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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 7 days ending Sep 8, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:05:38 6.84(18:23) 11.0(11:25) 27417c
  Mountain Biking 3 1:30:31 12.76(8.5/h) 20.53(13.6/h) 384
  Total4 3:36:09 19.59(11:02) 31.53(6:51) 65817c

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Sunday Sep 8, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 2:05:38 [4] 11.0 km (11:25 / km) +274m 10:09 / km
ahr:164 max:184 17c shoes: Salomons XR Mission

Decided to go without the pack today and try run a bit more. Meant putting phone in side phone of my pants... This was annoying not because of weight or movement more so because I have lost weight the pants are slightly too big and this was just enough to drop them a bit and have my phone knocking my right calf all day long.

Incidentally bought and used my first thumb compass today - quite happy with it just don't know if I pref right or left so might have to get the out base and see. Felt more accurate than my last - even though I have noticed I was still bearing right... I was a bit more rough and ready with compass and movement and generally things appeared in the right place. That said it certainly wasn't clean.

#1 was good.
#2 a little indecisive but picked it up (oh and by now ricky had already passed me - he started 2 mins behind me).
#3 exactly where I wanted it to be and I re caught ricky (for last time).
#4 exactly on course.
#5 completely messed up this point - dragged myself right and ended up searching a bit.
#6 Dead on
#7 Dead on
#8 Pulled up a bit early and was a little indecisive got there with not too much time lost I think.
#9 ATROCIOUS - went too far right crossed the track and kept going probably ended up near to 2 - dicked around there for ages then decided to relocate off trail - once I realised where I was the mistake became very obvious and I could see the point whilst I was relocating... Heap of people went past me and salt in the wound heap got that point whilst I was relocating..
#10 Went reasonably fast to try recoup some time.
#11 Abit tired from #10 leg but still ran segments. almost at 11 me right ankle went over hard. There was expletives. It is not quite bruised - it did slowly me temporarily until adrenaline managed to kick in. Found 11 ok - slight overshoot on the gully to my left I knew I was in right area though.
#12 Took minor trail north of 11 back to 12 to try help my ankle. Hit it dead on.
#13 Easy
#14 vered left down to the road and used the road the whole way. Creek threw me a bit and HM had come flying past me like a bat out of hell at this stage. Hit 14 on the nose too.
#15 Perfect
#16 opted for the road slightly longer route - probably could have cut through it was fairly open but was struggling by now with pain and feeling very thirsty. Hit it well/
#17 veered right but saw finish and relocated off that.
Finish - attempted to sprint finish - doubt will be anything spectacular my ankle and right leg took a battering and was in desperate need of water/food.

Oh well bring forth some better fitness. Also made me really want a garmin after the inaccurate I have noted while on the bike and the phone in my O/RG pants sucked. its ok in running shorts but mmm Garmin for birthday/xmas I think.

Enjoyed whatever the cake was and headed off for a mtb.

1 PM

Mountain Biking (Forsyth's Mill) 36:30 [3] 6.32 km (10.4 kph) +112m
ahr:159 max:172 shoes: Giro Privateer

Feeling quite sore - but wanted to get out there. First time on the MTB on a proper track. Very much enjoyed it.

Almost took myself out a few times - best was a handlebar into a tree on a downhill leg but recovered very nicely. No major falls however still working out a lot so did come off get stuck a few times with pedals being in the wrong place/not enough speed/wrong angles.

! lap was enough right leg was letting me know about it and I wanted a break feeling knackered.

You'll be pleased to know I wasn't crazy enough to attempt to black obstacles.

Oh also runkeeper sucks saying I only did 5.66 when bike computer says 6.32 Again - needing garmin haha.

Friday Sep 6, 2013 #

7 AM

Mountain Biking (To Work) 26:15 [2] 7.11 km (16.3 kph) +138m
ahr:141 max:170 shoes: Giro Privateer

So really cruisey ride in via kings park - didnt even break a sweat.

Was going to go on sand trails got onto the start of one and went - Fck this and went back to grass haha.

Interestingly bike computer said 7.11 gps said 7.59 and its the same as my running leg which is normally 6.6 Errr - I think 7.11 is accurate a few little extra bits into the bike garage and slightly different legs not enough to justify 1km.

Nothing remarkable
4 PM

Mountain Biking (To Home) 27:46 [3] 7.1 km (15.3 kph) +134m
ahr:151 max:178 shoes: Giro Privateer

Home is always faster - even if its slower. was a lot more fun went down the sand track which I failed on this morning. As long as I kept some speed up was fine. also not much steering helped - got to get a bit looser on the bike.

Same problem with app saying 6.95 and bike clock saying 7.1 I am staying with bike computer - course was different but 7.1 is believable.

Perfect day for it - so nice to be getting better weather.

Also had a friend introduce me to strava today. My competitive nature may have just been awoken at least a little. Burning desire to kick his ass.

Oh dear god my internet at home is so shit - dial up could well be faster! - FML first world problems.

Monday Sep 2, 2013 #

7 PM

(rest day)

Amazing discoveries tonight...

Here I was all trusting that the bike store I bought my bike from on Saturday set it up correctly...

Went to tighten up my pedals because my cleats were exceptionally loose yesterday to discover... the cleats on my shoes aren't compatible with my pedals and the only connection I got for the full day yesterday was the front of the cleat... yay for winner no wonder I was flying out of them I wasn't clipped in at all... more to the point no wonder it was such hard work.

Discovery #2 was that the tire pressure was about 50psi... yeah it was a bit rough yesterday and slide factor was high.

So I have switched over to cleats that clip in now and dropped the psi to 40 until I go tubeless... ride number two is going to be so much nicer LOL

As a side note I really need to go look at the front shock setup and see how much they botched it up not even going to bother with seat height/stem at this point in time just assume its close enough until I start doing long distances when it makes a bigger difference.

oh and they forgot to take my 10% off accessories so over charged me $45 - love the irony in paying extra for the above issues.


Bike aside was feeling pretty darn good this morning. However started getting tight and sorer during the afternoon... Have insane headache going on now and muscles starting to ache all over - looking forward to tomorrow going to be fun.

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