Its January 3rd, 2011 and its time to figure out the last year riding season, pick goals and assign some metrics. First the mileage: 3401km and 142 hours! I probably spent more time on my bike than any other activity, next to family time, working and sleeping. I don’t now where I’ll find the time this year to ride without sacrificing the other 3 things on my list. To get the 2011 key metrics is to analyse the peaks of the weeks of 2010. I started riding around March. And peaked for the year around mid July. That’s 4 months of riding and after May I started to put on big mileage with the Circle Ride (160km – Day 1 and 120 km – Day 2). There was a lesser peak during the week of Granfondo.
During the x-mas break, I’ve established 3 key goals to establish me a key athlete.
Duathlon – March 7th – 5km run – 20 km ride – 5 km run.
Kelowna Granfondo – July 12th – 120km
Levi Granfondo – Oct 1st – 160km
Key metrics for me to follow:
– increase leg speed through running for the duathlon.
– increase VO2 max through more hill climbing
– increase cycling average speed through intervals.
So, I’ve started running and its been hard. And cycling on the trainer has been harder (boring).