My Week in Training – Week 17

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Tue, 26th Apr 2011 25 1:22:10 Road 17.9 Strava Garmin
Fri, 29th Apr 2011 57 3:23:41 Road 16.9 Strava Garmin
Sun, 1st May 2011 57 3:09:01 Road 18.2 Strava – Garmin

There was no riding for me on Easter Monday. This was due to family commitments and recovering from the efforts of the previous day’s Tour of the Weald. Continue reading

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My Week in Training – Week 16

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Tue, 19th Apr 2011 25 1:34:03 Road 16.4 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 21st Apr 2011 25 1:36:01 Road 16.0 Strava – Garmin
Fri, 22nd Apr 2011 64 3:40:12 Road 17.5 Strava Garmin
Sun, 24th Apr 2011 65 3:29:04 Road 18.7 Strava – Garmin

After Sunday’s Sportive, my legs were quite tired and so I took a day off. Unfortunately, I didn’t really load up that well on Carbs which showed on Tuesday’s Brighton commute. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 14

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon, 4th Apr 2011 21 1:07:02 Road 18.8 Garmin
Tue, 5th Apr 2011 25 1:27:47 Road 17.6 Strava Garmin
Wed, 6th Apr 2011 25 1:33.16 Road 16.5 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 7th Apr 2011 25 1:26:01 Road 17.9 Strava Garmin
Fri, 8th Apr 2011 25 1:25:29 Road 18.0 Strava Garmin
Sat, 9th Apr 2011 20 1:06:12 Road 18.9 Garmin
Sun, 10th Apr 2011 31 1:46:05 Road 17.8 Garmin

From this week, my working week has changed from 4, 10hr days to 5, 8hr days. Obviously, I no longer get a weekday off but the benefits are that, due to my times of travel, I can now take my bike on the train to London in the mornings and on the way home, get off at either Lewes or Brighton and ride from there. This means that not only do I increase my training mileage but I also achieve the #30daysofbiking goal more easily. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 13

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Fri, 1st Apr 2011 32 2:08:39 Road 15.3 StravaGarmin
Sat, 2nd Apr 2011 20 1:09:34 Road 18 Garmin
Sun, 3rd Apr 2011 85 4:55:07 Road 17.4 Strava Garmin

Working 10hrs a day with a 2hr commute each way doesn’t leave much time for training. My day off this week was friday, which coincided nicely with the start of the #30daysofbiking. Continue reading

#30daysofbiking

#30daysofbikingMy day off work this week was friday, which coincided nicely with the start of the #30daysofbiking.

This is an initiative whereby you pledge to ride your bike every day throughout the month of April (not that I need much of an incentive to ride my bike). It’s a way of encouraging people to ride their bikes instead of using their cars, for anything from going to the local shops to collecting the kids from school or just going out on your bike for the hell of it. You get the idea! You then spread the word further by telling people about your ride on Twitter, Facebook and/or other social media. Continue reading