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Training Log Archive: tRicky

In the 1 days ending Feb 26, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road bike2 49:26 12.46(15.1/h) 20.06(24.3/h) 84
  Core stability1 32:00
  Stairs1 8:23
  Total3 1:29:49 12.46 20.06 84

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Friday Feb 26, 2016 #

8 AM

Road bike (commute) 17:23 [1] 6.4 km (22.1 kph)
shoes: Giant TCR

TT's to work. Some real douchbaggery in the city today, when approaching the Wellington St lights from the Arena a cyclist in front of me went straight through on the arrow. As I mowed him down after the light changed, at the time he was riding the dashed line between the two lanes and I noticed the dickwad was on the phone. Went to go past on his left because I didn't really want to be riding in the right hand lane, only to have him almost swerve into me.

At the next lights a car turning left from Murray onto Milligan stopped to let a pedestrian go across (as you're meant to do) and a car behind it almost ran into the back of it, squealing the tyres in the process but as if that wasn't bad enough, it waited a few seconds then honked its horn at the leading car, the nerve! Was he meant to run down the pedestrian?

Meanwhile Mr Important Business Call was wandering his way through another red light so I had to go past him again as he almost edged me out into traffic. Felt like going up and slapping him for being a knob, riding in traffic whilst on the phone. Some people value their social lives more than their physical ones.

Got three emails this morning telling me that some guy I don't even know beat three of my "records" on May Dve. Time to close down this Strava nonsense.

[edit] Couldn't figure out how to close Strava account so just turned off all the email notifications instead.
1 PM

Core stability (gym) 32:00 [2]
shoes: Fletch's Tevas

Gym session at what I will laughingly call lunchtime. Lunchtime usually means a break between the morning and afternoon shift but there is no afternoon shift today, just the going home shift.

Usual session minus the push ups because I did them last night - 20! - so not willing to do them on consecutive days. Also had a go on the rower that has been sitting there idly whilst I've been ignoring it. It's the same one we had at Paladin. I put in a 2km effort with a rather dismal time of 7:56.5. Still I have to set a target that I can easily beat.
2 PM

Stairs 8:23 intensity: (2:32 @1) + (1:08 @2) + (2:29 @3) + (1:56 @4) + (18 @5)
ahr:141 max:176 shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3D blue/green

Yep that's right, stairs are still on the agenda. I've signed up once more for the Central Park stair climb (Step Up for MS) to see if I can't better my standing. So close last weekend and I think I can take prime spot with a bit more specific training, particularly on doing two steps instead of one.

So for the first session I started at the 10th floor and did three reps to the bottom and back up. First rep I took at a not ballistic pace but every second half flight (between the landing and the next floor) I did doubles. Second flight up I just did singles but fast, third I repeated the first but faster. Interesting results and if I can keep up the doubles for 50+ flights, I could potentially go close to six minutes. Have to make use of the stairs whilst I still have them or else just use the building anyway. I doubt anyone's going to stop me.


Recorded the ascents only as the downs don't matter.

Road bike (commute) 32:03 intensity: (18:38 @1) + (13:14 @2) + (11 @3) 13.66 km (25.6 kph) +84m
ahr:120 max:143 shoes: Giant TCR

Ride to TT's so that I could go to the rogaining AGM tonight even though I'd decided that by leaving work early, I couldn't be bothered hanging around for it but I eventually did go. Left the Garmin on from the stair session just in case I picked up some pointless KOMs on Strava at my intensity 1 pace.

Felt pretty unhappy with the (lack of) riding I'd done today so added a bonus lap of Lake Herdsman Lake to bump up the kilometres and because it wasn't as hot as I originally thought.

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