Monday, 31 August 2015

August 2015 Mileage

My year of boomerang mileage continues with August delivering the highest miles I've ever done since starting road cycling - 824 miles.

The big change is the amount of time I've spent on the indoor trainer during August, some 357 miles in total with the main effort being on weight loss whilst continuing to build engine capacity.

This has meant lots of intervals after work (75 minute sessions) combined with long controlled heart rate zone rides at the weekends to ensure the ride intensity is in the fat burning zone.  Having come out of the bank holiday weekend with around 160 miles (257km) in the bank, the word is discipline.  Discipline in eating, doing the intervals and getting out on the road.

Seeing some good results with around 4.5kg dropped so far against a target of 10kg that I had set for myself prior to riding Mt. Teide later this year.  It's taken quite a bit of re-configuration in food intake, time management and riding style (blog to come on the challenges of slow riding) however I'm pleased with the August block.

Month  to Date

Mileage- 824 miles/1,329km (+107% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 45hrs 498mins 
Ascent - 14,166ft
Avg. Speed - 18.0mph
Avg. HR - 133bpm

Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 17 (Flat) 

Year to Date

Mileage- 2,824 miles/4,544km (+4% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 160rs 11mins 
Ascent - 72,293ft (-35% vs PY)
Avg. Speed - 17.6mph (+7.3% vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 139bpm

Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 25.6 (Flat)

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