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Training Log Archive: ironqueen

In the 7 days ending Jul 25, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  bike3 4:39:15 84.1(3:19) 135.34(2:04)
  run2 2:36:32 17.4(9:00) 28.0(5:35)
  swim2 1:18:00 2.49(31:23) 4.0(19:30)
  Total5 8:33:47 103.98(4:56) 167.34(3:04)

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Monday Jul 25, 2005 #

bike hills 2:18:43 [4] 74.34 km (1:52 / km)

Wasn't really keen to bike today but it was sunny and Lance had won yesterday so out I set. It was cool and threatening rain so I had to move quickly. Again I chose a new route. This took me along the 221 to Canning. I stopped at ArtCan, a quaint art shoppe/cafe and art gallery overlooking the river. Had a great cup of Just Us tea.

Up to the Look Off and it started to rain so I zoomed home. By the last 10 kms it was pouring, but Lance and the boys biked days in the mtns in rain, so I just enjoyed:) Maximum 45.3 kms/hr and averaged 36.6 kms/hr. Yahoo.

Friday Jul 22, 2005 #

bike (mountain bike on road) 1:01:00 [3] 21.0 km (2:54 / km)

It's another gorgeous, sunny day here. Got to take advantage of it. Planned to bike 120 kms to Mahone Bay to meet my friend for lunch but the Beavers thought it not wise to be biking out in "Deliverance" without any company.

So, instead I took out the mtn bike and climbed my usual mtn. Found Tupper Lake Road off to the right of this road, so went on gravel around the lake and saw the beautiful cottages.

Zoomed down English Mtn at 58 kms/hr. How does Lance and the guys go over 60 kms in a tuck?

It was a fun ride and am feeling more comfortable on both seats with each time in the saddle.

Thursday Jul 21, 2005 #

swim long 38:00 [3] 2.0 km (19:00 / km)

First time I've swam 2 km straight in about 3 wks. My arms were sore from the intervals yesterday and my breathing from the biking hills last night. I kept going and got faster but overall this shows me I need 2-3 swims/wk again.

run 58:31 [3] 11.0 km (5:19 / km)

Right after swimming the 2km, I got dressed and out in 35+ degree weather to run 20 kms. Notice how I only made it 11. I was pretty much shuffling for 4 kms and then it all got better. I'm just upping all the training and trying to do more bricks. Still feel great with the level of fitness and training. My spirits are positive and I'm enjoying it.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2005 #

swim intervals 40:00 [5] 2.0 km (20:00 / km)

Haven't been focusing on my swimming at all in the last month as you can tell from my log. I've come to love it and it's now my best discipline. Since I swam 6 mornings a wk for the last 1.5 yrs, I've been focusing on the running and now biking more. Needed to speed up the running, and you know the drill on the biking.

Today was hard work. I did 20 repeats of 100metres on 2.15 minutes. The first one I did in 1.40 minutes which gave me a nice break of 35 seconds. Repeat six was 2.05 minutes so those 10 seconds barely brought down my heart rate.

Now that I'm in the 1/2 I'm going for speed. I LOVE the swimming. I just get right back in my groove.

Off for a bike ride with the beavers tonight. Yahoo. I feel strong and fit and happy. Thanks Bash (sorry, I think of you as Bent so I get confused sometimes!!)

bike hills 1:19:32 [2] 40.0 km (1:59 / km)

Biking with Cricket, Newbie and Valley Girl. Cricket has been putting the time on her new bike so she's strong and loves to cruise, but my other 2 friends are only biking once a wk with us and not comfortable on the bike nor do they love it. So, Cricket and I zoomed a bit but I still had to just spin and wait for them often so this wasn't a flat out ride.

Very hilly and 2 great mtns though, so I got a good work out--just not the average speed I'd like.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2005 #

run hills 1:38:01 [3] 17.0 km (5:46 / km)

It's a wonderful, hot and sticky 35 degrees. Since I was cold and rain soaked last Tuesday on my bike, I'm not complaining. I've been training hard even with every other day a rest day, so the first 6 kms I felt like I was crawling. Anyhoo, it was up the south mtn and I didn't stop for liquid at my usual 4 km mark. I'm getting stronger. Compare my time to the 20 kms I did on Friday, and you'll see I was slow. Still glad I did it.

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