Sunday, February 02, 2014

Weekly Ride Report - 1/26/14 - 2/1/14


Date
Route
Course
Ride Time
Total Time
Distance
Avg Speed
Altitude
Max Altitude
Max Speed
Odometer
01/28/14
Rose Bowl Ramps
Climb
00:58:18
01:00:12
15.3
15.7
800
949
30.6
31042
01/29/14
Rose Bowl Ramps
Climb
00:57:35
01:01:49
15.3
15.9
813
972
30.2
31058
01/30/14
Rose Bowl Ramps
Climb
00:56:23
00:59:12
15.3
16.3
879
946
31.1
31073
01/31/14
Rose Bowl Ramps
Climb
00:56:18
01:00:28
15.3
16.3
852
943
30.2
31088
02/01/14
Berkshire-Highland - CCW
Rolling
01:31:13
01:33:18
24.6
16.2
1157
1244
32.3
31113
 
 
Total Time
05:19:47
Total Distance
85.8
Total Climb
4501
 
 
 

The first week of my climbing block is over, and I have one word to describe it: youch. It was a shortened week too, because of the extra day of rest from the cardio 3 week block, but with the cardio base, that means no puking on the extra tough grades where my cadence goes below 60 rpm. This Rose Bowl Ramps course I devised has no corollary to my 2010 records, so I can only compare my results to my memories from last year. I will be going 3 minutes faster when I get to base fitness, which means 30 seconds faster on average on each ramp there. Lots of work to do before I get there. Also, I will also start to increase my weekly mileage as I get stronger and drop the water weight. The sore muscles are already sucking at the fat cells as I've dropped 3 pounds this week. Usually I have trouble dropping that fat during this time of year because it's cold outside. But recovery day with sore muscles should help me there.

Here's some time lapse of my easier version of rolling loop through La Canada Flintridge.



The clockwise run around that loop features a much steeper climb than the steady low gradient of Chevy Chase. I think I'll be doing that next weekend. The CHP was very busy handing out speeding tickets on the 210 around there on a Saturday morning. I passed 4 different cars getting pulled over during my 3 laps around the off-ramps. The CHP station is right near there, so people shouldn't be surprised that they're waiting for them.

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