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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 4:25 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

march madness

so it turns out a tourney upset of the Yale Bulldogs over Baylor was a great distraction for a good long trainer ride.  I was of course cheering for Yale because a) I like to cheer for the underdog, b) they’d never won a tourney game and c) I actually picked them to win!  the game got so intense at times I’d be distracted and look down at my speed and I’d be slowing down into the mid 18s or sometimes high 17s and I’d have to crank it back up.  i focused and cranked hard on the commercial breaks to keep the avg up.  it was a fun way to get some good miles in.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/17/2016
  • Time: 16:25:00
  • Total Time: 00:55:15.00
  • Calories: 702
  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.55 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 1:30 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

another lunch run

got a little further today.  haven’t done anything over 3 in a quite a while.  it was super windy, 25+ mph.  headwinds for first 2 miles; so I was counting on tailwinds coming back, but it kept flipping around and I’d be running into it again.  that ticked me off.  if you’ve taken your lumps heading one way, you’ve at least earned the benefit on the return trip.  at one point a 35+ gust coming from my left bounced off the building I was running along side and as the gust bounced back it blew my right foot mid stride into my left leg, almost took me down as my legs nearly got tangled up.  crazy!  I finally got one big gust of tailwind in the last mile that nearly lifted me off my feet; I think I covered 25 yards in like 4 strides.  funny stuff.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/16/2016
  • Time: 13:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:31:28.00
  • Calories: 416
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:51.82/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

no so zippy

tougher go this morning.  worked longer sets though.  not a bad start to the day.  good to be in the pool.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 03/16/2016
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:28:12.00
  • Calories: 239
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:33.83/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 4:40 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

lousy 3 sec

too much headwind on the way back.  couldn’t hang onto my 21 average.  I did traverse Betty for the first time this year.  She won.  on a positive note, I picked up a couple new PRs heading west with a little help from the wind.  it wasn’t a huge tailwind, but any tailwind from the east is pretty unusual here.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/15/2016
  • Time: 16:40:00
  • Total Time: 00:34:20.00
  • Calories: 581
  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Average Speed: 20.97 mph
  • Ascent: 187 ft
  • Descent: 180 ft

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Post by:garvopolis

Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 12:30 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

zippy lunch run

another run through the hood.  this one a few seconds faster than the last.  great weather for run today.  enjoyed this one.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/14/2016
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:21:50.00
  • Calories: 312
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:16.89/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 3:30 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

crankin’ ride

ok so I went out hoping to get in a little longer ride than my last few which were only 10 milers and hoping to enjoy not getting beat up by 20+ mph winds.  wind was very calm, about 2 mph out of the west, so i had a little headwind but not the usual 10+ so I thought I’d go for it and see if I could get my KOM back on this stretch.  I not only got it back I extended another KOM and the one I got back I know own by 1.7 mph.  I crushed it with a 25.2 average for 2.4 miles.  needless to say the legs were sagging a bit on the return trip but I managed to keep the overall average up.  pleased with the effort on this one.  and yes Mike this is all your fault.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/12/2016
  • Time: 15:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:36:17.00
  • Calories: 614
  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Average Speed: 23.15 mph
  • Max Speed: 27 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 7:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

crankin’ swim

probably my fastest in several years.  felt darn good.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 03/10/2016
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:27:10.00
  • Calories: 230
  • Distance: 1,800 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:30.51/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 5:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

zippier 10

short on time again…so off I went to squeeze in 10.  little zippier than the day before.  surprised I had this much in the legs riding day 3 in a row.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/09/2016
  • Time: 17:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:26:30.00
  • Calories: 449
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Average Speed: 22.64 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 12:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

lunch run

quick zip around the ‘hood…and I do mean the hood.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/09/2016
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:21:54.00
  • Calories: 313
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:17.96/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 5:30 pm  |  No Comments »

 

time constraint

ride with my ‘other’ friend Mike and his new Fuji carbon bike.  we were short on time so not as long as we would have liked.  but, hey, at least we got out.  straight into the headwind the last couple miles too.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/08/2016
  • Time: 17:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:32:35.00
  • Calories: 414
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.41 mph

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 460 miles
Run : 57 miles
Swim: 27,450 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 24.1 - 49.8%
 Swim: 7.2 - 14.8%
 Run : 7.7 - 15.9%
 Strength: 9.4 - 19.4%
  Total:48.4