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 progress so far – 18th June 2011

Firstly, here are the numbers:

  • 2 weeks to go to the start of the 2011 Tour de France.
  • 10 weeks to go to my Tour de France or Bust trip.
  • 2873 miles cycled so far this year.
  • All 21 stages mapped for GPS (available for download).
  • Accommodation booked and confirmed for the first 11 days of the trip.
  • £88.00 collected for Help for Heroes (My target is £1000) Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 23

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Wed, 8th Jun 2011 52 2:52:19 Road 18.2 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 9th Jun 2011 52 2:49:12 Road 18.5 Strava – Garmin
Fri, 10th Jun 2011 20 1:02:10 Road 20.1 Strava Garmin

Nothing Monday or Tuesday, for no other reason than the fact that I was too busy with other things. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 22

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon, 30th May 2011 110 6:51:45 Road 16.0 Strava – Garmin
Wed, 1st Jun 2011 25 1:25:14 Road 17.3 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 2nd Jun 2011 32 1:42:57 Road 18.4 Strava Garmin
Fri, 3rd Jun 2011 20 1:06:02 Road 19.0 Strava Garmin
Sun, 5th Jun 2011 18 0:59:35 Road 18.5 Strava Garmin

Bank Holiday Monday was the Tweet Run. What’s a Tweet Run? I hear you ask. Well, it was Mark Tearle’s suggestion a few weeks/months ago to organise a social ride for the Twitter cyclists in the area. 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 19

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Wed, 11th May 2011 54 3:15:43 Road 16.7 Strava Garmin

No riding for me on either Monday or Tuesday due to long days at work but Wednesday, decided to go to Bewls Water, a ride which I had only done a couple of times previously. On these rides, I normally plan them on RidewithGPS.com first and transfer the trace onto my Garmin, as the Edge 305 doesn’t support maps. How can anyone get it so wrong. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 18

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Tue, 3rd May 2011 21 1:05:24 Road 19.1 StravaGarmin
Thu, 5th May 2011 52 3:05:16 Road 16.9 Strava – Garmin
Sat, 7th May 2011 1hr Turbo Garmin
Sun, 8th May 2011 1hr Turbo Garmin

Nothing on Monday as Sunday’s ride ended up being quite tough. Continue reading

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