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Training Log Archive: Yak

In the 7 days ending Apr 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  MTBO1 3:59:55 44.74(5:22) 72.0(3:20) 870
  Road Cycling1 3:46:00 46.6(4:51) 75.0(3:01) 1012
  mt bike1 1:15:00 8.08(9:17) 13.0(5:46)
  indoor trainer1 1:00:00
  rowing1 20:00
  Total4 10:20:55 99.42 160.0 1882

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Saturday Apr 21 #

MTBO 3:59:55 [3] 72.0 km (3:20 / km) +870m 3:09 / km

4 hr Velogaine at Dutton, just N of Truro.
Paired with rookie Ina Schapiro (a 43yr old Danish woman married to cyclist Darren O'Grady). My bike credentials & experience are much better than hers, as she doesn't like single track; rock etc but she weighs 50kgs (possibly) and is a good runner. Did 52kms skyrun up Mt Buffalo and around in freezing conditions last week.
Only had an hour to plan, which was good as I hate it when everyone measures everything to the nth degree. Disappointingly some interesting tracks were OOB so the NW section had little route choice.

I decided to do all the controls to SE as there was a heavy concentration there. However going to C3 I stuffed up by going up a largely unmarked track & was slow to realise, so that costs 5+mins. I was feeling lethargic, with headache & temp (which ive had for days) so that didn't help things but I did come better after an hour.

We motored around quite well, with Ina slightly better up steep hills & me better elsewhere. After collecting all these I had intended a big loop to top of map & back via main rd largely. However Ina suggested maybe that was unfeasible & I wasn't sure, so we did a longish run back past the start to do a modified loop. Still didn't do as much as we hoped and then we abandoned a 50 pointer 2 kms from home as it required 500m each way in and out. Got back with 5 secs to spare. Should have gone the 50 pointer and maybe gained another 20 points by being only 3 mins late?! I had basically time-trialled most of the 2nd loop with Ina on my tail.

So my course planning & nav were a bit off costing us a win in open women, but the women who won were mightily pleased as they had been doing them for a few years now. Ina was a fantastic partner - mightily well organised and loves map reading, so we could map talk as we went.
A good day out under the circumstances.
Knee was about 80% ok riding but still unstable as hell off the bike.

Wednesday Apr 18 #

mt bike 1:15:00 [3] 13.0 km (5:46 / km)

After checking out Echunga PS for schools O (very nice) I went down to Kuitpo (Christmas Hills) for a mt bike ride.
There is a race there on Sunday but the knee is too bad to contemplate 4 hrs of single track.
Did the old trails I knew to the east & found some new ones being made & 1 dodgy very old one that I had to walk a lot of uphill as it went up a watercourse.
Thought it was getting a little dark & I should take my sunnies off but then realised I had my clear glasses on so it WAS really dark!! Rode back on easier trails by memory mostly as trails are all heavily covered in pine needles and did a quick lap of delightful easy trails to east of start point.
6.15pm finish!!

Tuesday Apr 17 #

Road Cycling 3:46:00 [3] 75.0 km (3:01 / km) +1012m 2:49 / km

Bal group ride.
Meant to get there early as knee still sore & carrying extra kilos from sitting around watching Com Games. But forgot to set alarm after getting to bed after 1am and slept in plus road diversion.

Started with M, Gerry and Mike but after 15kms or so I was happy enough to wander on alone as feeling very unfit. Rejoined them after stop at Cudlee Creek and went better on 2nd half. I stopped for a photo before Woodside and then got stung by something on the neck.
Waited next to a house for a few minutes to see if I would get a quick reaction (as allergic to bees) ...started swelling but not too bad so I did a few kms into Woodside and stopped at a friends work. Was getting a bit restricted breathing wise so got taken to a doc who gave me an injection for anaphylaxis reaction.

Back to bike eventually and rode back to Bal.

Quite a different ride to normal which was exciting ...but seemed lots of headwind and slight uphills.
Bal - diversion via back rds to River rd behind Woodside - Charlston - Springhead school - Mt Torrens - over to Lobethal - Gum rd - Gumeracha - Cudlee creek - fox Creek climb - Lenswood - Forest Range - Stengarten rd - Vickers - Swamp - ? - Tiers rd - Woodside - Bal.

Sunday Apr 15 #

indoor trainer 1:00:00 [3]

in the gym ...boring as.

rowing 20:00 [3]

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