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 15

Date Miles Time Type Avg Speed (MPH) Links
Mon, 11th Apr 2011 25 1:16:17 Road 19.8 Strava – Garmin
Thu, 14th Apr 2011 21 1:11:14 Road 17.6 Garmin
Fri, 15th Apr 2011 25 1:30:13 Road 17.0 Strava Garmin
Sat, 16th Apr 2011 25 1:20:53 Road 18.2 Strava Garmin
Sun, 17th Apr 2011 84 4:26:29 Road 19.1 Strava – Garmin

On Monday, I really pushed it on the way home from Brighton which, with the blustery Westerly wind, helped me get a Personal Best on both the Exceat and the East Dean Road climbs on Strava. Continue reading

Evans Cycles RideIt! TCR Epsom – Sportive – 68miles

Last year, I did a few of the off road RideIt! events, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This year, I intend to do some Road Sportives as part of my preparation for my Tour de France or Bust trip, which starts on the 27th August 2011.

Evans Cycles RideIt

And so it was that, after having booked my entry online a couple of weeks ago, I got up at 6am, in order to get  myself ready and drive the 70 miles from Eastbourne to Esher, and to be at the start line at 8.30am. What I hadn’t anticipated was the 30 minute registration queue. Still, it’s good to see that these events are being so well attended. I know first impressions don’t count for much but there seemed to be all sorts of abilities, from the leisure cyclist, who’s intention is to have an active day out on his bike, to the hard core riders preparing for the racing season. Continue reading