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Training Log Archive: Stijn

In the 7 days ending Mar 31:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain Biking2 10:46:11 103.02(9.6/h) 165.8(15.4/h) 2987
  Route-setting2 4:30:00 60
  Climbing5 3:35:00 325
  Cycling1 1:30:12 20.19(13.4/h) 32.5(21.6/h) 473
  Road Running2 1:29:47 11.12(8:04) 17.9(5:01) 235
  Strength1 15:00
  Total13 22:06:10 134.34 216.2 4080

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Sunday Mar 31 #

7 AM

Mountain Biking 7:40:30 [3] 112.4 km (14.6 kph) +2130m
shoes: Merida Big Nine TFS 500

And then the big days started! Nice ride down the steep side of the pass in the morning mist and then some rolling terrain towards Elliot. To get to the main event (Bastervoetpad), we had to ride up the tar Barkly Pass, a 600m climb at a relatively gentle gradient. But the headwind pumping down the pass had other ideas and all of us burnt a few matches on this one...

Some cokes from the Mountain Shadows Hotel revived us and we pushed on into the windy, overcast afternoon, up towards Bastervoetpad. It was a wild and technical pass, with rutted & rocky dual track, requiring plenty of concentration to stay on our bikes. But it really got us into the mountains so well worth the effort. Still not quite sure how Alex survived on his gravel steel frame bike with rigid fork and 1:1 gearing!

Janneke's Dad met us at one of the river crossings with cokes & beers (what a legend!) which fuelled the last 15km of fast forest roads to their farm near Ugie. We pulled into their driveway as it got dark.

Saturday Mar 30 #

2 PM

Mountain Biking 3:05:41 [2] 53.4 km (17.3 kph) +857m
shoes: Merida Big Nine TFS 500

Drove down to Barkly East for a proper 4-day MTB tour in Wartrail country with Alex, Kev, Oli & Melch. We started riding in the early afternoon after the drive from Joburg & CT and were planning on finding a spot to wild camp for the night.

This was a great way to warm-up to it with an easyish 50km ride through farmlands and eventually up the Otto du Plessis pass. Found a good spot to camp close to water just over the other side about 20 mins before dark :)

Friday Mar 29 #

6 AM

Road Running 59:39 intensity: (12:24 @2) + (17:21 @3) + (29:16 @4) + (38 @5) 11.6 km (5:09 / km) +169m 4:48 / km
ahr:171 max:195 shoes: Asics Gel Nimbus 20

Coffee run with Neal. Working a tad harder than I should be at this pace...

TE 4.7 http://www.movescount.com/moves/move277564125
10 AM

Route-setting 2:00:00 [1] +40m

Set a green 17 in the Right Wing.
12 PM

Climbing 20:00 [3] +30m

Fore-running. 17,21.
3 PM

Climbing 40:00 [4] +60m

CR with Rob. 19L,(23Lx),21,19.

Thursday Mar 28 #

10 AM

Route-setting 2:30:00 [1] +20m

Set a green 21 right of the prow.
2 PM

Climbing 40:00 [4] +60m

Fore-running. Such a brilliant crimpy white 23 set by Josh - just held on for the send!

20L,21L,18L,23L.

Wednesday Mar 27 #

11 AM

Road Running 30:08 intensity: (25 @1) + (11:25 @2) + (11:34 @3) + (6:43 @4) + (1 @5) 6.3 km (4:47 / km) +66m 4:33 / km
ahr:164 max:185 shoes: Asics Gel Nimbus 20

Sometimes running just feels great :) Even if it was only for 6km.

TE 3.5 http://www.movescount.com/moves/move277253352
5 PM

Climbing 1:15:00 [4] +115m

CR with Rob. 17L,19L,(23L),20L,19L,(24a),19,18.

Tuesday Mar 26 #

3 PM

Strength (General Mobility) 15:00 [1]

Monday Mar 25 #

9 AM

Cycling 1:30:12 [3] 32.5 km (21.6 kph) +473m
shoes: Merida Big Nine TFS 500

Cruising along on the usual burbs route.

http://www.movescount.com/moves/move276913012
2 PM

Climbing 40:00 [4] +60m

CR with Jo. Totally worn out! Pink 22 without the crack has some really cool sequences :)

18,19L,22,20L.

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