Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1000km

When I first started riding, a friend of mine and I had the grand idea of riding 1000km in one week. To do this we had to average around 145km each day or at least 165km if we were going to have a 'recovery' day.
We were not prepared for such an undertaking and like any young man attempting something for the first time, we tried to do it as quickly as we could. Needless to say, we failed on the 5th day and pulled the pin on the project.
Since then, the 1000km week has eluded me. I have done several weeks of over 900km but did not crack 4 digits.

To ride 1000km in one week, you need a lot of time. Approximately 36hrs to be precise if you are going at a reasonable pace. If you are working full time, you barely have enough time to eat, never mind sit on a bike and pedal for 1 and 1/2 days!
Last week, I achieved the elusive 1000km week. In fact, I totalled 1043km in 7 days.


And it did not take 36hrs either. Just an easy 27hrs22mins. Thanks to the Tour of Denmark, 5 days of long, hard racing, meant it went by relatively quickly.
This week, I have a feeling that it is going to be a little bit less than 1000km.

3 comments:

  1. You must have had to eat a fair bit?

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  2. I have been trying to do 400km a week since I got back from Italy and struggle some weeks!
    Thats pretty cool Chris

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  3. There was a large number of calories consumed during the week.

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