Why does Strava tease me?
November 5, 2014
I’ve had quite a relaxed week so far in terms of training. Outside of training everything has been quite manic. On Monday, I was involved in an important conference at work. It was accompanied by an evening lecture, so I didn’t get home until late. It was an interesting day, but its planning and organisation have taken up a lot of time at work. Everyone is now heaving a sigh of relief that it’s over!
Photo shoot with Julian Porter Photography
I had originally booked to go to the SUTRI spin class yesterday, but then I remembered that Stu had booked us in for a photo shoot with Jules and Sue from http://www.julianporter.com/ Jules and Sue are both runners and Jules has recently been lured into cycling. They’re so fantastic that I’ve already had a sneak preview of what they shot:
Thank you, Team Porter! 😀
Today, I went along to Lordshill training to help Ben out. He didn’t have any specific tasks for me, so I quite happily ran 6km at a conversational pace with Lou. It’s ‘Bonfire Night’ here, so there were plenty of fireworks to light the way (and stop our conversation!) It’s getting a bit cooler, so I wore a long-sleeved top, but it was paired with shorts as I definitely can’t face tights yet!
This evening, I received an email from Strava
I would love for those figures to be true, but I’ve checked Garmin and have only run 1068.36km so I have no idea where Strava got its data!!! I’ve cycled 2067.14 km this year (not including my daily commute, which is probably another 1800km).
What have I been reading?
There was an interesting article on the BBC news website today: ‘Would these five changes actually help cyclists?‘ The five changes that are discussed are:
- use of helmets
- wearing high-vis clothing
- banning headphones
- riding in the middle of the lane
- using bike lights
The article includes a reminder of the Highway Code as it applies to cyclists – I wish cyclists would follow the Highway Code and not cycle on pavements!
I also read an interesting article on ‘Nine reasons why Wilson Kipsang won the NYC marathon and you didn’t‘. It’s worth a read although nothing in it is new or surprising. Of course, it also omits to mention that fact that I just wasn’t in New York as I didn’t want to embarrass Wilson by beating him – he needs $600 000 more than I do 😉