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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 1 days ending Aug 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 2:11:31 40.56(18.5/h) 65.28(29.8/h) 653
  Running1 10:06 1.0(10:06) 1.61(6:17) 22
  Total2 2:21:37 41.56(3:24) 66.88(2:07) 675

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Sunday Aug 18 #

2 PM

Cycling 2:11:31 intensity: (1:32:43 @3) + (38:48 @4) 40.56 mi (18.5 mph) +653m
ahr:143 max:177

Loop around northern 2/3 of LW. Here are a few amateur pics from Iceland; I made the requisite visits to the waterfalls, geysers, and church. I had hoped to go to the Blue Lagoon as well, but turns out it's a high-maintenance deal where you have to reserve a spot online probably like weeks in advance. This was surprising, as all the other tourist attractions (actually, pretty much the rest of Iceland) had little to no supervision or regulations and you just sort of show up and wander around. They should monetize these better; no doubt even, say, a token parking fee could generate revenues enough for vast armadas of Viking invasion boats.

I can tell that I'm in better biking shape, because the hills (for instance, Big Finn today) don't seem as arduous as they used to be, and 20+ on flats now often seems pretty chill. However, I think I'll soon be running into specificity issues. My legs were abnormally sore and beat-up in weird places after the "long" in Iceland; the unusually rocky terrain was no doubt partly to blame, but I also suspect my lack of running. I have been training relatively well - for my standards at least - since April or so, but other than the week in France and the odd local o-event, 95% has been cycling. As such, I will cautiously add some running back into my training. I also need to be more religious about stretching, rolling, and doing a cool-down jog after riding.
5 PM

Running warm up/down 10:06 intensity: (8:00 @2) + (2:06 @3) 1.0 mi (10:06 / mi) +22m 9:27 / mi
ahr:134 max:146

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