For those not yet up to IM
I am usually quite pleased with a 15.5mph average, though lately, I seem to have been cracking out just over 17mph. Lumpy gets a lot slower but maybe 12mph average?
I would say work on your cadence first, pick a gear that allows you to spin at around 80-90 rpm. At first 70 hurt but now I spin around 100rpm if I am getting a shift on.
I still have an 8 track cassette multitrack recorder. Did an album on it. When Gibsons were Gibsons and Fenders were American
one of my kids asked yesterday 'dad, what is a VCR?'
we still have one actually, still wired up to the telly and they have watched Star Wars videos....
I averaged 17 mph at my HIM yesterday, and this ranked me 56th out of 67 if that's any guide.
(I might add a small field did mean I could say I was second in my FV category!!!)
brit - that is fantastic, and it doesn't matter how small the field, second in category is second in category, Apparently that is how my coach got a silver medal once - did a race where there were only two of them in her category!
Oh dear, seems I am very much at beginner speed, I manage 11-12mph on average.
Need to do some more stretching again as the hip is tightening up, found some more moves to try out. I know I should get out and run or cycle but still CBA.
Looking forward to seeing the cycling at the paralympics tomorrow.
steady - are you going down to see it? I have loved watching all the velodrome cycling.
45 mins on the turbo for me this morning. Quite like it although I still feel convinced I am going to fall off even though I know it is very stable. Practiced picking up water watle and drinking - something I haven't mastered on the move. I'll never get round a distance longer than sprint if I have to stop every time I need a drink
Ay up got a week off work so not here a pc all week it's bliss Just popped in blielfy to say hello
Saffy Sweety Pea wrote (see)
Hello I haven't had much chance to ride Betty bike yet, cos I have GNR in 2 weeks, so I've had to concentrate on that run thing! But, I did my first proper ride a couple of nights ago, only 5 1/2 miles, but I didn't fall off and I really enjoyed it . I was a bit slow though .....but there are no flat routes around here. Can someone give me an idea of what sort of speed I should be aiming for, so I don't totally embarrass myself? Soz, I know it's a bit of a howlongisapieceofstring-type question!
I haven't had much chance to ride Betty bike yet, cos I have GNR in 2 weeks, so I've had to concentrate on that run thing! But, I did my first proper ride a couple of nights ago, only 5 1/2 miles, but I didn't fall off and I really enjoyed it . I was a bit slow though .....but there are no flat routes around here. Can someone give me an idea of what sort of speed I should be aiming for, so I don't totally embarrass myself? Soz, I know it's a bit of a howlongisapieceofstring-type question!
saffy I would set your own standards while you start out and then inprove on it. If you fancy it I'm thinking a day trip down south might be in order if you want a bikey ride.
SteadyCJ wrote (see)
Oh dear, seems I am very much at beginner speed, I manage 11-12mph on average. Need to do some more stretching again as the hip is tightening up, found some more moves to try out. I know I should get out and run or cycle but still CBA. Looking forward to seeing the cycling at the paralympics tomorrow.
Following your tip off we have tickets kid see you there. Getting the train thinking down and should be there for about 10am. go go go go go ghana!
Oh and did the half ironing at the weekend and think I say ST on the bike with a camera but not 100% sure.
o and welcome clare
Looking forward to bacon butty fest with Cake at Stratford in a few weeks, post race for me though, I am not hard like wot Cake is...
oooh, enjoy the paralympics cake
Rafiki I suspect you'll be starting further up the field than me for GNR lol
Rafiki I suspect you'll be starting further up the field than me for GNR lol
Maybe..but its not about the time, its about having fun on the way I'll probably be wearing Pirate kit as its on the telly, so say Hi if you see me (whihc I'm sure you will as there'll only be about 35 000 other people there! )
Saffy I averaged 18.8 miles per/h at Outlaw this year, if thats any help. I am totally bloody minded when it comes to the cycle, I hate to see it drop below 18 miles per/h what ever the weather/gradient! It's good way on improving though because it does push you!
Thanks for all the info about your speed guys, that's really helpful
Cake, will deffo do a ride, but will have to be in a few weeks....I've got GNR on 16th, then Robin Hood half 30th.....so I shall start biking 'properly' in October.
Rafiki, I shall look out for Pirate kit
Britrisky, second place is awsome
Went out for a run with Horse tonight (first with him since my accident) only 4 miles with an ave 10.12 min/mile and really enjoyed the company and the run. Still lots to do to get my endurance back.
well done Razor! Im sure your will be back up to speed v.soon
Saffy I'm still thinking about a marathon on october but leaving it a bit late now so probably free. Would be well up for a ride then and sure sarah will be to. If you want young tom would probably be up for it as well. Bonus is you could tickle him while we hold him down
House nice one and thanks for the company yesterday from Steady. mmmmmm bacon
Great day out yesterday with Cake and Sarah, Got home by 8.30pm, feeling tired today as early start for work, spectating is hard work. I didnot get sunburnt but did top up the tan on the arms and face, so full marks to the P20 sunscreen stuff.
I went for a brisk 25 minute walk as my training for today, CBA'd to to go for a run, but as I am going to walk 13 miles on Sunday thought a bit of practice may be handy. Already looking forward to the massage post event.
Turbo has arrived but not out of the box yet, that is a job for the weekend. All the reviews said the instructions are poor but its logical how to put it together, so I will see if they are right.
You seem to all have been busy training. I haven't had a chance to read back yet (and don't know when I will) but well done to everyone! And lots of new faces as well.
I fell of the training wagon after my fall off the bike in July and suddenly weeks had passed without any other exercise except volleyball!! Finally back on the ball now. Half marathon is fast approaching and I won't really be ready for it. But I'm going to do it and see how it goes. Will try to do an 8 miler today and 9/10/11 miles the last two weekends before the event.
Saturday before Bank Holiday Monday, BF and I started our holiday. It was an early start and we caught the train to Swansea to begin our cycle round the Welsh Coast!Day 1 Swansea to Pendine - 70miDay 2 Pendine via Tenby to New Gale - 60miDay 3 New Gale via St. Davids to Poppit Sands,nr Cardigan - 50miDay 4 Poppit Sands to Borth - 60miDay 5 Train from Borth to Machynlleth,cycle via Dolgellau, over to bridge to Barmouth and then Shell Island - 40mi *rest day* Day 6 Shell Island to Beddgelert, via Pen y Pas via Caernarfon to Bangor 55Day 7 Bangor via coast all the way to Flint and then down to Mold 87miTrip total, about 422 miles!
It was absolutely brilliant trip!! And now I can't say I can't do hills anymore. Only on Bank Holiday Monday it rained and we decided to stay in a Youth Hostel and not camp as the waterproof paniers weren't quite waterproof after all.
Tomorrow, we'll be cycling to Exmoor,camping and doing some 'wild swimming' and then back the next day.
Oh, forgot to mention, I love my Charge!!
Great cycling Mikasa, enjoy the wild swimming.
mikasa - some great cycling there!
steady - you'll be ok for the hm, don't worry about it
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