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Training Log Archive: OutdoorsMama

In the 7 days ending Jul 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Gravel Bike3 8:50:00 136.0(15.4/h) 218.87(24.8/h)
  Gym time2 1:50:00
  Canoeing1 1:00:00 2.8(2.8/h) 4.51(4.5/h)
  Jogging1 31:00 2.6(11:55) 4.18(7:25)
  Total5 12:11:00 141.4 227.56

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Saturday Jul 20 #

Gravel Bike (Gravel, rail trail, pave) 3:40:00 [3] 51.2 mi (14.0 mph)

I had set this up as a 30 mile, 10-12 mph ride, with 2 cafe stops, to encourage a couple of newer riders to come out. But they ended up with tickets to a concert (and/or thought it was too hot....which it wasn't), so it was just Paul, Charlie and I. So we went further and rode faster. Some very nicely shaded sections of the rail trail were appreciated. Even the die-hard roadie Charlie admits the rail trail is a good place to ride.
We stopped at the arena in Amherstburg, about 2/3 of the way through, to refill water bottles. But there was literally a dog and pony show taking place (and parrots too). We had to walk by the hotdog/pizza stand to get to the washrooms, so.....we had an early lunch.
It really wasn't as hot/humid as advertised.....the heat/humidity hit about noon when we were almost home.

Thursday Jul 18 #

Gym time (Boot camp) 55:00 [3]

40 sec on/20 sec off for various dumbell exercises. Squat jumps while holding dumbells are just nasty.

Wednesday Jul 17 #

Gravel Bike (Gravel / rail trail/pavé) 1:52:00 [3] 25.3 mi (13.6 mph)

I was only 10 minutes late for the 6pm ride (that was a given ahead of time) so Paul and I did our own ride. Finially saw some baby wild turkeys.

Tuesday Jul 16 #

Gym time (Boot Camp) 55:00 [3]

The gym moved from the industrial area by our office to uptown (downtown) Blenheim, into a freshly renovated storefront. Now we need to drive there every day.
Barbell squats, dead lifts, pull ups, chest presses then assorted moves with the new weight machines.

Jogging (Pavement) 31:00 [3] 2.6 mi (11:55 / mi)
shoes: Hoka

None of us would have gone out for an after work jog on our own, as it was freaking hot and humid. But all 4 of us did it.
My legs protested, probably due to some hangover from Sunday, and the mid-day barbell squats.

Monday Jul 15 #


Banded Goose Brewery Slow Ride

I rode my 3 speed. It was great to see about 20 riders out for a slow ride to a local farm market. The Aggie in me was geeked out by the short tour of their veggie plots. They served us ice cream floats made with either Pop Shoppe pop or Kombucha. I opted for the kombucha, which was a first for me. Then we rode a roundabout route back to the Banded Goose Brewery. It was a cooker!

Sunday Jul 14 #

Gravel Bike race (Pavement) 3:18:00 [5] 59.5 mi (18.0 mph)

MEC Century Ride - London

Yup, a road event. I rode my Warbird with the Gravel King tires. There were 5 of us representing the Banded Goose Cycling Club (Paul stayed home and did a lot of yard work.....he's a good man). There was a lap of the Delaware Speedway track within the first 20km, and my parents came to watch that. We were moving a lot faster than I thought we would, so they missed the lap (but I chatted with them for a few minutes while the others topped up their water bottles....not on the clock). There was a pretty steady NW wind and a few roads went NW. We took turns pulling, but the joke was that every time it was my turn, there would be an uphill. Gaa.
But dang, that was a fast ride. We made one other stop for water (and a banana). We joined up with 3 guys from Sarnia for our paceline. On the last NW road, I took a pull then a guy from Sarnia took a pull, so we were at the back when it was time to go up the biggest hill. We fell off the back of the pack, so it was just the two of us exchanging pulls for the next 5-6 miles. Even at 20 mph we couldn't catch the 6 riders who had pulled ahead.
He stopped at the last water station so I did the last 10 miles solo. 18 mph in the country and 16 mph in London as I worked my way through the stop signs and traffic lights. As one other rider said, I was pushing a lot of tire out there. But I wasn't afraid of potholes and loose gravel at intersections!
The burger at Toboggan Brewery was well appreciated, but I could have eaten a second one. And since it was a MEC event, I got 10% off at the MEC store on my way out of London.
Goodness, that was a fast ride.

Canoeing (Flat water) 1:00:00 [3] 2.8 mi (2.8 mph)

L and I did another test paddle. Cedar Creek was smooth......other than the odd flopping fish (carp?) that tried to scare the crap out of us. We tried both kayak paddles and canoe paddles. The jury is out.....

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