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Kajsa Tylen: The Billie Dovey 81 miles a day progress thread

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by Mugshot, 14 Jan 2016.

  1. Alicia has 20 days left, and has passed Billie Dovey's total on Saturday I think. Her rate required for KT's total is up to 204 km/day but she put in a 222 km day yesterday.

    Whether she's aware of it or not at the moment, it could be a close run thing between her and Kajsa.

    Usual caveats regarding the accuracy of my data apply even more here. I could be wrong.
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  2. Alicia continues with her late dash. She has 16 days left and has reduced her asking rate for KT's total down to 199 km per day, and is averaging 201 km/day month to date.
  3. It looks like Alicia faltered a bit on Saturday, logging only 33.3 km. This bumped up her required rate to match Kajsa from 201km/day to 213. She bounced back yesterday with a 236km day so her asking rate is now 211 km/day with 13 days to go.

    Caveat that not only are these figures reliant on my dodgy maths, but they are also reliant on Strava reporting monthly totals correctly. As emerged during Kajsa's year, Strava is not 100% reliable on this count.
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  4. My money's on Alicia making it at the moment. She can probably let the daily required total go up as high as 350-400km if she's prepared to put in a really big effort on the last day. She's done a couple of 300km plus days already this month.

    Of course, she may be entirely unaware of this drama, which may be entirely a figment of my spreadsheets.
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  5. Well, it looks like she did it!

    I've just got back from my hols and I'm trying to catch up with spreadsheets and internet stuff, but by my reckoning Alicia finished last night with a total of 52,388km which just shades KT's 52,015km (Figures completely unofficial)

    That's all unofficial. I see also that Steve is missing a day on Strava (1st Jun), so I won't do any Steve updates
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  6. PS I read elsewhere that Alicia was going for an age-group month record, which explains her big push. The closeness of her and KT's targets seem to be coincidental.

    In other news from Strava, Kajsa just logged a 368km ride. Part of her Transcontinental prep.
  7. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    Did Emily Chappell talk her into doing that?
  8. Yes. (Or so I infer from Kajsa's FB posts a few months ago.)
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  9. She's pulled out of TCR
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  10. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Kajsa's reasoning makes complete sense to me. It must be very hard to motivate yourself to go back to a place that wasn't always happy.

    (Sometimes I wish I was better at expressing myself!)
  11. Kajsa has just launched her website sweatpledge.com
    It seems to be a place where you can put down a marker for your targets, post updates, and stuff like that. Interesting to see where it goes.
  12. She's also keen to build a "community" out of it.
    Ever heard of My Peak Challenge? My sister's doing very well with that.
  13. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    The other day I contacted Kajsa for the first time in ages. The exchange reminded me that after four months I still hadn't found time to have a proper look at her website, which is a very poor effort on my part.

    As a place to record aspirations and objectives in a format where they can be easily referred to, it looks very useful. I've entered a couple - one short term, one much longer - which I've been carrying in my head. The site looks good but did feel a bit lonely, and adding to the activity can only help.
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