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Training Log Archive: tomwcarr

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Row3 3:33:00
  Bike2 2:50:22 32.5 52.31 340
  Orienteering1 1:20:00
  Lift2 1:08:00
  XC Sking1 41:00
  Total6 9:32:22 32.5 52.31 340

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Sunday Sep 9, 2018 #

Row 1:02:00 [3]

Easy effort. North wind but not too bad. Some logs but not too bad. Clouds and low 70s, which was very good. I thought it was going to be a slog but it turned out to be a nice row.

Bike 50:00 [3]

HED Jets vs. ROL Race SL circa 2014

* Harder to mount Conti 4000 tires on the HEDs. Wasn't as hard as getting Victoria's on but still more wrestling than usual for me.
* Had to open up my brakes a bit. HEDs are wider. Looking at the specs it is 25mm HEDS vs 23 mm for ROLs. I don't have a caliper so I couldn't measure tire width but I used a c-clamp as a reference. Easy to see that the tires are wider too, which they should be. According to all the "science" these days that should be a good thing; a wider vs longer contact patch has lower rolling resistance.
* Braking is more even on the HEDs because the ROLS have a whole bunch of gouges in the brake surface from when I rolled into a crack.
* HEDs definitely louder due to the empty cavity amplifing road noise.
* At 100 psi the HEDs felt stiffer though I could be making that up.
* Ride was good, no issues. Can't really say if I felt faster or not. I don't have a power meter to compare effort to speed. It sort of maybe possibly just a tiny bit placebo effect seeeeeeemed liked when I was dropping from the top of the spillway to the bridge along Garland I accelerated a little faster. Is that due to hubs, wheels, or simply in my head, who knows?

Lift (TRX) 18:00 [3]

It is actually not-so-hot enough to do some exercise in the garage.

Saturday Sep 8, 2018 #

8 AM

Bike 2:00:22 [3] 52.31 km (2:18 / km) +340m 2:14 / km

Hilly route just to do them but not to overwork. My legs are still very flat. Nice ride regardless. Very humid turning into rain the last 5 minutes, which I still consider good weather skills given that I was out for 2 hours. Rained all the rest of the day.

Friday Sep 7, 2018 #

Row 1:31:00 [3]

6 (5 at 18 + 3 at 20 + 2 at 22)
Debris north of Winfrey Pt but nice calm water. Humid but a nice sunrise. Almost didn't get up because I was grumpy but I'm glad I did because now I'm not.

XC Sking 41:00 [3]
shoes: Pursuit

Some no-poles, some just-poles, some regular, while keeping an eye on the sky and counting between the flashes and the rumbles. Pulled up to the car just as it started pouring. I have weather skills.

Wednesday Sep 5, 2018 #

Lift (CoachK-3) 50:00 [3]

Good workout -- all body parts are wiggly. I skipped the 30 burpees because no one wants to do 30 burbees and I was already wiggly. However, even with the slight bit of wimpiness, I am satisfied with the workout.

Tuesday Sep 4, 2018 #

Row 1:00:00 [3]

Easy. Humid.

Monday Sep 3, 2018 #

Orienteering 1:20:00 [3]

RMOC O-Fest Day 6 (Day 3 for me)
7.3k, 240m climb = 72:11

I thought I was running much faster today but my per km time is pretty much the same. Oh well.

Orienteering and running conclusions are the same as after ORingen. To orienteer fast it helps to practice navigating and running. I have to live with the consequences of not doing much of either.

All that stuff aside, another enjoyable day. Clouds today, which was especially nice. I like the long running legs and the detailed nav-in-the rocks legs, which is pretty much all the legs, which goes to say I enjoyed the day. I like less the legs where I'm in a brain fog but that is covered in the previous paragraph. I was speedy from the Go to finish control, which is nice.

ps: I hope the bubbles in both my compasses disappear; I don't really feel like buying more compasses.

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