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Training Log Archive: tommyturbo

In the 7 days ending Apr 3:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  MTB4 12:18:00 131.8(10.7/h) 212.11(17.2/h) 14598
  Cycling2 3:20:00 54.5(16.3/h) 87.71(26.3/h) 1875
  Total6 15:38:00 186.3(5:02) 299.82(3:08) 16473
averages - weight:146.6lbs

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Saturday Apr 3 #

Cycling 1:35:00 [3] 26.8 mi (16.9 mph) +984ft
ahr:117 max:135 weight:145.4lbs shoes: SW road 2013

Lake Sammamish Loop: Been a while since I had a six-pack. As in six straight riding days (nine of last ten), with four hard MTB rides and two easy road rides. Somewhat surprisingly, I don't feel like a zombie. I take that as a sign as good fitness for this time of the year.

Friday Apr 2 #

MTB 3:33:00 [4] 37.0 mi (10.4 mph) +4057ft
ahr:122 max:156 weight:145.6lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT-Duthie-Soaring Eagle: Yellow light is flashing. Message: proceed with caution into the over-confidence zone. I've been riding a ton, and feel like I am riding really well. When it seems like riding the mountain bike can't possibly be this much fun, and that I am hitting my lines within a millimeter, I know it might be prudent to back off and reassess. The timing is right for that anyway: five straight riding days, with four hard MTB rides. Last seven days: 16.5 hours/17,689' of climbing.

Thursday Apr 1 #

MTB 3:25:00 [4] 36.7 mi (10.7 mph) +3931ft
ahr:126 max:147 weight:147.2lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT-Duthie-Soaring Eagle: New saddle, how I do love thee, let me count the ways. Smoother=faster=more control=safer=more confidence that I actually know WTF I am doing. Easier to move fore and aft=increased ability to weight/unweight front tire for more cornering grip or to keep front wheel down on steep climbs/easier to lift front and/or rear wheels over roots, logs, etc/easy to shift weight distribution between corner entry and exit for more grip. Faster climbing: rear of the saddle is a solid platform to push against/inside of legs don't rub sides of saddle at all. More comfort: very firm like all of my saddles, but this one is the most comfortable. Better feel for trail grip: my imagination? My average ride speeds have increased about 5% since I installed the Specialized Power saddle.

Wednesday Mar 31 #

Cycling 1:45:00 [3] 27.7 mi (15.8 mph) +891ft
ahr:110 max:131 weight:146lbs shoes: SW road 2013

Lake Sammamish Loop: First "group" ride in a year. Other than a few rides with Tracy, I've been riding solo. It was great to see Gary and fun riding in our group of two. I couldn't talk him into a stop at Krispy Kreme for a vaccination donut, but I picked one up. Actual MHR 131.

Tuesday Mar 30 #

MTB 3:30:00 [4] 37.4 mi (10.7 mph) +3914ft
ahr:126 max:159 weight:147.2lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge RT-Duthie-Soaring Eagle: Could have used this trick back in the day. I knew I would be tired from yesterday's hard ride, but I wanted to have decent energy today. I took 50mg of caffeine right as I left on my ride, and it enabled me to ignore any fatigue and ride well. Never once on the 350 HOWC rides I led did I ever take caffeine before the ride. It would have come in handy, especially on those rides where (despite my best efforts) the ride went hard right out of the gate. I only use caffeine on the bike, and a little goes a long ways! Another ride with zero stops.

Monday Mar 29 #

MTB 1:50:00 [4] 20.7 mi (11.3 mph) +2696ft
ahr:129 max:155 weight:148lbs shoes: SW MTB 2014 Bling

Grand Ridge: Saddle Power! The carbon rails broke on this bike's saddle during my last ride on Friday. I figured I'd throw on an old saddle while I contemplate my next move. I stopped by Center Cycle yesterday to say hi to Dave, and I just couldn't resist! I loved my new Specialized Power Expert saddle immediately, and I feel more at ease with the titanium rails. No more carbon rails on mountain bikes for me. A new saddle doesn't yield the same buzz as a new bike, but I don't want a new bike.

Sunday Mar 28 #

weight:146.8lbs (rest day)

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