My Week in Training – Week 32

Date Kms Time Type Avg Speed (KPH) Links
Tue, 9th Aug 2011 84 2:48:08 Road 29.7 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 11th Aug 2011 40 1:28:33 Road 26.6 Strava Garmin
Sat, 13th Aug 2011 84 2:46:45 Road 30.2 Strava Garmin

207kms this week. I must admit that this week has been a bit busy, hence just 3 rides, with just 10 days left for my Big Ride. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 29

Date Kms Time Type Avg Speed (KPH) Links
Mon, 18th Jul 2011 40 1:32:55 Road 25.6 Strava – Garmin
Tue, 19th Jul 2011 84 2:42:46 Road 30.9 Strava – Garmin
Fri, 22nd Jul 2011 92 3:18:11 Road 27.8 Strava Garmin
Sun, 24th Jul 2011 33 1:55:12 Road 27.6 Strava Garmin
View from Burling Gap

View from Burling Gap

The weather forecast is awful for this week. Today, the westerly winds are really strong and blustery. It also looked like rain. I decided to take the Trek out today and go around Beachy Head, taking the camera with me, as the photo opportunity would be quite good at Burling Gap and Beachy Head.

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My Week in Training – Week 28

Date Kms Time Type Avg Speed (KPH) Links
Mon, 11th Jul 2011 92 3:23:06 Road 27.1 Strava – Garmin
Wed, 13th Jul 2011 92 3:21:57 Road 27.3 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 14th Jul 2011 84 2:50:50 Road 29.5 Strava Garmin
Fri, 15th Jul 2011 40 1:18:07 Road 30.2 Strava Garmin

Start of another week with a ride to Bewl Water and back (to Eastbourne) under beautiful blue skies. It was a nice ride but needed a couple of gels along the way to help with energy. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 27

Date Kms Time Type Avg Speed (KPH) Links
Mon, 4th Jul 2011 92 3:10:24 Road 29.1 Strava – Garmin
Tue, 5th Jul 2011 39 1:27:19 Road 27.0 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 7th Jul 2011 39 1:28:46 Road 26.8 Strava Garmin
Fri, 8th Jul 2011 39 1:17:43 Road 30.4 Strava Garmin
Sun, 10th Jul 2011 83 2:47:09 Road 30.1 Strava Garmin

The weather just keeps improving at the moment. Maybe, I shouldn’t talk too soon. With very slight SE winds, this morning, I decided to go out and do the Rye ride again. It was really nice to have a bike that doesn’t creak any more, after changing the pedals to an old set. Obviously, the bearing are on their way out. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 25

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon, 20th Jun 2011 1hr Turbo Garmin
Tue, 21st Jun 2011 52 2:50:16 Road 18.4 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 23rd Jun 2011 52 3:03:56 Road 17.1 Strava Garmin
Fri, 24th Jun 2011 25 1:28:57 Road 16.6 Strava Garmin
Sun, 26th Jun 2011 52 3:09:20 Road 16.6 Strava Garmin

Monday started off as a bit of a miserable day and didn’t really improve at all, with rain in the afternoon. At least the wind had stopped. I just did an hour on the turbo in the garage. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 24

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon, 13th Jun 2011 25 1:32:54 Road 15.8 Strava – Garmin
Tue, 14th Jun 2011 57 3:21:11 Road 17.0 Strava – Garmin
Wed, 15th Jun 2011 25 1:21:35 Road 18.0 Strava Garmin
Sun, 19th Jun 2011 25 1:22:29 Road 17.8 Strava Garmin

Monday brought quite strong winds again, from the SW. For a change of scenery, and because of those winds, I decided to do the Beachy Head route in a clockwise direction, getting rid of the headwind early. After just a few miles, I realised that I really didn’t have that much energy. Thinking back, it’s was all down to the lack of carbs from the meals of the 2 previous days. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 21

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Tue, 24th May 2011 52 2:56:29 Road 17.8 Strava – Garmin
Wed, 25th May 2011 37 2:06:30 Road 17.8 Strava Garmin
Fri, 27th May 2011 25 1:29:11 Road 16.5 Strava – Garmin
Sat, 28th May 2011 25 1:26:43 Road 17.0 Strava Garmin

I presume it’s because of the increased mileage but I do feel a lot stronger on the bike. When you consider that last week, I did in excess of 250 miles, it does makes sense. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 20

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon,16th May 2011 25 1:20:59 Road 18.2 Strava – Garmin
Tue, 17th May 2011 20 1:04:16 Road 19.5 Strava Garmin
Wed, 18th May 2011 57 3:41:46 Road 15.5 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 19th May 2011 20 1:09:57 Road 18.0 Strava Garmin
Fri, 20th May 2011 25 1:20:10 Road 18.4 Strava Garmin
Sun, 22nd May 2011 107 6:50:34 Road 15.7 Strava Garmin

Starting Monday, there was a major lifestyle change. No more work until at least October therefore, all my energy will be put towards training, with no early morning alarm calls. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 4

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Link
Thu, 27th Jan 2011 52 3:36:14 Road 14.5 Garmin
Sun, 30th Jan 2011 52 3:16:54 Road 15.9 Garmin

Thursday was the first opportunity for a ride, this week. I had a day off work so decided to do a long one. It was a very cold morning; Only about 2°C. I took it nice and easy and tried to stay within zone 3, which I managed most of the time, on the flat. Apart from the cold, there was a chilling North Easterly wind which made the return from Birling Gap very difficult and slow, due to the exposed nature of Beachy Head and Eastbourne Seafront. Although the last time I did this ride back on the 11th August 2010, I did it in 2:45:00 (50 mins quicker than today), I am still happy with today’s ride. Continue reading