Oh man What a ride today till Haji-Ali.
From the time I have the Sar, my training was all from my gut feel, I only new what speed I'm on once in a while by asking Prabu. But yesterday I changed all that & today I was riding with all the info in the world.....!!!!!
Well yesterday I gifted myself an Edge 305
. & guess what it's an amazing gadget. I set it up in the night for todays ride.... & believe me I was almost sure my avg will between 20-22kmph, after seeing my performance after the come back. I've hit the wall on all my rides & saturday I almost bonked after climbing a long flyover. But todays ride was a bit different, Though my left knee was shouting I kept a steady pace without paying much attention to the unit. At signal on Bandra I happened to see my avg speed, it was 23kmph & I was quite happy that I didn't hit the wall today & kept a steady pace. But then I though how much can I push till the end & slowly increased my pace & kept at it.... by the end of the ride the avg speed had increased to 25 kmph. Then after a very long halt at the sea face, we pushed back.... this time I was determined to go faster.... & I did push hard & kept going steadily in a rhythm.... but the signals were a nuisance. Soon as we hit the Highway I was giving it my best shot, chasing down Prabu was my inspiration. It was somewhat like the old cat mouse game we used to play & enjoy.... I'm sure he did as much as me
. The unit was screaming all the time as my HR would surges in an attempt to ride hard, & at a particular stretch I gave it everything I had in me caught up with Prabu.....& went full on..... the unit shouting loud...........that I was at 52kmph & that my heart was pumping at 205 BPM.... I took it easy after that & by the end of the ride the avg for lap 2 was 28kmph. My legs felt like pulp when I got off the bike. Its only the 3rd week into my comeback, & though the pain in the hands has reduced to a great extent; it's still there.
What really makes my smile was that I was not even supposed to ride till 19th July & here I am riding as hard as I can. But I must give credit to the 305, had it not been for it I would have definitely not pushed that hard. My first training ride with it has been very fruitful & the only thing I can see ahead is improvement.
Can't get motionbased connected so here's garminconnect link - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/7364990