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2008/06/02 Biking to work
π 2008-06-02 11:14 by Merlin in Exercising

I've been biking to work on and off as time and wheather permits (and when I don't have to bring back a huge box of toys Patrick shipped to my work address :) )
Because google is about at sea level and our house at 280ft altitude (80m), biking to work with the extra weight I carry on me (typically around 20kg/42lbs) is a lot easier and faster on the way down than the way back (even if I typically have a pretty strong headwind when biking to work, it somehow doesn't push my fat ass back up the hill on the way home :) ).

I think this morning I scored my best time to work so far:
12km/7.56miles in 27mn12s, or 27km/h / 16.7mph average with an average heartrate of 140bpm and a max speed of 35kph/22mph

Times home haven't been as stellar so far, all over 30mn, but I'll see what I can do tonight if boot camp doesn't entirely kill me :)
Just got home: 30mn34s. I suppose I can get that under 30mn if I don't come out of 1h of bootcamp where I already ran 3 miles plus sprinted, lunged, and some other fun stuff, but I'm not sure I'll get much below 30mn with the weight of my backpack.

Then again, the goal is not to get home 1mn earlier, but to burn calories, so I guess it's ok :)

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