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New PR set yesterday; VeloViewer for data analysis; New photos.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by  
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November
26
2013

I felt really good on yesterday morning’s ride; I think I’m finally fully recovered from that long and intense effort at Van Fleet.

On yesterday’s ride I set a new PR (2:09) on a 1 mile segment, beating my previous best (2:18) by 9 seconds. My average speed on this slight uphill mile was 46.83 Km/h (29.1 MPH), and I had to work for it: average heart rate was 193 BPM, maximum heart rate was 198 BPM, average power was 471 watts and peak power was 993 watts. I remember When I rode my previous best time back in July I gave it everything I had. Beating that time by 9 seconds is very satisfying, and shows me that my training is heading in the right direction.

I was looking at my riding stats for 2013 on VeloViewer (a very cool site, BTW), and I’ve set 264 personal records so far in 2013. Looking at my PR heat map, I can see that things really started taking off for me in June of this year:

Personal Record heat map

Personal Record heat map

 

June: 45 PRs, July: 16 PRs, August: 25 PRs, September: 64 PRs (!), October: 19 PRs, and (so far) this month 46 PRs.

My best month last year was 31 PRs in October.

If you like to crunch your ride data and stats as much as I do, definitely check out VeloViewer. VeloViewer takes your Strava data and does some pretty amazing stuff with it. There’s lots of insight and information to be found there if you take the time to dig into its many features.

I’ll leave you with a couple of new photos from the Horrible Hundred I did a couple weekends ago…

 2013 Horrible Hundred (I'm in the Pearl iZumi jersey). \m/

2013 Horrible Hundred (I’m in the Pearl iZumi jersey). \m/

 

Horrible Hundred 2013, Scrub Jay Lane.

Horrible Hundred 2013, Scrub Jay Lane.

 

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