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Training Log Archive: OutdoorsMama

In the 7 days ending Apr 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Adventure Bike2 8:13:00 100.5(12.2/h) 161.74(19.7/h)
  Spin class1 2:00:00
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  Gym time1 50:00
  Hockey1 25:00
  Total4 12:28:00 100.5 161.74

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Saturday Apr 6 #

Adventure Bike (Gravel/pavé/rail trail) 7:30:00 [3] 92.0 mi (12.3 mph)

I deducted the time we spent fixing Paul's bike.

A dedicated roadie from the Banded Goose Cycling Club recently got an all-roads bike, so joined us on a ride to western Kent county. We started with coffee from the new brewery in town (it was 8:30 am), then headed east. Rail trail to Leamington, then bike lanes and quiet roads the rest of the way. Paul's rear disc brake was rubbing on the brake pads, so we dealt with that at Merlin. It was the first time our new gravel buddy had been to Merlin, and he has lived down here forever. Merlin isn't exactly a destination, except when I'm orchestrating a long ride (the grocery store is a good place to grab a coke and a bag of chips).
The wind picked up, as usual, and was more from the south than the advertised east, so it was a slog heading home. I had made myself some squares with sushi rice, coconut oil and cream cheese. Very good today, enough calories without making my stomach feel icky. Sadly, I "lost" one in a forgotten pocket, and really would have appreciated it about an hour from home (but I could find my emergency Snickers bar, which did the trick). I'll try to make another batch before the Barry next weekend.

The rice rations might have been the trick. I often feel icky after a long, hard ride ( and I was riding hard enough that I had a couple cramps mention their presence), but I actually felt just fine at the end and enjoyed a glass of Kickaginger beer in celebration of getting Dr Chas out on the gravel.

Thursday Apr 4 #

Adventure Bike (gravel hills) 43:00 [3] 8.5 mi (11.9 mph)

Sucks when work gets in the way of training ;) We had a customer appreciation dinner and social event last night, then an education session with my peer group that ran through lunch today (so no boot camp), then an after work team building bowling event.
I brought my bike to work, and after we were done bowling, I headed over to the sports fields and rode up and down Pook Road, down the ridge and back up again. And again. Repeat.

Tuesday Apr 2 #

Gym time (Boot Camp) 50:00 [3]

The beginning of a new 6 week session. Main theme will be legs. And they were feeling it after mega TRX hamstring exercises, squats, lunges etc.


Blood donor night so I missed spin class.

Sunday Mar 31 #

Yoga (Yin yoga) 1:00:00 [1]

Hamstrings and hips and quads.

Spin class 2:00:00 [3]

Like most of the southern Great Lakes area, we got snow last night. The forecast for here didn't sound overly snowy so my plan was to go ride Mt Malden today. But once I realized there was ice under the more-than-expected snow, I opted to go ride a bike at the gym for a couple hours. I watched 2 episodes of Shetland on my ol' iPad. To keep it interesting, when there was a scene with the sea in it, I would sprint. When there was a scene inside a building, it was time to up the tension and do a standing climb. These bikes in the general gym area have a basic readout, and it said I did 36 miles. Too bad for anyone else who actually believes those readouts!
Paul was watching the Jays/Tigers game from his bike and kept making loud exclamations (he is a Tigers fan so hasn't had a good start to the season).

Hockey 25:00 [3]

Final game of the season and we managed to win. 3rd place of 4 teams in the league.......seems right for how we were sitting in the standings all year.

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