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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 7 days ending Feb 7, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Bike8 2:49:59 34.29(12.1/h) 55.18(19.5/h) 642
  Running1 40:19 3.96(10:10) 6.38(6:19) 78
  Total9 3:30:18 38.25(5:30) 61.56(3:25) 720

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Friday Feb 5, 2016 #

7 AM

Road Bike (Commute to Work) 21:06 [3] 6.63 km (18.9 kph) +74m
ahr:146 max:166 shoes: Giro Privateer

Had to get in early today - was a nice ride in not much traffic - went via railway to bagot then KPR. Cadence is on the improve even with all the stops.

Legs feeling a bit heavy but apparently my recovery check is good. yesterday it was only fair - obviously didnt go hard enough last night lol.
5 PM

Road Bike (Commute - To Home) 18:32 [3] 6.36 km (20.6 kph) +77m
ahr:146 max:162 shoes: Giro Privateer

All felt pretty good - light were reasonably kind - cadence good - mount street hard but no chain jumping as I purposely didnt gear reach - maybe a tad hot and head windy.

Thursday Feb 4, 2016 #

8 AM

Road Bike (Commute - To Work) 24:04 [3] 6.99 km (17.4 kph) +95m
ahr:147 max:168 shoes: Giro Privateer

Legs feeling heavy from the daily rides - not even thrashing self - needs conditioning!

Went faster down mount st. apparently peak speed 56.4 will take watches word for it because I certainly wasnt looking at anything but what was going on.
6 PM

Road Bike (Commute - To Home) 19:10 [3] 6.56 km (20.5 kph) +77m
ahr:145 max:159 shoes: Giro Privateer

I went home via Thomas rather than subi and railway - for some reason I find Thomas really nice to ride on even though the risk is probably higher.

Cruisey ride home - one day ill get a ride with no headwind. that day it will either be cold or raining.

Also annoyingly my chain jumped off rear bracket twice on mount st climb - something about my gear reaching :( either way quite frustrating - need to tune that abit - probably also need a new chain that ones done ten years and countless thousands of km.

Wednesday Feb 3, 2016 #

8 AM

Road Bike (Commute to Work) 25:54 [3] 7.61 km (17.6 kph) +100m
ahr:142 max:162 shoes: Giro Privateer

Bike computer just randomly starts working 1 minute in - excellent!

Maybe im more risk adverse or doing trust my kit as much but mount st is a hairy stop at the end even when you are braking on the decent... reinforces my desire for disc brakes on a road bike.

I used to fly down that hill slam brakes at bottom and weve onto bridge - not anymore.

Otherwise uneventful.
6 PM

Road Bike (Commute - To Home) 17:46 [3] 6.39 km (21.6 kph) +75m
ahr:150 max:163 shoes: Giro Privateer

Its hardly worth donning lycra for such a short stint - I am going to have increase the morning or evening session to justify. Nice being faster than the bus though. Mount St. still a pain in the ass < this wont change for a while.

Traffic lights were friendlier tonight.

Tuesday Feb 2, 2016 #

8 AM

Road Bike (Commute to Work) 24:40 [3] 8.17 km (19.9 kph) +61m
ahr:150 max:174 shoes: Giro Privateer

Wanted a nice uneventful ride for my first commute in so decided to take the railway path in...

That way is officially shit for the following reasons:
- on the way to shenton park had shcool kids riding all over the path because they couldnt ride straight

- once past the school - nice fast decent - which was when I probably hit +40km/hr only to find a student enter the path from one of the joining paths without looking - once entering the path completely blocking my lane he looks up and sees me and puts on brakes (clearly logical response) now blocking 80% of both directions and standing still in middle of the path - I was heavily braking and swerved missing him by a few cm otherwise that would have been a really nasty accident for both of us. got an "oh sorry" as I passed.. sigh - doesnt this shit only happy to tricky?!

- got caught at every single traffic light and also had a car indicate to turn into a road so i stopped for them only for the m to drive straight - quite frustrating.

I also in trying to bike bike computer managed to pop it off and had to stop to get it - cadence sensor didnt get picked up by new watch - will need to look into that!

In good news - the bike fit felt really good the pedal stroke felt strong and fluid and I felt well connected to the bike. I did find myself fighting it a fair bit though and trying to move myself back and stretch myself out - going to take some getting used to.

Also omfg the showers at work have been maintained and there is more than 3 jets of water from the shower head huzzar - excellent!
5 PM

Road Bike (Commute - To Home) 18:47 [3] 6.47 km (20.7 kph) +83m
ahr:155 max:167 shoes: Giro Privateer

God mount st is a biach!

Fixed cadence sensor - just needed to pair it - silly of me this morning - couldnt get bike computer working sadly - its been dicky for ages maybe a new one required - this one is like a decade old.

Top speed just shy of 50km/hr from flat start after KPR towards subi.

Otherwise pretty light ride home feeling the pinch on day 2.

Monday Feb 1, 2016 #

5 PM

Running (Home from Work) 40:19 [4] 6.38 km (6:19 / km) +78m 5:57 / km
ahr:168 max:180 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Home from work -

interestingly into a massive headwind and felt reasonable even though it was a challenge. Mount st to start is always a biach. and was playing - lets see how low we can get the average pace from there. wanted sub 6 - fell a tad short but the pace was still dropping as I was going so thats encouraging.

Might you think it wouldnt have got much below 6 had I gone long enough - pace felt about that realistically.

First time I have played with the stats from the garmin - pretty interesting stuff in there - will have to see if I can work it out and track improvement < suggests more training.

Sad but true - was also the fastest I have done that course - have 4 logs in October 2012 and 1 from 2013 all slower on time - mind you recorded on the iphone and run keeper so some of the distances vary wildly and 1 has a faster pace. still will count it as a win - even though its kinda depressing that speed is similar and badly slow for 3+ years. Some would call my faster efforts the non norm!

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