Excuse this 56 year old 254 pound clyde from being excited. For the first time since getting back on a bike in November 08 I set a goal for August to ride at least 400 miles. With vacations out of the way there was no excuses. Today I announce I have logged 439.28 miles. With tomorrow (the 31st) being a rest day here are my stats: 21 ride days, 10 rest days with an average ride of 20.92 miles. I logged 34.9 hours on the saddle.
Now my goal is to increase that monthly mileage to 450 in September and reduce the number of rest days to 8. In addition, I am adding some sub-goals for September of doing at least one day of week of hill training and to drop 4 pounds. 450 (miles) at 250 (pounds)
I know some of you vets will laugh at these modest accomplishments, but when I started in November I could NOT climb the smallest of inclines without being totally out of breath and having to stop at the top to catch my breath. I would get dropped on every group ride. On one of the short inclines I struggled to make it at 6 mph and dying at the top, today in honor of breaking 400 miles I attacked the same incline at 17mph and turned around when I got to the top and screamed Yeah Baby!!!!