Pidge Update…

I just updated my Pidge recipe to make it even more super healthy.

The best way to start the day. 😀

40km TT (London Classique from Start Banner)…

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘London Classique’ course from the start banner…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 48%. It’ll do for now on such a flat course that has so much racing on it.

It’s 132 meters of elevation gain.

#lovezwift

My Fastest Ever 40km…

Just managed my fastest ever 40km which i set on Zwift’s ‘Volcano Flat Reverse’ route…

In the top 42% on the leader board, which i don’t think is too bad for now on such a flat course.

Done on Tron bike with a fair bit of draughting going on with the Tour de Zwift event. Getting closer to that hour though.

#lovezwift

Watopia Volcano Flat Reverse…

My fastest forward lap time on Zwift’s Watopia ‘Volcano Flat Reverse’ course…

Done on the Tron bike. Inside the top 29%, which i’m pretty happy with on such a flat course.

#lovezwift

Dr. Milton Mills…

Great interview in two parts from Plant Based News

23rd Street Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ’23rd Street’ climb…

Done on the Emonda with Bontragers while i was supposed to be doing a recovery ride because my legs still haven’t recovered from the Fondo, but managed to be just inside the top 34%, which i’m ok with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter wheels soon when i don’t have knackered legs.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift

2017 Totals…

All Activities…

Activities: 650
Distance: 7,208.27
Time: 671:33:18
Calories: 232,807
232,807 calories is over 4 stone of pure fat burned off your butt.

Cycling…

Activities: 217
Miles: 6,725.69
Time: 382:33:02
Calories: 176,176

Run/Walk…

Activities: 61
Miles: 392.13
Time: 80:15:43
Calories: 32,729

Sailing…

Activities: 1
Miles: 20.91
Time: 3:45:54
Calories: 381

Walking…

Activities: 23
Miles: 69.50
Time: 33:48:40
Calories: 6,589

Meditation…

Activities: 297
Time: 112:29:07
Calories: 6,582

Yoga & Stretch…

Activities: 51
Time: 58:40:52
Calories: 10,349

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.

Epic Reverse Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ‘Epic Reverse’ climb…

Done on the Pinarello with 808’s while doing the whole Pretzel fondo thing and managed to be just inside the top 25%, which i’m happy with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter bikes and wheels soon when i don’t have to worry about pacing myself.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift

Hilly Forward Climb…

My best effort up Zwift’s ‘Hilly Forward’ climb…

Done on the Pinarello with 808’s while doing the whole Pretzel fondo thing and managed to be just inside the top 22%, which i’m happy with for now. I’ll be back on some lighter bikes and wheels soon when i don’t have to worry about pacing myself either.

For more of my climbing, there’s the ‘Zwift Climbs’ section of my website which i plan to be adding all the Zwift climbs to over the coming weeks – it’s all good fun. 😀

#lovezwift