December’s Best Efforts…

My healthy December…

I got a new lowest minimum heart rate 0f 38.62, which i’m well pleased with…

And also a lowest average heart rate of 42.17, which is also very pleasing…

So all pretty good on the health front for the first half of December but the second half just went a bit downhill as i started vaping again and drinking coffee and eating a bit of junk with the holidays and visits coming up.

My fitness December…

Well, i lied again about doing the long rides. I ended up doing a 200 mile ride for World Bike Relief on Zwift. I just wanted to see how far i could go and to be honest, i really couldn’t manage any more than that. But a pretty good innings for my first ultra ride and lots learned for the future.

But the toll it took just totally wrecked the rest of the month. I took a few days off and eased back into everything but i just didn’t really get it back together until the end of the month. But it was a great experience and goes to show how far my fitness has come along in the last year alone.

My next big ride is going to be Everesting the Radio Tower, but i’m not in any rush to do that. My main goal for January is to set a PR on most, if not all, of Zwift’s climbs, while at the same time attempting to get my running back to where it should be.

My training calendar for the month…

..and some reasonable totals achieved…

Cycling covered 760.05 miles in 46:32:01 using 18,636 calories, which is quite a drop in distance, time and calories; but considering how the month started and ended and all the climbing i did this month, i’m fairly happy with it.

Walking/Running covered 44.88 miles in 9:23:55 using 2,370 calories. Which is quite a decrease once again on last month but all down to the standing up and walking all day long plus the silly bike rides as well.

Other things…

Still slowly getting a bit more comfy on the tri bars but still not down on them full time.

Still off the alcohol, chocolate, sugar but saved the rest of the quitting until the end of December as i was visiting friends and stuff. And now the end of December has passed the full quit is now in progress, so looking forward to seeing the results at the end of January

All in all i’m fairly pleased with December, albeit rather chaotic at times.

Have a fit, healthy and well 2018.

Comments are closed.