First of all I completed all last weeks plans. I think writing them down on here helped! So what have a planned for this week:
1 x 30min run
1 x 50min run
2 x mtb rides (practising navigation)
2 x road rides
The other thing I want to do is get better at getting out in the mornings, its not that long ago I was out on my bike at 6:30am commuting. Now I seem to have wasted time in the morning. So this morning I got out of bed when I woke up and was out the door, after breakfast and a little internet, for 7:15am. I had planned a variation of the ride I had done on wednesday, it was a little longer but should avoid the two really skiddy roads. I set my virtual training partner to 14mph, but since it was just planned on mapmyride it meant that he was doing a constant 14mph, with the hills round here there was no chance of me matching that!
Part way through I stopped to take a picture of the view and noticed I was 1.82km behind (my computer is set to km since so many events measure in km I wanted to get used to them as a unit). I kept getting further and further behind until I started heading back towards home along Chorley Old road. By the time I got home my garmin was showing me as 1.11km ahead. So I was pretty sure I had beaten my target of 14mph (which I thought might be a bit optimistic!).
26.65miles @ 14.2mph
Average HR 146bpm
Next time I will have the virtual partner based on todays ride so I will be racing myself, should mean I can stay in touch on the hills!
This takes me past 7000miles for the year!