There was an option of doing the CC Luton reliability ride today but I decided to go out by myself on one of my training routes and compare my performance with last year. The route is 64 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing.
Today, I averaged an ok 17.5mph. My heart rate averaged 134bpm with a maximum 158bpm. Looking back at my Garmin stats when I completed the same route in early 2011 at about the same speed, my average heart rate was 137bpm with a maximum of about the same, so I think I'm a little fitter than this time last year.
Stats for the week:
- Weight loss - 3lbs
- Commutes - 4
- Scalps lost - 1, as my wife beat me on our family mountain bike ride on Saturday :-(
- Total road miles - 85