So with a couple of days to go, here are my stats – hopefully these will be of use in the air ambulance or for the coroner’s report:
Age: 43 (peak Mamil midlife crisis)
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78.7 kg
Thanks to Suz, so far this year (the last 20 weeks):
I’ve cycled 800 miles
Spending 55 hours in the saddle
Achieving 1 King of the Mountains on Strava!
Gaining 58,000 feet in elevation – the equivalent of 11 assents of Mont Ventoux
I’ve been embarrassed at the work gym on numerous occasions, but can just about hold a plank for a minute.
Apparently I’ve got the lungs of a 24 year old
For the 5 minute all out test on the Watt Bike I now average 345 watts. (To win Olympic gold Bradley Wiggins pushed >450 watts for an hour!)
My watts per Kg is: 4.3
I calculate I substituted 80 perfectly good Coronation Chicken / All Day Breakfast sandwiches with salads. And whilst the wine rack and beer fridge remain pretty full, I’ve emptied the drinks cupboard of slimline tonic and we’re out of gin
And this blog has had 146 visitors from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and The US – Thanks!
It’s now or never. I can’t see myself getting this motivated / prepared / disciplined for a second attempt…