Yesterday I attempted a challenge that I saw on The Biggest Loser a couple of weeks ago.
The Challenge was to cycle a Marathon, 26.2 Miles on a turbo trainer in the fastest time, the winner got $10k. Ok so I wasnt racing for $10k but I was racing to see how far I had come and a little bit of pride, my confidence took a knock when I had my accident and I have been trying to find it the last couple of weeks.
The fastest time set by the winner on the show was 1 Hr 17 Mins, with last place setting a time of 1 hr 41mins.
Now all of the contestants on the show apart from the last place person weigh LESS than I do. With that in mind anything under 1 Hr 40Mins would be respectable.
I set off pretty hard and was holding 26 Mph for the first 20 mins or so, but before too long I was slowing to 20/22Mph I was struggling to keep a high speed/cadence and keep my heart rate low enough that I would blow up.
but soon enough I had passed the finish line, I was unsure if I had beaten the 1 hr 40mins target I set myself, I was exhausted, it has been such a long time since I rode at such a high cadence/speed and it had really taken it out of me.
So the stats:
Distance: 26.64 mi
Ave Speed : 22.8 mph
Max Speed : 35.2 mph
So I had beaten the WINNERS time by a full 7 mins….Why then do I say its attempt 1 ?
The reason is that I actually rode 2 sections of 13.1 miles and 13.5 Miles , so I now know I have it in me, all I need to do in attempt number 2 is ride both sections at once, then I can see if I can keep the pace up non stop.
Remeber all but 1 contestant in this biggest loser challnge weighs LESS than I do (as it is now into week 11), they all train for 8 hours per day !!!!!!
Next time is MY TIME.
And in other news:
This weeks cycling stats in total:
Distance: 102.41 mi
Ave Speed: 14.3 mph
Max Speed: 35.2 mph
Ave Heart Rate: 141 bpm
Ave Distance/Day: 9.31 mi