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Pre-Challenge - Training Updates 


In an attempt to be open about my preparation for this Charity Cycling Challenge for Children, I thought I would keep a training log. This will help concentrate the efforts in the last 4-6 weeks of preparation as I can see exactly what has been achieved and what has not, from a training perspective.

I am my own self critique when I want to be, but sponsors and those who are interested in following my challenge can send me their advice and comments via the social networking accounts set up.... All constructive comments welcome (especially considering 11-12 hour working days including travel!) during the working week!



DATE

MB / EB

TRAINING

LOCATION

TOTAL

DISTANCE

TIME

TEMP

COMMENT

16.10.11

EB

FLAT

20.44

58

27

Another premiership Sunday with Newcastle vs Spurs (2.2), a fairly even match and for sure an entertaining English Premiership game. A 5 day gap in training as all my time outside of work is dedicated to developing the web site content. Once the web site is online, training will have to step up at least 2 gears! (pardon the pun!)

11.10.11

MB

YMC

10.50

33

20s

Only a half hour session as I arranged to meet with a potential sponsor. This was disappointing as it was a short session and I didn’t end up meeting with the potential sponsor.  Considering a ten day gap in training, as I was concentrating on web site content and development, I could have done with a longer training session.

02.10.11

EB

FLAT

50.66

125

26

Again English premiership football keeps me entertained for the 50KM, in this case a London Derby between Spurs and Arsenal (2.1). End to end entertainment till the bitter end!

01.10.11

EB

FLAT

55.28

135

22

Longest session so far, I burnt 1261 calories! Entertainment for this was provided by a Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool (0.2) and Man U v Norwich (2.0). temperature of the room rose from 22 to 30 degrees.

27.09.11

MB

YMC

16.33

47

30s

Only a short session as usual at YMC as it takes me around 60 minutes to get to f1 track at YAS from work in Mussafah.

25.09.11

EB

FLAT

52.05

100

26

Longest session distance wise. So far on the exercise bike. It did take it out of me as I was trying to finish at least 50 KM before my dinner burnt!

20.9.11

EB

YMC

16.88

42.08

30s

Enjoyed an energy bar around the track. Nothing report other than this!

19.09.11

EB

FLAT

15

31.41

26

Again another short training session due to available time on a Monday.

18.09.11

EB

FLAT

40

100

26

A very enjoyable training session as Man U beat Chelsea in the big clash 3.0.  Room temp increased to 30 degrees.

17.09.11

EB

FLAT

40.02

92

26

The English Premier Ship helps to keep me entertained whilst on an exercise bike. During this session Wolves lost to QPR.

13.09.11

MB

YMC

19.42

53

30s

The number of people attending Yas Train is slowly increasing after the summer break!

12.09.11

EB

FLAT

15.11

30

26

Sprint session before going out socialising. Only half hour was available.

10.09.11

EB

FLAT

40.1

90

26

Temperature of the room rose from 26 to 30 degrees by the end of the training session. 915 Calories burnt during this session.

09.09.11

EB

FLAT

40.17

105

22

First session on the new exercise bike. Calories burned during this session were around 915 using a resistance setting set at no 2. Entertainment:  Film - Darjeelin Limited.

06.09.11

MB

YMC

?

41

A slight problem with the odometer prevented me from recording the distance for 40-45 min session around YMC.

30.08.11

MB

Yas Island

& YMC

33.65

75

40s

During the EID break, I attempted to cycle around the outside of the Yas Marina Circuit. Unfortunately, this is not possible as the Yas tunnel does not allow pedestrians or bicycles. I also visit the Yas Train session organised on the YMC circuit F1track.

26.08.11

MB

Yas Island

8

60

40s

Hire of a bike on Yas Island to ride around various locations including Yas Plaza, outside of Yas Marina’s Circuit and Ikea.

22.08.11

N/A

Sheihk Zeyad Sports Stadium

N/A

60

30s

A warm up / practice session of tennis where a few people run around the court and attempt to return tennis balls successfully to the others side of the court.

14.08.11

MB

Cornesh,

Abu Dhabi

24.85

132

40s

Very hot & humid.

12.08.11

MB

Cornesh,

Abu Dhabi

24.83

102

40s

Very hot & Humid.

10.08.11

MB

Cornesh

Abu Dhabi

24.47

116

40s

Very hot & Humid.

06.08.11

EB

Gym,

The Club

10.3

6.04

35

26

23

Two sessions on exercise bike at the Gym.

04.08.11

MB

Cornesh

Abu Dhabi

26.57

144

40s

Had to have a significant rest about half way through the session. Very hot & Humid.

01.08.11

MB

Cornish

Abu Dhabi

22.95

102

40s

Very hot & Humid.





Key:

·          EB = Exercise Bike.

·          MB = Mountain Bike ,

·          Distance = Km

·          TEMP = Degrees Celsius

·          TIME = Minutes

·          YMC = Yas Marina Circuit (F1 track on Yas Island) – YasTrain (every Tues, normally 18.00-20.00).





 

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