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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Jun 8:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bicycling4 5:26:05 81.52(4:00) 131.19(2:29) 912
  Total4 5:26:05 81.52(4:00) 131.19(2:29) 912
averages - sleep:6.9 weight:204.4lbs

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Saturday Jun 8 #

12 PM

Bicycling (Street & Trail) 1:52:07 [3] 27.48 mi (4:05 / mi) +207m 3:59 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:204.4lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd. to Custer Rd., to Wilson Ln., to Glenbrook Rd./Fall Pkwy., to the Capital Crescent Trail, to the Rock Creek Trail, to Ohio Dr. SW, to the 14th St., Bridge to the Mt. Vernon Trail, to the 4-Mile Run Trail, to the W&OD Trail, to Gallows Rd., to Old Gallows Rd., to Leesburg Pike Service Rd. (Rte. 7). My objective today was to ride 30 miles, but the route came-up a little short. It was humid and in the mid-80s F. I had a tailwind on the way to National Airport but the wind was blowing right into the 4-Mile Run valley so I had a lot of time climbing the W&OD Trail railroad grade. That coincided with being about 20 miles out, so I slowed a lot. Even so, only 2 cyclists passed me all day. I got to my destination (Patsy's Grill), for the QOC volunteer social event. Peggy, Samantha, and Max met me there. It's always somewhat strange seeing orienteers more dressed-up. We see that so rarely. We had a good time.

Tuesday Jun 4 #

7 PM

Bicycling (Road) 1:00:53 [3] 16.28 mi (3:44 / mi) +120m 3:39 / mi
slept:6.0 weight:204.7lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., Custer Rd., to Wilson Ln., to Glenbrook Rd., to Falls Pkwy. to the Capital Crescent Trail to Georgetown just before Water St., NW, Washington, D.C., and back. Going out to ride after dinner it's usually hard to get one's self going. I was full and my legs were sore. However, it didn't take long before I was moving fast and cruising the long downhill railroad grade. I saw a few people out. Most were walking or running but there were a few cyclists out too. The weather was pretty good--more humid but in the low 80s F. I had headwinds on the downhill outbound ride, and tailwinds coming back up. My legs were getting a little crampy by the end. I finished at dusk.

Monday Jun 3 #

5 PM

Bicycling (Road) 58:25 intensity: (45:00 @3) + (13:25 @4) 15.16 mi (3:51 / mi) +208m 3:42 / mi
slept:5.75 weight:204.6lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., Huntington Pkwy., to Bradley Rd., to Persimmon Tree Rd., to Persimmon Tree Ln. to MacArthur Blvd., to Sangmore Rd., to the Little Falls Trail, to the Capital Crescent Trail, to Falls Rd., to Glenbrook Rd., to Wilson Ln., to Custer Rd., to Northfield Rd. It's been getting warmer and more humid than it has been. I seem to be getting faster. My split at about 5K was very much in-line with my times last year. Overall, I slowed down and was slower at the finish by 2 minutes. I didn't have much traffic.

Sunday Jun 2 #

2 PM

Bicycling (Road) 1:34:40 [3] 22.6 mi (4:11 / mi) +378m 3:59 / mi
slept:7.75 weight:204.1lbs (injured)

From the Kentlands shopping center, Booth St., to Kentlands Blvd., to Quince Orchard Rd., to Darnestown Rd., to Rifflford Rd., to Germantown Rd., to Germantown Park Dr., to Central Park Rd. (in the Soccerplex), to Schaeffer Rd., to Whites Ground Rd., to Old Bucklodge Ln., to Bucklodge Rd., to Barnsville Rd., to Clarksburg Rd., to Clopper Rd., to Whites Ground Rd., to Hoyles Mill Rd., to Bubbling Spring Rd. to Crestmount Rd., to Kings Crossing Blvd., to Richter Farm Rd., to Great Seneca Hwy., to Quince Orchard Rd., to Kentlands Blvd., to Booth St., to the Kentlands shopping center. I memorized all of that :) - I'm already familiar with the area.

Starting out it was sprinkling very lightly. That stopped but the moderate headwinds remained going west outbound. I moved okay. I saw a few other riders. I"m still getting better on hills but they are still slowing me down inordinately. From one of my doctor appointments last week, they told me that the clot in my right leg is still there after +6 months. They called it chronic. I guess that that, and age and being out of shape give me that result on hills. My knee was panging this morning but didn't hurt while riding. My right hamstring was sore a while after finishing. I was able to keep my level of effort up on longer grades so I look forward to further improvement.

I did route myself through part of Hoyles Mill Park. That meant riding gravel for about 3/4 mile but it did also save me from having to go on a narrow stretch of road with some blind curves where people drive fast. I wasn't going to stop but about 16 miles out, I found some kids selling lemonade. Time have changed. These kids were out selling for 2:30 hours and made $74. They were raising money to help animals. After the ride, I did some yard work.

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