Saturday, 31 May 2014

May 2014 Mileage

2014 is back on track in terms of year to date mileage.  

Back in January I'd set a target of 1,618 miles by the end of May and with this months mileage closed the account at 1,612 miles.

926 of those miles have been over April and May, with 35,720 feet of ascent, plan being to come into June with the right level of fitness ready to take on the two day leg of the Yorkshire Tour de France and London to Paris later in the month.

The two day Tour de France route covers 240 miles (384km) over two days with around 15K of ascent (4.5K metres), it's a tough couple of days with some steep climbs so training has been focused on hillier miles during the month.  The event, raising money for the Steve Prescott foundation, is on the first weekend of June, so expect a write up post-event.

Investing in a new set of wheels from legendary wheelbuilder - Pete Matthews - during the month, I've managed to get a couple of hundred miles in on them already and they are doing a good job.  The attributes of the wheels are perfect for the Tour de France route with rock solid stability, predictable handling on descending and comfort.  I'll be posting a review up on them in the very near future, explaining why.

Weather has been a bit better in May, with a couple of really good sunny days in amongst the rain and wind, it made for some pleasant riding - more of that please! 

Month  to Date

Mileage- 420 miles (+16% vs PY)
Ride Time - 24hrs 58mins 
Ascent - 14,755ft
Avg. Speed - 16.8mph (+0.8% vs PY)
Avg. HR - 146bpm
Calories (estimate) -15,285
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 35 (Medium) (-8% vs. PY)

Year to Date

Mileage- 1,613 miles (-5% vs PY)
Ride Time - 98hrs 33mins 
Ascent - 55,663ft
Avg. Speed - 16.4mph (+6% vs PY)
Avg. HR - 147bpm
Calories (estimate) -55,663
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 34.5 (Flat) (+0% vs. PY)

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