Sunday, 13 January 2013

2012 mileage

I've just been checking my rides from last year and adding up the total mileage (all my rides are logged on my Polar personal trainer account, I don't track every single ride I do with GPS, but do record my heart rate over every ride).

Conclusion: It's not as far as I thought it would be.

1237.7 miles.

Looking back, the longer duration rides are generally quite tough and technical (The 6 Lakes passes springs to mind), rather than grinding out the miles. Also, my commute is a 14 mile round trip three days a week. I play football the other two.

I'm going to try to improve on that this year and aim to cover 2000 miles on two wheels. It's not that much further, it's an improvement.

There could be complications in that plan as I've just been entering into the ballot for the Bupa Great North Run. I'll find out week commencing 4th February whether I've been successful. Fingers crossed I'll be lucky again. Last year was my first application and I got a place, only to have to cancel due to a friends stag party.


  1. Good luck getting onto the Great North Run! Over 1200 miles sounds good to me, and shooting for 2000 sounds like an awesome goal. Almost 800 more miles.

    Keep it up!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! I woke in a determined mood and commuted in today, despite the snow that fallen. OK, it wasn't much but still a positive start.

      I just checked your blog out - man that's a good looking site you have there!

  2. Good Luck! I need to get around to setting some goals as well. Thanks for the motivation.

    1. Thank you!

      I'm happy that my post has provided some motivation - it would be nice to know what goals you do set yourself.


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