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Training Log Archive: revy

In the 7 days ending Sep 16, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bike2 6:15:00 33.86(5.4/h) 54.5(8.7/h) 2100
  Hike1 2:15:00 5.59(24:08) 9.0(15:00) 825
  Run1 1:15:00 9.01(8:19) 14.5(5:10)
  Total4 9:45:00 48.47(12:04) 78.0(7:30) 2925

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Saturday Sep 16, 2017 #

12 PM

Hike 2:15:00 [2] 9.0 km (15:00 / km) +825m 10:17 / km

Twin Lakes and Eagle Pass mountain with Courtney on a nice fall day. We had never taken the fork to Twin Lakes so decided to mix things up today. The lakes are nice and certainly options to continue overland through nice rolling alpine terrain. Our route beyond the lake was a little rocky and steep - would stick to the creek drainage next time. We popped through the pass to connect back into the Eagle Pass Mtn trail basin to make a loop. The descent down from the col is a little steep and loose so not sure I'd choose to do that again.

Friday Sep 15, 2017 #

11 AM

Bike 3:00:00 [3] 20.0 km (6.7 kph) +1150m

Joss Mountain with Brett and Jeff. Wow my legs felt like lead today - no power and kept riding off the trail. Not sure if it was just fatigue from the run yesterday or the steep climb. Trying to follow Brett - who amazingly rode about 90% of the climb - also contributed. Anyway haven't felt that worked in a while. Trail was in good condition though it was chilly up top. Fall is most definitely in the air. Fun ride down though still felt a little off from the effort on the way up. Stopped for a longer chat halfway down in the sun and felt better afterwards.

Thursday Sep 14, 2017 #

Run 1:15:00 intensity: (30:00 @2) + (45:00 @4) 14.5 km (5:10 / km)
shoes: Brooks Ghost

25 minute warm up with the dog then another tempo run on the greenbelt. Today the aim was a 10km TT which I did in 45:30. Strava tells me that this is my fastest 10km which is a bit sad. The last couple km I really struggled to hold a decent pace (though I did have a good headwind to contend with at that point). I think some speed work might be in order as I felt like I couldn't make my legs move much faster - it wasn't the CV system that was limiting things.

Sunday Sep 10, 2017 #

9 AM

Bike 3:15:00 [2] 34.5 km (10.6 kph) +950m

Beowulf at Silver Star with Courtney. So nice to finally get some moisture. The trails rode so much better than the last time we were here. Also much nicer weather to attempt the loop today - cool but mostly comfortable temperature. Once we hit the first section of Beowulf I was pleasantly surprised that it was narrower and more playful than the Silver Shack section. The descent is very long and again I was pleasantly surprised by the trail. I think I had low expectations so that may have affected the experience a bit (had heard reviews that it was boring) but I really liked the trail. Easy blue in difficulty but lots of dips, turns and berms to keep things interesting especially at speed.

The big downside of this trail is the need to do 2/3rd of the climbing on the way back after the descent. The trail is well built and has some nice flatter bits (though those seemed to make it hard to maintain a rhythm). It took us a about an hour and a half to climb out. The last bit of trail from Glady's lookout is a little less interesting (wider machine built). I'd ride it again though - maybe pay for the enduro lift ticket and get a couple descents in the bike park for only $18 more. Good sized creek at the bottom so could carry less water next time...

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