Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some people swim in a pool . . .

I just ride my bike in New Jersey.  When it rains.  Over 3 inches in 24 hours.  I woke up this morning and saw that all of New Jersey was being flooded, so I decided to do what my iPod told me: "get on your bike and ride." For 5+ hours.

Then here are those Cokesbury hill repeats at a decent pace in sections:

Duration: 10:57 (11:04)
Work: 185 kJ
TSS: 15.1 (intensity factor 0.911)
Norm Power: 291
VI: 1.03
Distance: 2.154 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 394 282 watts
Heart rate: 138 167 153 bpm
Cadence: 72 109 89 rpm
Speed: 7.5 21.8 11.8 mph
Pace:  2:45 7:59 5:05 min/mi
Crank Torque: 0 417 270 lb-in

14:22 Rest

Duration: 10:38
Work: 176 kJ
TSS: 14.5 (intensity factor 0.904)
Norm Power: 289
VI: 1.05
Distance: 2.152 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 43 424 276 watts
Heart rate: 128 170 155 bpm
Cadence: 61 112 90 rpm
Speed: 9.4 23.4 12.1 mph
Pace:  2:34 6:24 4:56 min/mi
Crank Torque: 53 408 260 lb-in

21:43 Rest

Duration: 10:44
Work: 177 kJ
TSS: 14.4 (intensity factor 0.898)
Norm Power: 288
VI: 1.05
Distance: 2.153 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 107 405 275 watts
Heart rate: 108 169 152 bpm
Cadence: 63 102 90 rpm
Speed: 8.0 23.9 12.0 mph
Pace: 2:31 7:33 4:59 min/mi
Crank Torque: 97 412 260 lb-in

It was actually a good ride, even though parts of it sucked (like my chamois-chaffing due to water+sand--I know, t.m.i.), and I did three repeats up Cokesbury, a good-sized hill that takes about 10 minutes to climb, with some sections at my FTP.  I think it is a good idea to do these once or twice a week just to remember what it feels like to actually go up a hill at more than "tempo" pace. I will probably feel the efforts in the morning!

In other news, I am thanking the higher power(s) that midterms week is over and now we have Fall Break for a week!   I am excited to not be stressed for a while and be able to ride a ton--my goal is to get in 40 hours in the next 9 days.

Also, on Thursday I went to a lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study (renowned as top scholarly institution in the world) with my great-aunt Mrs. Jaffin.   I didn't even know her or my great-uncle before going to school out here, but they have become my surrogate grandparents (Charly Jaffin is Princeton Class of 1944!).  The lecture was given by Charles Simonyi about his 14-day space-tourism experience with the Russian space program.  AWESOME!

On Friday my uncle Mike and my cousin Highland invited me to dinner at Mediterra, a really nice restaurant in Palmer Square right next to Princeton's campus.  It was great to see them--I can't remember the last time--and Highland is, of course, having a blast at school in Lawrenceville and kicking butt in squash, XC and track.

Oh yeah, I just found out some other great news . . . here is my finals schedule:

Don't hate, congratulate!


Tiffani said...

Woah! Crazy finals schedule. That means no school for you between mid december and February? Nice!

Erica said...

I guess that means you're offering yourself up to take my finals for me? Awesome, sounds great! I'll send you my schedule once it comes out. Heck yes Phyllis. :)

By the way, all that technological number verbage that you listed from your five plus hour ride can be summed up simply as "BadAss".