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Kicking Asphalt Part 19

last part here:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...t-18-a-20.html

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:07 PM
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Thanks dee....
Two days off and a 23 miler today to check over new cleat position, new saddle, etc.
packing and no rides til Santa Fe on Sunday.
Little shin and knee pain from less float on new cleats - tight- not broken in - I think. Not the smartest time to change but needed them and focusing on bigger picture of Colorado in June.
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24 miles today. It's sooo hot! I can't wait until the weather gets back to normal. It's been about 95-100 degrees but typically it's around 75 here. Knee felt a lot better but I'm still staying away from climbing too much until it's healed up.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:41 AM
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1.5 HOURS on the wind trainer yesterday. Weather not cooperating. Never been on the wind trainer that long before, but got a really good effort in. Did kind of a mini simulation of the IronHorse course. Santiago I based my simulation on the segment sheet you had shared. Thanks.
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Less than a week to the Iron Horse. I have been thinking that I usually taper too much. I think I feel the strongest when I am riding the most. So, I am going to cut back a little later than normal and maintain the intensity. Rode hard today, 3,900 feet in 27 miles. Just over 2 hours. Normally I would think that is a little too close to the race, but I am going to see how it goes. I think also that as I get older I get out of shape A LOT faster than I used to. I think the tapers now I run the risk of losing fitness where in the past I would not have. Didn't find any info on taper length and age.

I hope everyone is have a great weekend. Summer is finally here? I think.
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VR- longest ever on trainer was 4.25 hours in Wisconsin basement preparing for a century in April in Austin. You do what you have to do to be ready. Also don't under estimate the taper. It is so hard to resist training thinking you are losing it, but reality is you don't lose the fitness as fast much as you realize the gains from recovery.
Rode Santa Fe ride today.
Told my wife at start....I'm going to just go easy....enjoy the ride...who cares about time.
5 miles in three hammers passed me and I jumped on! * sigh* so much for that idea.
At about mile 38 is heartbreak hill. It is short but it holds 14% for majority. Swear more people walking up than riding it.
Good ride...legs were ready when I called on them. One more ride up the Santa Fe ski hill before iron horse.
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Going to try and get back out a run today. This will be the first time since hurting my knee last Monday. As expected it was just a strain but only started to feel normal again on Friday / Saturday. Been walking a bit over the past few days to keep active. I'll take it easy today while I test how the leg is doing. The good weather (good for here anyway - mid 60s) is bringing out all the runners and I'm itching to get back out there!
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Managed 8k yesterday. Leg is still a bit tender so will rest it again for a couple of days and allow it a bit of time to recover.
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Rode up Santa Fe ski hill today. Beautiful. Surprisingly a lot of 8,9,10 and even some 11%. Made a 3.9 section feel like downhill! Around 13 miles and 3100 of gain. 7000 feet to just over 10,000.
Anyway perfect ride for this week.....plenty of intensity to stimulate /maintain neuromuscular fitness yet low volume to not negatively affect recovery. Pretty happy . Now three days to hydrate and let muscles soak up glycogen ..... top off the liver reserves .....and should be as ready as I can be.
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Sounds like a great ride Santiago.
As for me, I finally have a day off so I got in a little 25 mile ride down the coast. Windy windy windy on the way back but I enjoyed the extra work. At least that's what I kept telling myself.
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Similar for me today, but road bike. 13 miles and 2,000 feet in about 1 hour. Not going crazy pushing, but my times are looking good, so I think I'm ready. Leaving for Durango Thursday night.
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My long runs are up to 7 miles now. It's so weird (good weird) to accomplish something you never thought possible. I'm starting to see the half marathon as doable.

I quit smoking almost 2 years ago and if I ever have a craving the first thought that pops in is..."imagine what that would do to my running!" No effing way.
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Soberlicious....congrats to you! Both Certainly something to be proud of...!

Siesta..thanks and glad to see you making the wind your friend!

VR- not pushing or going crazy doing 13 miles with 2000 in an hour!? You are VERY READY my friend!

Hike today with my wife and the best dog in the world!
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I quit smoking almost 2 years ago and if I ever have a craving the first thought that pops in is..."imagine what that would do to my running!" No effing way.
Me too Soberlicious!

I did the same 8k run this afternoon as I did on Monday. I was out for lunch earlier in the day and had pasta and I think I better hydrated during the afternoon so I felt I lot better when I was out. Managed it about 2 and a half minutes quicker and it didn't feel as hard work.
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35 road bike miles today with hubby and my 18 year old son. My son's longest ride so far. He had a great time. Halfway through the ride we took a ferry to a local island for lunch. Not a big workout but really enjoyable.
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5 minute spin on the wind trainer this morning just to get the blood flowing. Looks like we might get wet in Durango this weekend, but honestly I would rather ride in the rain than the heat. I have a raincoat and clear glasses so I am getting psyched either way. If it looks really bad I will just wear a camel back and carry some extra warm clothes and just ride for fun. I have had some long dirty rides in pouring rain that I actually remember fondly. It can be very exhilarating to be running or biking in the rain if prepared. Since the road will be closed to cars that will make a lot of difference also. On a busy road with rain would be a different story. Be well all.
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Finally had my breakthrough yesterday with my 5km run. I've always had a goal to run sub 25 mins and finally had the guts to go for it yesterday and finished with 24:34 Now on to my next target. Sub 50 min 10k!!
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Dude! Nightswimming...Ima start calling you "wheels"...so fast!
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7.5 miles ran this morning 630am in rain , quite invigorating ! Alone early morning running amongst the elements slow pace as recovering from bad bout of shin splints
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