So a big deal for me in life is follow through. I'm not ADD but I do get destracted by new and different things so part of why I'm posting all my rides is to keep me going. Not an issue at this point, but I am proud of the fact that I'm still managing to get out afterwork regularly through the first 8 days of the year. So far of my 4 rides, 1/2 have been afterwork rides. Hopefully I can keep that up.
The challenge for the next week (starting with today) is to keep up the riding so it starts to be a routine. We have bad weather heading our way over the weekend so it will start to get harder. I hope I can keep going, I'm worried about it.
Enough of the negative stuff! Today was my 4th ride it was nice 48 degree ride out and back for 14.8 miles in 2 minutes more than an hour. Its an out and back ride to to small lake. It covered the roads I used last week but added on some more including a short but quite steep climb up the dam to the lake where I turned around. At end of that climb I was almost crosseyed and it took a good 3-5 minutes of the ride back before my legs weren't yelling at me everytime I turned the pedals.
I'm pretty stoked about how quick my capacity is returning to me. My first ride on the first I could barely manage 12.2 mph over 11.1 miles of a similar kind of ride. On sunday I did 44 flat miles at 16.3 mph without much residual impact and then today I got out and back at 14.2 mph over a longer distance with tougher climbs. I think sunday's ride actually helped make that possible.
Anyway I"m pretty stoked about the whole thing. So that means 88.1 miles down 1911.9 to go for the year.
Just spinning the my wheels in Western Maryland