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Staycation Days Ride 3

by on September 1, 2010

This Ride: 50.2 miles
Kona Distance: 3,226.8 miles
Month to date: 50.2 miles
2010 Total: 3,693.3 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (269 miles ahead of goal pace)

Dr Mike prescribed several days of rest after yesterday’s very hard day. When I first left the house this morning, I had every plan to hook up with some other riders, but by the time I got there, my heart rate had spiked and I was sure that I would be unable to keep up. I begged off the ride, and decided to simply ride my own ride like I did yesterday.   Maybe Mike was right.

As the morning progressed, I felt stronger and stronger.  I decided early to do the Airport Loop, and after completing it clockwise, I reversed and went counterclockwise (with a short pit stop for Gatorade and a banana).  At the end of that, I reversed again, finishing the loop clockwise and headed home.  I added just enough distance to be sure of a 50 mile ride, and felt pretty good about it.  I won no speed awards again, but I was still 1 mph average over yesterday’s ride, which is no small thing.

I still have the lung congestion, the coughing, and crud.  I’ve been riding all week with a broken little toe on my left foot, and that was giving me some trouble this morning also.

And now, before I settle in for some work around the house, I’ll continue to watch the epic battle between a couple of hummingbirds that has been going nonstop for at least 15 minutes.  Actually, maybe I’ll refill the feeders and see if that doesn’t help some.  Poor little guys are going to exhaust themselves.

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