Like many here I use biking as at least part of my calorie burning, cardio, etc. Last year was a break-out year for me on weight loss (health actually, weight contributes) and I helped others do that same (feels good). Though my schedule is going to be far busier than I was last year I am going to be able to be more intentional about racking up miles and what KIND of miles the are.
Last year I went for distance and time on the bike. This year I'm going to work on some distances for sure but I'm going to focus on taxing my lungs and burning many more calories in a shorter amount of time. I local bike fitter helped me with my setup and also helped with some gearing goals. I also push some of the people I work with towards him, he's wonderful. The gearing I am using will initially up my average speed and lower my distance but will in time allow me to surpass all that I have done. I just have to work it hard which is fun for me.
So... my miles last year was 1,514. Chump change for some of you here. This years goals is 150% of that which comes to 2,271 miles. To keep myself on track I made a spreadsheet. Not everybody uses things like this to keep them going but it works for me.
On the below I don't officially start until the beginning of March so the small amount of miles I've been out this year puts me ahead by just a tad.
2013 Total Miles = 1,514
2014 Goal (150% 2013 Miles) = 2,271
2014 Total Miles = 6.32
% 2013 Miles = 0.42%
% 2014 Goal = 0.28%
2014 Goal Time Measures
Riding Days (Subtract Dec, Jan, Feb) 275
Total Distance = 2,271
Monthly Goal = 252.33
Weekly Goal = 58.02
Daily Goal = 8.26
YTD Pace (Date * Daily Miles Goal) = -33.03
YTD Difference = 39.35
Not all goals are just about plain miles and calorie burning. I want to accomplish the following distance goals:
- 2 x 40 milers by the end of March
- 2 x 60 milers by July 4th
- 1 x 100 miler
- 1 x 200 mile weekend
- 1 x 200 mile outing (this will probably kill me)