01.19.10 — Riding with the Gangs of New York

Type: Steady State Effort

Distance: 23.0 miles
Pace: 2:36 min/mile
Time: 60:38
Average Watts: 167 watts
Average Heart Rate: 149 bpm
Total Work: 600 kJ

I threw Gangs of New York into the DVD player this morning to ride to. Interesting show. The premise of the movie is simple: bad guy kills the good guy, puts his son into an orphanage, and son comes back to eventually try and kill bad guy. I am not all the way through the show yet, so I am not sure that it gets any deeper than that. It is a good show with just enough action to keep it edgy and enough drama to accommodate Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Another good ride. I had trouble getting the CPU to work this morning, so I am missing the first ten minutes of this ride. On the graph you will notice it shows only 50:00 of ride time. I had to extrapolate to get the data that I did. But it still was a quality ride. The legs were feeling it by about 30:00, but I pushed through. Tomorrow I am going to get up earlier so I can go longer, keeping the watts at 175 for the entire time. Thursday will be my tough interval work, with Friday being a easy recovery ride. Then Saturday I am planning on 4:00. It is time to start getting those really long rides in. Here is the graph:

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...