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Monthly training summary

Postby KillerHeadWind » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:38 pm

Ahhh the joys of the first full calendar month on a roadie and I must say I have enjoyed it immensely. I hope all this training goes well for joining up the local club in possibly C grade (I hope) and of course for the lovely Gong ride in 5 weeks time.

Anyway here's my summary for the month of September.

Total kms: 1081.43
Days ridden: 27
Longest ride: 106.19km ... yesterday with 1055m of climbing.
Av speed for the month: 30.25km/h
Days off: 1
2 days were spent mountain bike riding.

All in all I'm glad I bought the road bike and here's hoping for many more thousands of kms.
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Postby europa » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:50 pm

Looks of hatred from other forumites - countless :evil:

ya fit git :D

Actually, if there's enough interest in a regular training report (weekly, monthly, whatever), similar to the Garfield Principle, it's not hard to set it up. Just discuss it and then get someone to write the definitive opening post - any of the mods can then make it a sticky.

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Postby Deanj » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:57 pm

Yeah would be a good motivator though I wouldn't want to post my efforts directly below the impressive effort above! Good riding

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Postby europa » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:03 pm

needsapush wrote:Yeah would be a good motivator though I wouldn't want to post my efforts directly below the impressive effort above! Good riding

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It's alright mate, I'd probably put my efforts in there so you'll have something to feel better than :D

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:42 am

Great stats Killer, C grade here you come.
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Postby Kev365428 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:45 am

Gawd, if only I had the time to put in that sort of an effort.

Well done mate.

1000+km in a month is pretty darn impressive. I'd be ecstatic to reach 500 in a month at the moment.

A persistent cold and cough plus the wind of the last couple of days has meant no riding this weekend. I did manage 2 1/2 commutes last week (I tried riding home into that norwesterly but gave up after 15km and trained it home instead), which gave me a total of 215km for the week, so I guess I can't complain.

The cold seems to be getting worse now. Coughing all day and waking up at 1am in a pool of sweat. Not looking good for my commutes this week. Hope it's gone by the time the Gong Ride comes about.

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Postby inaminit » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:05 pm

brilliant effort there & like mike said...C grade here you come!!!!!

Keep it up mate, and I'd love to know how you find the time to put in those distances in a month!
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:09 pm

Nice riding...even nicer average, i am thinking that you won't be in c grade long if your average speed for the month is over 30kmph :wink:
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:45 pm

Thanks guys. :D
I did take a bit of a look at some racing at the Penrith Lakes yesterday and C grade rode at a comfortable pace (I was able to ride on the inside pedestrian path) but C grade was smashed by D grade's pace. I look forward to becoming when the summer season starts on the 5th of November. I'm pretty sure I will be using that race as a bit of a recovery ride after the Gong event.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:48 pm

inaminit wrote:brilliant effort there & like mike said...C grade here you come!!!!!

Keep it up mate, and I'd love to know how you find the time to put in those distances in a month!


I am an early starter and usually an early finisher (home by around 5pm).
The longest I do on any individual day during the week is 35kms (usually interval training whether it be tempo or fast pedal or sprints) with recovery rides mixed in with them. Because I'm used to being up early I'll do an easy 50km plus on Saturday and much longer on Sundays. The joys of being up well before dawn.
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