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 3

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Link
Wed, 19th Jan 2011 24.54 1:31:55 Road 16.0 Garmin
Sat, 22nd Jan 2011 32.32 2:02:33 Road 15.8 Garmin
Sun, 23rd Jan 2011 29.71 1:50:02 Road 16.2 Garmin

Last week ended with me starting a cold on Sunday morning. Luckily this wasn’t a lengthy flu, but just a heavy cold which lasted until Tuesday. Wednesday, I was able to breathe out of both nostrils and as it was the first day with clear blue skies in a long while and the fact that I had the day off work, I decided to go out for a ride. Continue reading

My Week in Training – Week 1

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Link
Mon, 3rd Jan 2011 29.85 1:55:36 Road 15.5 Garmin
Sat, 8th Jan 2011 1:00:00 Turbo Level 2 Garmin
Sun, 9th Jan 2011 29.74 1:50:36 Road 16.1 Garmin

Went out for a very flat 30 mile ride, on Monday, along the seafront to Hastings and back. This was my first ride since my Hernia Repair Operation, 6 weeks ago. Didn’t feel to too bad. I took it nice and easy but couldn’t keep my HR down to the level at which I had intended to ride. I assume this is due to the fact that, at the moment, I am quite unfit. Continue reading

First ride in eight weeks

I went out this afternoon for the first time in 8 weeks. The lay off the bike was due to the fact that I’ve had a hernia repair operation. I decided to do a straight out and back, 30 miles, on very flat roads thinking that if I should get some pain or discomfort, I could easily turn back, but it was fine. It was cold though. Just above freezing, but I was well wrapped up although I did start to feel the cold in the last 5 miles.

The purpose of this ride was not only to test my recovery from the operation but to try out my new training strategy as described in one of my previous posts. The recovery turned out to be fine but my training strategy went totally out of the window. I had intended to ride the 30 miles at Level 2 which I had worked out to be between 145 and 155 BPM. I tried to ride at a cadence of 80-90 RPM but no matter how hard I tried, or should I say how slowly I tried, I couldn’t get my HR below 175 BPM. In fact, my average HR for the ride turned out to be 173 BPM. To see the stats for this ride, click here. Continue reading