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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Oct 14, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mountain Biking3 3:57:12 28.45(7.2/h) 45.78(11.6/h) 837
  Trekking1 20:00 0.99(20:07) 1.6(12:30)
  Total4 4:17:12 29.44(8:44) 47.38(5:26) 837
averages - sleep:6.4

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Sunday Oct 14, 2018 #


I stayed up until 1 a.m. to watch our amazing 70-year-old friend, Bob Knuckey, cross the finish line at the Ironman World Championship in 11 hrs 55 mins. He finished ahead of 34 other men to become the new world champion in the 70-74 age group. His time was faster than when he raced at Kona four years ago when he was just a young buck of 66. We've watched him working toward this goal for several years - lots of 6 a.m. workouts, a few training sessions in the Arizona heat and much more. He is also a super nice guy.

A few hundred meters from the finish line, it almost fell apart. Bob started staggering and leaning. He banged into the guard rail and fell on the ground. But he got up and kept going. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for his friends and wife to watch him. In this raw video, you can hear his friends yelling at people not to touch him. (It would have disqualified him within sight of the finish.) I found it very emotional to watch this today even though I know Bob is OK (albeit with 6 stitches over his eye), he won the championship, and he got up early to do the laundry and clean up from last night's celebration. He joked on Facebook that I'll have to teach him how to run long distances without leaning. In recent months, a documentary film maker has been following him around and he certainly made it dramatic for her!

Saturday Oct 13, 2018 #


So many races to watch online today!

Timato is racing the Cloudsplitter 100 mile trail race in Virginia and seems to be doing very well around the halfway point. Updates are limited.

Charlotte Vasarhelyi, Benoit Letourneau and Kendra Olsen are running the Moab 240 mile trail race. Charlotte is 4th woman after 116 miles. There is live GPS tracking.

Our local friend Bob Knuckey is racing the Ironman World Championship in Kona. He recently turned 70 and for the past couple of years, it has been his goal to attempt to win the world championship for his age group and set a new record. He has just started the marathon in 1st place of 35 men in his age group. He was 3rd after the swim and moved into the lead after 50 km of biking. He has an 8-minute lead over the 2nd place man, who is the defending world champion and current record holder. There is still a lot of racing left to go but he is on track for both his goals right now. I'm going to be up late tonight! :)
12 PM

Mountain Biking (Single Track) 2:07:37 [3] 23.8 km (11.2 kph) +434m

Browner came over with Scout and Contour, which made the day perfect for BazingaDog and AdventureDog. After the pooches had enjoyed a good run around the yard, we left them together to race around the house while Browner and I rode around Palgrave East and West. We were originally aiming for Albion Hills but never got there since we managed to fill our time on the local trails. The colours are a little past their peak but it's still gorgeous in the forest. It was a nice, chatty ride. Browner let me go first to keep the pace slower; that's one of my strengths, if I do say so myself. :) So glad I can bike even though my foot still hurts too much to run.

(bike computer distance)

Thursday Oct 11, 2018 #


More angst over the building permit approval for our tiny deck. I could probably sue a few people but I just want the $%!!& problem solved.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 #

3 PM

Mountain Biking (Single Track) 49:35 [3] 10.08 km (12.2 kph) +165m

After a late breakfast date with Goose and VO2Max, who is in town for his sister's wedding, I went for a bike ride around the Palgrave East single track. The autumn leaves are starting to get a little crunchy but they still look lovely.

There were a few places where I caught glimpses of things that didn't look like Mother Nature had put them there. I stopped to check this one out. Next time I'll have to check the others!

It was another crazy, humid day that went up to 28C with a humidex in the 30s. Environment Canada only has historic weather data online from 1949-2015 for our area so I can't confirm that the past two days have been record highs but they probably were - for the past 69 years anyway.

I sprained my ankle two weeks ago today and it's still quite painful when I first stand up. Walking feels almost normal after I get going. I'm grateful that biking is OK.

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 #

Trekking (Trail) 20:00 [1] 1.6 km (12:30 / km)

With the temperature at 28C and the humidex well over 30C, this didn't feel like a typical post-Thanksgiving autumn leaves hike. AdventureDog couldn't believe it! I wouldn't normally log this but since I can't run, at least this is something.

Where the trail enters our back yard

Monday Oct 8, 2018 #

11 AM

Mountain Biking (Single Track) 1:00:00 [2] 11.9 km (11.9 kph) +238m

'Bent and I joined Browner and Storm in Albion for a short, chatty ride. It was a damp day but the colours were spectacular so it was great to be out. My sprained ankle was OK with unclipping from the pedal, which was encouraging. AdventureDog and BazingaDog were thrilled when Browner and Storm stopped by our place afterward!

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