The following equipment is nearing replacement:
  • 7h 15m 41s
  • 104.50 miles
  • 14.39 Mi/hr

~2 miles farther than the Sequoia.

  • Stretching
  • 15m

 Here is a 54-mile segment of the Century we rode today.  My Garmin says this section is 8,300 ft of vertical elevation.  After the second large hill, there was another climb that went part-ways up Page Mill Road.  It wasn't as brutal as far as the climb itself goes, but it was hotter than a pistol!

Note:  The new back tire is notably better.  Very sweet, indeed.  

  • Health data: Sleep: 5 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 4
  • 22m 45s
  • 5.40 miles
  • 14.24 Mi/hr

Easy spin. Rode the mtn bike down to the BART station and back. It was fun bombing around on that big ole thing.

Purchased a Vittoria Rubino Pro tire for the back, and will replace it this afternoon.  I decided to wait for a month or so before replacing the front b/c it's still in decent shape.  The Rubinos weigh 220 grams.  Today, I realized that my back tire was really getting that squared-off look, and decided it was time to do the deed. 

Installed the new tire - a little tougher than replacing a mtn bike tire. 

  • 18m 45s
  • 2.00 miles
  • 09m 23s /Mi

very easy run at the track

I've been asked to go swimming this weekend......    Um, ok...  It seems so random for much the same way that bar hopping would be random for me...

  • 1h 10m 02s
  • 20.20 miles
  • 17.31 Mi/hr

1,031 ft elevation

  • Crossfit
  • 17m 55s


Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
25 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round. Post time...

I modified this WOD to three rounds; a) although I perform pull-ups in my strength training routine, I reached muscle failure by the end of the 3rd round; b) reduced squats to 25 reps since I have a century on Saturday and I'm expecting 7,000 ft + of vertical climbing.

  • 32m 10s
  • 10.36 miles
  • 19.32 Mi/hr

Amphlett/Calif Dr.

  • Stretching
  • 10m

Rest Day.

After these two mountainous centuries, Tim & I have been searching for a flatter one.  It's sometimes discouraging to see these RRs on BT where people are finishing a century in 6 hours or less or with avg speeds of 17.85 MPH.  You says to yourself, "what the fu**, man."  Then, you read the RR and find that the century was completely flat.  I find the long straight-aways with no turns and flatness to be outright boring, and that 100 miles of such flatness would become monotnous.  Meanwhile, I keep reminding myself that we've chosen a couple of tough century rides, rides that are not predisposed to allowing exceptional speeds to begin with.   I think if I'm going to ride the pancake flat stuff, I'd rather participate in a TT out in Winters, CA on a 25 mile course, rather than some la-la-la century.

If I ride the Sequoia next year, I am convinced I'll shave time off of this year's performance because I know the route and I know where I can pour it on (with or without) participating in a paceline and still have something left for the second hill climbing out of Santa Cruz.  This year, I felt like I had to be conservative with my energy because I didn't  want to find myself jumping on a sag wagon cause I had nothing left for the my climbs, nor could I live with myself if I had to push my bike up the hill, either.  

Not long ago, a member of the Peninsula Velo yahoogroup announced that they were looking for other PV riders with whom they could go out and do hill climbing drills with on Mt Hamilton.  I responded to the guy's post and let him know that I would like to join-in on the drills, and his reply to me was, "Well, let's see who else responds..."  He hasn't followed-up with the group as a whole, nor has he contacted me.  What's up with people?  If you're goal is to round-up a group of specific people for this training objective, why did he bother to announce it publically and not just directly e-mail known individuals?

  • 35m

Leg Ext: 3x12x50
Leg Curls: 3x15x50
Calf Press: 3x20x75
DB Bench Press: 3x15x40s
Rows: 3x15x70
Upright Rows: 2x15x45
BB Curls: 2x15x45
Tricep Push Downs: 2x20x40
Hammer Strength Crunches: 3x12x50lbs

  • Crossfit
  • 08m 04s

Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

65, 75, 85, 90, 95, 95, 100

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