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Training Log Archive: cschneiderclimb

In the 7 days ending Aug 28, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Cycling3 10:38:45 168.84(15.9/h) 271.72(25.5/h) 15949
  Total3 10:38:45 168.84(3:47) 271.72(2:21) 15949
averages - sleep:6.9 weight:186lbs

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Sunday Aug 28, 2011 #

(rest day)

Intended to ride but got hung up and ran out of time. Hope that's not too bad for the training plan. Feeling great after yesterday's ride though.

Saturday Aug 27, 2011 #

7 AM

Cycling (Z4 or Kenyan) 5:32:32 [5] 81.87 mi (14.8 mph) +12204ft
ahr:137 max:164 slept:8.0 weight:185lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes

Plan: RPE8 Zone 4 30-45 min Hills. Zone 2 elsewhere -or - Kenyan finish. 3-5 hours total
Average speed: Average MOVING speed 15.1 (important because my goal for the day was to beat 15. Ave Speed 14.8
Route: Crystal Mountain Blvd (bottom at entrance to park) to Paradise and back. Took off at 7pm Friday and stayed at Crystal Lodge. Nice option to get an early start and not feel like insane dawn patrol. Very quiet and solid sleep there.
ALTITUDE QUOTED: Serious question over what the true altitude gain was today. Definitely not the Garmin quoted 12K. Guessing at 9K or less. Goal accomplished though ... about the same or more than Whistler at about the same or more distance. Sweet.
INTENSITY: Don't know if this counts at a "5" or a "4", but it hurt like a 5!
Physical: THAT was hard but I have a whole body smile from it. I did absolutely great until the last 15 minutes climbing up to Cayuse pass. I went for it Kenyan style a little early and paid the price. Felt GREAT up to that point. Felt like crap after that point but still jammed as hard as possible to the top. All day, cadence was strong and in the 90's to low 100's while in high Z3 or low Z4. I think I saw clear evidence of altitude in my HR by referencing RPE and noting HR was higher than normal. I stuck with RPE rather than follow HR and slow down out of fear of running out of juice. I think this was a good call. Judging by the wall I hit on Cayuse, I used up most of what I had to give. I intended on riding up to Crystal and having Christine bring the car up, but I wanted none of that when the time came. We chose not to ride Crystal Mt Blvd based on your recommendation, seeing the road Friday night (note that they have repaved large chunks of it, so it's better but not great), and finally, starting with a 6 mile downhill at 6:45 and 51 degrees sounded stupid.
Mental: Rock solid all day, but when I hit the wall, I got a little pissed. I'm starting to understand the mental pressure to push better than I ever had. Pretty easy when you feel strong. Going deep takes so much more.

Friday Aug 26, 2011 #

slept:6.0 weight:185lbs (rest day)

Resting is hard but I'm getting the hang of it.

Thursday Aug 25, 2011 #

5 PM

Cycling (2x15 Zone 3 | 2 hours) 2:44:17 [3] 45.01 mi (16.4 mph) +1883ft
ahr:129 max:165 slept:6.0 weight:186lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes

Plan: 2x15 Zone 3 | 2 hours
Average speed: 16.4
Route: Fremont - Mercer Island normal route both directions - Fremont.
Physical: Wasn't quite recovered from tuesday. Felt it mostly at the end of the ride. Felt good, weirdly, to be tired and still making the effort to stay in the zone. Was not hard to stay at the upper end of Z3, but the legs clearly were not full of attitude tonight.
Mental: Solid motivation to get out on the ride but got a little annoyed with the pace of the ride. Pensar guy coming back from a shoulder injury told me he was going to take it easy, but I didn't think it would be as easy as that. My fault. I should have asked more quesitons and convinced him to ride a different route.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 #

slept:8.0 weight:186lbs (rest day)

Feeling good but not rest riding today to try to recover from yesterday's hard ride. Not too sure if not riding or riding easy works best for me. Need more time to test/understand this.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 #

5 PM

Cycling (2X15 Z3 | 2h Z2) 2:21:56 [4] 41.96 mi (17.7 mph) +1862ft
ahr:135 max:178 slept:6.0 weight:187lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes

Plan: 2x15 Zone 3 | 2 hours
Average speed: 16.8
Route: Fremont - Mercer Island normal route both directions - Fremont.
Physical: Felt great. Nice deep energy in both legs and lungs. Rode a fair bit harder than planned and harder than we've ridden MI in a long time. Had Manny and Roger with us and it was clear that staying in Z2 wasn't going to work. Still got the time in for Z3, but spent 23 mins in Z4 and 17 min in Z5. Hit 178 on a tackling sprint up the back side hill after pulling for 10 minutes into the bottom of the climb when Christine and Manny both sandbagged me. Love it. Felt great but need to really rest up now for Thursday if I can.
Mental: Great evening ride. Super excited to ride with these guys and was excited to ride even before I knew they were going. I'm glad I pushed hard tonight even if it was more intensity than plan. I learned a bit about riding with others and going hard with the fitness I have on-board. Easy to over estimate what can be done. I couldn't have sustained that pace for 5 hours, so for Whistler, need to grow up fast or pay the price!

Monday Aug 22, 2011 #

slept:7.5 weight:187lbs (rest day)

Feeling groovy

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