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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Jul 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling6 7:06:37 120.41(16.9/h) 193.78(27.3/h) 1009
  Strength2 40:00
  Total8 7:46:37 120.41 193.78 1009
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Sunday Jul 28 #

8 AM

Cycling 2:55:55 intensity: (2:50:34 @3) + (5:21 @4) 48.69 mi (16.6 mph) +694m
ahr:138 max:173

97 -> 970 -> 10. An excellent and scenic loop with smooth, lightly trafficked roads; the stretch of Highway 10 through the Yakima River canyon is a particularly nice ride. Not much of a shoulder at times, but there is *very* little traffic since it is made almost completely redundant by I-90. I found that the sweet spot is the (right-hand) narrow strip of pavement gradually worn smooth by the passage of many vehicles - you just have to stay a bit wary of getting run over.

Saturday Jul 27 #

7 AM

Cycling 1:32:11 intensity: (18:11 @2) + (1:14:00 @3) 26.18 mi (17.0 mph) +235m
ahr:115 max:150

In Ellensburg for referee reasons, so got out for a nice scenic ride wandering around the grid NE of the city. These are definitely country miles; around Seattle you go, say, 10 miles, and you've gone from one city to another, or across a bridge, or through like six neighborhoods, and you can definitely say okay, I used to be *there* and now I'm *here.* Out here, you go 10 miles and there's little outward evidence you've gone anywhere at all. The fields and hills and mountains remain unmoved.

First few (and last few) miles were a bit adverse, into a savage NNWish wind (they have country wind here too) and a slight but steady <2% grade, but the payoff was ten miles back south absolutely FLYING. Pushed pretty hard for about 9/10 of one mile just to see if I could average >30mph - sure enough, 1:59.
9 AM

Strength 15:00 [0]

Stretchez plus some pushups and plancks

Thursday Jul 25 #

4 PM

Cycling 1:12:35 intensity: (20:02 @2) + (51:23 @3) + (1:10 @4) 23.08 mi (19.1 mph) +19m
ahr:124 max:173

Down the Interurban to Algona...and back up the Interurban. Basically softpedalling going south, working harder coming back into the wind, but legs felt up to it. I ate an apple afterward, then, absentmindedly reaching into my lunch bag for something else to eat, grasped *another* apple core, presumably (hopefully) from yesterday. I then was somewhat dumbfounded, looking back and forth at an apple core in each hand. I reacted poorly; they do not prepare you for situations like these in training.
6 PM

Cycling (MTB) 27:03 [2] 4.02 mi (8.9 mph) +30m
ahr:95 max:139

To/from the Mariners game. Ran into and chatted for a bit with none other than Pink Socks and Gina Socks, who happened to be just one section over from us. A fortuitous and pleasant encounter.

Tuesday Jul 23 #

7 AM

Cycling 29:45 intensity: (6:16 @2) + (23:29 @3) 9.21 mi (18.6 mph) +13m
ahr:123 max:154

Conditions pleasant. Last week German side Borussia Dortmund came to play an exhibition against the Sounders, which is pretty dope in itself, but even better was that the day before the match they had a practice session/event open to Sounders season ticket holders. Dortmund feature several German national team members including Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Julian Brandt, Julian Weigl, and World Cup Hero™ Mario Götze, plus Axel Witsel of Belgium and Jadon Sancho of England. Unfortunately they no longer feature Our Hope and Savior™ Christian Pulisic, who just transferred to Chelsea earlier this year and is probably already the best American soccer player of all time.

Here is Sancho, a 19yo phenom being linked in rumors to teams like Manchester United and Real Madrid. Oh, and there's also a guy signing autographs.
4 PM

Cycling 29:08 intensity: (3:36 @2) + (25:32 @3) 9.23 mi (19.0 mph) +18m
ahr:127 max:151

Conditions overcast.

Monday Jul 22 #

4 PM

Strength 25:00 [0]

10min abs, 8min legs, pushups, 3x1min plank, some stretchez
2 hot 4 ride bike 2day

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