...average speed for the week, that is. I was off the bike on vacation last week. When I got home on Monday, I noticed that my average speed was over 17 mph. I think that my average speed on the commute has been about 16.5 mph without paying much attention to it....so...I get the bright idea to go for an average speed of 17mph for this week.
Might not sound like much, but for my 15 mile round-trip commute, I'm having to really hammer on the flats and descents to keep my average thusfar to 17.5 mph (making up for traffic and climbs). I am pretty sore with only Friday to go. I think I can make it, but I'm posting in the hopes that it might keep me from completely cracking tomorrow.
a) wow, 17 mph, you are a stud (unlikely),
b) wow, 17 mph average, you are lame (more likely), or
c) why the hell are you ruining a perfectly good commute measuring your speed, trying to get your average speed up by 1 mph (most likely)?
Anyone else play these games?
I am definitely taking it easy next week...