Inspired by Velo Diva and red rider doing their Time trial- I have decided to set myself a goal. I train for a ride each year and once that is over- I slacken off on my training. Still stay pretty fit overall- and at the drop of a hat- I would be able to do a metric- without it even bothering me. Probably still be able to do it offroad aswell but that may hurt a bit. 100 miler may cause a problem the next day- But I do seem to be able to retain my fitness all year round but with a peak for those special occasions.
I am currently in the "Recovery" mode- no mountains planned to climb- No 100 milers till October so I feel as though I am just ticking over. So to sharpen myself up- I need a target to aim for. Still don't feel like Going offroad so It will have to be a road target.
Since getting the new bike- I have been putting off a couple of rides that I used to enjoy on the Giant. Reason for putting them off is the Higher gearing on the New bike. About time I stopped being a Whus and found out if My legs are as strong as I think they should be.
So my target is a double one- Do the 65 miler with lots of short sharp 15%ers-- and to do the Hilly ride over the downs that takes in 3 Hills. a 10%, a 12% and a 15% and each one for about 1 mile.
Have to admit that I can't do them for a couple of weeks thanks to work commitments- So My target date to do them in is the End of September
So what's your Goal till the end of Summer?