# April 5, 2024

30 min

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Max cal on the bike

Pretty simple one, but I’m mentioning it for a couple reasons:

- I want to keep track of my calories on this – I’ll add to this post if I do this again
- I’m pretty shocked at how well I did. I was on the bike for 30 minutes about a month ago, and I got either 325 or 365 calories (I can’t remember, but it was one of those numbers). Today I got
*459*calories.

All throughout the ride, was mentally calculating where I would end up. I was two minutes in, and had 30 calories. I did the math and it was … 450 calories. I thought, “No, there’s no way I can hold that for 30 minutes…”

But I did. Really impressed with myself, honestly. I *hate* long stretches on the bike.

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Added on

Got 477 cals, which is 95.4% of 500, which is the goal.

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Got 483, which is 96.6% of 500.

I was actually going for meters. I friend posted 15,111m in 30:00. I pushed really hard, but only got 14,780. I just happened to switch over and check the cals too.

## Postscript

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Got 492 cals and 14,945m.

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Finally! I shattered my PR with 517 calories and 15,271m. I’m done with this one for a while.

I hit all the marks. At the 3:00 mark I was at exactly 50 calories, and kept pulling away – I was about 102 at 6:00, then 155 at 9:00, etc. I kept the pace above 1,000 cal/hour for most all of the ride.

I think I hit 500 with more than a full minute to go.