Saturday, 6 June 2015

May 2015 Mileage

A month of two halves.
Coming off the back of a reasonable April, it was all systems go to head into May looking to recover the miles lost in Jan-March.  

Speaking too soon, I picked up a virus in the second half of the month which rendered me out of action for a weekend, but with a nasty sting in the tail.  As I write (nearly three weeks later), the virus is still with me and leading to lots of low intensity miles mostly on the Wattbike, so as not to put too much load onto my heart.

A few months back I invested in a Fitbit Surge smartwatch, which tracks your heart rate.  Looking back over the last three weeks, the recorded resting heart rate data showed spikes of over 10% vs. normal, which indicated the impact the virus has been having.  Whatever it is, it's a nasty strain.

Stepping into June, it's been zero miles thus far, best to play things safe and get back to full health. 

Month  to Date

Mileage- 480miles/768km (+14% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 26hrs 16mins 
Ascent - 15,087ft (+2% vs. PY)
Avg. Speed - 18.3mph (+9% vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 140pm

Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 31(Flat) (-12% vs. PY)

Year to Date

Mileage- 1,483 miles/2,373km (-9% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 84hrs 34mins 
Ascent - 40,570ft (-28% vs PY)
Avg. Speed - 17.5mph (+6& vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 140bpm

Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 30.0 (Flat)

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