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Training Log: Yak

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  MTBO2 4:30:00
  Road Cycling2 3:30:00 42.87(4:54) 69.0(3:03) 420
  mt bike1 2:54:00 24.23(7:11) 39.0(4:28)
  Total5 10:54:00 67.11 108.0 420

Wednesday Mar 22 #

Road Cycling 3:00:00 [3] 59.0 km (3:03 / km) +420m 2:57 / km

Meant to go with Wednesday wheelers but got there late... so made up my own route and got carried away exploring a few new spots.
Rose park - Glenelg via back streets - along beach to Seacliff.
The updated caravan park here is now named Brighton CP though its in Seacliff!!
Then did some dirt riding along Marino walking tk and then up to Hallett Cove bikepath and followed this towards the expressway.
I then ventured into Trott Pk and tried to get thru that way but had to return to expressway ...down to Flinders uni way, dropped in on Perry rd residence then onward to Greenhill rd and back thru Vic park.

Started feeling ok but towards the end I felt pretty tired.

Tuesday Mar 21 #

Road Cycling 30:00 [3] 10.0 km (3:00 / km)

Scenic tour around Brim while doing Ballarat - home drive.
Thighs still sore to touch.
Nice silo art and great camping place with showers next to river.
3 painted silos in the area but should be 6 by end of the year.

Monday Mar 20 #

mt bike 2:54:00 [3] 39.0 km (4:28 / km)

Ride with Jenny Bourne from her place next to Nerrina towards Creswick.
Mostly in rain but temp was still warmish.
Explored resort just outside Creswick, then crossed rd into forest on west side of highway and rode randomly. Ended on road going towards Bald Hills and then looped back towards Creswick where we diverted into a café for a hot chocolate. Back via St Georges lake, some of Goldfields trail and other tracks. Jenny rode well on her old clunker.

My thighs were sore to touch....but worked ok, though I spun up the hills in smaller gears. My legs haven't been this sore anytime in last 10 years ...not during TA in NZ or 300 Otway. Perhaps because I didn't do warm down rides on the weekend (as it was hot).

Sunday Mar 19 #

MTBO 2:10:00 [3]

Long distance at Barkstead. Race time 1hr 55
started off badly when I navigated almost to 11 rather than 1 from the start, but they were close so not too bad.
Later on I (and Rob Prentice & others) went up a non mapped track and back costing several minutes.
felt really shitty from the start - energy and legless. Thought I might improve during the event but it didn't happen. Several riders whom I would normally ride faster than just rode away...
Interesting terrain with many small branches and lots of leaf litter making the smaller tracks relatively slow but route choice was such that you could rarely avoid them.

Some excellent results from some of the World Champs nominees and some great new talent around in the juniors.

Saturday Mar 18 #

MTBO 1:00:00 [3]

10am - Vic Champs sprint at Canadian.
Rode W40 in all races to get longer courses and better value for money.
Was really happy how well I started off and took sensible route choices.
However about half way around I had a brain fade and went 90+ degrees wrong and then was slow to relocate, losing a massive 5 mins on a shortish leg. Lost a couple more mins at the end by going from 11-15 which was nearby. Just 1 less error and would have won. A not so respectable 2nd.
41 mins race time.

MTBO 1:20:00 [3]

2pm - Middle distance event at Canadian. 71 mins race time.
sitting around waiting to start for 3+ hrs in hot weather wasn't ideal.
Had several small losses but overall navigated better than in morning.
Pretty happy with 2nd.

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