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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending May 26, 2020:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Cycling4 6:15:50 61.26(6:08) 98.59(3:49) 2736
  Run / Hike4 3:23:44 14.14(14:24) 22.76(8:57) 697
  Total7 9:39:34 75.4(7:41) 121.35(4:47) 3433
averages - sleep:7.6 weight:121.6lbs

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Tuesday May 26, 2020 #

2 PM

Run / Hike 16:19 [3] 0.92 mi (17:44 / mi) +60ft 16:42 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:122.4lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2020)

A quick walk in between afternoon meetings.

7 PM

Cycling 1:12:48 [3] 12.24 mi (5:57 / mi) +595ft 5:41 / mi
shoes: Safire

This started out as a ride to complete a quick errand -- but I convinced myself to go a bit further, and then a bit further, and then to do a loop.

And I'm so glad I continued past the point(s) where I considered turning around! As I was huffing and puffing up the short, steep hill where Coal Creek Drive turns into 66th Street (a hill I walked my bike up last time -- yay!), I thought I heard a truck's back-up beeper (there's a water tank over there, and also an old landfill -- seeing big trucks around there isn't unusual).

But, as I crested the hill, I saw a group of about 30 people hula-hooping...with music...and a drone overhead getting footage of it all. What the what?! It was someone's 50th birthday, apparently. It looked like LOTS of fun, and someone offered me a beer, but I was losing daylight and had no lights (since this ride started out as a quick errand...).

It was hilarious -- I couldn't stop laughing for a while as I continued on.

I was really worried about having a mechanical issue (I realized shortly before encountering the party that I had my running pack, not my biking pack, and therefore no spare tube, no tools, etc.), and also worried about getting run over on Marshall Road riding at dusk with no lights -- but I made it home. Whew.



Monday May 25, 2020 #

Cycling 2:44:00 [3] 25.64 mi (6:24 / mi) +1379ft 6:05 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:123lbs shoes: Safire

I had originally planned to hike up to the top of Bear Peak in Boulder today -- but I was afraid the hours and hours of rain yesterday would make for really muddy conditions (and possibly trail closures).

I had resigned myself to a couple of hours out and back on the boring but paved Coal Creek Trail. So I was amazed to see this morning (on the Boulder OSMP web site) that the Dirty Bismarck trails were actually open -- surprising, b/c those trails can get SO muddy (and are often closed for that reason).

By the time I got my usual "alpine start", it was still sunny but there were ominous dark clouds to the west. Ugh -- I was kicking myself for not getting out earlier. But the weather held and I made it around the entire loop (CCW) without getting thunder-stormed on. Yay! Also, the trail was busy but not nearly as mobbed with other people as I expected it to be.

I went at a pretty casual pace the whole time, so I felt like I had it in me to do a few extra miles at the end (Davidson Mesa & Harper Lake).

I'm glad I got to take advantage of the great weather.

Saturday May 23, 2020 #

Cycling 1:07:16 [3] 10.6 mi (6:21 / mi) +331ft 6:10 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:119.5lbs shoes: Safire

Meandering on my bike --

First to Coach Erin's house for her five-year-old son's mini-parade (he recently started a 6- to 12-week cycle of chemotherapy). :-\

Then to Ziggi's for coffee, farmer's market, and the grocery store.

I bought these mini-quiches from the Kogler's Bakery booth at the farmer's market...but Kris's boyfriend wasn't there this time. ;-)

Run / Hike 1:00:42 [3] 3.17 mi (19:09 / mi) +163ft 18:15 / mi
shoes: Hoka Challenger (2019)

Neighborhood walk after eating way too much for dinner -- oof.

Friday May 22, 2020 #

Cycling 1:11:46 [3] 12.78 mi (5:37 / mi) +431ft 5:27 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Safire

I was feeling super un-motivated after a rough work week -- even after getting the afternoon off as a COVID-times holiday weekend perk -- but I finally forced myself out at 7:30 pm for a bike ride. Thank goodness for long days (but I had my headlamp just in case).

The trails were so busy I ended up wearing my buff-mask almost the entire time. It wasn't so bad (not nearly as unpleasant as when running), and it also kept gnat-swarms out of my mouth.

Harper Lake, Davidson Mesa x 1.5, Hwy 36 bike path, Coal Creek, Daughenbaugh.

Thursday May 21, 2020 #

Run / Hike 36:44 [3] 2.03 mi (18:06 / mi) +121ft 17:08 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:121.4lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2020)

Neighborhood walk.

Wednesday May 20, 2020 #

Run / Hike 1:29:59 [3] 8.02 mi (11:13 / mi) +353ft 10:46 / mi
slept:5.5 weight:121.5lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2020)

Early-evening run. Eastward (Daughenbaugh / Dutch Creek / St. Andrews / Coal Creek), and then back generally the same way.

Monica has pulled way ahead of me in the Wednesday night Roost standings, so I slogged through a few extra miles tonight to try to catch up.
Date    Monica     Me      Diff
4/29 66.7 67.7 +1.0
5/6 76.1 72.2 -3.9
5/13 83.6 78.2 -5.4

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