Thursday, April 22, 2010

Century Training - Week 6; Days 1, 2, 3 & 4

It's rounding out to be another sad cycling week in the world of Blog-By-Bike.
Week: 6
Day: 1
Ride: Easy Off-Day
Scheduled Mileage: 11
Actual Mileage: 0 

Week: 6
Day: 2
Ride: Pace
Route: Flat
Scheduled Mileage: 15
Actual Mileage: 16.53
Average Speed: 14.7 mph
Max Speed: 20.1 mph
*Includes city street speed average

Average BPM: 142
Max BPM: 173
Calories: 486

Week: 6
Day: 3
Ride: Brisk Off-Day
Scheduled Mileage: 21
Actual Mileage: 0

Week: 6
Day: 4
Ride: Off-Day Brisk
Route: Hilly
Scheduled Mileage: 21
Actual Mileage: 22.04
Average Speed: 15.2 mph
Max Speed: 24.3 mph
*Includes city street speed average

Average BPM: 149
Max BPM: 175
Calories: 714

Due to continued commitments at the office [job #1] when my temporary assignment to assist the Executive Chairman was extended through Monday, I didn't finish my workday until nearly 9pm since the workloads under the two women I primarily assist still need to be handled when I've covering for the Executive Chairman's assistant. Though I hated to miss another evening of cycling, the professional in me enjoys the challenges and demands in the corporate New York City environment.

I did breeze through 15 miles on Tuesday evening, thanks to some nice tailwinds on the Hudson River (though I did have to deal with some uncomfortable headwinds when I retraced my pedal strokes back to my Midtown Manhattan apartment).

And Wednesday, due to a colleague's ambitious motivation to pursue new professional opportunities (thanks, Vanessa) and further solidified by evening rain showers (thanks, God), I forewent cycling in order to consume voluminous bar food calories at The Half King in honor of Vanessa's new job. We'll miss her and her contagious laugh in the office, but my expanded waistline and idle legs are not feeling quite as sentimental.

Thursday was no longer a regularly scheduled off-day. 21 miles!

1 comment:

Helen Steussy said...

I'm sure you can make up for lost days, although in Indiana the weekend doesn't look promising for the weather.

My fast ride this week I did finally top 15 mph (15.3 to be exact) for 27 miles. Max speed in the 31 mph (but I had an awesome hill to thank).

Keep up the training, Katie. Astoria is getting closer every day!