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How TeamBDC Training Changed My Cycling

After the morning training ride, the 2nd last ride of this training season, I felt like analyzing if there has been any improvement in my performance. And thanks to Endomondo I can analyze that in details.

First things first, say hello to the group of people who left the comfort of their beds in the morning to put some sweat onto the asphalts.
People who showed up for the 60 Minutes Steady training
Before we look at the stats from today, let us look at a training from March 2013, exactly a year ago. That was at the end of our first training season. And this is what the ride was like.
70 Minutes Steady Training in the Flats of Hatirjheel
 It was a 70 Minutes Steady training in the flat area of Hatirjheel, the speedbreakers were not there yet. We covered 34km in 80 Minutes including the warmup and cooldown. These are the best distances from that ride.

Best Distances from the Ride in 2013
Enter 2014, and the situation is completely changed. Today's ride was over the bridges, there are now multiple speedbreakers in Hatirjheel, traffic has gone up as well. And with all of that we managed to cover more 4 kilometers more in almost 15 minutes less. To put things in perspective, previously in 60 minute training, we used to do 4 laps of hatirjheel. Now we do 5. That is one additional lap in the same duration.
60 Minutes Steady in 2014
To put things in better perspective, we managed to cover, with the speedbreaker and the bridges, 5 additional kilometers in 1 hour than 2013.
60 Minutes 2014 Best Distances
And this is the improvement that training brings, our heart, lungs, legs and body is functioning better and we are getting better and better at working as a group. And this is why, after a short break, we shall resume our training season at TeamBDC. One last thing, below is the graph that shows my best times in 1 hour in the past four years. 2011 - 21.38, 2012 - 32.03, 2013 - 34.60, 2014 - 35.08. And slowly but surely, we are getting to that elusive 40km in 1 hr.
Personal Best One Hour Times Over 4 Years


Happy Cycling!

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