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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:36 am

According to my training log, I finished March with 601kms / 21.1 hours of riding for the month. I only missed one scheduled ride and even got to do a ride in the rain (it was only my second wet ride ever).
I didn't meet my milestone for the month (1,000 metres of climbing in a single ride), but I did two rides with over 400 metres, as well as one with 500 metres and one with 650 metres of climbing - thankfully, you get to descend just as much!
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by BNA » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:49 am

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Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:49 am

Well done.

I managed 666km :twisted: over 22 rides. Biggest amount of climbing in one ride was 332metres, but this was done 4 times in the month. The ride done of 1st April was about 830 metres (hence the sore back).

Total ride time was about 25.3 hours at average of 26.2km/hr.

It will be interesting to see what April's figures end up like !!

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:35 pm

1. Riding
Commute 676k
Road Training and Racing 440k
Track Training 90k
total: 1206k

Longest ride 95k
Punctures in March 4

2. Trench Digging 12.15 metres

3. Gym sessions
Weights 11
Pilaties 6
Yoga 13
Body Balance 4
Body Pump 10
Body Attack 5
Body Combat 1
total: 50 sessions

Heaviest weight lifted 220kg
Lighest weight lifted 3kg
Hightlite of the month: Being able to put my palms on the ground when stretching showing improvement in hamstrings

Days with Activities 30
Days without Activity 1
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Postby gdl_gdl » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Days with Activities 30
Days without Activity 1


Slacker! :wink:

Seriously, that's a great effort. I don't know how you find the time.

BTW, I used the slanted / vertical leg press tonight at the gym but just using one leg at a time. That's an absolute killer! Using both legs I can normally do between 160kg - 200kg (depending on number of reps) but with a one leg version it was down to 60kg per leg (with 3 x 12 reps per leg).

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:07 am

gdl_gdl wrote:Days with Activities 30
Days without Activity 1


Slacker! :wink:

Seriously, that's a great effort. I don't know how you find the time.

BTW, I used the slanted / vertical leg press tonight at the gym but just using one leg at a time. That's an absolute killer! Using both legs I can normally do between 160kg - 200kg (depending on number of reps) but with a one leg version it was down to 60kg per leg (with 3 x 12 reps per leg).

Cheers,

Gary


Bike commute followed by a session at the gym near work before work, usually weights or pump. Yoga or the like at lunchtime. All about getting up early.

The two leg vs one leg figures always look out of kilter, because the body weight doesn't half.

I've been going light on squats, trying to improve my technique, like many I was doing that baby ones, now I'm doing proper 90deg ones.

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Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:32 am

I too get up early to try and get my rides in - typically 4:30 - 5:00am :? during the week, and only slightly later on saturday. The Sunday group ride (4 of us) starts at 8:30am to get around some other schedule conflicts.

Sometiomes geta ride in after work at about 6:30pm if it was a stressful or crappy day. :roll:

Trying to maintain 3 sessions of weights (at home) and 4 - 5 rides per week totalling 150 - 190km.

Weight is down to 96.1kg, froma high of 109kg. The recent surge in cycling has made a difference in the last 6 weeks. :)

Hope to do some more big rides this weekend - 4 days off work :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:00 pm

Thats a big drop in weight Michael, congratulations.

4:30 - 5:00am, you beat me hands down mate, the earlist I get out of bed is 5:00am and usually its 6:00am

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Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:13 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Thats a big drop in weight Michael, congratulations.

4:30 - 5:00am, you beat me hands down mate, the earlist I get out of bed is 5:00am and usually its 6:00am



Cheers.

The time is more of a function so I can be finished, showered and ready to get a 4 y.o. oyt of bed and ready for a 7am departure, as well as assist a XX y.o. wife as well :D

Some mornings, the alarm gets reset.

Even though it's dark, the traffic count is quite low which helps riding significantly - a lot less fumes.

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Re: Training summary

Postby Parrott » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:08 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:According to my training log, I finished March with 601kms / 21.1 hours of riding for the month.


Good average speed given no drafting and hills etc.
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Postby nimm » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:40 pm

I've now had my bike computer for 30 days, from my training log:

distance: 387km
time in saddle: 13hrs 05mins
average speed: 29.8km/hr

I've nothing to compare it with but hopefully I improve moving forward ;)
My ride length has increased from around 22km to 40km and I'm looking for easy/nice paths to increase it further so I'd hope to hit at least 500km over the next 30 days.
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