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Monday zwift

Shorter ride.23k and 500m of climbing.

Really just riding to get it in. I had done a hard dryland set earlier in the day.

Went up the old mountain. Did it slow while the kids watched a movie. Barely paid attention to my power etc and just rode easy.

Nice to get in 500m of climbing and just under a one hour ride when I otherwise wouldn’t have. Really becoming clear to me that I am over exerting myself though. I need to rest up. Couple more days and then I’ll take a break.

So yeah. Nice easy ride. Didn’t push myself. Just rode. Still got a workout in but nothing crazy.

Dryland was good and hard. Really felt it. Happy.

That is all for now…

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Sunday 25k zwift

25k and 700m of climbing.

Meant to go all the way up the alpe. Was distracted at 440m and pretty much called it quits in terms of a hard effort. I kept going but eventually said eff it. Annoying to be distracted. I understand why it needs to happen and that I don’t live in a bubble but it completely derailed me. It happened at a point of mental weakness and I used it as an excuse to bail. Real shame.

Real shame. I still got a solid workout in but it wasn’t what it should have been. I did do the jungle circuit at the end and then rode out of the general area.

I put in a decent effort for the first first 440m but I knew I couldn’t hold it. Not quite sure if I lose power on the alpe due to myself or if my calibration isn’t right. The power drop off that I see is quite significant and I’m not entirely sure that it is me. I suspect I will invest in a different trainer at some point. Will be very telling. I’m suspect of a few things so I’ll know for sure this way. For the good and for the bad.

So yeah. Lots of meh workouts the past few weeks. Classic over training scenario happening. I did 41 posts in June. Means I probably did close to 55 independent workouts. That plus the back 3 weeks of May is pretty significant. I’m going to keep it up until I go away. I’ll maintain dryland in Europe and will likely do 8k runs nearly every day but I am going to take the last few days in Amsterdam off and my first 2 days back in Canada off. I want 4 days off for my legs. They are tired and need to reset.

That is all for now…

Saturday 31k

An hour on zwift today. 300m of climbing and 31k. Modest ride. Did a half decent effort on the first lap of the jungle circuit. Not fast overall but good for 2nd on the day. Should have done the hill circuit.

I need to throw down a hard effort on the jungle circuit. I’d like to get under 12 minutes. Definitely doable for a hard solid effort. Will be in touch though. I’m just sick of my best effort not being at least top 10 percent on Strava. I’m not even top 20 percent right now. Can’t have that.

I also really want to get up the big climb this weekend and I just realized my wife is leaving tomorrow not Monday. Guess that means I’m going up the mountain tomorrow. I hope I’m feeling ok and am able to put in a hard effort. I could use a better pb.

My ride today was ok. To a certain extent I was just getting a one hour ride in. That is what Monday will be as well. Just an exercise in getting something in.

Not really much else to report. June has been a busy month for me. A little misleading as those lunch runs were generally separate posts but still hard to argue with the activity level and the way my body looks relative to the beginning of the month. Getting back to where I like to be I guess. Mostly the impact of the dryland.

That is all for now…

Saturday 31k

An hour on zwift today. 300m of climbing and 31k. Modest ride. Did a half decent effort on the first lap of the jungle circuit. Not fast overall but good for 2nd on the day. Should have done the hill circuit.

I need to throw down a hard effort on the jungle circuit. I’d like to get under 12 minutes. Definitely doable for a hard solid effort. Will be in touch though. I’m just sick of my best effort not being at least top 10 percent on Strava. I’m not even top 20 percent right now. Can’t have that.

I also really want to get up the big climb this weekend and I just realized my wife is leaving tomorrow not Monday. Guess that means I’m going up the mountain tomorrow. I hope I’m feeling ok and am able to put in a hard effort. I could use a better pb.

My ride today was ok. To a certain extent I was just getting a one hour ride in. That is what Monday will be as well. Just an exercise in getting something in.

Not really much else to report. June has been a busy month for me. A little misleading as those lunch runs were generally separate posts but still hard to argue with the activity level and the way my body looks relative to the beginning of the month. Getting back to where I like to be I guess. Mostly the impact of the dryland.

That is all for now…

Friday am 6k

Up a little bit later than usual and ran in.

Hot morning. Will be crazy hot today and this weekend. Splash pads and beer in the park awaits I guess. Oh and massive sweat stains 😦

Run was fine. Didn’t see much of anything. No other runners and only a few cyclists. I did see the group that ends their morning rides up Logan. On of the guys was really hammering it up the hill. Hope that is how I look and I’m riding hard.

Fell asleep on the back deck again last night. It has become a real hazard for me in that sense.

Nothing much to say. Might get another six of seven km run in today but that will be it. Will zwift Saturday and Sunday and do dryland one time this long weekend.

That is all for now…

Thursday 30k plus dryland

Rode in and out today. Riding was actually half decent today. Dryland was also good.

Ride in was a bit chilly at first. Went steady up to danforth. Didn’t see anything interesting. Once on danforth I just rode across the city. Lot of riding in the drops today. By the time I got to Davenport I caught up to a guy just whizzing along. I chased him up the Christie hill. I didn’t go super hard but I definitely pedalled with a purpose. 2nd fastest time up that hill. Tells me that I need to ride my good bike and drop a hard effort. I’ll destroy my best time and be well into the top 10 all time.

Ride home was so nice. Bumped into a friend on the way home. I see the friend maybe 1x per week and I walk a bit with them before riding home. Makes me happy. But also makes me realize how lonely I am. Today was like that. Lots of fun talking and walking and what not. But then that’s it and I’m back to doing workouts/etc all by myself. I wish it was different. Needs to change.

Anyways.

Rest of the ride was good. Whizzed along danforth behind a guy. Was great. He had a bell and used it to effect. I passed him at one point and had to slam on the breaks due to someone making a aggressive and ill advised left. They did it safely but I didn’t know they would and had to slam on the brakes. Lots of rear wheel fishtailing but all was good.

Rest of the ride was fine. Just pedalled at 30km per hour mainly. Stops and what not destroyed the avg pace as they always do.

Dryland at home was good. Pushups lunges abs rows and lat pull downs. Good. Need to balance out myself a bit more. Pull downs and rows will help with that.

Not sure about tomorrow. Thinking I will run 2x. Will have to see. In theory I might run 3x.

Hope I have a good day tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

That is all for now…

Wednesday 6k

Supposed to be a torrential rain and otherwise sketchy day. I didn’t ride accordingly and only did a six km run plus dryland.

Turns out that I could have ridden. Sucks.

DrylAnd was good. Pushups. Squats. Abs.all in the bullpen in the office.

Run with yk was good. Need to actually measure. We might actually be doing 7k.

It was yk third day in a row running. Poor guy was struggling a bit but he did so well. His efforts are showing results. Modest but present. I’m happy for him. He is probably a year away from being moderately healthy but he will get there.

For me it was all the same. Just something to get out and burn off the stupidity of the day. That is all. Glad I did it but not fooling myself that it does me any good. Rather it just mitigates my losses.

That is all for now…