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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Jun 30, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:39:23 5.29(18:47) 8.51(11:40) 96
  Cycling1 1:13:22 10.9(6:44) 17.55(4:11) 339
  Total3 2:52:45 16.19(10:40) 26.06(6:38) 435

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Saturday Jun 30, 2012 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 59:08 [3] *** 5.17 km (11:27 / km) +59m 10:50 / km

Sprint at Fort St. Clair in Eaton, OH. I wrote this on Saturday:

Courses by Jon Rauschenbach. A really nice event with some minor weather-caused inconveniences: I had two closed roads on the drive to Eaton, then two minor closures *in* Eaton. Plus, the park was closed. The park said they wouldn't open the gates, but we were free to run the event from the exit area parking lot. This meant a 1km walk to the start, and back from the finish. So everyone was taking 2 dibbers and 2 maps and they planned to just do two courses then walk back to download. We decided to leave the clear and check at the parking area, but after 2 people forgot and had to walk the 1km back, we just decided to just carry the computer, the printer milk crate, and 3 batteries to the event center. I didn't mention we needed batteries because the power was out. I found out my cheap woods backpack can carry the monster two battery assembly without ripping, and we split up the load so it wasn't a terrible burden. Everything was out of the woods 3 1/2 hours ago and as I type this the severe thunderstorms are hitting the park. So---it was awesome.

Finished The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist, by Ivor van Heerden.

I've gotten several books about DIY Drones. If I can get my nephew interested, I'm gonna try to make one that takes low-level ortho photos of parks for orienteering.

Thursday Jun 28, 2012 #

5 PM

Orienteering race 40:15 [3] *** 3.35 km (12:02 / km) +37m 11:24 / km

Longish sprint at England-Idlewild, set by Stephanie Ross and Ben Hart. It was really hot, about 100F. The humidity was supposedly 31%, but it felt just plain hot. I ran a tiny bit, but walked hard most of the time.

Really fun course with some neat legs.

Afterwards, we ate at a place in Burlington and had an OCIN member's meeting.

Sunday Jun 24, 2012 #

6 PM

Cycling 4:16 intensity: (1:01 @2) + (1:53 @3) + (1:22 @4) 0.93 km (4:34 / km) +16m 4:12 / km
ahr:140 max:156

Cycling 1:09:06 intensity: (8:03 @2) + (21:54 @3) + (34:11 @4) + (4:58 @5) 16.61 km (4:10 / km) +323m 3:47 / km
ahr:148 max:169 shoes: Sidi ATB

Two separate sessions because I switched my Garmin 305 into biking mode after about 4 minutes, and it (1) split the timed session into a "run" and "bike" session, and (2) put a whole bunch of "multi-sport" fields in place of my selected screens. I guess I'm gonna have to spend some time changing them back.

I've been watching the Tour Divide since June 8th. I'm not 100% sure that is the correct name, but whatever. Anyway, if you haven't seen the documentary "Ride the Divide", you should. It's a bike ride slash race that starts in Banff, AB and goes to the border of Mexico, and it generally follows the Continental Divide. It has a ton of climb: 42 vertical miles in 2745 miles of the route. It seems to me that the real discriminator of time-on-the-course is the rider's ability to climb a lot every day. The winners average over 3miles vertical per day, and you have to average 1.4 miles per day (2.25km) to do it in 30 days (which also means you have to ride about 100 miles per day as well).

Anyway, all these riders have been riding ***the entire freaking day*** while I'm sitting on my butt at work and in the car and in front of my computer. So I got fed up, cleaned off my old old mountain bike (with slick tires), found a pair of bike shorts, found and filled up a water bottle, mounted my GPS (foam and the wrist band)...and thinking of nothing else I could do to waste time, I closed the garage door without ever throwing my leg over the bike. Which is sort of a hail mary pass, or maybe a "I've-been-totally-overthinking-this.-Just-grip-it-and-rip-it,-Matt.-This-means-you."

But, amazingly, nothing needed adjusted (except to lower the saddle a tiny bit), no screwdrivers, no brake tools, the pads didn't squeal, maybe could have used 5 psi more in the rear, and...I finally got started.

Had a blast. Did a micro Tour de Sharon Woods (click blue globe).

Tried to pick a route with several longish climbs (none too big), and now totally respect anyone who can do multiple-vertical-miles in a day, day after day (It's nothing I didn't know already, but now I'm actually feeling it). I did maybe 350m climb, less than 1/4 mile, and I'm not quite dead for the day, but I'll feel it tomorrow.

First ride of the year. w00t. And my butt hurts. Need to research saddles.

My old MTB on the stand

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