Sunday, 8 April 2012

March Round Up & other news.

Ooops I appear to have been neglecting to blog recently....

So much so that I haven't even done a March Round up yet... so here it is.... drumroll please....

The first couple of weeks of March were a tad non-eventful just managing around 25miles per week but then as the weather brightened so did my mood and on the last couple of weeks I hit my long neglected 50 mile per week target, bringing my target up to a respectable distance as I managed to muster up a not to shabby 146.5 miles.  


As well as the good weather there has also been a new incentive.  Just before the end of March, sweet Mikey came home with a very special and surprise gift for me - a Garmin Edge 200.  His new obsession with Strava obviously gave him the idea to get me a little more motivated.

It did the trick and the very first ride that I did with it (March 28th)... was so much more fun and I even pushed myself to ride 20 local miles - something that I haven't really done for a while now.

The next ride (the last in March) wasn't as great as the weather was awful - as usual the wind was the issue...

... but I wasn't deterred too much and the momentum continued in April with a 16miler on the 1st, a 22miler on Good Friday and today another 20 miles.

I am now also on Strava and it is great fun.... keeping track of your progress and comparing yourself to other riders.  I am nowhere near the other two females that use Strava in this area.... but it is great fun pushing myself up hills in the hope that the other girls haven't been up there yet.

All my effort payed off and today after I practically killed myself to get up a nasty little hill (only 1/2 a mile but 15% at its steepest and a 6.2% average) to become Queen of the Mountain! Yay! ... I may have been 9minutes behind the overall male leader - who happens to be Mikey - and I "may" have had to stop for a mo and I may have only managed about 2mph at some points but by jove I did it - and there's no bloody taking that away from me. ;-) The only other time I have attempted it I had to stop about 4-5 times.

3 comments:

SS:Mntbiker\Olskoolrodder said...

AWESOE on the hill and bringing it up to 146 before he end,nic job,my friend! :)

Marsha said...

Nothing like a new toy to boost motivation. Nice work!

Trevor said...

Well done...great to see that you are re-motivated. You will need a polka dot jersey now..!!

-Trevor