Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recovery Day

I'm determined to take it a bit easier this wee, a pseudo-taper for the upcoming cycling event. I didn't go to the gym this morning and I opted for walking today in lieu of running.

Anyway, my exercise for the day was walking around the zoo! It was actually a work-sponsored thing. We were there for a good 3.5 hrs in the afternoon. Part of the time was standing looking at animals and part was sitting eating lunch, but I'm sure we got in *at least* 5 miles of walking.

FYI, this is the profile I captured last year from the bike event we're doing this weekend. It's not so much the distance that I'm worried about, but the climb in the middle. Yikes!

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  1. You weren't kidding about running at altitude with you! I'd just have to swing by and hit that hill once or twice and I'd be set. It looks very scary!

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  2. Maybe it won't be that bad in person??? I'm just doing some wishful thinking for you.

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  3. whoa, that's quite the bump in the road eh? LOL You'll do great!

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  4. That looks like one heck of a climb. Wow! You can do it. Can you push your bike up if you have to? I'm not saying you would have to, I'm just askin'!! ;)

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  5. That's a pretty long climb! But it doesn't look too steep on average, ~ 2% grade (1000 ft over 10 miles). The downhill part would bother me a lot more. Make sure those brakes are working well!

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  7. Whoa. Good luck with that NOT SO slight elevation!

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  8. Wow that's a steep climb!

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  9. That is one big climb! But what goes up must come down!

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  10. That climb is pretty intense! But I know you'll get through it and enjoy coasting down the other side!

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  11. Wow. You wouldn't find elevation like that around here! LOL

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  12. The climb looks quite intense! Good luck and may you conquer it well.

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  13. My quads hurt just looking at your elevation map.

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  14. A 1,000 foot climb in about 12 miles? Yep, yikes, indeed!

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  15. wow, that's a fourteen mile climb... have fun :-)

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  16. oh holy snack that hill looks big! but i bet you'll kick it's butt. wishing you AWESOME luck on that ride.

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  17. Very,scary climb but love the downhill- Whee!

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  18. Eeek! I think you'd better photoshop the map and stretch it out a bit so it doesn't look so bad

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  19. Wow! That's a heck of a hill! Good luck this weekend and have fun!

    MCM Mama

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  20. Ummm, maybe you should have not brought up the hill profile for the bike ride. Just look down and keep on pedaling and you will do fine :)

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  21. Wow that looks like a pretty fair size hill. Good luck on your bike ride

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