Week of February 5th – February 12th “Training” Log

This week I did nothing that really fits into a report. Basically, I
took the week off – I felt achy and tired and I’ve been killing it. Time
for a break. I’m extremely excited at how well the first “month” of
“training” went – I feel in good form and happy that there’s 5 months
more to go to get into better form.

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Red Rocks in the Snow!

Sunday: Rode to Red Rocks and back. Looked like this:

Red Rocks Feb 6th, 2011

It has snowed the last couple of days, so my route consisted of bike paths that were:

* well shoveled,
* barely shoveled
* not shoveled *at all*, where forward motion was very slow

or,
roads that were somewhat sketch and filled with snow, dirt and slush.

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“Training” Thoughts

I’ve been “training” for the Tour Divide Race for about a month now. I
wasn’t really slouching in my physical condition, but the year started
out slow with my knee injury, ending in very successful physical therapy
and a wonderful summer spent in Colorado riding bikes and discovering
the fun of doing all the walk up hikes up 14ers.

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Training

Wednesday: 2 hours on rollers.

I managed to crack the frame on my Surly Steamroller again. Same place as before, when John was kind enough to weld it back together. The weld held for years of me
abusing the frame. I have no money for a
comparable frame, especially since I want to buy an MTB to end all
MTB’s, so we’ll just have to see what happens and troll CL.

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Training Log 1/31/11

Friday: I think I did 2 hours on the trainer. I don’t think I even made it outside. At all. That day.

Saturday: Rest! Because:

Sunday:
Snowshoed from sun up to sun down – 9 1/2 hours in total.

We started at
Echo Lake on the Mt.

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Training Log 1/27/11

Wed: Rest. Yeah, rest!

Thur:
Gym, weigh in @ 183lbs.

Ran to the gym a full minute faster (20 min) than last time.

Rowing for 5,000 meters – around 20…3? minutes?
5 sets of 20 seconds of pushups, then 30 seconds jump rope, no rest between sets.



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Training Log 1/25/11

1/24/11: Rest

1/25/11
: I thought it’d be fun to see how fast I could
go from REI, around Cherry Creek and back, time trial mode. My road bike
is out of commission with a broken shifter and my touring bike is too
slow to really make this any fun, so I just used my brakeless fixed
gear.

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Training Log 1/23/11

Did a nice 100+ mile bike ride, down the cherry creek bike path, West on
E-470 trail to Deer Creek Canyon, up High Grade Road and to HW 73
through Evergreen and then took the turn to Morrison and back home via
Jewel until it hits up the Platte River bike path and then home.

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12/20/11 – 1/11/11 “Training Log”

12/20/10

Weigh in @ 183 lbs

Bike Ride @ moderate pace around Cherry Creek Res and back ~ 35 miles? (I forgot to check the computer)

Should have been less moderate, but turned more moderate as it was slightly windy and I just *had* to catch up to some actual Cat 3-ish bike racers, who seemed to be on a recovery ride from this weekend’s cyclocross stuff.

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