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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Jun 4, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling5 3:44:13 68.21(18.3/h) 109.77(29.4/h) 819
  Running3 1:37:33 10.89(8:57) 17.52(5:34) 465
  Orienteering1 41:49 4.07(10:16) 6.55(6:23) 86
  Total9 6:03:35 83.17(4:22) 133.85(2:43) 1370

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Sunday Jun 4, 2017 #

12 PM

Cycling 2:05:18 [3] 37.97 mi (18.2 mph) +770m

Camano Island loop. Ideal conditions and quiet, nicely paved roads. Island riding is always good riding. I only had to brake twice the entire time - once at a stoplight, once when some guy in a RV was going too slow down a steep hill ahead of me. The only slightly dicey part was in the busier northern part of the island; I was cruising along with 4-5 miles to go and all of a sudden the world exploded like KUNKUNKUNKUNKUNK - hitting a rumble strip at 20mph isn't a lot of fun. After that I had to tightrope it a bit and also nearly ran over a dead raccoon.

I took one 10min break, though I also had to stop about two miles in to figure out why my watch was being weird and not recording any distance or speed data. Felt good for the most part but started to run low on energy near the end because I forgot to actually put the snacks I brought into my pockets. My bike performed like a champion, even taking the rumble strip experience in stride.

In other news, I'm very sad because one of my/my parents' cats has disappeared and at this point isn't expected to come back. RIP Rocky :'(

Saturday Jun 3, 2017 #

9 AM

Running 42:04 [3] 5.72 mi (7:21 / mi) +89m 7:01 / mi

Friday Jun 2, 2017 #

Note
(rest day)

Unplanned rest days = :(

On the bright side, evened up my Mariners record at 2-2 on the season with a big 12-4 win over the Rays. Even better, after the game they had a fireworks show which was advertised as "The Sound of Seattle," so obviously they were going to sample a selection of local music which would provide a data point for my Mount Rushmore hypothesis. Assuming a 10-15min show, a generally chronological order, and only the most popular of the popular, here's what my predictions were:

Hendrix, "Purple Haze"
Alice in Chains, "Rooster"
Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun"
Pearl Jam, "Even Flow"
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Macklemore, "My Oh My"

And the actual playlist:

The Ventures, "Walk Don't Run"
Hendrix, "Fire"
Heart, "Barracuda"
Alice in Chains, "Would?"
Pearl Jam, "Black"
Soundgarden, "Spoonman"
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

They threw a couple curveballs in there, but still got five of the bands right, one song spot-on (albeit the biggest gimme possible). I figured they'd finale with "My Oh My" since it's literally a song about the Mariners, but they didn't stray from the grunge theme.

Thursday Jun 1, 2017 #

7 AM

Cycling 29:42 [3] 9.02 mi (18.2 mph) +20m

Inauguration of the medium commute. To the best of my knowledge there's no legitimate reason why my car shouldn't continue to remain where I put it.
4 PM

Cycling 28:50 [3] 9.08 mi (18.9 mph) +10m

Wednesday May 31, 2017 #

7 AM

Cycling 20:21 [3] 6.08 mi (17.9 mph) +9m

I don't widely advertise it, but I'm something of a closet sci-fi aficionado/nerd. My current long-term project is reading all of the Hugo Award for Best Novel winners, of which there are 70 (including Retros). I'm working on my 19th at the moment. Some faves so far include The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (now an Amazon show), A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter Miller Jr, and The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon.
5 PM

Cycling 20:02 [3] 6.06 mi (18.1 mph) +10m

Tuesday May 30, 2017 #

Note
(rest day)

Monday May 29, 2017 #

12 PM

Orienteering 41:49 [3] *** 6.55 km (6:23 / km) +86m 5:59 / km

SECRET orienteering :O
3 PM

Running 35:34 [3] 2.68 mi (13:16 / mi) +349m 9:27 / mi

What goes up Amabilis Mountain
4 PM

Running 19:55 [3] 2.49 mi (8:00 / mi) +27m 7:44 / mi

Must come down Amabilis Mountain. Turns out there's nothing at the top except snow and pine trees.

This was my sorry excuse for a Jornet tribute in which I drive most of the way up the mountain and run the last 2.5 miles. I hit the snow level after about a mile which slowed me down a lot but also alleviated the 85+ heat. Fun fact: according to Google the most famous Killian is not Jornet but rather current Gonzaga basketball player Killian Tillie.

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