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moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 8, 2014 - 06:56pm PT
Susan, did you get my email about the Woodfest?

Andrzej
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Apr 8, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
I skied the lifts at Arapahoe Basin (aerobic nay) with 6" powder and the fewest people I have ever seen a a "major" ski area. Loveland Pass was closed (?) so maybe that's why. Then for aerobics I skated a puny 10 km at Frisco which felt like 20. I waxed best I could, CH8 + HF8 but I guess I needed deep, deep rilliing, eh?

Or kiss off the DH and get out on the tracks earlier.

Summary: It's been a fantasically great year here in Colorado for skiing but, although there will undoubtedly be many more powder days, I think it may be time to start thinking "bicycle" don't you think? At least for aerobic.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz CA
Apr 15, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Best of Santa Cruz biking: Deep into the redwoods (UCSC onto Bonny Doon); down the coast, the board walk and the Yacht Harbor for beer and pizza.
2300 feet of climbing in the first 19 miles; 2900 total; 40 miles total; 1 beer and 2 slices of pizza. Tonight: 2 syllables: YO-GA.

Today's AWESOME ride.
Today's AWESOME ride.
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan

Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Apr 15, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Finally the ski vacation is here. We started with three bluebird days at Whistler. What a tragedy - old snow, but blue skies. Running every other day in hopes of maintaining some fitness while nursing that stubborn achilles tenderness. The scheme is working. I'm skiing hard and the schilles has been nearly silent.

The next couple of days will be overcast. So we may take a day off from skiing and indulge in a rest day off the slopes. I'll use that day to run around the valley.

The signs of spring are strong. Does anyone else have trouble letting go of the snow play while diving into the summer fun? Two many toys need to go out and play, and not enough days to play.

mhay

climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 15, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
23 mile Papoose Flat loop in the northern Inyo Mtns on Saturday. Sierra in the distance.

Photo by: TJV
Photo by: TJV
Credit: mhay
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Apr 15, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
I can't get off the snow. With the fitness coming from a full season of XC skiing and blessed with a good snow touch, I tend to morph into touring and skiing for summits.

The meld into summer is helped when the pollen fouls the snow or the snowpack rots. Then I find my way onto the rock and play catch-up with tolerant friends.

Be smart with the achilles!

Check out Brandywine Falls.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz CA
Apr 27, 2014 - 12:36am PT
Wildflowers' Century down in Atascadero. Beautiful ride....but WINDY.
Another Century coming up this month! Really enjoying my biking this year.

Yippee!  It's over!
Yippee! It's over!
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Apr 27, 2014 - 02:04am PT
Good work on the century! Food's pretty fun after that, eh?
coolrockclimberguy69

climber
Apr 27, 2014 - 10:05am PT
Did my pack test in 30:22! It's a three mile jog with a 45 lb weight belt to be completed in 45 minutes or less. Not a super fast time but if I'd have known that I was so close to coming in under 30 minutes I would've picked up the pace a bit.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Apr 27, 2014 - 10:28am PT
Four mile road race in Central Park this morning. Just over 38 minutes. Not great but considering the crowding, I'll take it.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz CA
Apr 27, 2014 - 11:50am PT
Good work on the century! Food's pretty fun after that, eh?
Thanks! The food is pretty good, before, during and after. One of the best spreads at every rest stop and lunch of all the rides I do. Plus their jerseys are always the best!
Susan
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
May 12, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
First big test last week. Actually rode the new bike. I am not loving breaking in my butt....then again, 30 miles for the first ride maight not have been the wisest choice.

Hit the trails for an 18 mile run in the mud. Many thanks to husband who met me at the halfway point with dry socks and a sandwich. I am serious about the late summer 50K.

Then climbed St. Helens on Mother's day. Back to back days - and the only price paid was time. I was slower on the climb. I expected that and was delighted to finish and able to walk normally today. Treated to parapentes display on the descent. That got people buzzing.

Monday is a day off, then modest aerobic training this week. Big double next weekend. Hope this training concept stolen from an ultra website workks.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 12, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Swapped out the cyclocross tires for racing slicks Friday and did the SGRT from my house Saturday. 92 mi 16.5 mph average.

Bettered my Good Friday speed by a full 1 mph, even dealing with a bunch of traffic congestion from the Tour d' Long Beach at the half way mark.

It wasn't the tires, it was the training, and I finally got the dilution down correct on the fluid replenishment.

Sunday I shelled out the entry fee for my first road race late next month. (Bigring Century in OC)

John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
May 12, 2014 - 09:42pm PT
It wasn't the tires, it was the training

Maybe, but lighter tyres and wheels give me an additional 1 - 2 mph which really adds up on a long day. I led the Midnight Run around Central Park this year on my Cyclocross bike blowing the whistle. Had the heavy City flatproof 32mms on. omg. Next time, I change out the wheels and tyres.

PRd Saturdays Half Marathon. Stoked on that, a 13 day streak of 5 - 7 milers each day paid off big time.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 12, 2014 - 10:48pm PT
I had some really light 35mm cyclocross race tires on it that had about all the tread worn off as well.

The big difference seems to be not getting knocked around as bad in crosswind gusts, and they do accelerate a bit faster.

Rolling resistance is about the same.

It was the 22mi after work "long way home" workout a couple of times a week and a once a week 40 mi ride with an altitude profile that looks like its giving me the middle finger that made the big difference.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
May 13, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Ran 1.3 miles, scrambled up a couple hundred vertical feet of steep dirt, played around on some limestone outcroppings, ran 1.25 miles back (gave out on the last 0.05 miles and walked it). I feel like hell, but pretty good considering it's my first time running in literally 5 years. And I have to get my CV system in shape so I don't croak backpacking out to Temple Crag in 4 weeks. Thank goodness I have my energetic cousin to play the rabbit to my tired old hound.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 13, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
3 sets each 10 reps
---barbell curls
---concentration curls
---barbell wrist curls
--- barbell reverse curls

2 mile run ( 8 laps 1/4 mile oval)
4x 50 yd uphill sprints
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
May 16, 2014 - 12:08am PT
Ran 2.4 miles in 21 minutes, without stopping. Improvement already! Guess I gotta run further next time.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 16, 2014 - 02:07pm PT
Here's a little formula from 1979 from a guy named George Myers who studied winning marathon times.

Based on his research he proposed the following allocation of time to the various segments. Sure hope they add up to 100.

0-5 - 18,75%
6-10 - 18.15
11-15 - 18.55%
16-20 - 19.25%
21-25 - 20.35%
26-Fin- 4.85%

I can't find my numbers, but in my best, which was 3:25, my percentages came out pretty close to George's recommendatons.

Anyone else have numbers? I'm going to look for multi-record holder Ed Whitlocks's numbers (2:54:48 at age 73) and check him out.


John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
May 16, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
I ran my fastest Half marathon ever Saturday, but paying for it in training volume this week. Barely broke 20 miles.
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