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Another Mileage Milestone

by on August 6, 2010

This Ride: 70.4 miles
Kona Distance: 2,542.6 miles
Month to date: 203.7 miles  <– Most miles in a week! (for weeks ending on Saturdays)
2010 Total: 3,009.0 miles  <– Now over 3000 miles for the year!
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (88.5 miles ahead of goal pace)

And at the end it felt like I was carrying around a stone.  But it felt good too!  Two goals in one day!  Most miles in a week.  Over 3000 miles for the year.  This is the ride that did both.

The morning started with a dozen riders meeting at the Rusty Bridge for the Friendly Friday Ride.  We had a much quicker than usual pace, but that was fine.  It got everyone sweating hard because the humidity was at or above 90%.  As is usual, we stretched out some as we encountered other traffic on the trail, but it certainly must have been impressive to have a dozen riders flying by in single file.  We also got stretched out a bit as seven went into Annapolis for breakfast.  Ed was there for the first time.  He is a girl’s cross country coach at Severna Park High School.

I waited around after breakfast for Mike B to finish at Chick & Ruth’s.  I joined him in his commute to work north of the airport.  I could tell my fitness level has increased as I climbed the hill, but he still has much better cardiovascular fitness than I do.  Once I finished the airport loop, I turned around and went clockwise around the airport, stopping off at a 7-11 for a nutrition boost and some Gatorade, since my water bottles were now empty (at 50 miles).

I decided to come back passing the hospital, and then calculating poorly in my head, realized that if I rode 68 miles today, I would have a 200 mile week.  I carefully calculated my turn around point, and you can see that I missed it by over a mile.  Math calculations don’t work very well when one is fatigued.

Seventy miles was enough today.  It was heating up near the end of the ride, and the wind also started to kick up a great deal.  Now for a shower and afternoon errands.

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2 Comments
  1. Congratulations – that is an AMAZING amount of cycling!!!

    I’m hoping to break 1,000 miles this weekend. That would be 1/3 of your impressive total, but I’ll be happy all the same!

  2. It was a good ride this morning Earl. I’m glad it worked out that we could run that leg from Annapolis to BWI together.

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