Sunday, April 11, 2010

Century Training - Week 4, Day 7

Week: 4
Day: 7
Ride: Pace
Route: Hilly
Scheduled Mileage: 13
Actual Mileage: 11.89
Average Speed: 10.5 mph*
Max Speed: 28.5 mph
*Includes city street speed average

Average BPM: 116
Max BPM: 178
Calories: 351

Random Notes to Self:
  • There are four quadrants of pedal stroke efficiency: push forward, push down, pull back, pull up.
  • Learned about gear shifting and usage for the 53 and 39 plates on my crankset, which shed more light on the purpose for clearing chainrings (the cause of the pesky, little tick Maddy had last week).
  • Practiced spinning pedals in low gears, rolling pedals in high gears.

My cycling coach went easy on me and two of his other clients this morning. We spent most of our laps around Prospect Park doing various drills to improve pedal stroke effeciency and understanding when to use the 53 and 39 plates on the crankset in combination with various gears on the cassette. Afterward, as pictured above, we had breakfast at Connecticut Muffin.

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