Strategy on a metric tomorrow
Ok, needing some advice.
I am lucky in most regards, I have one of those naturally slim athletic wives, who is great shape. I mean this girl can ride away from most fit men her age. When I did the half marathon training, she decided to tag along, and with no prior running experience, she beat everyone, male and female in the group on each and very training run.
So since we are cycling now, and we did our first metric last weekend (and I didn't die). She promptly signed me up for another one this weekend.
Here is the rub...I know now I can do the miles, and I was tired, but not destroyed after the ride last week...but...it had 1800 feet of climbing, and flat calm wind.
This weeks ride has 5300 feet of climbing and they are calling for 20-30 SSW winds.
That combo has me a bit concerned. I looked at the climbs on a chart and most of them don't seem to be much more than 100 feet per mile, and most of them are less than 6 continuous miles of non stop up...so I am guessing that's not too bad....the rest seem to be shorter and maybe even steeper...more rollers so to speak.
The wind is what it is, and I can't whimp out now...but this has me concerned
Any ideas how to attack this ride to limit my blow up potential?