Check In From – Roger Key
This week, because Brother Mary has set the pace, I have taken my training seriously!! I have been on the bike twice – yes twice – and to Marks Gym!!
I have just come back from the second bike ride, one which I was wavering about until I saw Brother Mary’s post yesterday. It was windy – I hate wind – and a tad over 4 degrees Centigrade but being the brave Brotherhood member |I am I persevered.
The route was my initial training route, which starts with trek along a country track followed by a long slow climb of about 150 feet. Then more country lanes before returning along the coast to home. A very nice ride on a warm sunny day. Not quite the same on a freezing March Sunday.
Anyway, the stats for those of you who might be interested:
Total Distance – 9.5 miles (15Km sounds further though)
Total time 1:14 hrs,
Total time Moving 1:04 ( Yes I had a lot of rests)
Average speed 9.4 mph (pathetic)
Maximum speed 19.7 mph (downhill)
Total height climbed 206 ft
Average Heart Rate 137
Maximum Heart Rate 187 (yes 187! That’s why I stopped for a rest, the max for my age is 160!)
Hips – OK
Knees – surprisingly OK
Toes – frozen, might have frost bite!
So, there you are. I’m really looking forward to my next ride!!!!!