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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending May 29, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking4 8:14:00 99.09(4:59) 159.47(3:06) 663
  Walking1 1:01:24 3.99(15:23) 6.42(9:34) 148
  Swimming2 1:00:00
  Total7 10:15:24 103.08 165.89 810
averages - weight:182.6lbs

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Sunday May 29, 2016 #

6 AM

Biking 2:54:00 [1] 35.5 mi (4:54 / mi) +390m 4:44 / mi

I didn't intend to do two long rides back to back, but I suggested to Roger that it could be raining on his strawberry picking plans tomorrow. So, we switched outing to today, and I rode from home to Leesburg, and Roger picked me up.

Left right at 6 AM, and it was a very pleasant ride, almost alone the first hour. Was worried if I could make it without suffering horribly, but I think the three advil knocked down any stiffness from yesterday, and a banana at 45 minutes, and shot blocks at two other intervals helped.

Saw a beautiful female woodpecker to start, then two bunnies, a fox, deer, and, yes, turtles, right near the end.

A little one...which I moved off of the trail.

And a bigger one, which I left to fend for itself.

After meeting Roger, we took White's Ferry to Maryland, and we timed it perfectly and were the only car to cross.

Getting ready to pick strawberries.

Taking the tractor to the field.

Slim pickings, but I got my ticket punched for going along.

A fine outing.
3 PM


One of the robins left the nest today, but I missed seeing it go. I will have to review the tape later. One is left now...

The magnolia tree is in bloom.

The only damper on the day is that the AC compressor is not coming on. Hopefully, it will be repaired tomorrow between 9 and noon. I guess the basement will be our friend until then.

Saturday May 28, 2016 #

6 AM

Biking 2:39:00 [1] 31.52 mi (5:03 / mi) +167m 4:58 / mi

Early start to avoid the heat, and the burning sun. Yes, I know, sunscreen, but I am sensitive to something it it, and I end up wheezing after I put it on...

A beautiful morning, with lots of training groups and cyclist out on the trails. Home to Memorial Bridge, then down towards Mount Vernon, past Belle Haven, turning around at the stone bridge. Back home from there.

No turtles on the log today, but there was a squirrel which played chicken with me. We both won. Not so the quite flatten chipmunk drying in the road.

Otherwise, there were lots of planes and cranes.

Friday May 27, 2016 #

Swimming 30:00 [1]

Decent swim effort, and, so far at least, it has been a non-skittles day. My teeth and guns and the sides of my mouth thank me for that. A good day, so far at least.

Thursday May 26, 2016 #


Sunburned shoulders from yesterday - quite painful. Need to be smarter.
Need to dump my ill fitting bike shorts too, and stick to the new ones.
7 PM

Walking (Hill loop) 1:01:24 [1] 3.99 mi (15:23 / mi) +148m 13:48 / mi
weight:184lbs shoes: Hoka Pokey

No time until after dinner, and I wasn't going to try any running on a full stomach, in the 80+ heat, so I decided on walking the hilly route. Goal is to be going up or down a hill with as little flat connectors as possible. Good way to stay engaged and the time seemed to go by quickly. And, I only regretted the steak and potato a couple of times.

Sighted only a ground squirrel, and lots of people, including a Latino dance troupe practicing behind the elementary school.

Wednesday May 25, 2016 #

Biking 1:40:00 [1] 20.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

Loop out to east falls church and back. The turtles were basking in the sunshine, as was I. What a beautiful day for a ride.

Tuesday May 24, 2016 #

4 PM

Biking 1:01:00 [1] 12.07 mi (5:03 / mi) +106m 4:55 / mi

After work. Near 80 and sunny out with a nice breeze. Wind in face on the uphill to the house, but I made it without too much suffering. Getting stronger. A good day.

Monday May 23, 2016 #

Swimming 30:00 [1]

Trying to keep the exercise streak up without breaking myself, so swam today as a rest day of sorts...six months ago, I wouldn't have even thunk it.

Woke up with a stiff back this morning, which loosened up quickly enough, but otherwise no issues from yesterday's activities. Did have gooey eyes and a stuffed head. The swim seems to have taken care of that, for now.

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