1/8. 12 miles in 101
1/9. 14 in 104. HRav=152, pk=167. Included 11 in 76.
1/10. 4 in 35.5
1/11. 4 in 34.5
1/12. 24 in 230. HRav=125, pk=136. 11 times up Indian Mounds Hill
1/13. 10 in 104, with Pat F. & Pat. L. (Saw Bruce B., Tim and Liz out there)
There Was no Train Station
There Was No Downtown
All My Favorite Places
My City Had Been Pulled Down
- The Pretenders, "My City Was Gone"
Saturday, I went out to the Mounds Hill again. This time, I only had a few sniffles left from last wek's cold. Made three more repetitions, about the same pace and at a lot lower heart rate. Kept looking across the river to the Ohio Street hill - that'll be the next obstacle, after I manage 5-6 hours on this one. Overall, a much better day.
The problem was getting there. I drove past the old conveyor belt factory, now a school district warehouse. Turned at W. B. Martin Lumber, going out of business after 125 years; the last time I was there, the seven-fingered carpenter made me a new breadboard - he loved the specialty job and did amazing work for such a simple project. Went past the former Casperson Auto Body; old Mr. Casperson (who was the second Casperson, the one with eyes like a cat - coloboma iridis?) worked on cars for my dad before he worked on mine - opened 1926, closed 2005. Drove past the 3M complex, where my parents met in the #2 Maker, Dad was there 47 years, Mom 26 (and me, 3 months)... closed for good this year. Whirlpool factory - closed. A1 Appliance Parts (where I got a valve for my washing machine last year), no longer open to the public. Peace United Church of Christ, where my parents were married - 1881-2006.
Most of the bars are still open.
6 days ago