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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Sep 9:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  biking - dark blue bike7 10:42:29 155.38(4:08) 250.07(2:34) 5190
  Total7 10:42:29 155.38(4:08) 250.07(2:34) 5190
averages - weight:137.5lbs

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Sunday Sep 9 #

4 PM

biking - dark blue bike 46:08 intensity: (24:51 @2) + (21:17 @3) 12.04 mi (3:50 / mi) +264ft 3:45 / mi
ahr:129 max:148 weight:138lbs

On the bike path in Amherst. Worked harder than intended. Don't know why, it just happened.

Saturday Sep 8 #

9 AM

biking - dark blue bike 3:25:06 intensity: (5 @1) + (26:28 @2) + (2:53:36 @3) + (4:57 @4) 50.63 mi (4:03 / mi) +2346ft 3:53 / mi
ahr:138 max:155

In Vermont, visiting cousins and riding in the Kelly Brush ride for the 5th time. Everything but actually bycycling was wonderful. The ride, it's more accurate to say, was just hard work.

Beautiful day, clear and cool, upper 50s and low 60s, but a gusty wind out of the north shifting to the northeast, maybe averaging 15 mph. So for the first 10 miles or so there was a crosswind as we headed west towards Lake Champlain. And then the route turned northwest for a few miles and then due north. All this part along gently rolling farmland, beautiful country, just above the lake with the Adirondacks off the the west. Just dead into the wind.

Legs had done a lot of work by the time the route turned at 29 miles, now heading southeast, but the wind had shifted a bit, more northeast, so more crosswinds. Felt a lot like March.

And then the last 15, mostly a tailwind, but also hillier so less of a help.

None of this is a complaint. Biking is an outdoor sport. Some days it seems relatively easy. Somedays it seems hard. Today it certainly seemed hard. And I get to use my legs. There were a lot of hand-cyclers out there too, amazing.

This was the fifth one of these I've done, 50 the first time, then 100, then 50 the last three times when Gail has come too and it made more sense to not disappear for too long. Not sure how many more I have in me. But it's beautiful country, it's for a good cause, and we always enjoy catching up with the cousins. So hopefully we will be there again a year from now.

Friday Sep 7 #

11 AM

biking - dark blue bike 39:31 intensity: (1:39 @1) + (32:07 @2) + (3:08 @3) + (2:05 @4) + (32 @5) 9.18 mi (4:18 / mi) +305ft 4:10 / mi
ahr:117 max:164 weight:137.5lbs

A short ride, with the plan to to South Sugarloaf, with Hillside Road as a warm-up. Except I wasted myself on the latter and subsequently had no desire to try the former. I think I need a better game plan.

Definitely cooler. :-)

Thursday Sep 6 #

biking - dark blue bike 1:20:03 [3] 20.45 mi (3:55 / mi) +625ft 3:48 / mi

Continued warm and humid. South Deerfield, Whately, Hatfield. Put out a good efforts on the ups, then less so on the flats, feeling more tired than I wished.

Wednesday Sep 5 #

9 AM

biking - dark blue bike 1:34:05 intensity: (29:38 @1) + (59:27 @2) + (5:00 @3) 18.05 mi (5:13 / mi) +454ft 5:05 / mi
ahr:106 max:137 weight:138lbs

Tour of the abandoned roads on the north side of Quabbin. Lots of stops. Lots of shade and a breeze off the water made it feel reasonably cool. :-)

Tuesday Sep 4 #

5 PM

biking - dark blue bike 45:38 intensity: (1:19 @1) + (28:47 @2) + (15:32 @3) 11.97 mi (3:49 / mi) +296ft 3:44 / mi
ahr:124 max:150 weight:137lbs

Late afternoon short ride. It had cooled off a little but still pretty warm. A couple more days and then fall weather arrives, at least temporarily.

Legs felt sore and tired all day, but it seemed they still had a little life in them.

Monday Sep 3 #

10 AM

biking - dark blue bike 2:11:58 intensity: (2:59 @1) + (1:37:35 @2) + (31:19 @3) + (5 @4) 33.06 mi (4:00 / mi) +900ft 3:53 / mi
ahr:121 max:151 weight:137lbs

With Phil, some in the flats, some in the lower hills to the east. Warm day, but a nice ride. Probably would have gotten out on my own, but probably only done half as much. Great to have company.

A few aches from yesterday's mazing. No problem for biking, certainly would have been for running. But don't have to think about that for another year. :-)

Now, post-ride, legs feel pretty beat. Some combination of tiredness and soreness. It should pass.

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