Gently does it

After Sunday’s spill I thought it good to get back on my bike ASAP.  So donning my old commuting helmet I headed for the seafront. My bruised condition really helped me practice what my “coach” had been telling me about low intensity training, and I was further helped by a nice warm wind assist going from Brighton to Worthing.  When I got to Grand Avenue, West Worthing I decided to turn round and head back into the wind.

The weather was just sublime and I stopped for an ice cream (99) at Splash Point – oh what luxury.

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In the end I clocked up 27 miles at an average of 9.9 mph (cycling time) – this was 1mph slower than when I last cycled the seafront, but  I managed with an average heart rate of 8 bpm less than my low intensity target and I am sure some 20 bpm lower than previous – so today I was being lazy but I feel that low intensity training makes sense.

My running total mileage since getting back on my bike after an awful late winter/spring is 340 miles in 7 weeks – I am sure I feel better than I did back in May – Onwards and upwards.

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