Training Day #48

Easy Bike Day!!

Today is Easy Bike Day. That is what is on the training schedule—sixty-loving minutes of enjoying the fall temperatures and scenery. The goal of this ride is to keep my pedal cadence around 80 to 90 RPM during the ride and to remain around Zone 1. Like I have said in a previous post, I have a hard time staying in Zone 1. I don’t feel that I get anything out of it. So, honestly, I saw around an hour of easy riding and took off riding. I chose a better route this morning that has lower traffic in the mornings, which was great. I also mostly made right-hand turns except for one, I believe.

When I started my ride this morning, I decided to keep my RPM around 80. Because during my last ride, it seemed that I would lose a lot of momentum as I climbed up hills. It made me more tired, and I seemed to work harder. As I looked at other people’s statistics on their rides, I saw that many people were able to keep their speeds around 20 MPH. Right now, I’m consistently around 12 to 13 MPH per ride. So I wanted to know if this is one of the secrets.

Overall, the ride was delightful and relaxing. I kept my RPM around 80 and made an effort to keep my RPM the same as I climbed some hills. It did help a lot, and I felt that I didn’t lose as much speed as I have historically. Now, this didn’t change my average rate by much, around 14.5 MPH. However, I did have a few stops at red lights. Only time will tell.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Keeping a consistent RPM help reduce fatigue and speed lost during climbs (at least from my limited experience).
  2. Enjoy the ride and the scenery!

Training Statistics:

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain Calories Burned

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