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Second Ride Today

by on July 26, 2010

This Ride: 28.0 miles
Kona Distance: 2,253.9 miles
Month to date: 466.0 miles
2010 Total: 2720.3 miles
Pace to 5254.8 mile goal in 2010:(4.5 miles ahead goal pace)

With temperatures in the mid 80s, the humidity lower than it has been for a while, and uncertainty about whether or not I can ride tomorrow, it was time to jump on the bike before I have to get out and cut the grass. It was a nice ride.

My goal was to get a good fast solo ride in.  I rode the Oceana-St. Margaret’s Loop.  I had two 5 mile “laps” at or above 18.4 mph and most of the rest of the ride was in the upper 17 mph range.  My average for the ride was 17.9.  I just couldn’t hold 18 mph.  I only have 2 other rides this month this fast or faster.

What a difference time of day and nutrition levels have for these rides.  When I go out on the 5:45 rides, I often do not eat anything before the ride.  When I ride mid-day, there is more traffic on the trail, crossing the roads is slower, but I often average faster times.  I have to believe that my nutrition, or rather lack of it, contributes to slower morning rides.

Not bad.  50.3 miles on the day.  I’m now just a little ahead of my goal pace, catching up after the week long layoff due to illness.  Ugh.  Now I have to mow the lawn.

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