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by on July 31, 2013

Today held two disappointments for me, despite a good friendly ride.

First, the number of miles logged this month is not what I had desired to ride.  I’m far short of my goal.  That impacts my fitness, my readiness for upcoming long rides, and my efforts to benefit the ELCA Malaria Campaign.  It will take much more than my daily rides to reach these objectives.

Second, I thought that I was set up well to achieve a personal record on my favorite section of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard.  It had been an easy ride to that point.  I was late to bed last night and just didn’t have the energy to expend on a fast ride.  Dan was of similar mood, so we rode together at a very comfortable pace.  As I approached the start to this little uphill sprint, my heart rate was in the right “zone” so I kicked into sprint mode and pushed hard through the rise.  At the end of the segment, I was breathing hard but had my doubts that I set the personal record.  When I arrived at home, the Garmin was plugged into the computer and the data was uploaded to Strava and it told the story.  I matched the personal record, but did not set a new one.  So close!

July now draws to a close for me.  (A ride later today is not possible due to my work schedule.)

July by the numbers:

This Ride: 21.7 miles
Total for July: 587 miles
2013 Miles: 3775.4
Total since 1/1/2010: 23,548.3 miles (Around the World Countdown: 1353.3 miles to go!)


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