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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 7 days ending Dec 1, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Bike1 49:42 10.79(13.0/h) 17.37(21.0/h) 281
  Orienteering1 49:23 4.73(10:26) 7.62(6:29) 8920c
  Total2 1:39:05 15.53(6:23) 24.99(3:58) 37020c

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Saturday Nov 30, 2013 #

5 PM

Orienteering race (Swan Regional Park) 49:23 [4] 7.62 km (6:29 / km) +89m 6:07 / km
ahr:173 max:180 20c shoes: Salomons XR Mission

With my pink mo in force and a killer hangover I knew today was going to be harder than normal.

Went north first and followed the horde through 2-22-1-11... Then made the stupid choice of going south I knew north would be quicker too. 10 - This was confirmed as Tash and Emma caught me and I had previously had some ground on them. 10-4- 9 (seems I deviated from a few people here) passed Rob on the way back out. 9-8-3 here was my biggest downfall of the day... oh let’s use the open ground rather than the road even though road was shorter. Open ground was crappy and I rolled me left ankle on one step not too badly but then the very next step went over on my right ankle which is still F#$#ed from the time I went over badly on a bush map. This brought me to a zimmer frame pace... pushed through and when i got to 3 Rob had caught up all ground on me.

3-20 Rob went into "open ground" and I went along road. The creek proved difficult for him and I got to the CP first and was able to put some ground on him. Once I hit the school though I opted to walk for a bit and the ankle thanked me no end but again - Rob was at the CP with me.

16-17-12-5-13 All tit for tat with Rob I think we pretty much had different routes for every leg but 1 however always came out pretty close (well set if you ask me).

13 Rob went to 18 and I went 23. I eased off a bit probably thinking 18 was a bad choice and mine was easier leg - plus I didn't have someone to chase or be chased by. 23-15 was slow too.

Annoyingly as I spotted 15 there was Rob punching it, as was Emma and Tash had started across the oval. Brilliant, open flat ground I can mow them all down Punch 15 and they had half oval to almost the oval lead.

As I opened out a bit on the oval I thought. This isn’t worth it I will be sick (hangover in full swing) if I open up the taps fully. As I got 19 Tash had just cleared bridge Rob was on the Bridge and Emma was on route. Passed them coming out of 21. Slowly pulling back some distance. Around to 7 - Emma made a mistake and we were pretty much side by side. I let run first and thought I will just stay with her. I however slowed on the mud trail with the thought of my ankles firmly in my mind. Both Rob and Tash had disappeared by now and I assumed probably at finish.

Emma got a little ground on me at 7 from punching but I pulled it in and Simmo saw me at finish and wanted the sprint past Emma... nar I will let her finish in front of me and also avoid throwing up in front of everyone.

In fairness she beat me by 1 or 2 seconds but Eventor shows same time, I will take it!

Surprisingly I felt reasonably good in the legs out there and having a look at my ave moving pace – week on week has definitely started to decrease and trim off seconds in the last few events.
7:03 week 1, 6:33 week 3 (missed week 2), 6:15 week 4 (with hangover)

Monday Nov 25, 2013 #

6 AM

Road Bike (Kings Park) 49:42 [3] 17.37 km (21.0 kph) +281m
ahr:80 max:152 shoes: Road Bike Cleats

Some interesting quirks - Bike clock, strava, runkeeper = 17.37 Garmin = 17.03 - the strava and runkeeper have come from the garmin gpx!?!

Runkeeper climb = 344, Starva = 210, Garmin = 176 - (281 using survey data) ... which to believe!

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Took me almost 45 mins from alarm to being on my way - original resistance to the idea of morning exercise was high - then couldn't pump up tyres on road bike cause the nozzle on the new foot pump would clip on... once I got around those issues was good to go.

Road bike felt so amazing - I cleaned it for the first time ever in 10,000km a few weeks back when I cleaned the mountain bike - it ran so smoothly and so nicely... Also the last bike I road was the rotto ferry rubber chain bike... I found the road bike incredibly comfortable in comparison! wow though 110psi you really feel everything, I forgot haha.

Tried to blow some cobwebbs out on abadare down to park and hit 52km I think from memory, think the watch only clock 50.7 but that understandable... Was impressed it managed to calculate my wheel size off cadence sensor... probably knows more about my bike than I do now.

Anyhow was silly to start hard was sore by the park haha. but apparently only a HR of 65 - yeah, ok... Feeling the burn on the legs (I really need to stretch pretty much every day - cause I don't at all). up to the main roundabout. Stopped at the top to try fix my HRM because apparently I was now at 70... lets be honest now... after a few minutes of faffing and strap tightening... my hrm was still at 72. sigh maybe I am just super fit.

1 lap around the park and realised running out of time, damn it. I wanted 3, maybe the next time. Best part though was the dark skinned gentleman who came out of the bush with a high level of intoxication screaming his tits off at the rangers shed... don't know what that was going to achieve at 640am or any time for that matter. Would love to tell you what he was saying but it was too slurred. After a chuckle made my way home.

On my way out of the park from the top roundabout I saw my HR at 52. was like wtf. thinking about it and thought... I wonder... pulled over and looked at the sensor, yes upside down ... you retard. (cant help it the sensor is similar shape to the polar one but upside down so I just put it on that way by default...) That said if you want a really consistent low hr put it on upside down - winner winner chicken dinner!!!

Now to go look at cadence stats and try understand what they mean. oh wait I know, my legs are moving too slow, and my fitness needs improving. wow I can tell that before looking at it. haha.

Oh well one day I will get back down to my 10-11 minute lap time instead of today's minutes. SIGH

Oh well have to restart somewhere.

edit - incidentally I thought it was cold out there, until I got going and realised it was deceptive and was quite glad to not have taken the warmer kit otherwise would have died.

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