Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Upping The Level
I have also , as recommended by the plan, started some interval training. Not much and not severe I will admit, but 20 second full gas bursts every 5 minutes irrespective whether on the flat or climbing.
I was told that every training ride must have a purpose and this dictum I have also adopted. One aim is to increase my average cadence ( it was ~73rpm ) and use the gears to help achieve this as a higher cadence / lower gear combination is probably putting less strain on my knees and conserving some energy.
I am not sure how I can tell if I really am getting fitter but my average pace is slowly increasing whilst my heart rate is slowly decreasing.
The latest statistics show
Total distance cycled this year = 1252km
Height climbed = 9331 m
Longest ride = 110 km
Calories burnt = 29578
Total distance swam = 24.15 km
I am using swimming as my Rest Day exercise but generally restrict it to about 1 km a session
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