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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 18:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  biking - dark blue bike3 7:46:01 103.83(4:29) 167.1(2:47) 4355
  hike with Gail1 39:16 2.04(19:14) 3.29(11:57) 56
  road running1 10:36 1.1(9:39) 1.77(6:00) 42
  Total5 8:35:53 106.97(4:49) 172.16(3:00) 4453
averages - weight:135.6lbs

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Sunday Oct 18 #

3 PM

road running 10:36 intensity: (35 @1) + (1:19 @2) + (5:11 @3) + (3:12 @4) + (19 @5) 1.1 mi (9:39 / mi) +42ft 9:18 / mi
ahr:142 max:161 weight:135lbs

Got to keep doing my weekly running mileage so I be ready to go orienteering, if it ever happens again.

Saturday Oct 17 #


Took this today. Sometimes it pays to be patient.

1 PM

biking - dark blue bike 1:06:00 intensity: (10:24 @1) + (55:36 @2) 13.91 mi (4:45 / mi) +242ft 4:40 / mi
ahr:105 max:121 weight:135lbs

With Gail, north along the river. Breezy and cool, also sunny. NW breeze, so a lot easier/quicker coming back than going out. Legs still gone missing for the most part.

Thursday Oct 15 #

9 AM

biking - dark blue bike 5:33:14 intensity: (41 @1) + (1:40:43 @2) + (3:42:35 @3) + (9:15 @4) 76.01 mi (4:23 / mi) +3955ft 4:11 / mi
ahr:136 max:155 weight:136lbs

Seemed the day to do something that involved the number 76. :-)

76 miles on the bike seemed not unreasonable. I've been thinking about a loop around Quabbin Reservoir, something I've done maybe half a dozen times. It can be done in about 70 miles, so a little more has to be added. It seemed a reasonable challenge.

And it was, but boy was it hard. One of those days when there was no zip in the legs starting out. Sometimes after I've been going for a while things get loosened up or warmed up and I start feeling better. But not today. I got tired early, and then just kept getting more and more tired.

But what can you do? There have certainly been times when I've cut things short, way short even. But this? Once you're out there, there really is no choice, you just keep going.

The other factor besides my dead legs was the wind. Fierce. Out of the south, generally, 15-20 mph and gusty and swirling, and it sure made things harder. I'd planned a route where the last 10 miles was a straight shot, due north, flat, out in the open, sailing along with the wind. Sure needed that, But even so, I was turning the pedals, but if I had a power meter on my bike, I'm sure the output of watts would have been a real low number.

For the 65 miles before that, the only saving grace was I always seemed to have a lower gear (or two or three), and always seemed to need them. But I got up all the hills eventually, and never actually got blown off my bike. Didn't even get off my bike, as I wasn't sure if I could manage to get back on.

Two items of pleasure. The first, just satisfaction at hanging in there. The second, stopping the Garmin at the usual spot on the driveway, seeing it read 76.01. Far enough, with a margin of error just in case. If you're only getting paid (psychologically) for 76, there's not really any point in doing more.

Next year? I'd really be happy if things were just back to normal.

Wednesday Oct 14 #

2 PM

biking - dark blue bike 1:06:47 intensity: (42:49 @1) + (23:58 @2) 13.92 mi (4:48 / mi) +158ft 4:45 / mi
ahr:97 max:114 weight:136lbs

With Gail, north along the river, no hurry.

5 PM


Monday Oct 12 #

3 PM

hike with Gail 39:16 [1] 2.04 mi (19:14 / mi) +56ft 18:45 / mi

Shorter walk, Gail was hurting.

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