September’s Finale, and a Roundup

Managed to get out for a quick spin today, despite a big-ish one yesterday, and the wind still blowing a hoolie.   Fully intended to take it steady, but the wind was having none of that nonsense – and either had me dragging out 300w to keep moving forward when I had a headwind, or had me tear-arsing  along  when it was behind me.

Strava for today is here

And So to a few stats, at what SHOULD pretty much be the end of the “fast season”…

September’s Stats…

Avg Speed:          23.9 km/h
Distance:       1,183.21 km
Elevation Gain:    9,623 m
Time:           49:25:15 h:m:s
Count:                25 Activities
Avg Power:           187 W
Calories:         29,987 kCals

Year to Date Stats…

Avg Speed:           24.0 km/h
Distance:       10,455.86 km
Elevation Gain:    93,659 m
Time:           436:13:54 h:m:s
Count:                215 Activities
Avg Power:            181 W
Calories:         268,859 kCals

Month 8 Update

Month 8 – 23rd February 2012 to 22nd March 2012

Starting Weight 288.9lb –  Closing  weight 278.4lb – Weight loss of 10.5lb

Starting BMI 38.3  – Closing BMI 36.9 – BMI drop of 1.4 points

Exercise Stats

21 days featured a ride on the bike, for a total of 32h45min,

Average speed 14.8 mph

Miles Rode 483.57 (only 105.30 of which being indoor miles)

Calories Burned 32,306 ( or the equivalent of  9.23lb of fat! – Once again, I’ve been eating some of the calories back.   I’ve also amended the calorie burn figures using a couple of handy power calculation plugins in Sportstrack3, which take the existing speed, incline and HR data from the Garmin, add in weather details (i.e. wind speed and direction) and muscle efficiency data factor and come up with a power output.   This it then used to provide a more accurate calorie information – one that is substantially lower than the figures calculated by the garmin – hence the greatly reduced burn figure this month.

Did well on the riding front, good mileage, if a little less than the prior month – the cold took it’s toll early doors,  but since then I’ve been able to stay mainly on the road and off the trainer, hence the reduced average speed.   And – I finally cracked the 20 stone mark.   Next goal – 17 stone – or 238lb for the former colonials 107.5kg for the continentals.

2011 Roundup

Well – here we are in 2012 then… time for a little roundup of last year I guess..

Started on here, on 23rd July 2011 and weighed 397.7lb with a BMI of 52.7.

As of 31st December 2011 my weight was down to 303.7lb with a BMI of 40.2.

That’s a loss of 23.6% of my original starting weight!

I’ve also spent a fair bit of my time on the Bike…

7 days 9 hours and 16 minutes give or take a few seconds.

In that time I’ve rode 3523km – thats 2189 miles for the former colonials 😉

Not bad for a bloke who lost 3 months of riding due to a knee injury and the recovery process.

In the 2189 miles, I managed to climb 76,250 feet (2.62 Everests!) and burned a terrifying 226,973 kcals – equating to 64.8lb of fat – or approximately 463 (uk) Big Mac’s.

Wonder what I’ll be typing in here in a years time ??

August Rides Reference

Just a quick summary of the riding (such as it was) in August 2011

9th August 2011 – Road Bike

13th August 2011 – Road Bike

14th August 2011 – Road Bike

15th August 2011 – Road Bike

17th August 2011 – Road Bike

18th August 2011 – Road Bike

19th August 2011 – Road Bike Added in extra uphill session – climb to water tower

21st August 2011 – Road Bike

22nd August 2011 – Road Bike – Again, with added Water Tower-eyness.

24th August 2011 – Road Bike

25th August 2011 – Road Bike

27th August 2011 – Road Bike

28th August 2011 – Road Bike

29th August 2011 – Road Bike

31st August 2011 – Road Bike

So – there we have it, pretty much wearing a groove around my local loop, couple of extra hill-climbs in there, just to test out if my knee is feeling any better – note: every time I climbed that hill, I had a a day off the bike the next day…  guess it wasn’t quite right

All rides on the road – pretty much too scared to go back on the MTB for risk of getting scratched up legs and  a re-occurrence of the Celulitis at this point.