A quick ten miles


It wasn’t really a quick one but it felt quicker than the last indoor ride I did. The ride on Monday finished once I hit the 30 minute mark, the ride today finished once I hit the 10 mile mark. They both converged on the 16 mph zone. On Monday I started off on the rollers as I was taking some photos for an article on examiner.com. So my average speed was low and I did ten minutes on the rollers before I got too sweaty and then it became too dangerous for me to wipe the sweat off without falling. I did fall once. When I got on the trainer, I had to work hard go get my average up to 16 mph. That was my aim on Monday. Today’s aim was ten miles keeping above 16 mph. It was 16.5 at one stage but it gradually came down. I had to pick it up at the end there to make sure it didn’t go all the way below.

I was watching one of the Carmichael training videos for climbing. I am determined that my times are going to be good this year – better than last year. I don’t want to come close to running out of time like I did for the 300km. I was mainly watching the extras that comes with the DVD not the actual training part of it. The training session lasts 64 minutes and you have to calculate your maximum power effort and heart rates before doing it. I’ll do that tomorrow. Perhaps. Today, I just wanted to see how the training is. I really liked watching it on the sofa after a shower and eating soup and seeing all the ahtletes being put through their paces. It seems like it is going to be fun.

Tomorrow I have a delivery. Tomorrow I will have something that is an investment for life. It will help prepare me for PBP and then beyond. Winter training is going to be so nice. That is what the brochure says. We shall see once the indoor bike arrives. There will be pics!!

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