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Training Log Archive: tRicky

In the 7 days ending Mar 26, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road bike3 4:36:16 79.16(17.2/h) 127.4(27.7/h) 505
  Adventure race1 3:37:45 28.94(7:31) 46.57(4:41) 232
  Paddling2 2:18:08 11.07(12:28) 17.82(7:45)
  Mapping1 1:19:44 2.67(29:51) 4.3(18:33) 5
  Core stability1 35:00
  Orienteering (urban)1 15:09 2.26(6:43) 3.63(4:10) 213 /13c100%
  Total9 12:42:02 124.1 199.72 74413 /13c100%
averages - sleep:6.6

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Saturday Mar 26, 2011 #

8 AM

Road bike 2:30:52 intensity: (20:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (1:50:52 @3) 72.65 km (28.9 kph) +406m
slept:7.5 shoes: Giant OCR 0

Met up with Ben, my 5 dams ride partner, and Mark Dowley at the duck's bum for a bit of a long ride in the lead up to test each other's skills. Decided to avoid hills today because Ben was getting over a cold and I have some kind of hamstring problem, not sure what's going on there.

Decided on a clockwise loop around the river to Freo then up the coast to Trigg and return. Hamstring got a bit sore a couple of times, most notably just before we got to City Beach oval when Ben went for a sprint into the wind and my legs just gave up. Pace for the 1km just prior was 40kph so no wonder he dropped me. He slowed down after that, mainly because he blew himself up in the process. Lots of hot chicks moderately attractive women girls people out on the beach today and riding around.

Good ride, I'm not worried about making the distance for the 5 dams as long as we don't try and win or anything. Set a steady pace and I'll get around it easily.
2 PM

Orienteering (urban) race (UWA) 15:09 [5] ** 3.63 km (4:10 / km) +2m 4:10 / km
spiked:13/13c shoes: Teva X-1 Control

Wore the crap shoes today. Got beaten by everyone. In fact I'm going to play 1 degree of separation to try and link up the names of all the people who beat me:

Steve, spelt almost like
Sten, rhymes with
Ben, last name of Corry, beaten by someone who runs like he's eaten a curry
Oscar, brother to

Speed per control shows I definitely slowed down in the second half, except for the finish split.
4 PM

Paddling 55:10 [2] 7.8 km (7:04 / km)
shoes: Fenn XT

Cool down paddle in the river. Average pace on the GPS when I finished was 6:59 so don't know why it's decided to change itself now.

Not as much fun on my own :-( Practiced with a funny paddle angle because someone had sneakily twisted it around the other night to try and make me fall out more often. Seemed to work better. Maybe next time I'll outdo the yellow banana boat.

Friday Mar 25, 2011 #

7 AM

Road bike (commute) 59:55 [1] 27.12 km (27.2 kph)
slept:4.9 shoes: Giant OCR 0

Last night I was up late watching the end of the cricket, updating my AFL dream team, logging pootling paddles, patting the cat, praying, fixing the roof, cleaning the gutters, washing my car, resurfacing our 50km long driveway and eating ice cream, so I was tired enough this morning to forget I had a hamstring injury and hopped on the bike for my weekly ride into work. Pretty slow effort, passed two cyclists early on the Midland line but one of these passed me again. I am ashamed enough to admit he was riding a commuter with flat pedals but he was slow on the hills and I took him easily. Passed someone on a roadie, also with flat pedals, but he didn't like that so passed me also. I forget how the scoring system works, am I in negative points yet?

Hamstring is a bit sore at work but I should soon forget about that after tomorrow's ride/orienteer/paddle when I'll have a whole new world of pain to think about.
6 PM

Road bike (commute) 1:05:29 [2] 27.62 km (25.3 kph) +99m
shoes: Giant OCR 0

I had the GPS with me so figured I'd put it on to see how slowly I was going. It was slow alright. Hamstring held up well until about the last kilometre when it got a bit sore. As long as that happens at the 229km mark on the 5 dams ride I should be fine.

Thursday Mar 24, 2011 #

8 AM

Core stability (pilates) 35:00 [1]

A session of pilates at the physio, followed by a session of late pies at work. I'm following the Tooms Guide to Training.

How to successfully negotiate the swim leg at Killametro.
5 PM

Paddling 1:22:58 [1] 10.02 km (8:17 / km)
shoes: Fenn XT

Perfectly peaceful paddle along Perth promenade with a pootling Pip performing perfunctory paddle placement practice. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Gee I agree so silly is me;
You see I'm guilty of reversing my ski
Right into the lee of a deadly tree;
How would you be if this happened to thee?

Wednesday Mar 23, 2011 #

slept:8.0 (rest day)

Wow that's a long list of events I've signed myself up for this year. Glad I'm doing plenty of training for them.

Three weeks and three days to the next rogaine and after getting pipped at the post on the weekend I'll be keen to get out there and flog my teammate to the win. Hope he's up for it :-)

motivated yet?

Also for the accounting fanatics out there, the answer is "Let's get out of here because 7-8-9" :P or something

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Tuesday Mar 22, 2011 #

slept:7.5 (rest day)

Today's log is brought to you by the numbers 3 and 8. Apparently if you put these together you can make a bike. I am going to devote my evening to the task.

Monday Mar 21, 2011 #

6 PM

slept:9.5 (rest day)

Well I survived the rogaine and the AR but then standing around at work this afternoon my hamstring did a nice *twinge* then ached for the rest of the day. I think the only solution to get this silly injury to heal is to give up work. It's obviously no good for me. Maybe if I just exercised full time the injuries wouldn't have a chance to settle down long enough to realise they were injured.

Had a massage appointment already booked so went along and told my tale of woe to the unsympathetic massage lady. She responded by leaning on me in sore places until I stopped crying, then when I got the hang of it she turned me into a pincushion. After I lapsed into unconsciousness she kicked me out the door and said to come back next week. So ends my plan to ride in to work this week, maybe.

Sunday Mar 20, 2011 #

7 AM

Adventure race race (KillaMetro) 3:37:45 [4] ** 46.57 km (4:41 / km) +232m 4:34 / km

After a dreadful night's sleep I almost didn't get up but I thought 'Hey, it's adventure racing. When have I EVER had a good night's sleep before a race'. So I got up anyway.

I started off the day with a bruised shoulder. During the rogaine yesterday I got angry with a fence so tried to walk through it, thinking it'd see my angry face and get out of the way. Instead I ended up face down tangled up in the fence. Mundell thought this was most amusing. Later I got angry with a rock so fell on it, thinking it might also move. It did not.

Started off running around an oval collecting pegs. Apparently the first exercise was to hang out John's underwear so I just copped the penalty on that one.

Hopped in the boat and headed out for the western controls. Thought I'd see how long it'd take me to get to the compulsory and then decide whether to go to the optional. Since it was only four minutes or so out to the first (plus two minutes waiting for people to punch, including one unlucky sod who'd already lost his punch card), I decided that the optional would gain me time so went for it. Passed Fully on the way, who'd dropped his map in the river and was on his way back to it. Control #3 in the opposite direction was on a silly jetty but I drifted past it. Decided it would take too long to try and manoeuver the boat in place so I just jumped off into the river and swam to it whilst the boat drifted off somewhere. Jen thought this was quite amusing. No problems with any of the rest except the stone table & chairs. Apparently a tree is also a stone table. Who'd have thought? Saw Wally on the run leg when I still had a kilometre or so to go on the paddle. Blast. Got back to the beach to discover I'd lost yet another water bottle to the might Swan.

Ran around like a headless chook (again) trying to get out of the school grounds since some mean person had put a fence up. Didn't know what Tooms was on about with his warning to run along the road because i tried that but it must have been the wrong road. Got out eventually. Struggled big time on the run, only managed >5min/km, which is a bit dismal, but yesterday drained me. Fully and I took it in turns leading each other astray, firstly just after #16 (my fault) then on the way to #14 (his fault). After that I got fully sikma of him so left him behind, then went the long way around to get back into the school.

I broke my bike, poor Anthem :-( Got stuck in 4th gear after first getting a puncture then a minute later tried to ride down a steep path with a culvert in it and ended up flipping the bike over. Thankfully I'm well versed in the art of landing without killing myself but, being new, the Anthem hasn't learned this yet and I busted the derailleur. Eventually decided I could deal with the grinding of the derailleur sitting in the cluster so whacked it up into 6th, which managed to get me past Saz, Juffy and the Robin/girl combo even though I'd passed them all ages earlier. Lost lots of time because of this.

My running was a bit poor on this leg, just like the previous run, but after control #2 I put in a surge to catch Saz and a team, then a bit later another team, some guy who was running faster than me but got lost on the upstairs control, a girl, then Fletch. Fletch got away from me though after we all failed to find the control on the 'ruined' fence.

Had fun out there, probably not recommended to do it a day after a 6hr rogaine but still collected all the optional controls to finish 2nd behind Wally McWallyWally and load up on Shotz gear again.
1 PM

Mapping 1:19:44 [1] 4.3 km (18:33 / km) +5m 18:26 / km
shoes: Salomon XA Pro black

I felt so good after the race that I thought I'd get out for a walk around Guildford Grammar looking for unmapped bricks. I didn't find any bricks but I did find a horse that I'm sure I put on the map once but it must have run away when Jen went to check it so she took it off. I also found a wedding today so I drew that in.

Afterwards I drove all the way down Great Eastern Crapway with its multiple red traffic lights to take my bike in for surgery. Upon arriving at TBE I discovered they no longer open on Sundays, which I'm sure I knew before but just forgot. Silly me.

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