2012 Amy Gillett Gran Fondo

Posted on: Wednesday September 19, 2012

I woke up feeling better than the day before, but still not 100%. There would be no holding onto the back of anyone today, I decided. (Last year I tried to hold the wheels of Neil, Jim, Dave and Ryan along the GOR and was half cooked by the time we reached the bottom of the Skene’s Creek climb). As it turned out, no-one was really up for a hit-out anyway. Only Ryan was decently quick and his rear wheel exploded before we reached the main climb.

Darren suffered, but not as badly as Todd, who unknowingly carried the early signs of flu. Dave was out of form and Neil was there for the company more than the clock. The three of us rode together for most of the day, regrouping at the top of Skene’s Creek (in the pic). Some were already struggling hard at that point; one guy emptying what appeared to be a full 750mL bottle of Endura, from his mouth, with horrible retching sounds.

We paused again at the second aid station then pressed on for the finish. Neil rode away from Jim and I as the final climb approached, and the two of us hung together until the top. I won the sprint for the line but truthfully I don’t think Jim tried.

The roll back down the hill was PlayStation-style all the way back into Lorne.

126km, 3,328m, 3:46hrs (29.1 km/h).
33:40 KOM time.

Strava link
Shane Millar’s Strava link (yikes)


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September 2012

On the bike

CrossFit benchmarks

100 Burpees: 11:07 10:32
50 Burpees: 4:24
Angie: 30:47 (60 pull-ups only)
Annie: ---
Cindy: 13 rounds
Dianne: 39:07 (scaled)
Elizabeth: 24:47 (scaled)
Fight Gone Bad (3 rounds): 311
Filthy Fifty: 31:16
Fran: 10:31
Grace (35 kg): 4:25
Hangover Cure: 8 rounds
Helen: 11:10
Jeremy: 13:33
Kelly: 36:09
Linda (scaled): 1:17:04
Michael: 32:30
Murph: 54:17
Nancy: 17:30 (scaled to 35 kg)
Nate: 7 rounds (scaled)
Nicole: 3 rounds, 19 pullups

Row 1k: 3:26.3
Row 2k: 7:15.4
Row 500m: 1:35.7
Run 5k: 24:05 (Feb 17)

Weightlifting PBs

Bench Press: ---
Clean: 70kg
Jerk: 70kg
Press: 52.5kg
Snatch: 47.5kg+
Squat (back): 102.5kg
Squat (front): 85kg (x2)
Deadlift: 130kg
CrossFit Total: 623


3RM OHS: 55kg
3RM Front squat: 82.5kg (x5)
3RM Back squat: 90kg
3RM Deadlift: 130kg
5RM Press: 45kg
5RM Front squat: 82.5kg
5RM Back squat: 90kg
5RM Deadlift: 120
20RM Back squat: 65kg


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