This sucks.....well, in a good way, I suppose. I took off this morning, no big surprises (no headwind either) and got to work in 28ish minutes. Three weeks ago I started at around 38-40 minutes, then I switched tires and it dropped to 35ish. Today it was 28 and some change. 5.81 miles, 28 minutes....but the suckage that im finding that I was vaguely aware of but not really, is that with increased speed on a bike the time traveled drops, thus (according to calculators anyway) does calorie consumption.
Im sure in there somewhere is a wattage adjustment or something, since ive been powering up the low grades with more speed lately near my home *Prescott Prescott Prescott.....*and i've been using the 3rd chain ring more as well, pushing harder. Should I gear back and start this spinning thing a bit? Im going to look around for places on the way home on some nights, but I really am a morning creature of habit so it would take a little while to adjust to getting up earlier to go trailblaze. What are some of the strategies you guys use to get workouts crammed into a commute ride besides distance? Do you aim for calories burned or just TT's or other self challenges?
You all did this to me.