First off an update from Janet about Dennis and Mary’s condition.
Chester and North Wales
Only let down was Vicoria Pendleton coming 5th in the Keirin final but she made it hard for herself by sitting on the tail.
It was just too much to pull back all that distance.
Mens Pursuit Final was as good as it gets with Team GB lapping Spain and then finishing 1 second under their own World record. Same goes for the womens Pursuit with a world Record being set.
During the interval there was an interview with the centre manager about what goes on at the velodrome. It was mentioned that the taster sessions are now booked up 3 months in advance but that they now do a spining class on the 16 Wattbikes they now have. Sounds like I’d have to give it go, never mind the calories or the heartrate, how many watts am I putting out.
Monday: Spinning class at West Kirby in the morning. My first for a while and I did get asked where I had been.
Had a bloody good go which equated to 775 calories. Heartrate was higher than I’ve seen for a while and a 100% effort had it up to 191 BPM which puts paid to the 220 minus your age theory (50 by the way, must get around to altering the site)
Gym for some weight machines, shower and a trip to see my mum.
Bought a Router Table from Aldi only to wish I hadn’t as it had no instructions. This led to another 2 trips back and a missed spin and gym at the Oval as I only had half the kit with me.
This allowed me to assemble the router table with the most basic of instructions, a google search revealed I am not alone. The Powercraft website being down didn’t help.
Tuesday: Spin and the gym planned, do a bit more around the house. Got to get back into a routine as the weight is slowly creeping back on.
Wednesday: Ride day. 60 miles which turned out to be very wet at the end. Rode out to the Ice Cream Farm were the Northend turned up. Returned via Chester (Bike Factory and Eureka Sports) to the Eureka late on. Not going to chance it any more on the best bike but keep to the winter trainer from now on.