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Your Weekend (or Week's) Rides -- Jan 12/13

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Your Weekend (or Week's) Rides -- Jan 12/13

Old 01-12-19, 11:16 PM
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Your Weekend (or Week's) Rides -- Jan 12/13

Sorry this is a bit late ... tell us all about your cycling and other sports this weekend!!
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Sunday -- Today I ran my very first Half Marathon!!! 21.2 km.

Stats according to Strava
Distance: 21.30km
Elevation: 177m
Moving Time: 2:51:15
Elapsed Time: 2:53:17
Pace: 8:02/km
Calories:1,694

I had done four 10Ks in the past year, and so I figured I was ready. I signed up for the Cadbury Marathon and selected half marathon. Then I started training in earnest ... for about a week or so. December was an incredibly busy month and I wasn't able to get in as much training as I wanted, but I still tried to walk lots, run when I could, cycle when I could and climb stairs.

Fortunately I had 16 days off over the Christmas break and I was able to be active every day.

I ran a 12 km two weeks ago, and a 14.4 km last weekend. The 12 km went all right ... the 14.4 went all right while I was running, but I felt awful after. I'm actually glad that happened because it altered my strategy for the better.

This past week, I just walked in order to give myself rest.

Today, we were up at an absolutely unearthly hour of the morning (4 am), on the road by 5 am, and at the event by 5:45 am.

The marathon runners were set off at 6 am, and my event went at 6:30 am. Rowan's event (5K) went at 8:45 am.

It was a perfect day ... blue sky and hardly any wind. The starting temp was 10C and it gradually increased to 18C by the end.

I followed my revised strategy which appeared to give me the energy to the end. Rather than running on an empty stomach the whole way, I was doing gatorade and water at the drink stations, and Gu Energy Chews along the way. I also ate about half an hour before the run. Fuel is good!

And then I settled into my pace and jogged.

My legs were cooperative until about 18 km when they decided they'd had enough of this nonsense, and that's when I started walking & jogging.

I finished in 02:51:11 which was faster than my estimate. I had guessed I'd be somewhere between 3 and 3.5 hours.
AVERAGE PACE: 08:06
OVERALL: 653 OF 694
FEMALE: 342 OF 377
F (50-54): 36 OF 39

A nice solid back-of-the-pack finish for my first half marathon!! :grin:


And Rowan? He did his 5K in 46 minutes ... mostly jogging with a little walking. I was so proud of him.


We got our bags of chocolate and stuff from Cadbury, and great medals! We shared hot chips while watching the presentations for the top 3 of each event. Then we came home and slept for about 3 hours.

I'm quite stiff and sore, and I think Rowan is too a bit. We'll see how I go walking briskly to the bus tomorrow!

But nevertheless, I'm thrilled to have done a half marathon!!
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No cycling for me this weekend but lots of walking and looking at bikes. Bought a few pairs of new bibs too.

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Friday evening: Quick spin around some hills at the edge of town on the gravel bike without studs - very odd for Wisconsin in January! I was only planning on 10-15 miles, but got in 20.1, and 1,214'.

Still pretty slammed with work, but hoping to get a daylight ride in soon before the snow and ice returns.
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^^^ Such a contrast in temps to here. 103F today and 106F tomorrow for the first official TDU stage. There was an unofficial city race on Sunday
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Nice easy ride with my female partner, 40 miles at 15.6
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Saturday was decent weather, but fighting off a bug so slept a good part of it.

Bah.
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My daughter had a cheer competition in the Bay Area so I took the opportunity to ride up Mt Diablo. Forgot my gloves so fingers got pretty numb on the way down.

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I'm well into my eighth decade and started riding seriously about 6 months ago. Just finished my first 80+ mile week on Saturday.
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52 miles on a loop I've done a number of times with a lot of short fairly steep grades. Still working on recovering from being off the bike for a month + so took longer than it used to and I was more tired when I got home.
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Two cookie cutter rides Saturday and Sunday, both 40ish miles of my S. Tampa Picnic to Davis Is. route. Weather was nice 60's - 70's with sun and low wind. My only complaint: for some reason the nuts were out driving on Saturday. Made me a little nervous.
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