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Training Log Archive: tRicky

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road bike10 7:47:01 124.78(16.0/h) 200.81(25.8/h)
  Mountain bike1 4:49:39 62.49(12.9/h) 100.57(20.8/h) 1407
  Orienteering (bush)1 1:13:19 6.85(10:43) 11.02(6:39) 24712 /17c70%
  Running1 25:10 2.52(10:00) 4.05(6:13)
  Total12 14:15:09 196.63(4:21) 316.45(2:42) 165412 /17c70%

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Monday Sep 9, 2013 #

7 AM

Road bike (commute) 1:02:28 [2] 29.24 km (28.1 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Sore legs today, wonder why. I started the worning by attempting to take my WC name board to work and snapped it into three pieces. So much for my souvenir :-( Then I noticed my rear wheel seemed loose and when tightening it up I found a piece of glass embedded in the tyre but figured it'd hold if it had been in there that long already and it did. I'll need to change the tyre over tonight since there is also a nasty cut in it.

The right cleat came out of the pedal at one point for no particular reason. Don't know what caused that but it made me wary for the rest of the ride.
5 PM

Road bike (commute) 1:03:00 intensity: (53:00 @2) + (10:00 @3) 29.2 km (27.8 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Ugh, motorists. Almost got flattened by one turning left off KP Rd across my front wheel. If not for my bike sense (that I could hear him dropping the gears ready to do something stupid) and the slight uphill, I could have come out worse. At least he saved himself a couple of seconds in travel time though and only at the expense of endangering a cyclist's life. I mean, they aren't people anyway are they?

Finished off near home when a ute almost reversed out of the driveway over the top of me despite waiting until I was almost level with it before deciding to move.

Legs felt pretty shit all the way except the section along the freeway where I towed another cyclist and was promptly smashed past by a motorised bike.

Sunday Sep 8, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering (bush) race (Wundabiniring Brook) 1:13:19 [3] *** 11.02 km (6:39 / km) +247m 5:59 / km
spiked:12/17c shoes: Salomon XT Wings asphalt/yello

Legs felt awesome today so I couldn't run too fast and I restricted myself to just the E1 course rather than E1 and something else. Spiked #2 by accident when I looked behind a random rock that I was running past on the way to the 'clearing' and found my control. #7 I was positive I ran to the right rock but looked on the west side instead of northwest but only lost a couple of seconds when I went another metre further on and saw it.

Nav was okay for the most part but screwed up a few: lost track of the knolls around #3; lost faith in the clearing at #5 when the one at #3 didn't eventuate so thought the area of low scrub was it; too low at #8; don't know what happened at #15 - just couldn't read the map; #16, well... Managed to jump the brook twice without getting my feet wet.

Saturday Sep 7, 2013 #

8 AM

Mountain bike race (Dwellingup 100) 4:49:39 [4] 100.57 km (20.8 kph) +1407m
shoes: Giant XTC Advanced SL 29er

Thunder and lightning about this morning but it was off in the distance and none of it made it down to Dwellingup so that was nice. Felt surprisingly not shit after my lacklustre week but still figured I wouldn't go full tilt. Started off with 'the bunch' for the first 6km on bitumen then hit the first bit of single track and that separated people, especially when some guy who couldn't ride a straight section of single track to save his life held up the rest of us.

Spent most of the ride passing people on hills and having them get away from me on single track - my MTB handling skills are about as good as they ever were - then settled into a rhythm on the second 'lap' where I finally decided that I was in a race so tried to catch people.

Hells Gate (for those who've done the 6 inch, it's that hellish downhill just after the secnd aid station that you can't run) had me walkingthe first time but I tried to ride it the second time, following the wheel of a guy in front, and promptly did my usual trick of riding into a ditch and having a nice stack in front of the guy filming it all. Oh well.

Good ride in the end, felt like I'd done some work despite not hammering. Think I pumped the tyres up too much though since the bike kept threatening to wash out on corners. Two mechanicals - one being that the seat post wouldn't stay up but with the amount of tape that I'd wrappedaround it, that mostly held it in place, and the second being that the saddlebag strap disassociated itself with my seat post so the last 50km I spent with the dumb thing banging against the post every time I went over a bump.

Bit depressing to get passed by the first two 40km riders at the 20km mark and a couple of others right afterwards but then when I rode the 40km way back when, I seem to recall going flat tack too whereas today I wasn't. I paid them back by passing five 40km riders near the end of my 100km. They were slow.

Friday Sep 6, 2013 #

7 AM

Road bike intervals (commute) 37:46 intensity: (8:00 @1) + (19:46 @2) + (10:00 @4) 16.02 km (25.5 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Needed to do something about the legs with the D100 on the weekend so rode over to KP and did a 1-2-3-4 effort. Legs felt crap as evidenced by the roadie who easily passed me on the way up the hill during one of the 'efforts' and I couldn't keep up. Should be awesome for tomorrow.
5 PM

Road bike (commute) 6:30 [3] 3.0 km (27.7 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Time approximate, distance approximate, route approximate. I don't know, I went faster in the hope that my legs would wake up. Then I had cake.

Thursday Sep 5, 2013 #

7 AM

Road bike (commute) 1:00:57 [2] 27.01 km (26.6 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Home to work via Blotboi's place to drop off some bike gear after he came around last night to pick it up but I couldn't hear him knocking or ringing over the smoke alarm that I'd just set off. Went via Albany Hwy for something different since I was out that way anyway.

Some construction works happening under the Narrows so the path was closed and the dude said something to me like "[indecipherable] end go 'round the cownes" so as I rode off along the grass I heard from behind "Orrrf the booooiiiiiiiike!".
5 PM

Road bike (commute) 9:35 [2] 3.97 km (24.9 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Ride over to Perry Lakes.

Running 25:10 [2] 4.05 km (6:13 / km)
shoes: Fletch's Tevas

Map memory exercise. Given my complete lack of running lately, the D100 on the weekend and the fact I was wearing the crap Tevas, I took it very easy. Managed two legs at a time and scored 19/20 after I circled the wrong boulder for #7, which was right near the correct boulder but on the other side of the track.

Road bike (commute) 16:37 [1] 5.44 km (19.6 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Back to Tash's place via a boardwalk that we found on the SE side of Herdsman Lake but it was closed partway along due to vandalism.

Wednesday Sep 4, 2013 #

7 AM

Road bike (commute) 1:03:30 [2] 25.43 km (24.0 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Ride from Tash's place to work via the dentist in East Vic Park. Went there via Perth to see the new layout of the sunken train line but seems they haven't finished it yet. The cycle path was closed past Windan Bridge but I wasn't going that way anyway. Back via Riverside Drive. I think the whole trip was into a headwind. Hopefully the legs will be up to the task on Saturday because they weren't that great today.
6 PM

Road bike (commute) 1:05:38 [2] 29.3 km (26.8 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Home, legs seem to be working to some extent. Big ups to the bug that managed to hit me in the back of the throat, right before I coughed it up again. Not surprised to see some motorist parked on the bricks right in front of the shopping centre entrance to avoid a 20m walk rather than parking in one of the hundreds of bays available. Some people!

Tuesday Sep 3, 2013 #

8 AM

Road bike (commute) 1:11:00 [2] 29.2 km (24.7 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

Back to reality, bit of a shock after going down to breakfast with the same dozen people for the past two weeks to only have breakfast with Tash today! The Garmin seemed to erase today's session, which it seems to do after recording something outside of Perth, so all a guess.

Head wind all the way but no rain. Legs didn't really feel anything. Perhaps they want a break. They can have a break until Saturday.
5 PM

Road bike (commute) 10:00 [1] 3.0 km (18.0 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

To TT's house via the shop to pick up a replacement for the flattery in the watch.

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