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Solare's goals for August

Old 08-02-14, 08:38 PM
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Solare's goals for August

I will get this one started.

My plan for this month is to ride at least every other day and to up my mileage from 14 to 20 per ride. I acquired a Garmin Edge 500 with cadence, speed, and HR monitor so I am looking forward to seeing my speed and elevation.

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I've got a miles number in my head but instead I'm going for "number of times on bike". Miles will show up and I'll get more benefit from the consistency rather than large rides to get in the miles.

My lunch rides are higher intensity. My first work route is no sprinting, etc. and is just a good push pace. My second work route is for sprints/intervals, etc. and is painful. Combine those two and I'll get good benefit from them.

So.....
Number of rides = 15 (3x per week while at work, 2 extra on weekends)

Now to throw in some mileage based off that....
Work Route 1 (WR1) = 12.84 miles
Work Route 2 (WR2) = 15.78 miles
Multiply by number of times performed to get Work Ride Total (WRT)

12 Work rides this month which gives six each if I alternate.

(6 x WR1) + (6 x WR2) = WRT
(6 x 12.84) + (6 x 15.78) = WRT
77.04 + 94.68 = WRT
171.72 = WRT

Weekend Rides are .... rides I do on the weekend. I already know I'm going to be gone for one of the weekends, maybe two of them so I will probably only do two weekend rides.

I am going to set a Weekend Ride (WER) at 30 miles or more. Two of those give a Weekend Total (WET)
(2 x WER) = WET
(2 x 30) = WET
60 = WET

Work Ride Total + Weekend Total = Month Total (MT)
WRT + WET = MT
171.72 + 60 = MT
231.72 = MT

So... I'm not going to focus on the miles but I should end up over 200 for the month.
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Originally Posted by Solare
I will get this one started.

My plan for this month is to ride at least every other day and to up my mileage from 14 to 20 per ride. I acquired a Garmin Edge 500 with cadence, speed, and HR monitor so I am looking forward to seeing my speed and elevation.
I think this thread was started a few days ago... lol https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdale...ad-haha-2.html
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I am aiming for 250 miles this month.
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Along with riding evry other day I am going to try to keep my cadence as close to 85 as I can. Today when I got down to 80 I down shifted. And when I hit 90 I up shifted.

Now I just. Eed to figure out how to upload the garmin file.
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Updated for name change so it would not be confused with the monthly thread that already had been started.
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Getting a Garmin really changed my riding. Before igotitikeptto about 5 differently Ops on roads that I knew. Now I download routes on Strava. I go roads and routes that I never have taken or seen before.
Well worth the money.
Have a great month.
MY goals is to continue to train for my century. Signed up for Strava Fondo this month which is 130 km (78 miles)
Will do my Monday group rides and try to stay with days on one day off.
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It looks like my plans for this month have been shot in the ass. I was rear ended Sunday on my motorcycle.
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