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

Training Strategy

Back in 1993, I started Time Trialling as a member of the Charlotteville Cycling Club. Nothing too strenuous, just 10s and 25s with a single 50 miler once a year as part of an inter-club competition between the Charlotteville and 2 other cycling clubs. For training, I was just doing the miles, nothing scientific. Just riding my bike on the road as much as my home/work life would allow me.

After a while, my results in local Time Trials were no longer improving at the rate they had previously. I can’t actually remember any of my times as I have since thrown out all my training logs (Tip #1 – Never throw away your training logs). Continue reading