I felt so bad lastnight. I ate some fries for the first time in 4 months! I have been watching what I eat, no junk, very little icecream, only one night a week as a reward for being good all week. Right before Christmas I was 248 but set my mind on a ride and more climbing. Seems that I have been stuck at 238 for a couple of months. The plan was to ride harder and not starve myself. I was getting kind or worried thinking the weight wasn't dropping. My goal was to be 225 by the 13th of June for the ride. So I picked up the pace on the bike about 3 weeks ago. More intense climbing but same intake of food. I've done mtn rides the last 6 weeks.
I ate a few fries lastnight and after I felt guilty. Darn, only 2 months left before the ride and my weight aint dropping....BUT! I wake up tis morning then weigh myself at my usual weigh in time...BAM!!!!! 6 lbs just vanished overnight!
Down to 232 lbs. Now I'm figuring I can make 225 by June if I stick with my plan. All seems to be looking up now! I set my PR on this ride back in 2004. 5 years ago, I was a little younger, little lighter but I actually cruised through the ride.
My time was 7:05 ride time for the 100 miles and 10,000 ft of climbing. It's a timed event so the ride is recorded on the net in total time which is 7:40 under my name. That was maybe 35 minutes of breaktime. Well this time I hope to break my record but not so sure if it's possible but I'm going to try.
I figure I might take fewer breaks (like many do) to lower the official time. But if I'm 5 lbs heavier, this may be a minus for my goal as far as climbing speed. But since I didn't really wipe myself out on the ride when I set my PR, I figure I'll tough it out a litle more this time. Maybe things will equal out. Less stopping, bigger effort on the ride.
From 248 to 232 lbs since Christmas, atleast 7 more by June!
Do you think it's possible to beat my PR from the past using these "becoming an oldman" stratedgies?
Whether I beat it or not, it will be nice to climb at a decent pace again. Well I guess when it comes down to it, my main MO is to beat a few skinnies and to do some representin' for the Clydes!...Last time, there were 275 (of the 400) riders behind me on the ride. I'm sure quite a few were skinnies!
MOVE OUTTA THE WAY SKINNYBOY!!!!!