Category Archives: 2013 Whistler Granfondo Training

Training for the Granfondo Weeks 9 through 12

Realize it has been a while since I updated this blog. My training had been going pretty well until a couple of weeks a go. I joined a FirstFondo clinic group ride up Cypress Mountain on August 11th. The weather … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Week 7

This is halfway through the training for the Big Ride. I repeated my UBC circuit ride but focused on keeping in Zone 1. This slowed down my overall time by 5 minutes. The Wednesday clinic coincided with the Tour de … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo, Weeks 5 and 6

I had a bit of an interruption in my training schedule as I was out of town the June 30th weekend for a total of 5 days. I got my results from the lactate testing, and VO2 max. I actually … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Week 3

This was a short training week, as I was out of town on business. Managed to get in a run to BLanca and back on Tuesday morning, before heading to the airport to catch the flight. As my main bike … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo Week 2

I have now settled into a routine for training for the Granfondo that looks like the following: Tuesday morning – rid to UBC and back (16km, with about a 1.5km hill on 8th avenue from Alma to Blanca) Wednesday evening: … Continue reading

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Training for the GranFondo Official Week 1

I signed up for My First Fondo training clinic organized by Cycling BC. The first session started on Wednesday and was probably the wettest evening I had been out in quite a while. I decided to ride my hybrid bike, … Continue reading

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Training for the Granfondo

Now that I am more comfortable with the clipless pedals, I have been out riding the R3 around UBC and over to the Northshore. I was quite impressed that I was able to maintain 15km/h going up the hill of … Continue reading

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