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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 1 days ending Sep 23, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Biking1 1:13:30 18.14(14.8/h) 29.2(23.8/h) 645.6
  Total1 1:13:30 18.14(4:03) 29.2(2:31) 645.6

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Friday Sep 23, 2011 #

4 PM

Biking 1:13:30 intensity: (3:46 @1) + (11:00 @2) + (32:33 @3) + (26:11 @4) 29.2 km (23.8 kph) +6m
ahr:148 max:174 shoes: Trek 7.1 FX

I planned to go kayaking to give my legs a break, with an objective of maintaining a constant, low intensity effort (140-150 bpm). The weather was drizzly and overcast, however, and Charles River Canoe and Kayak was closed. Instead, I hopped on my bike for a cruise with the objective of maintaining a quick, light, high cadence. I spent most of my time in gear 2x6 rather than the more comfortable 3x6. At two points in my ride, I came across cyclists who were slightly faster than I, and a chase ensued. I listened to the Braveheart soundtrack for part of the time. Given the number of times I had to stop and the state of increasing disrepair of my bike, I am not displeased by my speed and performance today. Also, as I write this, I'm slightly jittery and weary - I pushed long enough to tax my energy reserves. I assert that this has similar fitness benefits to long-ish runs with less stress on my neophyte legs.

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