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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Aug 23, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Bike - Slipstream2 2:27:00 34.86(4:13) 56.1(2:37) 56044.1
  Run - Trail2 47:04 6.33(7:26) 10.18(4:37) 7038.7
  Other1 30:006.0
  Total4 3:44:04 41.19 66.28 63088.8
averages - sleep:5.9 rhr:43 weight:172lbs

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Sunday Aug 23, 2009 #

Bike - Slipstream (Rockville spur/v falls) 1:23:00 [3] 32.0 km (2:36 / km) +260m 2:30 / km
rhr:43 slept:8.0 weight:171lbs shoes: Slipstream

slr>fox hill> Rockville spur> valley falls> reservoir rd> slr

dodging rain storms, wet roads, ultra humid

Saturday Aug 22, 2009 #

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rhr:43 slept:6.0 weight:173lbs

Friday Aug 21, 2009 #

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rhr:40 slept:5.0 weight:172lbs

Been dealing with 4am alarm calls all week, so this AM I finally had the opportunity to 'sleep in' until after 5 so what happens? I wake up at 4am anyway... Spent a bit too much time watching twitter feeds from the relays in Hungary since the official 'live results' were rather pathetic. Would have been cool to have the video working, but I didn't pay up and from the sounds of it many who had paid weren't getting anything useful either. Though Boris seems to have had a good feed...

Sound like Rosstopher had a great run, not sure how Eric and Eddie fared... (haven't checked the rest of AP yet)

Thursday Aug 20, 2009 #

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rhr:45 slept:4.5 weight:172lbs

Was going to go for a bike ride, but stuff kept coming up and eventually it was dark - and still hot and muggy

Wednesday Aug 19, 2009 #

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Just reading one of the cycling blogs I check from time to time and came across this video - truly insane.. The interesting stuff starts a couple minutes in....

Run - Trail race (Forest Park 5K) 22:29 [5] 5.0 km (4:30 / km) +50m 4:17 / km
shoes: NB 790 {orange}

Another hot night, probably still around 90 at race time. Felt about the same as last time, but when it came time to rocket down the hill and up the final hill to the finish, I just didn't have anything extra to use. Finished 9th - but probably about twice the crowd as last time. Chatted with Charlie before and after the race.

Tuesday Aug 18, 2009 #

Other (Enduro Test Drive) 30:00 [2]

Test riding a RANS high racer up at Basically Bicycles. Very nice bike, hadn't ridden a high racer before but felt like a much higher cruising speed than the slipstream and although some reviews noted steering instability at slow speeds when climbing, I didn't find it to be so at all. Perhaps if I was climbing insanely slowly there would be some wobble, but at that speed I'd make better time just getting off and walking. That said, it climbed a pretty decent little grade in the middle ring just fine - but it is equipped with a mountain crank so the middle ring was like 32 teeth or something. This bike is a lot lighter and stiffer than mine as well which also helps a lot with climbing. Got a couple other bikes I'd like to test ride, but I think I'm convinced its time to sell the Slipstream and move up to a little more performance oriented bike.

Bike - Slipstream (Gehring / Mile Hill) 1:04:00 [3] 24.1 km (2:39 / km) +300m 2:30 / km
shoes: Slipstream

early evening ride - bought a Schwalbe Marathon Racer and installed it on the bike, then took it out for a spin. Probably around 80 when I left. First couple of hills really sucked, but then I loosened up and the ride went well even cruising at a decent pace up some longer, gentler inclines. But still slow on the steeps. The Enduro would definitely be faster on the climbs and certainly roll better on long flat stretches.

I guess I just need to post some ads and find a buyer for the Slipstream so I can upgrade to a new steed...

Monday Aug 17, 2009 #

Run - Trail race (Wickham Park XC) 16:35 [5] 4.18 km (3:58 / km) +20m 3:52 / km
rhr:45 shoes: NB 790 {orange}

Hot... Damn Hot....

But the families up in NH on vacation, so lacking any other excuses, I headed over to Wickham for the final of the summer XC series. Drained 2 20oz bottles with Nuun electrolytes before the start and started toward the back of the pack - far enough back that I couldn't hear the guy talking before the gun went off. Stayed on the grass along the road sections where possible and tried to run as evenly paced as possible - no real landmarks so pretty much ignored the watch. Crossed the line in 57th place surprised to see my time of 1635 - I certainly didn't feel faster than the other night in Bolton, but who knows...

EDIT: Results show me 58th of 163, my time of 16:35 correct - sweet.... (8th M40-49, Brett Stoeffler 12th overall in 13:50, fastest M40 - way beyond my league though)

Forecast to be damn hot again tomorrow - not sure what I'll do - but probably go to Forest Park on Wednesday...

Run - Trail warm up/down (Wickham) 8:00 [2] 1.0 km (8:00 / km)
shoes: NB 790 {orange}

jogged up to register, then back to car because I forgot to change my glasses then back to start.

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