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Training Log Archive: silkychrome

In the 7 days ending Dec 8, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Run4 6:17:00 38.7(9:44) 62.28(6:03) 1300
  Adventure Race1 5:54:0038c
  Bike3 2:26:00 31.0(12.7/h) 49.89(20.5/h) 1000
  Strength1 20:00
  Total9 14:57:00 69.7 112.17 230038c

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Sunday Dec 8, 2013 #

12 PM

Run 2:22:00 [3] 14.0 mi (10:09 / mi) +500ft 9:49 / mi
ahr:130 shoes: Brooks PureGrit M7.5

lazy post-race morning. finally got myself out the door for a longish run by loading the ipod up w christmas tunes. nice EZ jog through south city w stops at a few tree lots to smell the air.

Saturday Dec 7, 2013 #

7 AM

Adventure Race 5:54:00 [4]

Local shootout race. We won. Cold!

TREK 1, CPs 1-5, 3k redline
Race HQ at Wyman Center. we went south first, along with about 40% of the field, had the biggest nav error on the day...30sec attack too high on reentrant. back to HQ in 1st. annoying TA - winter races are so cumbersome!

BIKE 1, CPs 6-13, 8.5mi road
out first but soon joined by Downhill Bikes Branson/Kuat (4p coed) and Off the Front (4p male). Team Fusion (2p male) somewhere in the mix too. 34 Down (4p coed) not far behind. rode in a loose pack thru Eureka to the put-in at Route 66 SP. simple road riding and nav, not even much route choice.

PADDLE 1, CPs 14-16, 4mi
4th at the put-in. bikes in the boats. canoe paddles mandatory. me in the back w jeff in front. had to slow down to adjust bikes and then move jeff's pack around to stop my shifter from icing up. about 1/2way through my hands froze. whimpered and whined a lot and jeff switched gloves with me. lifesaver. maybe lost some time on 3rd but not much - everyone suffered here. (but tried to be thankful i was not paddling a tomcat.) take-out at Sherman Beach.

BIKE 2, CPs 17-27, 6.5mi trail + 6.5mi road
SURPRISE TREK 2, CPs 40-42, 1.5mi, in the middle of bike 2
bike the flats to blue ribbon, rode it backwards (fun!), then more river flats to the al foster. at one of the CPs on al foster we were greeted by race staff w bonus instructions - trek on unmapped trail and find 3 CPs, once you find the 3rd one just come back to start however you want. we did this in bike shoes and passed DBB/Kuat who were changing into trekking shoes. felt good and pushed hard here to make the gap stick. then back on bikes, onto the roads, up and over Alt, back to HQ.

TREK 3, CPs 28-35, 6k redline
jeff and i plotted 8 CPs on the 1:15k Greensfelder o-map. thought that we were 3rd (behind the 2 all-boy teams) into the woods w DBB/Kuat close behind. we had to crush this trek. david was perfect on nav. we all ran really hard. tons of climb. finished back at HQ...1st overall!!! REALLY HAPPY!!!!!

winter sprint adventure racing is so hard - tough to dress correctly for changing conditions/disciplines and then the race is so short that i felt like i couldn't stop to make small clothing adjustments when things got too hot/cold. hard to keep liquids available too.

Friday Dec 6, 2013 #

8 AM

Bike 20:00 [2] 2.0 mi (6.0 mph)
shoes: Niner Air9

a little spin around snowy Concordia to test mtb Bar Mitts. they are good. but the zipper on my Fasterkatt exploded...not sure if i can rely on it for tomorrow??

Thursday Dec 5, 2013 #

5 AM

Bike (commute) 30:00 [2] 5.0 mi (10.0 mph)
shoes: Peugeot SS

to/from FPVC. on the way there, it started sleeting the exact moment i rolled out of my driveway. brilliant. after the run there was ice on my saddle - took it inside the VC to thaw. had to stop once on the way home to warm up my fingers. crazy how quickly they freeze up.
6 AM

Run 56:00 [3] 6.5 mi (8:37 / mi) +150ft 8:26 / mi
ahr:152 shoes: Brooks Racer ST U8 #2

Tri Club loop w TJ, Lynne, and Irwin. nice chat, just cruised around, and then nailed the finish sprint! ready for PMETR! on-and-off sleet during the run made us feel like badasses.

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013 #

(rest day)

Wednesdays are my EZ days and w CW8 coming up i just chilled.
7 AM

Strength (myrtl + core) 20:00 [2]

Tuesday Dec 3, 2013 #

6 PM

Bike 1:36:00 [3] 24.0 mi (15.0 mph) +1000ft
ahr:148 shoes: Salsa Warbird

OT Night Ride! WARM...55F. December?! crazy. drilled it a little on the Katy and then up Terry. once there I remembered about CW8 so just cruised back. nice night out.

Monday Dec 2, 2013 #

5 AM

Run 2:09:00 [3] 12.2 mi (10:34 / mi) +400ft 10:15 / mi
ahr:137 shoes: Brooks Racer ST U8 #2

THTCAB run in honor of my friends at ARWC! HRM all crazy at the start, and then upset stomach at the end. but in the middle it was nice!
6 PM

Run 50:00 [3] 6.0 mi (8:20 / mi) +250ft 8:01 / mi
ahr:155 shoes: Brooks Racer ST U8 #2

BRR MNR. late for the start (spent too much time reading ARWC coverage!!) so played chase for the first mile or so. i knew MK was there, but couldn't catch her, so after about 2 miles i decided to shut it down and jog in, maybe even short course. but then, out of the darkness, MK appears after taking a wrong turn!!! ka-kaw!! spent the rest of the run chatting. good stuff.

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