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Training Log Archive: igoup

In the 7 days ending Oct 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bike4 6:49:05 117.15 188.54 1405
  Row3 3:37:00 17.94 28.87
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  XC Sking1 58:24 8.02(7:17) 12.91(4:31) 64
  Lift1 20:00
  Total10 12:44:29 143.11 230.32 1469

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Friday Oct 9 #

6 AM

Bike 1:35:29 [3] 40.8 km (25.6 kph) +398m
ahr:129 max:159

First real ride on the Bianchi. During week I was too tired to push much. Today I did some solid steady state and hit hard a couple of short hills. The fact that I have a few $ sunk into it might bias my impressions. Nevertheless, the bike feels good. Rides smooth and I swear it feels a little less whippy when I'm out of the saddle stomping. The electronic shifting is pretty robust in that even under load it will make the change. Doing so is likely hard on the chain the teeth though. Also, I change the seat angle by a couple of degrees and that helped with fit, though it is going to take a bit more time to fully adjust. Long term, I think I'd like to try a shorter step combined with lower stack height.

Wednesday Oct 7 #

6 AM

Row 1:06:53 [3] 11.71 km (5:43 / km)
ahr:127 max:166

Race WU
2 x 2000m at 26
2 x 250m at 32

rep) pace, HR_max
1) 2:08.5, 161 slight tailwind
2) 2:12.0, 166 slight headwind

Great conditions. Good rowing, both head and muscles. Kind of surprised given the amount of activity I've had this week. Followed up with the two hard 250s that were in the low 1:50s.
6 PM

Yoga 1:00:00 [3]

Tuesday Oct 6 #

5 PM

XC Sking 58:24 [3] 12.91 km (4:31 / km) +64m 4:25 / km
ahr:116 max:153 shoes: Pursuit Elite

Took a slider and lost some skin.
6 PM

Bike 23:00 [3]

Lisa said to be careful, it was getting dark. I reminded her that I'm impervious.

There's going to be a period of fit tuning before I get the new wheels dialed in. First task is a slight adjustment of the seat tilt -- I little farther forward.

Monday Oct 5 #

6 AM

Row 1:00:00 [3]

Very nice morning. Put in a few quick high-SR 20s and then one 2k at 24. Felt decent.
5 PM

Bike 1:52:16 [3] 46.5 km (24.9 kph) +192m
ahr:105 max:146

Welcome to the fleet ride:
Bianchi Oltre 3
Ultegra Di2 disc
Replace handlebar with Zipp SR-70 ergo carbon
Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels
Continental 500 tubeless tires
Xlap raptor cages

Rode clockwise to Winfree Pt. Turned around to go back with the idea of running into Caryn and Scott, which I did a Mockingbird. Turned around and rode CW again. I thought we would continue and ride home but their plan was to turn around heading CCW again. Got a little pooped. Still, it was fun to be out on the new wheels and talk bikes.

Sunday Oct 4 #

Lift (Mace) 20:00 [3]

7 AM

Row 1:30:07 [3] 17.15 km (5:15 / km)
ahr:135 max:159

With Pat in the 2x doing NE wind laps.

Saturday Oct 3 #

8 AM

Bike 2:44:56 [3] 97.09 km (35.3 kph) +801m
ahr:151 max:171

Paluxi Pedal 60mi
Yowsa! Blazing fast. Covered 38k in the first hour. Great weather: dry and low 60s at the start. Folks were supposed to wear masks at the start. Lisa said those around her were. Up front not many. I stayed off to the side with my mask on. Lots of guys itching to go fast and the front peloton heading out of town had to have been at least 150 riders and I was well in the back half. Cranking from the get go. Each turn was a hard scramble to close gaps. After an hour I looked back to find that I was the back of maybe 50 riders. I started feeling draggy in the hills near Fossil Rim. The guy in front of me let gaps open up twice and it was hard to reconnect. I eventually decided I needed to ease off. Looking at my data afterward this coincided with my HR breaking 170 and so it makes sense that I was feeling at my limit. Eventually the back of the group started disintegrating and I started passing guys again on the hills. But once it flattened out they regrouped and formed a little peloton of about half dozen and re-passed. I figured I should do my own thing. Eventually I recovered but I was in no man's land with the little group too far in front and no one in sight behind me. I tried to take a little break before The Wall but there is an annoying little hill just before it. I had had hopes of cranking up this thing but I just survived. The Wall is a short 400m but it is very steep with sections over 24%. I was only 17s faster than when I did this in Aug on the Ibis. However, I did close up a bit on a couple of guys. Out on the back side loop I caught a couple and rode for about a mile with one. He dropped back on the hill out on Hwy 203. I was on my own again on Rt 2010, passing one guy and catching another just before Hwy 67. Rt 2010 was fun because it has manageable ups and down and is twisty turny. Out on 67 the guy I was with dropped off but I caught another and we took turns leading all the way to the finish. That was fun too.

Pretty pooped. Averaging 151bpm for that duration is a significant effort. I was 32 on the strava leader board for the day, which I'm pretty happy with; they guys in front of me were all mostly on race teams (Elevate, Trek, McKinney Velo, ...) I certainly got a lot of help from the peloton but I also had to do a fair amount of solo work.

Riding in that big group was probably not the best idea Covid wise. Given the people I was with and that we were outdoors, I think it was a low risk activity. However, riding on my own would have been lower risk.

We went farther south to Stephenville for lunch to hit a BBQ place and checked out Tarteton State Univ. The BBQ place was much too busy with cowboys and motor-bikers so we ended up at decent burger place that was much quieter.

Bike 13:24 [3] 4.15 km (18.6 kph) +15m
ahr:112 max:129

Easy cool down.

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