6K Club - 2014

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:04 pm

I managed to pull my finger out and do 507kms for Feb. Still puts me a few kms behind where I should be.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:24 pm

Its the new bike bump, always motivates me ... perhaps I should get a new one ...
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby find_bruce » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:33 pm

Nice one mugglechops - 90km on the new bike certainly gave you a boost.

I was reasonably pleased with February, & am aiming for 750km for March.

665 km (1,336 km YTD) maintaining around 150km per week
8,804m climbing

If I can maintain this I would be on track for 8,000km. Maybe its time to up my km goal as well as trying to pick up the pace.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby DaveOZ » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:59 pm

grantw wrote:... perhaps I should get a new one ...


LOL, I like that idea. Back riding I see Grant. Hope it goes well.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:39 pm

Thanks guys. And good to see you back riding again too Grant.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:48 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice one mugglechops - 90km on the new bike certainly gave you a boost.

I was reasonably pleased with February, & am aiming for 750km for March.

665 km (1,336 km YTD) maintaining around 150km per week
8,804m climbing

If I can maintain this I would be on track for 8,000km. Maybe its time to up my km goal as well as trying to pick up the pace.


Go for it! :)

I'm at 2,879.7 km according to Strava at the moment. My averages per week are dropping to around 250km. Last week was 278.9km. So I'm going okay. :)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:12 pm

Still on target. Yeah!
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby sblack » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:45 pm

Well done Lewy, nice new ride too.

February saw several factors come together to see the end of my 27 month streak of climbing 6000m and the slackest month on the bike since I got the Garmin and started recording things back in March 2010. While a temporary position change at work, illness and some extreme work hours for my wife all played their part I think the biggest factor was having no riding goals set. The only goal I'd set for the year was the ACE250 on January 26th and I'd decided that after that I was going to have a bit of a break before choosing what to focus on next. I chose was a 300km Audax ride mid month but then I got sick and wasn't well enough to contemplate the 300 and from there never really regained focus for the rest of the month. Still haven't worked out some new goals but I've been asked to join a team for Tough Mudder mid this year which will likely see cycling take a smaller focus in my fitness as I prepare for that. In the end my February total was 300.9km and 2581m of climbing.

And so March begins, while a new bike to spike my interest is out of the question, my Edge 510 arrived today which meant I had to get out for a test ride. Looks like the slack month didn't hurt me too much as I managed a few PRs along the way. Thinking setting some segment goals might just be the thing to get things back on track.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks guys, I seem to be mostly healed now, but about 8kgs heavier :o
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:47 am

According to my spreadsheet I'm just keeping my nose in front of the 6K target. I'll be happy if I can stay there but I'd like to stretch that out a bit later in the year when I have some spare weekends.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:27 am

Good work DaveOZ and great to see you back into it Grant.

I've been taking advantage of the nice Autumn riding conditions down here - hopefully the weather will remain steady for a few weeks yet.

Keep up the good work all.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby TonyMax » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:13 am

I'm at 1770km so far with a hernia repair scheduled for next week. Hoping to get back on a trainer 2 weeks after surgery and back on the bike for some light flat work a week after that. I'll be listening to my body though.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby celeste boy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:23 am

Thankfully ahead of the target at the moment. And I think I have worked out the weather here. Ride before 11:00am and don't get caught in the thunderstorm.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:13 pm

Cracked 3k a couple of days ago - the weather and commitments have been kind thus far, although, I've just come down with a nasty head-cold, so may take a day or two rest....maybe!

Keep up the good work everyone.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:20 pm

Well done Macca - I have also gone over 3000km.

Various things have reduced the km per week. I fear I'm getting a cold as well. Been fighting it away for a week already, can still feel it threatening.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:20 pm

g-boaf wrote:Well done Macca - I have also gone over 3000km.

Various things have reduced the km per week. I fear I'm getting a cold as well. Been fighting it away for a week already, can still feel it threatening.



Thanks mate. Yep, wasn't feeling crash hot this morning - nose had been running like a tap for a day and a bit - but had to go out and race one of my favourite local circuits. Whilst I did have fun, I certainly felt quite a bit less than optimal, so will take it easy the next couple of days to ensure that I kick it without it becoming worse.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:57 pm

I cracked 500km today - hoping to not fall off again so I can chase you guys to the line :-)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:47 pm

macca33 wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Well done Macca - I have also gone over 3000km.

Various things have reduced the km per week. I fear I'm getting a cold as well. Been fighting it away for a week already, can still feel it threatening.



Thanks mate. Yep, wasn't feeling crash hot this morning - nose had been running like a tap for a day and a bit - but had to go out and race one of my favourite local circuits. Whilst I did have fun, I certainly felt quite a bit less than optimal, so will take it easy the next couple of days to ensure that I kick it without it becoming worse.

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I'm catching you, 4km short! :lol: Today was 132.6km - an aborted Gran Fondo 3 effort. I could have gone the extra, but I was tired.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:36 pm

g-boaf wrote:
macca33 wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Well done Macca - I have also gone over 3000km.

Various things have reduced the km per week. I fear I'm getting a cold as well. Been fighting it away for a week already, can still feel it threatening.



Thanks mate. Yep, wasn't feeling crash hot this morning - nose had been running like a tap for a day and a bit - but had to go out and race one of my favourite local circuits. Whilst I did have fun, I certainly felt quite a bit less than optimal, so will take it easy the next couple of days to ensure that I kick it without it becoming worse.

cheers


I'm catching you, 4km short! :lol: Today was 132.6km - an aborted Gran Fondo 3 effort. I could have gone the extra, but I was tired.



Good work mate - I had a day off today and feel a little better although the throat is still a bit dry and nasty tasting. I was probably due a rest anyway.

Had a great morning with my 10yo doing her first WeetBix Try-athlon in StKilda - she had a ball.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby celeste boy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:15 am

Colinoldncranky a mere 4.5 km ahead of me! Should be able to catch him by the end of the week with an extra wheel?

Don't know how you do it one one, mate!

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:28 pm

That would kill me trying to do those kilometres on a single wheeled device. :shock: That's of course totally academic as I'd never get the thing going in the first place. :oops: :lol:

I followed up 132.5km yesterday with 105.5km today. http://app.strava.com/activities/119376005

I was going to take a short cut and get home earlier - but a certain cyclist who was riding with a prosthetic leg inspired me to go the rest of the distance. As I was catching him, he decided to put the hammer down in quite an impressive manner. He was going very well. He absolutely wasn't holding me up.

If you are reading this mate - thanks for the company along the way back. That was good going. :)

macca33 wrote:Good work mate - I had a day off today and feel a little better although the throat is still a bit dry and nasty tasting. I was probably due a rest anyway.


Yeah, that's the way to get rid of those things.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:23 am

I'm now up to 3416km according to Strava, thanks to 132km + 105 + 106km in 3 days. My legs are pretty tired today. I'm not exhausted though, my legs just feel like they don't have any punch left in them. I'll probably do a very slow and easy 45km tonight.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby TonyMax » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Hernia operation done and dusted, I only need ~120km to keep 6k pace to the end of April. Hopefully back on the bike for a nice easy flat roll by the end of this month.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:51 am

Good luck with getting back on the bike - hopefully the transition is easy enough.

I added another 106.7km last night - with the threat of calf muscle cramping. Threat was all it was, but it was not pleasant. About 15km from home I stopped and properly massaged out all the knots in the muscle that I could feel - much better after that. :)

Strava says I'm at 3,522.8 km for the year and 318.7km for this week after three rides. 8)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:21 am

I have finally made it to 1000kms.

Went out this morning on the Fat Bike for 3 hours.

My mate even did a little wheelie to celebrate :-)

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