/ginger sauce): unbelievably good. she's never had shanks she liked before, but she really liked these. this is a comeback place. price very reasonable compared to what we're used to. reviews.|
|Casa de Fruta||Diner||She never liked it, and still doesn't. ME: bacon cheese burger with chowder: burger sort of tasteless, but bacon was really thick and pretty damn good. Chowder was good (she thought too thick.) Her: french dip and lentil soup: meat was too tough, and the soup tasted more like minestrone. They also have buffalo burgers and chicken fried steak. UPDATE 110910: wow, what a difference. at here on the way home from the 4-mile trail expedition. me: chicken fried steak - really good. her: salmon with dill sauce - she really liked it. the split pea soup was excellent, and the 5 layer chocolate cake for dessert was fantastic.|
|Kohnen's Country Bakery||Bakery||Cute place in Tehachipi. Lots of great baked goods; we had a napolean; one of these days we'll get one of their deli sandwiches, or maybe drop by for the Oktoberfest celebration; they'll have bratwurst for that.|
|China Delight Restaurant (Homestead)||Chinese||Frankly, not that great, althought the reviews were surprisingly positive. Ordered mu shu pork, veg chow mein and egg rolls: pancakes a bit thick and doughy. small portions. egg rolls more like spring rolls with no meat; kind of tasteless along with the sweet and sour sauce. She things the stale rolls at el camino mongolian bbq are better. veg chow mein: no snow peas or celery, and noodles a bit thick. again, somewhat flavorless.|
|Toasties, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads (near Golden Gate Park)||Sandwich||10a to 7p; Me: Pastrami - really good, great, tangy dressing on bread I liked more than I expected. Her: Grilled Pork - very good, tender pork, tangy dressing, bit too much lettuce (romaine?) Onion rings excellent, light batter.|
|Sparky's Giant Burgers, Oakland||Burger Joint||Not good. one of the worst burgers I've ever had (really doughy bun), she thought the fries were really greasy and weak. she noticed lots of flies buzzing around the shake machine.|
|Tucson Taqueria, Scott's Valley by Nob Hill||Mexican||she thought it was really bad. charge for chips and salsa, no refried beans. Her chicken burritos were admittedly really bad, but my fish taco was okay.|
|Heidi's Pancake House||Breakfast||Pretty damn good. Her: short stack, side of sausages and sliced bananas. got a lot more pancakes than she expected. Me: pigs in a blanket, eggs over easy. No complaints. UPDATE: she really liked carol's concotion, and the chicken fried steak good.|
|Chili's (coleman)||tex-mex?||has coke. does NOT take discover. haven't eaten at one of these places in a long while because she got sick after eating an undercooked burger. me: habernero chicken crisps - pretty good, but not hot at all. corn on a stick was disappointingly mushy and too salty. her: chicken fajita quesadilla - she liked it. ordered it because it came with black beans and rice; didn't like the rice.|
|Food Court At Yosemite Lodge At The Falls||cafeteria||Spaghetti usually really good (not sure why, because anywhere else it wouldn't be that great.) Split pea soup really good, even though it's advertised as organic and vegetarian. Salmon burger: okay, but too fishy tasting. Pepperoni personal pizza is pretty good too. She likes split pea, chili, lentil, in this order. Also, chili, a roll and a dessert are good enough for dinner. Splitting a pizza is a bit too much.|
|Yoogo Gelato (SF)||Gelato||Usually go here after our downtown SF walks. They have durian gelato. just as disgusting as you'd expect. As Zimmern says, it tastes a bit like a cross between old socks and rotten onions.|
|Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant||Ethiopian||REALLY good. ordered lamb tibs (very good, and lots of it), and the veg combo (pick 4 things: miser kit (split red lentils in hot pepper sauce - she really liked this), ater kit (split chickpeas in mild or hot sauce - she didn't like this, too bland), gomen (collards - I really liked this, she did not), alicha atkilt (cabbage, carrots and potatoes and onions - she thought this was too bland). Definitely a come-back; worried that there wouldn't be enough food, but not a problem. left stuffed. would order the same things again, except she wants to try the chicken next time. she also would prefer to try the SPICEY chickpeas. ofcourse, the food also came with salad; she liked the dressing. the place itself was much cleaner and nicer than expected, and had a pretty good, diverse crowd. UPDATE: ate there again, and again, very good. Had the doro wot chicken this time; comes with a hardboiled egg, which wasn't really necessary. VERY hot and spicey, too much so for her, although she said the part she got down had good flavor. We had the #10 (cabbage, potatoes, carrots) again, and she really liked it this time. ALWAYS order veg combo plate + one meat dish. LOTS OF FOOD.|
|Peter Luger Steakhouse||steakhouse||Need to go to new york to try this place out. kept hearing about them on the travel channel|
|Steamer's Grillhouse||Grillhouse||not bad, but really expensive. VERY tiny portions, even the ketchup was tiny. her: sole with bacon coleslaw - really good, but really tiny. liked it a lot. me: burger with bleu cheese - a bit dry, and not enough ketchup, but over all, not bad and left me satisfied. pumpkin cheesecake for dessert: really good.|
|Reuben's Mexican Food (hilo)||Mexican||not bad, her: some sort of taco salad; liked it, would order again. me: 2 beef taco combo: okay, that and the rice and beans a bit flavorless. really hot green salsa came with it. chips and salsa don't seem to be the norm here. never got any. UPDATE: rangerette at volcanos NP said she was surprised we didn't get food poisoning there. suggested ken's house of pancakes (open 24hrs) or cafe pesto.|
|Ken's House of Pancakes (hilo)||diner||rangerette at volcanos said this place was pretty good. huge, diverse menu: oxtail stew, liver, etc. me: kalua pig and cabbage with fries- fries were the best part of the meal. boiled pork in cabbage. kind of flavorless. her: roast pork and gravy. she really hated it. I tried it and it wasn't that great. her rice was flavorless, and the it came with frozen peas (which she hates). UPDATE: 2009, we both had the traditional turkey dinner; lots of food, really good.|
|Cafe Pesto (hilo)||pizza||her: smoked salmon alfredo (really good, but not enough salmon). salad with creamy pesto dressing (very good). me: wild mushroom artichoke pizza with gorgonzola sauce. didn't expect to really like it, but very good. she thought it was too rich. gorgonzola had a surprisingly mild taste. the main ding against this place was the live music which was too loud.|
|Queen's Court (hilo)||various||Went for both the breakfast and dinner buffets. disappointed both times. UPDATE: went for thanksgiving buffet: YUCK! ken's house of pancakes rocks.|
|Uncle Billy's Fish and Steakhouse (hilo)||steak and seafood|
|Nihon Restaurant & Cultural Center(hilo)||japanese||
her: combo chicken teryaki with shrimp and veg tempura: really good. liked it a lot. best meal she's had in
hawaii. me: beef teryaki - not bad, pretty good. vanilla and green tea ice cream. green tea was okay,
kind of odd tasting. Waiter told us that we really need to go to the hilo farmer's market; we had heard
it was only open wed and sun, but he said it's open every day, but those are the big days. he also said that
walmart was a good place to go because local farmers have stands out in front. mentioned that fruit like
pineapple and other common types (pears, apples, etc) are shipped in. the best local fruit is guava,
bananas and avacado.
UPDATE: 2009: 20% off early bird special before 5:30p. her: shrimp and veg tempura and chicken teryaki combo. me: beef teryaki and butter fish combo. She didn't care for the butter fish; I started having a problem with it after a few bites. too rich and salty. also watch out; it comes with some raw fish; tried it, but, as expected, don't really like it. I almost choked on what turned out to be a pickled soybean; found out you aren't supposed to eat the shell, as with a regular bean.
|Vladimir's Czech Restaurant||Czech||Located in Inverness.|
|Penang Noodle & Rice (Chicago)||Thai||Desperately trying to find a place open for xmas; as usual, stumbled across a great find. packed with locals and tourists, knew this had to be good. me: green curry with beef; really good, spicey, came with rice and turned out to be more than enough of a meal. Waitress said red curry isn't as spicey. Her: bbq pork plate; she really liked it and was pleasantly surprised that it came with lots of steamed broccoli, which was prepared very well. After 3 days on the train, she really wanted some veg.|
|Giordano's Pizzaria(Chicago)||Pizza||Ordered small sausage, pepperoni and mushroom stuffed pizza (that's what they call chicago style)and caprezzi salad. She really liked the mozzarella on both the caprezzi and the pizza. The pie itself was good, but would still have to give the nod to Pizza Chicago in California because of the crust. The crust here is much thinner, and a bit dry and doughy. Didn't really feel like eating the crust like with Pizza Chicagos pies. Still pretty good, and for two people, just order the small or you'll be sorry.|
|Potbelly Sandwich Works (Chicago)||Sandwich||Really good; in the Bloomingdales mall on michigan, down the street from the hotel (level 5). Her: chicken soup (really liked it) and salad with chicken (very good, lots of chicken, romaine). Me: Italian sandwich, lots of meat, very filling. toasted.|
|Aliotos (wharf)||seafood||sourdough like little baguettes. better and lighter than expected. salads were okay, but a bit expensive. We thought we'd get out of there on the cheap because the lunch specials got us, however, when you add the inevitable extras... her: spaghetti with prawns - many more prawns than expected. good flavor. thought it wasn't going to be enough because of the size of the plate, but turned out to be enough. Me: mussels marinara - good flavor, expected a bit of pasta, but none (however, soaking the marinara with bread was good), lots of mussels, but a bit on the puny side. Due to a lack of communication, ordered 2 desserts: choc cake was good, raspberry cheesecake was not so good. raspberry sauce was overpowering and looked like something that gushed out of a gunshot wound.|
|Grant Grove Village Restaurant||diner||usually really disappointed, but, considering past experience, really pleasantly surprised. me: fried chicken, chowder -- both very good. her: halibut special and salad: not convinced it was really halibut, but very good. rice was a bit tasteless, salad surprisingly good with lots of stuff besides iceberg. VERY EXPENSIVE FOR COFFEE SHOP. dinner cost $60! her: trout almondine: too fishy, didn't like it much. fair. UPDATE: cream of celery soup and warm green bean salad were a great combination for her. UPDATE: beef stroghanoff and chicken noodle soup (pretty good).|
|Casa Botin||Spanish||According to Zimmern (bizarre foods), oldest restaurant in the world. Try baby squid braised in its own ink and baby eels (angulas).|
|Flying Fish Grill, Half Moon Bay||seafood||Okay, but probably not a come back place. turned out to be expensive. artichoke soup: cup, not bad, but duarte's is still better. one cup is enough for both of us to share with a meal. me: jeux's special (kind of like a ciopino). Pretty good, but started to get a little old after a while; needed the good garlic bread to help finish it after a while. Her: Jambalaya - worst she has ever had. pale white, not red with spices, mushy, not enough sausage and comparatively flavorless. waitress said to try the asian salmon next time; more like teryakai, not too much ginger. all of the food was served VERY hot. finding the bathroom is an adventure. follow the myriad signs that literally spiral you around the place.|
|Tres Amigos, Half Moon Bay||mexican|
|JC's Famous BBQ||bbq||exceptionally good. great bang for the buck. beans not that great, but the combo chicken/pork rib plate comes with garlic bread and a salad. fills you up for not as much as you'd expect. Doesn't seem to have a bathroom.|
|Chalateco||Salvadoran?||her: chicken fajitas: huge, really good. me: mexican style tongue sandwich - HUGE, really good. very light, airy bread. salsa has lots of kick.|
|Outback Steakhouse||Steakhouse||her: slow roast sirloin with demiglace. really liked it. tender, cooked well. me: queensland chicken and shrimp pasta: very good. we both like eachother's dishes, but preferred our own. fries I ordered were not good. soggy.|
|Fatboy's Rotisserie and Sandwiches (redding)||diner||530-244-7754 829 Twin View Blvd, Redding pretty good. down the street from best western twin view inn. down the street, across from trailer park and on the same side of the street as meekes lumber. me: tri-tip, mashed potatoes and steamed broccolo. done well. her: beef ravioli with meatballs. liked it. dinner comes with fresh garlic bread and salad bar (good spread.) Mention Best Western and you'll get a 10% discount.|
|Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant||mexican||disappointing. read about this in a mt shasta climbing book. salsa wasn't that great; too much like tomato paste. my 2 beef taco combo was okay at best. her tostada salad was okay. will say that it's a very nice looking,clean place. NEXT TIME: try the other restaurant mentioned in the book: Lily's. Here's their menu.|
|Ko Yyang San Chun Korean Restaurant (across from santa clara city lib, next to quiznos)||Korean||not bad, but a bit pricey. her: bbq short ribs, tasted a lot like teryaki, mild. she liked them more than what I had, but wished it had more sauce. me: spicey pork: REALLY hot, and a bit watery. liked the SF GGPark version better. Lots of food, though. Of the requisite appetizers, her favorite was the pickled cucumbers, mine was the kimchee. pickled sprouts not that great. potato/carrot pickles mealy and not so good. pickled Radish/carrot pretty good. dried anchovies not so good, fish cake not reat, pickled seaweed, yuck. sliced apples for dessert? what the hell?|
|Banana Crepe (Jackson St.)||Ice Cream Joint||Finally found a place on the taylor loop that has both ice cream and coffee. Little shop, nice, pretty good prices.|
|Pooya Restaurant Persian Cuisine||persian||Next to the russian cafe/deli on winchester. want to check this out one of these days. Menu says that kabab orders for lunch are 15% lower than listed on the menu. Doesn't look like they have the spinach dish we like.|
|Rebecca's at The Lodge, in Cloudcroft||american||dinner with Tom and Marla. Excellent. Denise's salmon was really good, trout very good, my duck also great. only have pepsi.|
|F. McLintock's||steakhouse||Menu. You really want to go to the earlybird seating (4p-5p). Save a LOT of money, and still get fed eally well. Dinner comes with onion rings and salsa (she said they were the best rings she's ever had), salad, dessert or aparatif, garlic bread and beans. he: small filet and spinach salad ($22). Excellent, huge salad. me: steak and ribs ($20). Probably the best steakhouse we've ever been to, and one of the best restaurants overall.|
|Minh Tri Viet Cuisine||Vietnamese||534 irving st. across from hahn's hibachi near golden gate park.|
|Tognazzini's Dockside Morro Bay||seafood||docent at the morro bay natural history museum told us about this place. okay, not sure da wife liked it that much. me: halibut cheeks - a bit stringy and ammoniated. not a whole lot of flavor, and certainly not a lot of meat. her: albacore tuna melt - was more like tuna salad with lots of non-tuna items (carrots, etc). She didn't really like it. She said the best part of the meal were the fries and the salmon bisque we ordered.|
|Pakwan Restaurant||pakistani||lunch there with Scott. Take 16'th street bart exit. Really good, but too noise for wife (music). She liked her chicken masala, and really liked the pollack paneer. rice was jazzed up, and my lamb stew was really spicey. plain naan was good (large piece.)|
|India Curry House, on SF walks on Columbus. Official website.||Indian||hell of a lot better than we expected, but rather expensive. Ordered lamb vindaloo (really hot, high meat to potato ratio), garlic naan (very garlicy, she liked it, but might order the plain next time because everything else was so spicey), palak paneer (spicey, lots of cheese and spinach), chicken masala (very tender, lots of it and unexpectedly spicey), single rice (more than enough), diet coke. Want to go back some time to check out the really wide range of beers (including lambics. HOWTO.) , and maybe the hookah. They have an interesting website section called what's cool, including links to old tv shows and science and tech related crap. FREE WIFI.|
|Heart Attack Grill||burger joint||wanted to try this place since seeing it on a travel channel segment. if you're over 350lb, you eat free for life. Here's their site. and their menu.|
|Bite of Wyoming||coffee shop||great soup and buffalo burgers.|
|Just Breakfast||breakfast||I like this place, she hates it.|
|Thai Orchid (campbell)||thai||pretty good, but she hates it because she got confused by their, admittedly, confusing menu. soup was better than most thai places. me: penyang beef curry: asked for it hot, and it really was. very good. her: thought she was ordering the broccoli, beef, chicken, prawn and tofu. didn't realize she had to pick one of the meats, and screwed herself with the tofu. sent it back.|
|Fiesta del Mar||mexican||dinner every 4'th of july. her: chili colorado -very good, really liked it. might have been the best one she's had. me: chili relleno and carnitas tacos - very good. would order again. UPDATE: 5/27/11 guacomole on the low end of okay (kind of watery), the refried beans were tasteless and watered down. her chili colorado wasn't that great; she said it was kind of flavorless, and my chili relleno was really weird (split open) and flavorless and my taco wasn't great (had large cubes of beef- tender, though). Really not up to par. UPDATE: 5/21/13: okay, never really need to come here again. the guacomole was kind of gross (too much cilantro), refried beans were too watery and had a weird off fecal aftertaste, my chili rellano wasn't good and my beef enchilada wasn't much better. her whatever she got wasn't impressive either.|
|Powell's Steamer Co and Pub, Placerville||seafood, pub||Not that great; her: shrimp pan roast with tomato bisque: not good, tasteless shrimp in a white soupy broth. Not what she expected. Me: prime rib sandwich special with clam chowder; the chowder was kind of gross; looked translucent, like it was thickened with cornstarch. The sandwich had a single, effete slice of beef.|
|St. Pauli Inn, Pollock Pines||german||EXCELLENT! Had some reservations when I saw the weak salads, and grocery store rolls, but ... her: jaegerschnitzel with pork, spatzle and red cabbage: wow, this was really outstanding. the spatzle was huge and crisp. and her mushroom sauce was very assertive. me: saurbraten, potato pancakes and red cabbage. Okay, the potato pancakes were unequivically gross. really dry, tough and not good. The saurbraten was very tender and flavorful. would order again, except with the spatzle. Actually, we both want to try their goulash. Apple strudel was also excellent. overall, huge portions.|
|Hoshi||Japanese||Not bad, cash only, always thinking they should give you a hell of a lot more food. Not open sunday.|
|Thai Pepper, on Bascom, by her hair place and dad's kitty hotel...||thai||okay, not bad, but not great. Soup was was creamy and spicey; nothing too special. got confused about the salads; didn't know where the dressing was (in little bottles on the tables.) didn't care for the dressing, but she said it was okay. her: bbq pork: she liked it, but didn't care for the accompanying sauce. poured it over her rice (ruining it, as she put it) before checking it out. wasn't like the sweet sauce at most thai places; kind of savory, and she describes it as having too much cilantro. me: red beef curry - good, but not great. so far, nothing has been better than the curry I got in chicago. She likes most of the other thai places we've been to better (except, ironically, the thai orchid - ironic because the last time we went to thai, I thought we were going here, but she thought we were going to try thai orchid.) However, she'd eat here again, and wants to try something other than the bbq.|
|Las Margaritas, SF, the Cannery||mexican||been wanting to try this place for a while, but not that great. chips okay, but a bit salty, salsa had a weird finish (but she liked it). her: salmon - okay, but she thought Las Palomes was much better. me: camerones asillo; okay, but not enough shrimp, garlic sauce was okay, but the whole thing should have been over something like rice. The servings were both small, no beans (really bummed her out), tiny salad had a weird salsaesque dressing, and the rice was minimal. whole meal was a lot more than we expected ($46) and didn't get much bang for the buck. probably not a go-back place.|
|Johnny Rockets, San Jose (by tandoori oven)||diner||foods leave you feeling stuffed (good), but not great value for the buck. me: philly cheese (pretty good), her: bacon cheddar with a shake (good burger, sucky, runny shake. couldn't get past the fact that it was the antithesis of thick.) The half and half order of fry's and rings was enough for both of us; I liked the fry's better than the rings, but she thought both were good. At $38 with tip, though, it was more expensive than expected because you have to buy everything separately.|
|Si, Casa Flores, Fine Mexican Cuisine, Roseburg, OR||mexican||pretty darn good; in the same shopping center as our hotel. her: chicken salad - excellent, huge portion, great spice. liked the chicken better than my meal, which was pretty darn good also. she also ordered a rice and beans side, but wasn't necessary. me: chili relleno/taco combo - good, chili relleno was okay, but unusual. more like an omlette. this would be a come-back. UPDATE: she really likes the chicken fajita burrito, the guacomole was as good as new mexico, and the ground beef taco/enchilada combo was great.|
|Dockside Grill, Sequim, WA||seafood||very good, but very expensive. should make reservations. me: halibut special, shredded beets, 3 cheese garlicy pasta - excellent, but liked her salmon a little better. her: butternut squash ravioli topped with salmon - excellent, but very rich. great toasted bread.|
|India Oven Restaurant, Port Angeles||indian||probably her favorite indian restaurant. Her: butter chicken (one of the best she's had), me: lamb vindaloo (very good), plus saag paneer, naan (one is enough, huge piece), and mango ice cream (she really liked this.)|
|The Bushwacker, Port Angeles||seafood, steakhouse||excellent, and not as expensive as we expected. me: chicken fried steak with fries (good on both), her: halibut special cooked with panko breading and sour cream, garlic mash (best she's had) and bacon sauteed spinach.|
|The Three Crabs, Dungeness/Sequim||seafood||We liked it. It's actually in Dungeness, but it has a Sequim address. great bread, me: fish and chips - great fries, lots of food, interesting slaw with the sauce used as a dressing drizzled over the dry, shredded cabbage with a sprinkle of paprika. her: Filet of sole - really liked it, along with the slaw. Oyster stew was good, but could have had a bit more umph. didn't really taste the oysters, but there were a lot in it.|
|The Belmont, Port Townsend||various?||I liked it, she said it was okay, but could have had larger portion sizes. her: baked halibut special in mushroom cream sauce; she really liked it, but was disturbed by the probable caloric content. also wished that it came with some sort of veg. me: salmon baked in parchment on a bed of veg; finally got a good piece of salmon, but again, not enough. cobbler with sour cream bisquit (great), and belmont coffee (she even liked it because it didn't seem too strong). overall, she didn't think it was that great. Her order of preference on this trip, thusfar, is: bushwacker, indian, dockside, 3-crabs, and finally The belmont.|
|Pickle's Place, Arco, ID||diner||Not bad, considering location. me: beer brats with split pea soup. her: fried chicken (expected roasted). Both agreed the soup was excellent. her chicken tasted good, but again, she was expecting something roasted, not fried. My brats were not bad. would come back.|
|El Cazador, Missoula||mexican||Lots of locals and business people. her: chili colorado. huge portion, great flavor. me: chili relleno. More like an omlette. waitress explained it's a local thing because customers were too cheap to pay for the stem. Isn't that stupid?|
|Bayshore Inn, Waterton Township||???||me: steak sandwich, her: burger. both were pretty good, but the pie was HORRIBLE. it was some sort of local blueberry: cold, rubbery, no flavor. really gross. and the vanilla icecream on it had a weird aftertaste.|
|Snowgoose Grill in St. Mary||restaurant||Her: bison chili. excellent, huge portion. me: bison meatloaf. again, very good, but liked her chili better. Waiter explained that flies in the area are normal (tons in the restaurant); at a later date, she had the salmon wrap; better than expected, although a bit dry (had some sort of dill sauce, but should have been less thick and more of it.) She also ordered a salad (tart apples with some sort of berry dressing), but while good, it was huge. could have done without it, especially since we had another helping of their huckleberry cobbler. pigs ass porter a pretty good beer.|
|Great Northern Restaurant, Glacier Park Lodge||steak and fish||her: trout. really good, odd pink colour and vague shrimp like flavor because they are fed shrimp. me: buffalo burger: WOW, really good with sweet potato fries. Both of us had the salmon with cucumber yogurt and chili sauces with mashed sweet potatoes; she liked the yogurt sauce better than the chili, I preferred the opposite. She thought her salmon was a bit underdone. portions were a bit small. ruth, the waitress from minnesota (had her the night before also) came back after we demolished our dessert and actually asked if we're always hungry! I guess we tend to steam-shovel the food down a bit fast.|
|Bubba's BBQ Restaurant, Jackson Hole, WY||bbq||incredibly good. her: catfish with hushpuppies - she expected it to be grilled, but it was fried. liked it, but would have preferred it grilled. really liked hushpuppies. me: brisqet, pulled pork and spare ribs - very very good. she liked the pulled pork the best.|
|El Abuelito , Jackson Hole, WY||mexican||incredibly good. had the two person beef/chicken fajitas. probably the best we've ever had. she actually preferred the beef because it wasn't tough. wondering if the prawn fajitas would have been just as good. Had fried bananas and sopapias; she preferred the bananas, and I the sopapias.|
|Ormachea's Basque, Winnemucca, NV||basque||Pretty good; huge amounts of food. they let you order a single meal because of how huge every thing is. ordered family style to get a basque sampling. comes with cabbage soup -- like a really good minestrone; she even liked it. salad (she didn't care for it; I thought it was okay, but a bit salty). glass of wine included with meal. sauteed mushroom, rigatoni, pork loin, chicken, corn thing, garlic side (sort of sauteed and fried?), fries and carrot cake for dessert. Get there when it opens at 4:30p; it fills up fast.|
|Sushi Maru, Jackson||japanese||
pretty good, seemed to be especially good bang for the buck; got a decent amount of food, instead of some
incredibly expensive microscopic tasting plate. her: chicken teryaki and tempura (veg & one shrimp), me:
bento box with chicken teryaki, tempura, and the dude substituted saba (broiled mackerel) for the potstickers
because I wanted to try it. the mackerel was really good, essentially salted and broiled. I think there was
some other meat, but it eludes me right now.
UPDATE: ask for soup spoon!
UPDATE: dinner's are huge. she ordered the teryaki salmon and there were three big pieces. she said she liked the flavor at other places better, but it was pretty good.
WAITRESS explained a couple of things: sushi (raw fish + rice) vs sashimi (just raw fish). California rolls: non-traditional. it's about the way the thing is rolled; don't remember details.
|Little Prague, Davis||czech||Just down the street from the parking garage. Had lunch there, but really want to try dinner. her: chicken schnitzel (exceptionally good, perfectly GBD), great potato salad and red cabbage (although she says that the german place in tahoe was better). me: goulash with dumpings (excellent, almost like a spicey beef stew. liked the schnitzel a little better, but this did not disappoint.) Huge dessert menu; had the sacher torte; excellent, and quite rich. UPDATE: 11/4/11 her: beef goulash with dumplings (she really liked it.) me: lunch special (sausage -reminded me of a splayed hotdog- on a bed of potato noodles and kraut with a fish soup (actually an excellent thick and creamy fish chowder.) liked it better than the goulash; dessert: french pear cake; we both didn't expect to like it as much as we did. very light, not overpowering, but excellent. the desserts here seem to be better than the selection at prolific oven. This is very cool; they have some recipies online. UPDATE- 7/13/12 Little Prague: her: goulash with dumplings. me: roast port stuffed with sausage, served on dumplings. she liked mine better than hers. shared apple strudel. not bad, but liked the pear cake better. She couldn't drink the coke they got her.|
|Royal Siam Thai Restaurant, Hilo, HI||thai||near the farmer's market. her: buddha Rama Chicken in peanut sauce on a bed of spinach - she liked it, but has to give the nod to house of siam. she was disappointed that there wasn't much spinach, and too many stringy, string bean like vegatables. again, she should have asked the waiter to verify menu descriptions. me: green curry, medium+ - good flavor, could have been spicier; have to give the nod to the place in chicago, though.|
|Pescatore, Hilo, HI||italian||her: shrimp/chicken combo in cream sherry sauce with artichokes - she didn't like it. way too rich, should have ordered the simpler dish. I tried it, and thought it was bland as well as being like eating a bowl full of cream. me: Puttanesco (angelhair, olive oil, anchovies, capers, tomatoes, olives and garlic. really liked it. the portion sizes were pretty big. The chocolate truffle cake, mentioned in one of the guide books, wasn't good. whipped cream tasted like a refridgerator, and the cake was like stale storebought. she also complained that there was a bug crawling on her plate, and that service was too fast. She wouldn't come back. she didn't like it; order of preference: Nihon, Royal Siam Thai, then Pescatore.|
|Sombats Thai, Hilo, HI||thai||EXCELLENT! Possibly the best thai we've had, certainly the best meal we've had in hilo. HUGE portions. Spring rolls: excellent, great pineapple based sauce. her: Pra Ram Long Song with Chicken; really loved it, said she could have even had it w/o meat and been satisfied. Didn't care that it didn't come with spinach because it had so many other things. Got medium, which was perfect. wouldn't want it hotter. me: red curry (has bamboo shoots, green curry has egg plant) with chicken. Got HOT, which was HOT. Excellent, but prefer green curry. glad to have tried red. Thai tapioca (coconut milk based): excellent, perfect finale, and really cut the heat. order of preference: Sombats, Nihon, Royal Siam Thai, Ken's, then Pescatore.|
|Coconut Grill, Hilo, HI||American-Asian Fusion||Walked there from the Hilo Hawaiian. me: kalua pork luau. much better than kens. Poke wasn't great; tried to give raw fish a chance, but REALLY DON'T LIKE IT. Seems to be primarily a textual thing. Poi was awful, but the salmon ceviche' wasn't too bad. her: shrimp scampi. really liked it. chocolate dessert was really good. this place is a come back. Waiter said that Seaside Grill would be good for a traditional hawaiian meal (said corned beef is eaten a lot in the area). Also said that Kona Hawaiian Village (now called Nomura Hawaiian Village) is THE place to go for a luau type meal.|
|City Restaurant, downtown||Vietnamese||Walked there during taylor loop; near city hall. HER: mango salad; she wouldn't order it again. shrimp was cold (like prawn cocktail, which she doesn't like) and there was too much cilantro for her; also didn't care for the carrots mixed in. me: seafood salad; not bad, good dressing. us: chicken skewer appetizer; turns out to be the best part of the meal; 4 skewers, deceptively spicey note that hits at the end. The clear soup that comes with the meal was surprisingly flavorful (ie: she liked it), but, again, a bit too much cilantro floating around. HAS diet coke. SHE WOULD TRY THIS PLACE AGAIN, BUT ISN'T HIGH ON THE LIST.|
|Arborz Restaurant, SF near Davies||persian||REALLY REALLY GOOD, but REALLY REALLY EXPENSIVE!. we both had the filet of lamb; like butter! she said it's the best she's ever had. Her green salad had a honey sweetened raspberry vinegarette she loved, and my shirazi salad was pretty darn good, although they may have over done it a bit with the salt. This place has diet coke. The bread comes with both butter AND the raw onions, but an added bonus is a cucumber yogurt sauce. The waitress said to go to any persian store and buy Lebne yogurt (fage greek style will probably work), add dried mint, salt, black pepper and some cucumbers, then let it sit overnight. Finally had sumac that I could taste; like chewing a vitamin C pill, boy it was sour. The waitress said she didn't really like it. The ice cream was okay; had rose water, but it wasn't nearly as good as the desserts at afghani house or yas.|
|Sears Fine Foods, very close to the West St. Francis||American||Really good, huge line (as usual.) her: sydney amber special (excellent) me: 18 swedish pancakes (she actually liked these better than those that came with her meal; said they reminded her of the pancakes at the Glacier Park Lodge.) The sausages were much better than they looked, bacon great.|
|Jalisco Cafe, Silver City, NM||mexican||on Bullard in Old Town. her: new mexico cheese enchilada with red chili; me: new mexico meat enchilada (beef) with red chili. both were excellent. new mexico enchiladas are different that what we're used to. they're not rolled, they're flat. and the sauce is really different (but excellent). they also have sopapias, and they're REALLY good. huge, light and really tasty. the salsa took a little bit to warm up too (had a strange, salty note), but addictive. We were having a hard time finding a place to eat in old town. could only find three restaurants. Wanted to try Mi Casita on Boswell, but it was closed.|
|Mi Casita, Silver City, NM||mexican||Not her favorite place; she definitely prefers Jalisco Cafe. This place was packed with locals, and lots of cops, which is usually a good sign for a restaurant. At first, she was concerned that the menu seemed too limited (no fajitas, and, she thought at the time, no chili colorado or verde.) The waitress said that the red chili is essentially chili colorado. neither of us cared for the chips (bit too thick and hard) or salsa (watery and the flavor was just okay.) her: red chili; she didn't like it. said that the meat was small chunks of gristle and the flavor wasn't good. me: large combination which includes taco, chili rellano, tomale and enchilada with green chili. taco was okay, but dry, chili rellano was okay, but the pepper was smaller than I'm used to, and there was no sauce, I'm not a fan of tomales, and the enchilada was okay, but no filling, just a folded corn tortilla with chili sauce. us: sopapias - they were okay, but not great; cold, and a bit doughy; they come six to a serving, but they can give you a half order. Each is HUGE.|
|Las Cazuelas Taqueria, on Race Street||mexican||very clean, great bathrooms. good chips and salsa (reminds her of glorias). her: chicken enchilada suiza; good, but she prefers gloria's. me: lengua in sauce (green). VERY GOOD, better than the last place I had this. Both of us agree that the portions sizes were too small. I could have eaten three times the amount of tongue on my plate. Zimmern is right, stick it in someone's mouth, and they'll think it's like the best pot roast they've ever had.|
|Sunny's Pizza and India Cuisine, Brentwood||pizza and indian||
surprise, this place is pretty good. right next to the macdonald's I hit when going to her folks
we ordered saag (they were out of paneer), butter chicken, lamb curry and naan. expected crap, but
this place is good. spinach had good flavor, she liked her butter chicken, and my curry was good,
but could have been hotter. the naan was actually thin and crisp. the owner said that he uses a
tandoori oven for it, but can use the brick pizza oven if requested.
He said that the pizza/indian works well because parents can have the indian food while kids can
UPDATE: excellent pizza; she really liked the crust. medium sausage,pepperoni and mushroom plus salads less than thirty bucks, easily fed her mom and us. Green salads were huge, but not that great. again, pizza was great. Want to try Dragon City Restaurant next door; liz says it's pretty good.
|The Whole Enchilada, Moss Landing||mexican||don't know why this isn't already in the list; I was sure I had included this a long time ago, but doing it now. great restaurant, we go there a lot. my favorite are their fried fish taco specials ($13). She really likes the place also, but don't remember what she usually gets. do know that she DID NOT like the veggie burrito she at this last time; it was, it turned out to be the way it was supposed to be, cold -- cheese not melted -- and there weren't enough beans. she said it was mostly artichoke, which she usually likes, but too much and too cold. They have coke, and the chips and salsa are good; great kick. UPDATE: guacomole is okay; bit too much lime for her. she had the carnitas enchiladas with mole and really liked it.|
|L&L Hawaiian Barbecue||hawaiian||not bad,|