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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Oct 17, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Paddling1 55:00 1.68(32:47) 2.7(20:22)
  Cycling1 34:37 9.95(3:29) 16.02(2:10) 3
  Total2 1:29:37 11.63(7:42) 18.72(4:47) 3

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Saturday Oct 15, 2016 #

7 PM

Paddling 55:00 [1] 2.7 km (20:22 / km)

Harvest Moon Paddle, organized by Tracy Burge.

My first time on a kayak or canoe in *a long time*.

Small kayak (borrowed). Expensive carbon fiber kayak paddle (borrowed).

We got on the water just after sunset, and paddled west into the sunset. After it got a bit darker, we turned around and paddled east toward the **amazing, beautiful** orange harvest moon.

I saw a lily pad! I took my Gloworm X2 light (1500 lumens), but I only turned it on a few times. Dang, that is a bright light.

I really love events like this that rely on unusual events like harvest moons. I love the prescient, proactive sense of "Who thought of doing this? ...Because it's amazing."

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016 #

6 PM

Cycling race 34:37 intensity: (10 @2) + (16 @3) + (12:04 @4) + (22:07 @5) 16.02 km (2:10 / km) +3m 2:10 / km
ahr:165 max:185 shoes: Giro Road (white)

Blue Streak Time Trial. 10 miles, dead flat.

Last one of 2016.

First road miles on the Kona Jake the Snake CX bike. Also the first time on 58mm (?) carbon fiber wheels (I got used).

I only had one chainring, and the rear cog was like 11 to 25 or 11 to 28. I used only 7, 8, 9, and 10th gears. Mostly 8 and 9.

Start was north, with a tail wind. Turn to the west and some headwind. South is shrouded by trees to the west, so the wind is minimized. Just past 5 miles, you do a U-turn.

I was expecting a tail wind going east, but I was stuck in 9th---I couldn't push 10th like I could out of the start.

I was saving a little for the upwind push south toward the finish (and start). I did the turn south, kinda felt a headwind, but then maybe less---I wasn't sure. Briefly in 8th, but right back to 10th.

My watch was in metric mode, so at 3km I was hanging on pretty well. 2km, still in 9th, HR seemed pretty high, but the legs were good.

1km, started increasing cadence. Legs were loading up, but not bad. Got into 10th and had a pretty nice speed through the finish. This shows HR was over 180 at the end. That's pretty high for me. I think the cool weather lets me push my HR higher.

I was an early starter, but I didn't get passed by as many people as normal. There were four or five people on Fatbikes. It still is making me laugh as I type this.

The deep-dish carbon wheels definitely feel faster. They are almost certainly quieter with respect to wind noise.

Definitely need a double chainring if I need to do big hills. If I want to keep it a 1x for this time trial, I'll need 2-4 more teeth on the front.

Biggest note-to-self: Prepare earlier. I was a bit rushed. To paraphrase Ray Jardine, "I needed stuff that I didn't pack, so I didn't need it."

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