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Training Log Archive: runninghils

In the 7 days ending Apr 11, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Adventure Race1 14:40:00 65.0(13:32) 104.61(8:25)
  Mountain Bike2 2:32:32 24.3(9.6/h) 39.11(15.4/h) 693
  Yoga2 2:00:00
  Road Bike1 1:30:00 19.1(12.7/h) 30.74(20.5/h)
  Strength Training1 1:00:00
  Total5 21:42:32 108.4 174.45 693

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Saturday Apr 11, 2015 #

Adventure Race (Breakdown 15) 14:40:00 [3] 65.0 mi (13:32 / mi)

Mike and I got a last-minute opportunity to race as a 2-person. Since we weren't in the elite division anyway and I wasn't sure about my achilles, we went for the 15. Also saves a vacation day.
Weather was perfect and sunny. Due to the bike-intensive nature of te race, we left our trekking shoes in our bins and never changed shoes the whole race.
We led the charge up the hill toward cp1. However, once we got there it bunched up because cp1 was missing. After probably 30 minutes(way too long) we gave up. It's so hard to give up on the first point.
Rode into haysi and did the funniest little o-course where we covered maybe a half mile and saw every pizza place in haysi.
Left in 3rd on the bike but passed the other two teams on the way to the paddle. The paddle looked like it would be costly time-wise, but we decided to go for the whole thing. We saw a deer swimming across the lake in front of us. It was moving fast! I was impressed at deer swimming skills.
After clearing the paddle (other than CP7, which was also stolen) we were back to the bike and went up up up to the ridge. Lots of nice dirt roads for the first half of the ridge and a beautiful view from the top of the tower. Then the trail got nasty and the speed slowed considerably because much of the trail was un rideable. There was a cool waterfall. CP 21 was stolen from the ridge so we looked a short time and moved on. (Seriously, who was out cutting cable locks!?) Then I got a flat... Really should convert to tubeless. We finally got to the TA where we grabbed 2/3 trekking points picking up the easiest. Flew down to the decision point for getting leg x. I said let's go for it so we got one more easy one down there to make sure we had enough points to win. On ride back, I was limited on gears because my filthy chain kept sucking up. I found one that worked. Rode into the finish with 20 min to spare. Turns out we won by a fair margin 6 points, I think. Overall, a great time and great training on the hills/mountains

Wednesday Apr 8, 2015 #

Strength Training 1:00:00 [3]
ahr:110 max:167

W/U - Tabata Jump rope singles

Strength 5x3 Sumo Dead Lift

Workout: 4 rounds for time:
12 Front Squat (85 lb)
12 Toes to bar
Time: 7:09

Went a bit light on both the strength and workout due to first race on Saturday. No need to be sore for that. Maintenance is good for today.

Accessory: 5 ring dips EMOTM
purple band - seemed harder today than last week.

Avg hr a bit low - forgot to stop watch at the end.

Yoga (home) 1:00:00 [1]

Yoga/stretching in my living room. Once again, strong focus on the hips/hip flexors and the achilles area. Feel a difference afterward. My little living room yoga studio is just right!

Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 #

Yoga 1:00:00 [1]

Yoga in living room focusing on my tight areas. Toward the end, I could almost touch my heels to the ground in a downward dog!

Road Bike (Recovery trainer) 1:30:00 [2] 19.1 mi (12.7 mph)

Easy recovery ride in the evening. Not interested in the cold wind outside.

Monday Apr 6, 2015 #

Mountain Bike (City Forest) 1:16:25 [3] 9.6 mi (7.5 mph) +135ft
ahr:122 max:144

Wanted to get out early today to get in the long workout I missed for Saturday, but there were already 4 people out of the office and TONS of phone calls. SO, I stayed all day. Got a note this morning about last minute 2-person entry into the breakdown. Due to ankle issues recently, I'm testing it with the 15. Mike and I will be racing as a 2 on Saturday. Yay first race of the season!

City Forest was in amazingly dry condition for this time of year. I was shocked! Historically, it's been a muddy mess in April. Got to compare bike computer vs. Garmin today. Significant difference on tight twisty trails - 9.6 miles on the computer vs 8.0 on the watch! Wow!

Sunday Apr 5, 2015 #

Mountain Bike (Easy Roads) 1:16:07 [3] 14.7 mi (11.6 mph) +558ft
ahr:116 max:136

Easy road ride enjoying the day around my parents' place.

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