Holy. After a madcap day of construction, wiring, painting, nailing, caulking
and wodding, I was utterly spent. There is no rest for the wicked though, wait,
I’m wicked? Oh, right. Figure of speech. Today’s schedule included going to see
Coach Ade (@missade3) compete at the Canadian Weightlifting Championships and a
planned ride. The only problem, in order to get everything done, I had to get
up EARLY. The Sunday of a long weekend I was up and rolling at 615am (yuck).
After my first trip riding in the North, I
was pretty excited to go farther and explore. In my entire time in Toronto
(over 20 years), I have now matched the number of road rides (for fun, not
commute) I made over that entire time. Crazy eh? The risk of being pancaked by
a clueless driver while still possible, has to be 300% less. I will say that I
must have been really peppy on the last ride, because I don’t remember all of
these hills. It was insane, but my ride up to the Bloomington Rd did allow me
to discover a very cool little lake and picnic area. There was also a decent
where the whole city opened up in front of me. Beautiful.
make the morning easier and as a result all the sensors were broadcasting. The
total ride was 27.57KM and the Garmin says that I burned 1,000 calories (that’s
a good start for the day). My heartrate averaged 150BPM and I maxed out at
168BPM during the 1h08m30s ride. The telling stat though is that I climbed
1489m of elevation. That’s equivalent to a 45 story building (ballpark). I will
close out the geek portion with an average cadence of 83RPM with a max of
120RPM. Not quite the 90RPM I shoot for, but it has been steadily improving.
Weightlifting Championships. In her 1st year @missade3 has been
outstanding, capturing the Ontario Bronze Medal before competing here. Sadly I
wasn’t able to stay for the whole event, but I was able to catch her Snatch
attempts where she went 1 for 3 (hitting 65Kg). She went on to capture the National Bronze Medal! @missade and @jeffortiz have
both made @CrossFitCanuck proud with their hard work and progress. Congratulations
to you both and to all the Lifters who were slamming bars this season!
hoping to get everything back in order. There may even be a chance to pick up a
spare WOD on Tuesday to make up for missing @missade3 first WOD in forever (she
has been focused on lifting). Hope everyone stayed safe and got a little bit of