Tuesday 14 July 2009

Tuesday 14th July

This morning’s ride went really well. I was in somewhat of a hurry to get to an 8:00 gym induction appointment at work. I had left it a little bit too long before I went to the train and ended up getting the 6:58 train.

I think this was the fastest ride in I’ve done – less than 25 minutes and my highest average speed of 12.3.

My gym induction was quite interesting, they weight you, measure you (in all sorts of degrading and embarrassing ways) and do a blood test.

Unsurprisingly they told me that I am overweight! My blood glucose was bang on normal at 4.5 though and my cholesterol was 4.8 which was on the low side of normal so I was pretty pleased with that.

The gym was very impressive – the biggest corporate gym in Europe. I am not sure I’ll use it much, I mostly only joined so I can use the changing room and get towels for when I cycle in. I’ll probably use it occasionally for weights and I actually have a personal training session on Friday so I’ll have to see how that goes.

The ride back felt hard. I think that I might have pushed myself a bit too hard this morning and last night. It was windy again tonight which made things worse.

My backside was starting to get sore again so I walked for a short time through Clapham Common. This no doubt brought my average speed down a bit. I didn’t walk yesterday which is probably why the time and average were so good.

The plan this week was to cycle all the way back Monday, Wednesday and Friday but as I am having to work till 5:00 this week I can’t cycle back to Waterloo and get the train. I am going to try to cycle all the way home every day but I am going to have to get better at taking it easy if I am going to do that.

Depending how things go I might not cycle on Thursday but I’ll jstu see how it goes.

O: HRav:149 kCal:373 D:5.0 Av:12.3 Max:21.1 T:24:34.9
R: HRav:140 kCal:904 D:12.3 Av:11.1 Max:25.1 T:1:06.26

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