July Goals, milestones, and Achievements Thread 100 mile or more club
I know it is a few days early but now is a good time to start talking about our goals. Hopefully by now you have formulated a goal or several for next month. If not now might be a good time to reflect on this month and think about what you will do next month.
July for me is going to be somewhat different in that I might go down in mileage. My main summer goal is a one day STP (Seattle to Portland) with some friends at a pace averaging better than 17 mph. Success is looking likely in that due to serious weight loss and lots of base and training miles. Having others to share the work also helps. FWIW last year I did a one day at 16.3 mph average with my teenage son, me leading more than he. This year I started using MFP and my riding has turned into not just because I love it but also to lose 2 pounds a week my target before exercise calorie goal is so low that if I want to enjoy meals (dinner mainly) I just about have to exercise daily. That has led me to by the end of June over 800 miles. Well the week before STP I will change my goal to either only lose a half pound or none at all. This will do two things. First I'll be well rested after a huge month, a week off more or less will not hurt. secondly I should be able to enjoy reasonable meals and not gain weight. I'll likely just do short rides with my 8 yo son that week, maybe a speed workout like Violator on Tuesday before. Then the day after STP will probably be a rest day. After that I am considering changing it up to actually training for CX season. Not sure what that will do for my miles, hours on the bike will likely go down due to increases in intensity.
Bottom line is I'm going for 600 miles in July.
How about you? Goals, ambitions, plans?:thumb: