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Training Log: veinbuster

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cardio4 4:46:22 79.97(3:35) 128.7(2:14) 1541
  flexibility6 3:46:00
  weight training2 1:41:00
  Golf1 1:15:00
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  Total14 12:28:22 79.97 128.7 1541
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Saturday Feb 4 #

8 AM

Cardio (Strada/Tacx) 1:03:17 intensity: (40 @1) + (36 @2) + (3:09 @3) + (20:52 @4) + (38:00 @5) 30.5 km (2:04 / km) +261m 1:59 / km
ahr:149 max:156 shoes: D2 2D action blue road

Zwift Ride to Conquer cancer with Mike Woods

This started much faster than I expected with people trying to stick with Woods. When I realized that was what was going on I backed off and stayed with a smaller group.

They were still going harder than I wanted to after a strong ride yesterday, so about a third of the way in I paired up with another rider going a more comfortable pace. She fell away on a late climb and I took an easy last 5km - everyone behind stubbornly refused to catch up.

Friday Feb 3 #

7 AM

flexibility 38:00 [1]

10 AM

Golf 1:15:00 [2]

I had booked 90 minutes so FN and I could play some of th ecourse the PGA is at. She wasn’t able to make it. I almost had to walk because it was too cold (I hope that’s all it is) for my car to start. Luckily I have a spare. I just had to clean it off and move my stuff...except my shoes, which I was going to forget regardless.

So, I golfed alone in my Sorels. I scored badly on the first few holes. Once I got used to boots, and how my elbow was going to behave, and generally remembered how to set up and swing smoothly, I started scoring better. I played bogie golf for the back 9 with 1 par, 1 double and a bunch of bogies. That’s always been the best I could play. I just do it from red tees now instead of white.

I didn’t slice all day. A gentle fade (10 yards or so) wasn’t uncommon. Direction was off a few degrees from time to time, but I wasn’t going to worry about that hitting into a white screen with nothing to really aim at.

Practiced a bit of my short game after finishing the course and then left to get to the noon start of the Zwift Tour finale.
11 AM

Cardio (Strada/Tacx) 1:00:02 intensity: (38 @1) + (30 @2) + (3:48 @3) + (4:18 @4) + (50:48 @5) 34.1 km (1:46 / km) +269m 1:42 / km
ahr:157 max:165 shoes: D2 2D action blue road

Zwift tour stage 8 group A

Huge group today. Double the typical size. That let me stay with the main group for the first half. Then I settled back into a smaller group for an interval. It splinted on a climb and I was solo for a couple of kilometers before joining up with a 6 pack for the last 5km.

I did have enough energy to pass 20 or so people on the climb finish.

Good workout and I match my Zwift 20 minute best power.

And...Garmin says my fitness age is 37.

Thursday Feb 2 #

7 AM

flexibility 39:00 [1]

Pre market suggests I should stay home until I can sell the last of my Meta shares...then book a vacation.
3 PM

Note

Deliberate rest day, triggered in part by deciding I didn’t want to ski in the high winds expected with the cold front.

Made some changes in my portfolio: less US technology (to meet my target US exposure), created some cash for 2024 RRSP withdrawals (and 2025 expenses).

Made some Clafoutis (never tried it before).

Followed up on a couple of appointments that seem reluctant to happen.

Started playing library guitars.

Wednesday Feb 1 #

8 AM

flexibility 37:00 [1]

9 AM

weight training 50:00 [3]

Day 2
Gym
My radio was frozen this morning, so none of the controls on it or my steering wheel worked. Of course, I punched a bunch of buttons. When the car warmed up, pulling into the parking lot, it started to process e dry button that had been pushed - it was kind of funny to watch.
11 AM

Cardio (Strada/Tacx) 1:18:16 intensity: (1:06 @1) + (1:56 @2) + (4:07 @3) + (17:22 @4) + (53:45 @5) 35.8 km (2:11 / km) +319m 2:06 / km
ahr:150 max:161 shoes: D2 2D action blue road

Zwift Tour stage 7 group A

I started off with a nice sized group, but about 1/3 of the way in, I lost my internet connection and couldn’t maintain that power level while trying to fix it. When I got back on track, I had lost a bunch of places, so started clawing that back in a tiny group.

I got about half my lost places back when I lost my connection again, and fell back through everyone I had passed. It was hard to get motivated to push through again, so I cruised along with one other ride for a good bit, then on a long descent, we started to pick up a little group and got a good pace going. Riders were to strung out to gain many positions, but I finished with a little spurt away from everyone.

Tuesday Jan 31 #

8 AM

flexibility 37:00 [1]

5 PM

Note

Unplanned rest day. Waiting for a moving appointment that never happened.

Monday Jan 30 #

7 AM

flexibility 37:00 [1]

9 AM

weight training 51:00 [3]

Day 1
Gym
11 AM

Yoga 1:00:00 [2]

Balance bias today.

I structured my morning to get to an appointment to get glass put back on my car mirror…and they didn’t order the part.

Sunday Jan 29 #

8 AM

flexibility 38:00 [1]

Late today to clean up a fridge leak on my kitchen floor.

Then first shovel of the day instead of the gym. I like to clean the snow before driving and making an ice sheet. It only took an hour today.
2 PM

Cardio (Strada/Tacx) 1:24:47 intensity: (47 @1) + (1:03 @2) + (5:15 @3) + (11:07 @4) + (1:06:35 @5) 28.3 km (3:00 / km) +692m 2:40 / km
ahr:155 max:163 shoes: D2 2D action blue road

Zwift tour stage 6 group B

There was more than enough elevation in the middle route. Heavily back loaded with 2/3 of the climbing in the last 1/5 of the route.

Went with a nice little pack until the last climb and then just went with my own pace, passing a few.

Happy with the steady heart rate and the quick recovery

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Training Targets

Jan 1 – Dec 31 (365d)
All but flexibility
Road cycle
+ Mountain bike
+ weight training
+ Cardio
+ Other
+ stairs
+ Snow shoe
+ Golf
+ Walk/hike
+ Run
+ Yoga
+ Fitness class
365:00:00
actual:42:16:4111%
projected:440:53:59120%

Jan 1 – Dec 31 (365d)
Cardio
Road cycle
+ Mountain bike
+ Cardio
+ Snow shoe
+ Run
156:00:00
actual:18:10:3311%
projected:189:32:53121%

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Translation of my bike names:
Big Unit: 29er mountain style 1 speed, usually set with free wheel hub because gearing is to small for my legs to keep up on down hills.

Goldie: gold fixie built on a KHS frame.

Greenspeed: X5 steers like a go cart and is the most fun you can have on a pushie. It is a bit to short to be road safe.

Smokie: Specialized road bike: S Works SL2, full dura ace, Zipp 404

Stumpjumper: what the name says, S Works version

Cross Bike: This is a Wilier Cross bike my wife bought me as a spare. I run it with knobby tires and egg beaters in winter and for summer switch it to road tires and speedplay zeros. It has a less aggressibe setup than Smokie.

Vinnie: mid 80s mountain bike. No suspension. Mostly original parts, though I changed the bottom bracket and replaced the pedals that had smashed into too many rocks and curbs. I use this as a dirty bike - bad weather, rides the roof of the car to far away places and generally gets all manner of abuse.

I'm not currently using any of my other bikes for training. I have a write up comparing these, a BikeE and a Bachetta that you can read using the link below.
The Bikes Long Version


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