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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 7 days ending Mar 23, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain Biking 2 4:27:15 22.65(5.1/h) 36.45(8.2/h) 127125c
  Total2 4:27:15 22.65(11:48) 36.45(7:20) 127125c

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Sunday Mar 23, 2014 #

9 AM

Mountain Biking race (Banyowla) 3:29:24 [5] 28.08 km (8.0 kph) +992m
ahr:160 max:180 25c shoes: Giro Privateer

Just going to say it up front... not a fan of loose deep gravel/sand.

I remember my first leg cruising down the hill and within about 30s thinking you know what... I have no fucking idea what I am doing or where I am or where I am going... So I kept riding. Went down completely the wrong track but it was recoverable, certainly some extra distance though!

From1 back to 2 ran in to Dave S. and told him where to go as he was not having a good time either. Went up and found 2 and coming out found Tash looking equally perplexed wanting to go to #1 so i lead her back down the hill and in the right direction before going road then up to 3.

3-4-5-6 all reasonable, nothing amazing just felt alright lots of map reading. was about now when i felt like things started to make sense. So I then went and blew that out the water riding completely past 7 and having to back track... didn't do as bad as Juffy though.

7-8-9-10 was all fine. 8 was first time I had to walk up a hill, and 10 was certainly an eye opener some of the drop offs through there... 10-11 through suburbia think it was shane on my tail. around to 12. then shane disappeared up the hill. I wasn't so keen so sat and thought about it for a while and disappeared mid way down the hill towards the quarry. - up to 13 was... interesting also about now my body started to reject the idea of exercise through general lack of energy. and at 13 discovered Dave S and another (sorry I recognise you but cant think of your name right now) with a flat. Gave them a 29er, a cannister and left them too it and pissed off the other direction.

14 was a nice leg but for the start and up to 15 was pretty straight forward. I think also by now I had run out of water in my 3L pack though :(.

went north to 16 - was not pleasant - Lesa caught me on this leg and we ended up tussling for the rest of the course from this point out. Completely muppeted 17... intention was right - execution was horrible.

18-19 good - went to 20 via 4 whoops. I even was on the right path and wasn't so sure and Lesa zipped up that way and I second guessed myself - blah! 21-22 via the main road. then the pain of 23-24-25 nav was reasonable nothing perfect but generally happy with it and good finish.

Got lobstered - whoops no suncream. also dehydration again, killer headache kicked in about 5pm ;( Good day out though, exceptionally hard course.

Friday Mar 21, 2014 #

(rest day)

Despite all the sleep ins I have had - I just cant seem to get back to full strength, rested and rid of cold symptoms... just annoying. Might just have to htfu and get on with it.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014 #

8 PM

Mountain Biking (Goat Farm) 57:51 [4] 8.37 km (8.7 kph) +279m
ahr:147 max:179 shoes: Giro Privateer

Disappointing session.

First time at the goat farm - I think I will like it during the day but was ultra cautious during the night and first time round it.

Bike feels good after service - oh this is what suspension feels like LOL.

Felt pretty ill the whole way combination of pushing on the hills, dinner 1 hr earlier and stomach probably still a bit weak... Was pretty unpleasant. Found myself de cleating a lot... Also legs still feeling the 6hr... not setting a good base for Sunday! :(

Feel like all fitness gone - sucks.

Felt bad for Jordan I am sure he would have wanted to do more but I had nothing in me.

Monday Mar 17, 2014 #


Had yesterday off - still debating if I need today off too - body feels smashed after rogaine and sickness.

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