This weekend's Aero sailing at Stokes Bay with my GPS tracker and heart rate monitor has been very revealing.
Photo by Alex Benfield
Its not the first time I have worn a hear rate monitor on the water, but it is the first time I have compare the Suffer Score of three exercises over the last week. As a Strava Premium user, Strava offers a Suffer score based on the intensity of your exercise using your heart rate.
Today's suffer score for two hours of pretty full on Aero 7 racing in 20 knots was 69 which is three times my suffer score from last Wednesday's 32Km bike ride which took 1 hour and 20 mins and five times larger than Thursday's 5Km run. So its not surprising that we feel pretty tired and hungry after an intensive day on the water.