Another big month with training inside and outside in readiness for Tenerife next month. Everything is going according to plan with the planned weight loss of 10kg firmly in sight (-8.5kg off already).
September has mostly been indoor miles with lots of time on the Wattbike pushing out sets of around 75 minutes per evening with road rides preserved the weekend.
By re-configuring the content what I'm eating and drinking, it's leading to a calorie of 7000-10,000 per week (driven by the exercise not a major reduction in how many calories I consume which are stil close to daily basal metabolic rate), leading to around a kg a week weight reduction.
Riding out today on a four hour ride, a familiar route over to Alderley edge of around 70 miles, I checked my heart rate average data and it's down around seven per cent with the same speed average. This is a combination of the lower weight and intervals.
The training load has taken quite a lot of organisation to work around work and family life, however discipline remains the key word, plan it and make it happen.
Month to Date
Mileage- 803miles/1,285km (+327% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 41hrs 05mins
Ascent - 7,906ft
Avg. Speed - 19.5mph/31.2km/h
Avg. HR - 129bpm
Wattbike Miles- 571
Road Miles - 203
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 34 (Flat)
Year to Date
Mileage- 3,627 miles/5,803km (+4% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 201rs 17mins
Ascent - 80,200ft (-33% vs PY)
Avg. Speed - 17.8mph (+12.7% vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 137bpm