I spent some time playing around with my Polar Software to get some summaries for the last year. Here’s some data.
2006 Cycling Summary
I’d expected to hit 3000 miles, but the early winter meant that I haven’t been out much in the last two months. I don’t have a sensor on my rain bike, so any time I spent on that bike (in the rain or on the trainer) doesn’t show up as distance, though there is HR data for some. That might add a couple of hundred more miles to the total. I’m not sure how much I trust the calorie estimate.
I did the following organized rides this year:
I had done the first two before. The last three were all tough, but the mountain populaire was the toughest. I had planned to do RAMROD, but when I didn’t get a place through the lottery I used that as a reason not to do it, though I very likely could have gotten a ticket from somebody else. I’ll try again next year.
I had a nice time riding this year, and managed to take about 15 pounds off my 6’2″ frame. I’m down from about 177 to 162 (though back to 166 after a few weeks of holiday eating…). I still have a little bit of fat around my middle, but not much. That put me back into the same size Levis I wore when I was in college. My wife now says I have no butt.
I’m not sure yet what my plans are for 2007, but I do have a few thoughts…
I’m going to work on my core strength.
I’m probably going to get a coach to design a training plan for me.
I’ll try to do RAMROD (really try) this year.
I might do another biking vacation with the family, perhaps to the San Juans
I may do STP again (or perhaps not…). If I do it will be a one-day variant
I might ride RSVP with my 13-year-old daughter, if she’s up to it
I’m probably going to take a track racing class