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Training Log Archive: bensmith

In the 7 days ending Aug 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain biking2 3:41:13 32.36(8.8/h) 52.08(14.1/h) 1271
  Other2 1:20:00
  Orienteering1 1:14:40 7.15(10:26) 11.51(6:29) 235
  Running1 38:50 4.24(9:10) 6.82(5:42) 102
  Cycling1 28:00 5.97(12.8/h) 9.6(20.6/h) 80
  Total7 7:22:43 49.72 80.01 1688

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Sunday Aug 11 #

4 PM

Mountain biking 1:26:44 [3] 28.48 km (19.7 kph) +356m
ahr:143 max:166

Pacific Spirit

Saturday Aug 10 #

4 PM

Orienteering 1:14:40 [3] 11.51 km (6:29 / km) +235m 5:53 / km
ahr:135 max:165 shoes: on Cloudflow Red/Blue

Checking the more urban controls for the Lynn Valley Adventure Run. Lots of cool little areas. Definitely think the course should be clearable in 5 hours.

Friday Aug 9 #

12 PM

Other (Volleyball) 40:00 [2]

The most active game of volleyball we've played yet, with some long rallies and lots of running all over the court. We squeezed out a win putting us 5-2 going into the playoffs.

Thursday Aug 8 #

12 PM

Other (Volleyball) 40:00 [1]

Another victory for the Beta Blockers!

Wednesday Aug 7 #

6 PM

Cycling 28:00 [2] 9.6 km (20.6 kph) +80m

To Bard on the Beach and back.

This was by far the best performance I've seen at Bard, and more than made up for the disappointing Taming of the Shrew we saw earlier in the year. We saw All's Well That Ends Well, which is nominally a comedy. It was set in India at the end the British Empire, and it had Bollywood dancing and light-hearted moments, but also some really powerful scenes about the British leaving and dividing it into India and Pakistan. The ending in particular was very moving.

Unfortunately there's only a couple of performances left (and they're sold out) so this recommendation is a bit too late for others. I should start keeping lists of performances/directors that I like so I can optimise which shows to see in future years.

Tuesday Aug 6 #

12 PM

Running 38:50 [2] 6.82 km (5:42 / km) +102m 5:18 / km
ahr:134 max:169 shoes: on Cloudflow Red/Blue

10 min warmup
3 x 1km hilly loops with 1 min rest
10 min cooldown

Loop paces 5:05, 4:50, 4:35. Right IT band starting feeling a little tight towards the end, so skipped the 4th loop to stretch my hamstrings instead.

Monday Aug 5 #

8 AM

Mountain biking 2:14:29 [4] 23.6 km (10.5 kph) +915m
ahr:145 max:175

Elfin Lakes. Interestingly, the worst parts of this route when running are the best when biking, and vice-versa. The flatter bit at the top is really enjoyable when running, but kinda sucks on the bike as there is a lot of loose rock and stones. Conversely, the descent from Red Heather is incredibly boring when running, but a lot fun on the bike as you can just let 'er rip.

Could have done with an extra gear for some of the steeper sections, but managed to grind out most of them. Just two places where the steep grade and loose rock bested me. It really is quite rocky and bumpy for a lot of the trail. There was a group of people who'd camped overnight and somehow ridden/pushed bikes without any suspension. Their descent must have been awfully painful.

The access road has gotten a lot worse since I was last up here. I ended up parking at the last switchback (~1km from the trailhead) as there was one really steep section just after it with big bumps, loose rock, and basically no traction. I probably could have got up, but decided to spare my clutch any more torture. On my way back down a lady stopped me on that steep bit to make sure she was still on the right road as it was so bad...

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