The following is just a comparison of some boring stats from my 2011 rides. Even I think the resulting stats and the short discussion boring. This is so boring that I might delete the post even after publication -- if I bother to publish. You have been warned.
Previously, I posted some charts that segmented my 2011 cycling by day of the week and further segmented based up the rides being part of a back-to-back (or more) series versus no-ride-the-day-before-or-after (non-conseuctive). There were also some lame observations / conclusions included. This post will present a chart or two regarding the consecutive rides, some discussion or observations regarding same, and who-knows, maybe there will even be something similar to a conclusion.
Straight to the chart:
|kms||# rides||miles||Hours||mph||m. / r.|
|1 of 2||1,024||23||1,801.3||118.6||15.2||78.3|
|2 of 2||1,839||23||1,819.2||124.4||14.6||79.1|
|1 of 3||408||9||396.3||25.6||15.5||44.0|
|2 of 3||412||9||824.2||53.9||15.3||91.6|
|3 of 3||1,032||9||859.6||59.0||14.6||95.5|
|1 of 4||0||2||85.6||5.2||16.5||42.8|
|2 of 4||102||2||147.1||9.7||15.2||73.6|
|3 of 4||207||2||132.8||8.6||15.5||66.4|
|4 of 4||102||2||153.9||10.6||14.6||77.0|
The above is a chart that is auto-generated from within my Excel log; however, to make the above chart, I re-coded from the usual to categories specifically and only to obtain the above chart. You'll notice three series of data-rows: the first is for the front and back ends of a back-to-back series; the second is for the first, middle and last of three consecutive days of cycling; the third is for the two "quads". At the bottom are the totals for all the consecutive days (to double-check that I've got the same totals as in the previous charts), the totals of the "non-consecutive" days, and the "grand total" of all my rides.
- The average distance of first and second day of a two-day-series is almost the same; but the second day is considerably slower (3.7 % slower).
- The second day appears to have been more likely to have been a rando ride -- that would be consistent with my intent for much of last year to ride Irregularly on Saturday and rando on Sunday -- I'm still not sure if I actually accomplished that, or if I just intended that, but ... .
- The average distance of the second and third days of a three-peat are about the same; but the first is considerably less. That would be consistent with the first day often having been a Friday that included a short "spin-out" or errand ride.
- The average pace got slower over the course of the three days; but the second and third day averages are almost the same as the averages from the first and second days of the back-to-backs. That might suggest that the first day of the three-peats had little to no impact on the following two rides. The majority of the rando rides included in the three-peats was on the third day.
- The average distance of the first day of the "quads" was about the same as the first day of the three-peats, but the pace was considerably faster. But with only two sample points for the "quads", ... .
- The average pace of the second and third day of the quads are about the same as the second day of the three-peats and the first day of the back-to-backs. Also, it is very interesting that the average pace of the fourth day of the quads is the same as the last day of the three-peats and the last of the back-to-backs, but ... as there are only two sample points for the quads, ... .
- Looking at the Total, non-consecutive line, and the Grand Total line ... the non-consecutive rides did have more than "their fair share" of the rando rides. I probably should amend the above chart to include a non-consecutive line that excludes the three longer brevets; I think the non-consecutives would then appear to be more in-line with the consecutive rides (as far as "share" of the rando riding is concerned).
None other than those included in the observations above.