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Training Log Archive: silkychrome

In the 7 days ending Jun 1, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Bike4 14:01:47 143.78(10.2/h) 231.39(16.5/h) 11535
  Run2 1:24:00 8.2(10:15) 13.2(6:22) 250
  Total6 15:25:47 151.98(6:05) 244.59(3:47) 11785

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Sunday Jun 1, 2014 #

(rest day)

easy week coming up. and i mean it.

Saturday May 31, 2014 #

6 AM

Bike 9:56:47 [3] 95.48 mi (9.6 mph) +10635ft
shoes: Niner Air9

Mohican 100!

20mi of singletrack to start. got in a line and just worked it, feet down here and there for my and others' mistakes on the slightly greasy stuff but basically just rode. once we hit the gravel i spotted my rival/friend from Cohutta (Simona aka pink Hammer girl) so rode hard to catch her and did that just before Aid Station #2.

pushed the pace again out of AS#2 (mi 34) to get a gap on Simona (and green girl) but started barely cramping (!!) so decided to let them both go while I did some triage - drank a bunch and e-caps. got back on it and legs held so rode hard again. i think i caught back up? and led just barely into AS#3.

I did not have a drop bag at AS#3 (mi 46) and did not remember to take enough race calories. i realized this about 5mi out when i was down to 200cal to make it 17 more miles...suboptimal. so i backed off the pace a little bit and worried. turns out a few miles later there was an unannounced aid station (Mohaven property) and i freaked out with gratitude - stuffed my face and bento w M&Ms, PBJ, and pretzels. could not have been more timely. but by now i was well off my 2 goals - sub-10hr and beat Simona. so even though i had enough food i struggled w mental motivation. worked the rails-to-trails section best i could, actually i was grateful for the boring terrain because it helped me refocus and i caught Simona again rolling into AS#4.

did a huge restock on calories in AS#4 (mi 72) and rolled out w Simona, both battered but we chatted for a while about identical sub-10hr goals and the realization that today probably wasn't the day. eventually she road away from me on a hill and i had no motivation to go w her. so hung back and pedaled and pouted. green girl was around us too, somewhere, riding w her BF as she had all day long. and then a rider comes flying past, it's Shrek Feet!! turns out she had a rough start but was back on it now. we chatted and i told her about the 2 other girls close ahead. go get it! as SF rode away, i got a second wind so clawed back onto her wheel and we both caught up to Simona and green girl.

this is rare for NUE stuff - 4 women together at any point, let alone at mile 80ish of a race. that got me super jazzed so i just threw down and started racing again. got a gap on everyone and led into AS#5 (mi 92). didn't stop, rolled into singletrack with a fire in my belly. tried to ride it dirt-crit style and actually felt pretty good. i could see Simona behind me but it seemed like enough gap to hold her off...30-60sec. led into the final downhill, then into the campground where there was traffic and no marshals. a car obscured a turn arrow and i blew straight past it. i felt almost immediately something was wrong, sat up, and a race spectator yelled at me about the mistake. turned around to see Simona making the correct turn. F!!!!! chased back super hard but only had about 1/2 mile to go from there so didn't make it. oh boo. 7th place.

...but, sub-10hrs!! okay sure, Mohican isn't a full 100 but it was tough so i don't care. more singletrack than previous years (i'm told) and some pretty slow stuff at that. i was super frustrated w the blown turn at first but now it's all good, Simona is a good competitor! and stoked to see SF out there, great ride w all of your preceding complications! Team Noah crew represented well and then we drove back overnight.

Friday May 30, 2014 #

5 PM

Bike 1:20:00 [3] 14.0 mi (10.5 mph)
shoes: Niner Air9

Mohican pre-ride w Dwayne Peat and Adam. final section of singletrack, then into town to check ride time to start, and up the first climb. stopped at Kim's Bikes for a plate of pasta. then dinner w Rafal and Toasted Head crew - so much food!

Thursday May 29, 2014 #

7 AM

Run 42:00 [3] 4.2 mi (10:00 / mi) +100ft 9:47 / mi
shoes: Brooks PureGrit M7.5

joggy. humidy.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 #

7 AM

Run 42:00 [3] 4.0 mi (10:30 / mi) +150ft 10:08 / mi
shoes: Hoka Mafate M7.5

EZ. humid. yay STL!
6 PM

Bike 1:25:00 [2] 18.0 mi (12.7 mph) +500ft
shoes: Peugeot SS

EZ over to Alpine for some supplies.

Tuesday May 27, 2014 #

6 PM

Bike 1:20:00 [2] 16.3 mi (12.2 mph) +400ft
shoes: Peugeot SS

EZ spin.

Monday May 26, 2014 #


really stoked on how our mini-camp turned out. we got up 0700 Saturday, slept 1hr on Sunday, and then went to bed 0100 Monday after borrowing the Sona van to drive home from ICCP (we had planned on riding back but we had reached point of diminishing returns). super teamwork to keep moving and look after each other. lots of stuff to work on too but the core is there. now we have a baseline for CT and i feel way more prepared on what to expect.

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