Ric - fair play then for that speed at 44. I've been cycling to work for 25 years on and off and haven't got near that on an MTB, even back in my early days when I was MTB racing! Used to regularly get close to the hour for the 23M trip on my road bike cycling to work from High Wycombe to Staines, but that was pretty flat.
parkrun for me today at the Rye. The wet route is a fair bit quicker, but still a few tight turns! Worked out OK with the two way traffic as well. Reasonably happy with 2nd and 18:29. probably should have gone under 18:20, but eased up a fair bit in the last k when I realised sub 18 was out, and 3rd place had dropped back quite a lot. Slight twinge in the injury after just to remind me it is still there, but nothing too untoward and it was good to be "racing" again.
Slightly belated good luck to Dean and Seb for today, good luck to Stevie for tomorrow and for Philip and Dachs at Finchley tomorrow. Anyone else racing?
MTB Ric? - No, I can only manage that paltry speed on my 50 grand carbon fibre racing machine. Shame all that cycling speed was in your youth that these days , fast as you pedal, you can't get out of the kitchen
I tend to be one of those who does pretty much the same thing all the time - partly laziness, partly just being comfortable with the familiar but largely because running has to fit in with the rest of life, and the way my week is structured works for me, the job and my family! That said, I do mix up the terrain, try to run in nice places and am making a conscious effort to make the speed sessions a bit more varied and targeted.
Pain all round with the track moving, however you get there! Still, if you didn't object during the public consultation.....
"Rest" day today, so a bike double with 14 to work and 18 home. My fastest trip to work on the bike to date at 18.7mph. Not that fast in the world of Tri and Cycling, but it's not a flat route by any means, and I'm happy with that!
I know a guy who got off with a speeding offence because the consecutive 40 signs were slightly too far apart.
Exactly the sort of thing that happens with a good lawyer! You can generally get out of any motoring offence that isn't just the opinion of a policeman if you dig deep enough!!
Anyway, back to running! Nice easy 5.5M xc this morning. Tired legs after 11 consecutive days of running (not much for some I know, but I normally have at least a day off a week). A bit firmer underfoot this morning compared to lately and a few warm days to look forward to allegedly!
Never used a HRM personally. Just don't fancy having a strap round my chest. You'd think thye'd be able to incoporate a sensor that could detect the pulse in your wrist by now.
Philip - you parkrunning at the Rye this weekend? I'm thinking about it (as long as they stick to the new route!)