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Busy, Busy, Busy!

by on April 17, 2015

Between work and training for RAAM, there is little time left.  Frankly, updating the blog has become an effort.

Here is what I’ve been up to:

A Randonneuring friend issued a challenge on Facebook to ride at least an hour a day for 30 days in March.  I had never ridden more than 6 days in a row because I’m convinced of the value of a rest day or two (and truth be told, I preserve some days for family).  I signed up, thinking this would be a great way to increase my mileage for the month and am pleased to say that I accomplished it.  Just look at what my cycling schedule looked like for the month.


Where there are two red bars … that’s when I rode twice that day.  Yes, not only did I ride 30 days in March, there were 11 days when I rode twice.  Mileage total for March was 901.

Thus far, April has gone just as well.  I didn’t ride April 4 & 5th because of Easter and family visiting, but I’ve ridden every other day in April to date.  I rode the Fleche last weekend (235 miles in 24 hours) and have noticed that my fitness level is outstanding.  I’m on track for meeting or exceeding my goal of 1,000 miles in April.

There have been slow, leisurely rides, rides in the rain, rides that were fast and furious.  I’ve made peace with the trainer, no longer calling it “The Instrument of Extreme Torture” even though it challenges me most days.

And the largest physical challenge of my life continues to draw closer.  Only 64 days from today until the start of RAAM!  If my training continues as I’ve laid it out, I’ll be as ready as I can be.

From → Cycling

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