|Another personal goal *finally* achieved...||joekm|
May 7, 2003 8:46 AM
|Last year, some of you may remember that I had a goal of making my 11.6 mile lunchtime ride (rolling in spots, some traffic to deal with) at an average speed of 20.0 mph. I figured that I would have to be at least that fast to pull my local bike clubs "A" paceline for any worthwhile distance.
Last year, my best was 19.9 mph and I was very short of breath and nearly puked when I got off the bike. This year, I've hit 19.9 mph again but had a "finishing kick" left over and wasn't nearly as winded. Today, I *finally* managed 20.0 mph. Winded yes, but I recovered quickly. Had a finishing kick of around 23 mph.
...problem is I may regret going out hard today as I have a hill training ride later tonight...but, at least, I should be ready to try a (albiet flat) "A" ride.
|whooooo hooooo!||JS Haiku Shop|
May 7, 2003 8:50 AM
btw never discount the value of going hard enough to puke.
May 7, 2003 9:29 AM
|That's especially good if you missed any lights along the way. It's amazing how slowing down for and accelerating away from a light can mess up your average speed. My town has too many lights.
Next goal: 21mph. :-)
|good job - way to stick w/it! (nm)||jtferraro|
May 7, 2003 10:58 AM
|good job - way to stick w/it! (nm)||Cat 4 boy|
May 7, 2003 2:42 PM
|Well done mate! It's a great feeling when you crack that target, next stop 25mph average, go for it.|
|re: Another personal goal *finally* achieved...||aliensporebomb|
May 7, 2003 6:42 PM
|To quote Darth Vader: "impressive, most impressive!"