I'm trying to get into the distance thing. I had big hopes of turning a 1,000 mile month over the next couple of weeks. I was turning out 200+ mile weeks for three in a row.
Then after a couple of days off I realized that for the first time, I probably couldn't get to a thousand, but I could get reasonably over 900.
On Saturday and Sunday I hit a mental block. But, beyond that, my knees were really bothering me. I've had one replaced and the other has had a torn meniscus repaired.
At any rate, I ended up taking four days off.
This was very discouraging because I turn 51 tomorrow and some of these things seem to carry a bit more weight. My age doesn't bother me. And not meeting a work out goal is something that can just happen for a variety of reasons.
My primary frustration came from having non-related issues attached to my work outs.
There was nothing I could do about it and by Monday things seemed a bit more clear.
So, yesterday, I went out and rode 9.75 miles and I'm sure it is not a tour de France time, but was able to turn in a 17.8 mph average.
Today, I went out and rode the Great River Trail, up the Mississippi and was able to put in 110 miles. MY FIRST CENTURY.
1. Dropped the seat .125-.25 inch...knee pain virtually disappeared.
2. At a frozen pizza(carbed up) last night.
3. Took two sandwichs, two oranges, two 20oz bottles of gatorade which I ate at two different stops and bought a cookie.
4. Stayed well hydrated with tea and water.
The GRT is relatively flat with only a couple of short steep hills. The day was fairly calm. At the end of the ride I felt pretty good.
Once home, I did realize how draining it had been, but no muscle pain...just fatigue.