January 2017 Biking Cycling Bicycling Challenge!

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  • ending_start
    ending_start Posts: 20 Member
    Looking to hit 300km this month. Last week I had a bike accident so did a few slow (painful) rides on the trainer. Thankfully I seem to be healing up so ready to conquer the remaining days left in January. I will be doing a combo of outside commutes (its too cold for anything longer rides) and trainer rides.

    Jan 2-8 – 10.9km
    Jan 9-15 – 81.3km
    Jan 16-22 – 38.4km (so far)
  • askewrj
    askewrj Posts: 13 Member
    A little late, but distance for last week was 187.9km, this was done over 7 rides of varying distances, depending on spare time. total distance for the year so far 286km.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58

    January Total Miles: 313.48
    January Total Duration: 22:30:58
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,456 Member
    Review ...
    (Distances include cycling + walking)
    March: 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    April: 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May: 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    June: 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    July: 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug: 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep: 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct: 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov: 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec: 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan: 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb: 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    March: 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    April: 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May: 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    June: 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    July: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct: 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec: 511.05 km (317.55 miles = 52 hours 2 min

    I see last January was a big month for me! My goal for this month will be to match that. :)

    Jan 1 - 101.9 km cycling (321 min)
    Jan 2 - 26.9 km cycling (85 min)
    The story of the Jan 1 metric century:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/beaches-100k-permanent-907843

    Jan 3 - 5.6 km (70 min) walking
    Jan 4 - 6.2 km (77 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (12 min)
    Jan 5 - 6.65 km (83 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)
    Jan 6 - 8.9 km (111 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 7 - 4 km (50 min) walking + 26.8 km (85 min) cycling
    Jan 8 - 2 km (25 min) walking + 30.9 km (98 min) cycling
    Jan 9 - 1.3 km (16 min) walking + 21 km (66 min) cycling + 17 flights of stairs (13 min)
    Jan 10 - 8 km (100 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 11 - 9.1 km (113 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 12 - 8.5 km (105 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 13 - 6 km (75 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)

    Jan 14 - 6.3 km (78 min) walking + 75 min on bicycle on trainer

    Jan 15 - 48.6 km (150 min) cycling

    Jan 16 - 8.9 km (110 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 17 - 5.4 km (65 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)



    Totals for January:
    Walking Distance (km) 86.9
    Walking Time (min) 1085.6
    Cycling Distance (km) 256.1
    Cycling Time (min) 883.7
    Stairs Climbed Number 233.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min) 186.4
    Other Distance 0.0
    Other Time 0.0

    Total Distance (km) 343.0
    Total Distance (miles) 213.1
    Total Time (min) 2155.8
    Total Time (hr) 35:55:46

  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Any1 ever tweeked a calf muscle?

    I never have and I did it while......................stretching..........................of all things on Sunday. Top part of my left calf (kinda where it connects to the lower part of the knee) and where it "curves" back to the leg muscle. So, top part and bottom part of my left calf muscle. Was soar as all get-down Sunday and yesterday. Not real noticeable today, so I didn't ride yesterday (Monday) or today. Hope to get back on the trainer tmrw. Fingers crossed.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    Rebsrockem wrote: »
    Any1 ever tweeked a calf muscle?

    I never have and I did it while......................stretching..........................of all things on Sunday. Top part of my left calf (kinda where it connects to the lower part of the knee) and where it "curves" back to the leg muscle. So, top part and bottom part of my left calf muscle. Was soar as all get-down Sunday and yesterday. Not real noticeable today, so I didn't ride yesterday (Monday) or today. Hope to get back on the trainer tmrw. Fingers crossed.

    If you were stretching before working out, stop doing that. It is not helpful or beneficial stretching out cold muscles and can lead to injury. Instead warm-up with lower intensity levels. Static stretching after workouts can be beneficial.

    If it is feeling good, some foam rolling might help, and take it easy on the trainer. Lower resistance levels and intensity.
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)

    January Total Miles: 323.38
    January Total Duration: 23:33:16
  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Rebsrockem wrote: »
    Any1 ever tweeked a calf muscle?

    I never have and I did it while......................stretching..........................of all things on Sunday. Top part of my left calf (kinda where it connects to the lower part of the knee) and where it "curves" back to the leg muscle. So, top part and bottom part of my left calf muscle. Was soar as all get-down Sunday and yesterday. Not real noticeable today, so I didn't ride yesterday (Monday) or today. Hope to get back on the trainer tmrw. Fingers crossed.

    If you were stretching before working out, stop doing that. It is not helpful or beneficial stretching out cold muscles and can lead to injury. Instead warm-up with lower intensity levels. Static stretching after workouts can be beneficial.

    If it is feeling good, some foam rolling might help, and take it easy on the trainer. Lower resistance levels and intensity.

    OK. I've never heard of not stretching before riding. Will give it a whirl, warming up _slowly_ and then stretching after I train/ride.

    Thank you for the reply @rileysowner!!!!
  • RRRobison71
    RRRobison71 Posts: 56 Member
    1/3: 15.93 miles
    1/4: 8.20 miles
    1/5: 5.62 miles
    1/7: 4.00 miles
    1/18 6.16 miles

    Been off for a bit because I pulled the trapezius muscle.

    January total: 39.91 miles
    Year to date: 39.91 miles
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 7,714 Member
    Rebsrockem wrote: »
    Rebsrockem wrote: »
    Any1 ever tweeked a calf muscle?

    I never have and I did it while......................stretching..........................of all things on Sunday. Top part of my left calf (kinda where it connects to the lower part of the knee) and where it "curves" back to the leg muscle. So, top part and bottom part of my left calf muscle. Was soar as all get-down Sunday and yesterday. Not real noticeable today, so I didn't ride yesterday (Monday) or today. Hope to get back on the trainer tmrw. Fingers crossed.

    If you were stretching before working out, stop doing that. It is not helpful or beneficial stretching out cold muscles and can lead to injury. Instead warm-up with lower intensity levels. Static stretching after workouts can be beneficial.

    If it is feeling good, some foam rolling might help, and take it easy on the trainer. Lower resistance levels and intensity.

    OK. I've never heard of not stretching before riding. Will give it a whirl, warming up _slowly_ and then stretching after I train/ride.

    Thank you for the reply @rileysowner!!!!

    They used to think stretching helped, but stretching a cold muscle is generally a bad idea, and stretching before exercise even if the muscles are warmed up, loosens up things in a way that can increase risk of injury. Dynamic stretching can be good, but for cycling, taking it slow to allow muscle to warm up, or doing some foam rolling if you have tight spots is probably safer than static stretches.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,456 Member
    edited January 2017
    I stretch during my rides.

    Mid-ride, I'll go through a little stretching routine. On long rides, I'll do it every couple hours. Then I do a bit of stretching every time I stop along the way.

    But I don't stretch before I workout ... never have.
  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
    Jan 7: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Buffalo Tom
    Jan 10: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Van Halen
    Jan 11: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Queen
    Jan 12: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Connells
    Jan 14: 19.8 mi. / 69 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket
    **sore left calf muscle** :s (rested it 4 days)
    Jan 19: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Blues Traveler
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)
    January 19th 22.8 Miles -- Duration 1:15:58

    January Total Miles: 346.18
    January Total Duration: 24:49:14
  • RRRobison71
    RRRobison71 Posts: 56 Member
    1/3: 15.93 miles
    1/4: 8.20 miles
    1/5: 5.62 miles
    1/7: 4.00 miles
    1/18 6.16 miles
    1/19 5.66 miles


    January total: 45.57 miles
    Year to date: 45.57 miles
  • cathyge6983
    cathyge6983 Posts: 84 Member
    January 1st 12.7 miles/57:49 min
    January 2nd 9.7 miles/41.47 min
    January 3rd - walked on the treadmill; my body has to get used to the saddle again - no biking today
    January 5th - 9.09 miles/41 min
    January 7th - 9.07 miles/44 min
    January 11th – 7.5 miles/32:20 min
    January 12th – 7.2 miles/31:26 min

    .

    January 14th – 7.1miles/24:58 min
    January 15th – 9.6 miles/34:43 min
    January 16th – 20.6 miles/1:04:28 min
    January 17th – recovery day – walked 5 miles
    January 18th -9.6 miles/32:43 min
    January 19th – 13.7 miles/55:22 min
    January 20th – 9.6 miles/43:27 min


    January Total Miles: 125.46
    January Total Duration: 8:31:47
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)
    January 19th 22.8 Miles -- Duration 1:15:58
    January 21st 26.9 Miles -- Duration 1:29:58

    January Total Miles: 373.08
    January Total Duration: 26:19:12
  • RRRobison71
    RRRobison71 Posts: 56 Member
    1/3: 15.93 miles
    1/4: 8.20 miles
    1/5: 5.62 miles
    1/7: 4.00 miles
    1/18 6.16 miles
    1/19 5.66 miles
    1/21 11.39 miles


    January total: 56.96 miles
    Year to date: 56.96 miles
  • Rebsrockem
    Rebsrockem Posts: 26 Member
    Jan 5: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Pearl Jam
    Jan 7: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Buffalo Tom
    Jan 10: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Van Halen
    Jan 11: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Queen
    Jan 12: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to The Connells
    Jan 14: 19.8 mi. / 69 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket
    **sore left calf muscle** :s (rested it 4 days)
    Jan 19: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to Blues Traveler
    Jan 22: 11.1 mi. / 35 min. watching Extreme Calorie Burn (Road To Victory, Colorado) & listening to John Cougar Mellencamp
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
    January 1st 51.6 Miles -- Duration 4:00:09
    January 3rd 10.1 Miles -- Duration 00:31:00
    January 4th 11.0 Miles -- Duration 1:00:28
    January 5th 17.9 Miles -- Duration 1:03:00
    January 6th 9.88 Miles -- Duration 00:33:00
    January 7th 15.1 Miles -- Duration 1:45:32 (MTB)
    January 8th 30.8 Miles -- Duration 2:15:17
    January 10th 20.5 Miles -- Duration 1:09:58
    January 11th 15.8 Miles -- Duration 1:00:00
    January 12th 27.0 Miles -- Duration 1:30:00
    January 14th 26.9 Miles -- Duration 2:31:34 (MTB)
    January 15th 54.2 Miles -- Duration 3:51:02
    January 17th 22.7 Miles -- Duration 1:19:58
    January 18th 9.9 Miles -- Duration 1:02:18 (MTB)
    January 19th 22.8 Miles -- Duration 1:15:58
    January 21st 26.9 Miles -- Duration 1:29:58
    January 22nd 55.4 Miles -- Duration 4:00:04 (MTB)

    January Total Miles: 428.48
    January Total Duration: 30:19:16
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,456 Member
    Review ...
    (Distances include cycling + walking)
    March: 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    April: 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May: 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    June: 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    July: 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug: 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep: 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct: 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov: 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec: 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan: 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb: 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    March: 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    April: 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May: 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    June: 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    July: 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug: 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep: 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct: 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov: 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec: 511.05 km (317.55 miles = 52 hours 2 min

    I see last January was a big month for me! My goal for this month will be to match that. :)

    Jan 1 - 101.9 km cycling (321 min)
    Jan 2 - 26.9 km cycling (85 min)
    The story of the Jan 1 metric century:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/Machka9/view/beaches-100k-permanent-907843

    Jan 3 - 5.6 km (70 min) walking
    Jan 4 - 6.2 km (77 min) walking + 16 flights of stairs (12 min)
    Jan 5 - 6.65 km (83 min) walking + 20 flights of stairs (16 min)
    Jan 6 - 8.9 km (111 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 7 - 4 km (50 min) walking + 26.8 km (85 min) cycling
    Jan 8 - 2 km (25 min) walking + 30.9 km (98 min) cycling
    Jan 9 - 1.3 km (16 min) walking + 21 km (66 min) cycling + 17 flights of stairs (13 min)
    Jan 10 - 8 km (100 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 11 - 9.1 km (113 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 12 - 8.5 km (105 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 13 - 6 km (75 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)
    Jan 14 - 6.3 km (78 min) walking + 75 min on bicycle on trainer
    Jan 15 - 48.6 km (150 min) cycling
    Jan 16 - 8.9 km (110 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)
    Jan 17 - 5.4 km (65 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 18 - 6.2 km (75 min) walking + 30 flights of stairs (24 min)

    Jan 19 - 10.7 km (130 min) walking + 25 flights of stairs (20 min)

    Jan 20 - 4.5 km (55 min) walking + 18 flights of stairs (14 min)

    Jan 21 - 5.7 km (70 min) walking + 75 min cycling indoors

    Jan 22 - 56.1 km (175 min) cycling

    Jan 23 - 1.8 km walking + 26.9 km (85 min) cycling + 5 flights of stairs (4 min)



    Totals for January:
    Walking Distance (km) 115.8
    Walking Time (min) 1446.9
    Cycling Distance (km) 339.1
    Cycling Time (min) 1220.8

    Stairs Climbed Number 311.0
    Stairs Climbed Time (min) 248.8
    Other Distance 0.0
    Other Time 0.0

    Total Distance (km) 454.9
    Total Distance (miles) 282.6
    Total Time (min) 2916.5
    Total Time (hr) 48:36:31