- 7.33 km / 39:43 / 5:25 per km / AHR 145 / MHR 158 – I don’t the max is reasonable, coming from fiddling around with the HR strap
- 8.0 km / 42:55 / 5:22 per km / AHR 144 / MHR 151 - backed off on this one
- 7.55km / 40:40 / 5:23 per km / AHR 143 / MHR 151 - more backing off, taking it steady
1) 8:52.8 / 21 / 2:13.2 / A129 / M139
And yesterday’s hour on the turbo trainer added more to that argument with the average wattage being 204 vs the 215-220W I’ve been increasing up to recently.
So between now and March it’s steady the ship, looking at the long term course i.e. the 70-miler in July, rather than the short term gains now.
So what else has been happening here?
I’ve had a glimpse of the future, acting as taxi for my daughter who’s into a bit of everything at the moment with some landmark moments for her. She’s ridden her bike for the first time, with minimal help to start off, she’s taken up archery lessons after school (possibly the most scary activity so far, my daughter with a weapon!) and today I’m taking her for an extended ballet lesson prior to her first public performance next weekend. Cue opportunity for me to drop her off and then go for a long run.
The biggest event so far for her though (vying with the bike riding) is that she was selected as one of two readers from her year at the end of year carol service. She’s only 7, and as she goes to a Cathedral School, that’s where they have their end of term services, so there she was 7 years old, speaking in a 900 year old cathedral in front of getting on for a thousand people (no pictures unfortunately due to the dark conditions, but I saw the video and she was great). Did she bat an eyelid? No way, she read perfectly.