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Training Log Archive: emilyr

In the 7 days ending Jul 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking4 8:12:07 104.03(4:44) 167.42(2:56) 1739
  Dragon boating2 1:51:53 3.56 5.73
  Total5 10:04:00 107.59 173.15 1739

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Sunday Jul 28 #

Biking 4:28:53 [1] 90.44 km (2:58 / km) +1127m 2:48 / km

Long training ride for week 6 of Fondo Clinic. Target was 85km, which I realized is a really long way! Time is moving time. Enjoyed a nice break at White Pine beach (there were even a choir to serenade us), then threw in a totally gratuitous climb up Burnaby Mountain, and then had an extra loop on Stanley Park to get the right number of kilometres in. We left quite early, which was nice as it was cool and there were no cars on the road. Definitely started to get a bit tired near the end as well as hungry (not bonking, just hungry). I had been eating throughout but must need to eat a bit more.

Totally beat after this weekend as we had to deal with getting a new to us mattress and had planned dinner and games with friends tonight.

Saturday Jul 27 #

Dragon boating 1:04:36 [1]

Race day in Harrison! Had to get up at 4:45am to make it there by 7:15am. Once we got there, it was super windy and they postponed the races while they considered whether to cancel them, wait it out, or switch some of the 500ms to 200ms. We ended up doing 2 200ms, and 2 500ms instead of 1 200m and 3 500m. The switch helped my team out since we're better at 200ms.

I'm glad we had an experienced steersperson, since another boat capsized and it took them 20 minutes to rescue them.

Race 1 (200m): 55.920 (3rd place in heat of 5)
Race 2( 200m): 55.556 (1st place in heat of 5)
Race 3( 500m): 2:24.022 (2nd place in heat of 5) - this was good enough to sneak into the competitive division final, which is the highest one! This is over 20 seconds faster than our worse race at Harrison and over 8 seconds faster than our best.
Race 3 (500m): 2:32:2.66 (3rd place in heat of 6; everyone's times were slower)

We ended up 3rd out of 26 women's teams and got a bronze medal. Everyone on our team was very, very excited. It was nice to achieve this together as a team after working hard for the year, especially when our Concord was pretty disastrous. Our races were generally quite good, except for us having an unsustainable stroke rate in our third race. Pretty beat after this day though as we were at the regatta for over 12 hours, plus 4 hours of driving. Dragon boating is a bit funny in how much time it takes to do approximately 7 minutes of racing.

Friday Jul 26 #

Biking 40:03 [3] 15.64 km (2:34 / km)

Joined Kate H for a spin class after work on Friday. I think the hills yesterday did more on my legs than I realzezd since I quickly 'noped' my normal flat road gear and went down one. Oh well, still got out and did something. We went to the improv theatre on Granville Island afterwards as Oscar and I both get free tickets in July for our birthday month. All of the scenes turned out quite funny. :)

Thursday Jul 25 #

Biking 2:23:08 [3] 43.98 km (3:15 / km) +612m 3:03 / km

Biking to and from Gran Fondo clinic. We did a couple of hill repeats on Seymour. My first time being on Seymour. It's steep, but I think doable (although mind you, we only did 3km total, not the whole 12km). Feeling a bit tired tonight.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

Dragon boating 47:17 [1] 5.73 km (8:15 / km)

Dragon boat practice. We did two 500ms and two 200m race pieces. Have a race coming up in Harrison this weekend (which involves having to leave at 5am, yuck). I got bumped from the front of the boat :( Likely because they asked if I was coming back next year and I told them I wasn't. Oh well.

Biking 40:03 [3] 17.36 km (2:18 / km)

Power cycle class at Cyklus with Oscar. Always tough!

Tuesday Jul 23 #


Biked to go see the Taming of the Shrew at Bard on the Beach, but not much else today. I'm glad they updated the story line a little bit in the second half and it was done with a western theme. Pretty good!

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