Planned Workouts and scheduled races

Every Wednesday: Bigfoot Cycle Workout (Dali) 5:15 am
Every Saturday: Bigfoot Swim Workout (Dali) 6:00 am

8/28 Vision Bigfoot Duathlon (Qingshui) 8:00 am
9/4 Taiwan P.E. University Cup 5000m 4:00 pm
10/1 Beauty of Taidong Triathlon (Olympic Distance) 8:00 am
10/30 Gaomei Wetland Marathon (Qingshui) - (Marathon distance) 6:00 am
11/5 NeverStop West Coast Bike Race (200km) 5:00 am *
11/13 Taoyuan National Marathon (Marathon distance) - TBA 11/20 Mizono Marathon Relay
12/18 Fubon Taipei Marathon (Marathon distance) 7:00 am (Boston Marathon qualifying attempt)

* reconsidering the NeverStop race due to the date change to November, which would result in four race weekends (perhaps five if the Supau Cup is on 11/27) in a row.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Training ride to Caotun

While not a great ride for scenery, given that I have two hours between classes on Monday evening, this is a great workout ride. It is a bit over 35 km long and given how close it is to downtown Taichung, the road opens up pretty quickly. After a short ride on Zhongming South Road under Chunghsing University, a left onto Wuquan South road quickly brings you to Zhongtou Road in Dali District. From there, through Wufeng District and then to Caotun Township in Nantou County, there are few lights to worry yourself with and with the exception of the area around the Expressway 6 interchange, there isn't all that much traffic. The ride takes you to Taiwan route 14 before turning around and going back home. Fairly flat route with only moderate undulations make this a fast ride. Much of the return trip is spent in the low 40s. Finished the ride in about one hour six minutes today.

The route from South District through Dali and Wufeng Districts to Caotun Township and return. Elevation is in feet, not meters.

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