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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 1 days ending Sep 14, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bicycling2 1:20:00 24.0(3:20) 38.62(2:04)
  Total2 1:20:00 24.0(3:20) 38.62(2:04)
averages - sleep:4.8 weight:181lbs

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Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 37:50 intensity: (20:00 @3) + (17:50 @4) 12.1 mi (3:08 / mi)
slept:4.75 weight:181lbs

From Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD, to 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. It was still comfortable this morning when I rode. At Bradley Blvd., another commuter cyclist merged onto Fall Rd. not far behind me. He looked a little overweight and about my age but also looked fit. I think the rough road from construction slowed him up more than it did for me. I got on the Capital Crescent Trail and moved along pretty well. I felt more at ease cycling today than yesterday. At about the Dalecarlia Reservoir, the cyclist I'd seen a few miles back at Bradley Blvd. passed me. He seemed to be on a fixed gear bike but with an unusually heavy looking hub. I didn't think it was electric. I tucked in behind him moving pretty fast until the trestle bridge at the bottom of this hill; he stopped there. I continued on at a good but more manageable pace into Georgetown. In some traffic, just as I was about to split off on the Rock Creek Trail, the same commuter passed me and headed onto K St. I rode pretty well the rest of the way. The willows along the river gave only a hint of a possible tailwind. I thought I was riding a little faster than the time I ended with.
5 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 42:10 [3] 11.9 mi (3:33 / mi)

From 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C., to Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD. I started at 5:57pm. My legs were sore from the morning and the rides the previous day. After rounding the Jefferson Memorial, with headwinds getting to Georgetown, I was slow. After reaching the other side and another mile later, a rider passed me so I drafted. He was shorter and seemed to me to be older. However, he was moving really well, even as we turned uphill. He blocked enough air for me to keep up at a comfortable pace, with me having to push only now and then as we passed others or hit a bridge overpass. He turned away at Dorset Ave. so after that I moved slower again, even though I was putting in a little more effort. We had been moving up the hill rather well together so I must have been moving rather a lot more slowly early on.

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