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Training Log: Nadim

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:15:30 4.29(45:34) 6.9(28:19) 82
  Bicycling4 1:36:41 27.02(3:35) 43.48(2:13) 164
  Total5 4:52:11 31.31(9:20) 50.39(5:48) 246
averages - sleep:6.4 weight:195.4lbs
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Monday Feb 24 #

8 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 40:45 [3] 12.2 mi (3:20 / mi) +23m 3:19 / mi
slept:5.0 weight:195.5lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD. to 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. This was my first ride all of the way into work this year. It looks like I may not have ridden all of the way since early October. That's mostly because I'd been concentrating on running. While my calf is injured, it's good for me to be able to get back to cycling and to take advantage of the predicted 60 F day today. I paced myself. It was about 40 F starting out and there was not much wind. I slowed after Georgetown. Overall, I think this is a pretty good ride for me for this time of the year. My tailbone was hurting a little the last +1 mile. Despite being dressed pretty well with removable leggings below the shorts, and a light jacket, my hands were uncomfortable from slipping toward the front in my thick gloves. I passed several riders. and only got passed slowly by an electric bicycle.
5 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 44:19 [3] 12.0 mi (3:42 / mi) +117m 3:35 / mi
(injured)

From 13th & C St. SW, Washington, D.C. to Northfield Rd., Bethesda, MD. It was cloudy and so even starting out, the light was not so good. It was 55 F and I rode in a long sleeve t-shirt and shorts. Most of the way I seemed to have a slight tailwind, but not enough that I didn't still have to break the air in front of me. I got a pretty good start getting to and out of Georgetown since traffic was light. I used the waterfront in Georgetown which was almost empty. As I was about to join Water St., I let a guy with the right of way go past, and I got behind him. He was going close to my speed so I was comfortable hanging back. This being the first ride home in a long while on a bicycle, I felt like I was pushing too hard so I eased back enough for a separation. After getting 50-100m ahead the other guy slowed to about my pace. I spent a few miles catching back up while going up the long grade and passing others. Finally, by Dalecarlia, I was on his tail again. He pulled off before MacArthur Blvd. so I kept going alone. I didn't push quite as hard afterward as it went dark. I thought that this was a pretty good outing for me and my legs were probably relatively rested going into this ride.

Sunday Feb 23 #

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slept:8.0 weight:194lbs (injured)

No working out for this day. I woke up kind of late and didn't have long before going to a family gathering at my cousin's house--an aunt and another cousin from Great Britain were visiting and that brought several other cousins in too.

Saturday Feb 22 #

2 PM

Orienteering (Field Checking) 3:15:30 [1] 4.29 mi (45:34 / mi) +82m 43:01 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:195.5lbs (injured)

Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park. I finally finished covering the mapable terrain in the park (with the possible exception of some particularly green blocks). The last bits of the NW corner were difficult with subtle watercourses, a dense scattering of boulders and less distinct green vegetation. In the process, I found a good amount of new features, even in some places that I'd already mapped. Going to the NW corner, I did a second pass at areas already mapped. I added smaller areas of green and adjusted a lot of boulders. The later took a lot of time. As the sun set, it was getting cold fast. Temperatures most of the time were in the 40s F.

I missed the Winter Trails run with Peggy and MCRRC earlier this morning. My left calf is still not much better. I think the walking while field checking was good for it, but the last 30m before reaching the car, I felt a small twang again.

Friday Feb 21 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:43 [3] 1.41 mi (4:03 / mi) +12m 3:57 / mi
slept:5.5 weight:196.5lbs (injured)

From Northfield Rd., to the Bethesda Metro Station. On my way in, I was riding fast to make the traffic light across Arlington Rd. I made it but the construction on the other side has made variations in the road sometimes on a daily basis, as they adjust barriers, dig, cut and pave. I came up fast on a pothole that I couldn't avoid. Usually, when I have cleats on I'd hop such a hole, springing up and pulling up with my feet. I did that but had my work clothing on--dress shoes. I didn't have time to make adjustments and I just reacted going up. I made it over and rode on but I had came down on my seat hard when both of my feet slipped off my pedals on the landing. I think it jarred my back doing that. I didn't feel much right afterward but walked more slowly into the metro station. During the day I my back hurt and sometimes when walking around I felt sharper pangs through the back of my left knee (like hyper-extension) and in my ankle. That all seems like an uptick in my ongoing back problems which are probably the cause of my current calf injury too.
8 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:54 [3] 1.41 mi (4:11 / mi) +12m 4:05 / mi
(injured)

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd.

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