Training Diary (2010 P3 W6)


Had a lot on with big pitch this week at work, so this is going to be an easier week than most.

Mechanical stuff todo:

  • Front mech cable on the tallboy.
  • Sort out shifting on the Zaskar.


This week was dominated by work and the weather, I was tempted to ride Friday, but decided against it which was probably wise. Weather was cold and snowy. Getting the hang of cold weather riding, found a pair of snow boarding socks to the trick (tried various other combinations). Finally did my tallboy front mech, which is now silky smooth, but still struggling with good shifting on the Zaskar, so ordered some new cable outer.

Count: 5 Activities
Distance: 50.79 mi
Time: 04:58:19 h:m:s
Elevation Gain: 1,520 m
Avg Speed: 10.2 mph
Avg HR: 144 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 87 rpm
Weight: 14st 3lb


Mon, Nov 22, 2010 7:54 AM Home to Work

It is always hard to do the Monday morning commute after a long ride on Sunday. Felt good

Time: 00:30:16
Distance: 9.12 mi
Elevation Gain: 110 m
Avg Speed: 18.1 mph
Avg HR: 142 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 88 rpm

Mon, Nov 22, 2010 6:15 PM Work to Home

This felt really tough. Had problems with gear shifting, but I guess that tends to happen more when you’re tired. Legs where really feeling it, but in a “I’m training so this should hurt shouldn’t it” kind of way. Might be over doing it on the winter kit as I was sweating buckets when I got home.

Time: 00:38:12
Distance: 9.17 mi
Elevation Gain: 272 m
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Avg HR: 154 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 89 rpm

Thu, Nov 25, 2010 8:16 AM Home to Work

Very icy, so went along the main road on the second half.

Time: 00:36:30
Distance: 9.54 mi
Elevation Gain: 133 m
Avg Speed: 16.6 mph
Avg HR: 145 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 86 rpm

Thu, Nov 25, 2010 6:03 PM Work to Home

Pretty uneventful ride home.

Time: 00:39:11
Distance: 9.16 mi
Elevation Gain: 295 m
Avg Speed: 14.3 mph
Avg HR: 153 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence: 84 rpm

Sun, Nov 28, 2010 9:23 AM Cwmcarn Twrch

You know things are bad when the road leading to the car park is closed due to ice. Meet up with Grant and Alan. While a good amount of the trail was nice and grippy there were bits that were not! Found climbing OK but didn’t have the bottle to go all out on the downhill. Using the road to climb (sheet ice in places) I did the last downhill section again with Alan.


Time: 02:34:08
Distance: 13.80 mi
Elevation Gain: 709 m
Avg Speed: 5.4 mph
Avg HR: 140 bpm

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