2013 cycling/cake diary – January

I thought I’d keep a record of my cake consumption and work out whether my cycling for that day offsets the cake calories ingested. (This is of course extremely unscientific as it doesn’t take into account anything else I have eaten that day).

Here is a summary from my Ascent software of my cycling for the month of January 2013 and, most importantly, calories burned through that cycling (I wear a heart rate monitor which takes a pretty accurate reading of my calorie burn). Note the total calories burned for the month – 35,000. You can decide, looking at the pictures below, whether I have adequately replaced them.

Helen's January Cycling Stats

And now the detail!

Tuesday 1 January 2013
Cycling: 21.58 miles in 1 hour 47 minutes.
Average speed: 12.1mph
Maximum speed 33.3mph.
Average heart rate 149, maximum heart rate 181.
Calories burned: 960
Cake: Coffee & Walnut sponge.

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Wednesday 2 January 2013
Cycling: 21.86 miles in 1 hour 52 minutes.
Average speed: 11.6mph
Maximum speed 30.2mph.
Average heart rate 137, maximum heart rate 168.
Calories burned: 874
Cake: Coffee & Walnut sponge.

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Thursday 3 January 2013
Cycling: 12.08 miles in 59 minutes.
Average speed: 12.1mph
Maximum speed 30.3mph.
Average heart rate 127, maximum heart rate 160.
Calories burned: 401
Cake: coffee & Walnut sponge (last slice!)

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And a second trip out

Cycling: 14.55 miles in 1 hour 10 minutes.
Average speed: 12.3mph
Maximum speed 31.8mph.
Average heart rate 145, maximum heart rate 192.
Calories burned: 640
Cake: lemon iced sponge

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Friday 4 January 2013
Cycling: 22.00 miles in 1 hour 56 minutes.
Average speed: 11.3mph
Maximum speed 24.6mph.
Average heart rate 139, maximum heart rate 176.
Calories burned: 947
Cake: Victoria sponge.

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Saturday 5 January 2013
Cycling: 31.87 miles in 2 hours 42 minutes.
Average speed: 11.8mph
Maximum speed 32.0mph.
Average heart rate 144, maximum heart rate 191.
Calories burned: 1,421
Cake: small chocolate brownie.

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Sunday 6 January 2013
Cycling: 24.66 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes.
Average speed: 12.0mph
Maximum speed 28.5mph.
Average heart rate 136, maximum heart rate 176.
Calories burned: 971
Cake: Victoria sponge (very thin slice!)

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Monday 7 January 2013
Cycling: 11.65 miles in 59 minutes.
Average speed: 11.7mph
Maximum speed 29.6 mph.
Average heart rate 130, maximum heart rate 166.
Calories burned: 455
Cake: Milk Choc Chip Giant Cookie (Co-operative) – 220 calories

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Cycling: 13.08 miles in 1 hour 6 minutes.
Average speed: 11.9mph
Maximum speed 30.9 mph.
Average heart rate 137, maximum heart rate 181.
Calories burned: 527
Cake: a second milk choc giant cookie – 220 calories

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Tuesday 8 January 2013
Cycling: 23.97 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes.
Average speed: 11.8mph
Maximum speed 25.6 mph.
Average heart rate 129, maximum heart rate 164.
Calories burned: 849
Cake: Co-operative Truly Irresistible Pecan Tart, warmed. Yum! 420 calories.
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Wednesday 9 January 2013
Cycling: 25.17 miles in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Average speed: 11.5mph
Maximum speed 28.6 mph.
Average heart rate 129, maximum heart rate 174.
Calories burned: 932
Cake: custard doughnut

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Thursday 10 January 2013
Cycling: 24.39 miles in 1 hour 59 minutes.
Average speed: 12.2mph
Maximum speed 26.3 mph.
Average heart rate 145, maximum heart rate 175.
Calories burned: 1,015
Cake: custard doughnut, from yesterday so heated up to resurrect it a bit. This one was rather a mutant specimen!

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Friday 11 January 2013
Cycling: 24.31 miles in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Average speed: 11.2mph
Maximum speed 33.8 mph.
Average heart rate 135, maximum heart rate 173.
Calories burned: 980
Cake: Victoria sandwich

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Saturday 12 January 2013
Cycling: 26.24 miles in 2 hours 9 minutes.
Average speed: 12.1mph
Maximum speed 31.4 mph.
Average heart rate 147, maximum heart rate 183.
Calories burned: 1,128
Cake: no cake today, just brownie biscuits

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Sunday 13 January 2013
Cycling: 25.47 miles in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Average speed 11.7mph
Maximum speed 28.2mph.
Average heart rate 146, maximum heart rate 182.
Calories burned: 1,150
Cake: Slice of Tarte au Chocolat

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Monday 14 January 2013
Cycling: 30.39 miles in 2 hours 39 minutes.
Average speed 11.5mph
Maximum speed 31.6mph.
Average heart rate 148, maximum heart rate 198.
Calories burned: 1,413
Cake: Coffee & walnut sponge

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Also a Danish pastry

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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Cycling: 28.57 miles in 2 hours 48 minutes.
Average speed 10.2mph
Maximum speed 31.5mph.
Average heart rate 133, maximum heart rate 176.
Calories burned: 1,356
Cake: Another slice of the lovely Tarte au Chocolat (here is a picture of it in its box before I started it!)

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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Cycling: 24.16 miles in 2 hours 22 minutes.
Average speed 10.2mph (very icy and snowy outside!)
Maximum speed 25.3mph.
Average heart rate 132, maximum heart rate 179.
Calories burned: 1,127
Cake: Madeira Celebration Cake (one slice; I’ve put another eight slices in the freezer!)

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Thursday 17 January 2013
Cycling: 24.56 miles in 2 hours 6 minutes.
Average speed 11.7mph.
Maximum speed 29.5mph.
Average heart rate 141, maximum heart rate 177.
Calories burned: 1,048
Cake: Co-op custard doughnut

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Friday 18 January 2013
Cycling: 26.77 miles in 2 hours 32 minutes.
Average speed 11 mph
Maximum speed 28.8 mph.
Average heart rate 144, maximum heart rate 181.
Calories burned: 1,317
Cake: Co-op custard doughnut.

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Saturday 19 January 2013
Cycling: 25.56 miles in 2 hours 7 minutes.
Average speed 12mph.
Maximum speed 27.8mph.
Average heart rate 151, maximum heart rate 179.
Calories burned: 1,169
Cake: Co-op custard doughnut. 3 days old so a bit dry but 15 seconds in the microwave gave it a new lease of life. And then I ate it!

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And after my afternoon walk, a slice of Celebration Madeira cake!

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And another cake at the Village Hall quiz!

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Sunday 20 January 2013
Cycling: 20.85 miles in 1 hour 52 minutes.
Average speed 11.1mph
Maximum speed 28.4mph.
Average heart rate 137, maximum heart rate 171.
Calories burned: 895
Cake: cupcake.

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Monday 21 January 2013
Cycling: 24.9 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes.
Average speed 12.1mph.
Maximum speed 28.8mph.
Average heart rate 149, maximum heart rate 185.
Calories burned: 1,132
Cake: Celebration madeira cake.

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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Cycling: 24.73 miles in 2 hours 6 minutes.
Average speed 11.7mph.
Maximum speed 21.9mph.
Average heart rate 145, maximum heart rate 186.
Calories burned: 1,112
Cake: a slice of this Coffee & Walnut cake.

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Wednesday 23 January 2013
Cycling: 25.57 miles in 2 hours 7 minutes.
Average speed 12mph.
Maximum speed 27.8mph.
Average heart rate 157, maximum heart rate 192.
Calories burned: 1,252
Cake:Coffee & walnut sponge (small slice)

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Followed by some Mississippi Mud Pie
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Cycling: 24.57 miles in 2 hours 8 minutes.
Average speed 11.5mph.
Maximum speed 26.4mph.
Average heart rate 148, maximum heart rate 182.
Calories burned: 1,142
Cake: coffee & walnut sponge (small slice) and mississippi mud pie!

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Friday 25 January 2013
Cycling: 22.14 miles in 1 hour 56 minutes.
Average speed 11.4mph.
Maximum speed 21.1mph.
Average heart rate 147, maximum heart rate 179.
Calories burned: 1,061
Cake: Plum and Apple Strudel.

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Saturday 26 January 2013
Cycling: 24.34 miles in 2 hours 6 minutes.
Average speed 11.4mph.
Maximum speed 30.2mph.
Average heart rate 142, maximum heart rate 173.
Calories burned: 1,072
Cake: custard doughnut.

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Sunday 27 January 2013
Cycling: 25.19 miles in 2 hours 7 minutes.
Average speed 11.8mph.
Maximum speed 28mph.
Average heart rate 143, maximum heart rate 168.
Calories burned: 1,103
Cake: two custard doughnuts!
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Monday 28 January 2013
Cycling: 23.42 miles in 2 hours 9 minutes.
Average speed 10.5mph.
Maximum speed 23mph.
Average heart rate 127, maximum heart rate 156.
Calories burned: 920
Cake: custard doughnut.

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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Cycling: 24.76 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes.
Average speed 12mph.
Maximum speed 26.2mph.
Average heart rate 128, maximum heart rate 162.
Calories burned: 853
Cake: Custard doughnut.

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Also a Co-op Truly Irresistible Pecan Tart with ice cream!

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Wednesday 30 January 2013
Cycling: 25.24 miles in 2 hours 17 minutes (including 4 miles of a slow group ride).
Average speed 11mph.
Maximum speed 28.6mph.
Average heart rate 126, maximum heart rate 170.
Calories burned: 1000 exactly!
Cake: Celebration Madeira Cake

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Thursday 31 January 2013
Cycling: 62.17 miles in 5 hours 38 minutes.
Average speed 11mph.
Maximum speed 32.9mph.
Average heart rate 148, maximum heart rate 187.
Calories burned: 3,285
Cake: Chocolate Brownie

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And, in the evening, chocolate fudge cake!
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I’ve got to say, all of the above were very yum! There seem to be a lot of custard doughnuts – this is because the Co-op is currently doing an offer of 10 for £1.20 so they are featuring more than usual.

What goodies will February bring?

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One Response to 2013 cycling/cake diary – January

  1. Got to admit I’ve no interest in your analysis, but I enjoyed the pictures 😉 A lot of cake and donuts for one month, and a lot of miles for a January too, I think.

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