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August 2015 100+ Mile Goal Plus Reach Thread

Old 08-01-15, 09:36 AM
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August 2015 100+ Mile Goal Plus Reach Thread

August 1rst - Time for a new goal/reach thread!

Since I will be training for my first metric century in September I am going to have to up my daily/weekly miles. So my goal is to ride 75 miles per week or 300 miles in August. I will set my reach at 400.
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Old 08-01-15, 09:51 AM
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Getting August started off right. Did 325 miles in July, would like to do 300 in August, given I have a work trip at the end of the month.

8/1 - 30.6

MTD: 30.6​
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Not setting any more monthly mileage goals. I am, however, aiming to ride all 31 days this month - rain or shine. Started out the month with a nice ride..

08/01: 25 miles

MTD: 25 miles
YTD: 1416 (47%) / 3000 miles
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I'll stick with a monthly goal of 400, just to keep my head in the right place

Short little group ride to start the month, did not want to go back onto the walking trail with the rest so I broke off and headed home

8/1 - 14.83

August total - 14.83/400
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I hit 870 miles in July. I only missed 2 days. What should I aim for in August?
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I vow here and now, I shall for the month of August ride.....MORE than some and LESS then others. So it is said, so it be done.

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Gonna bump up my goal to 350 with a stretch of 400. I got over 400 for July, so this is right in line.

8/1- 58.52 group ride

MTD 58.52 of 350

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I vow here and now, I shall for the month of August ride.....MORE than some and LESS then others. So it is said, so it be done.
I like the way you think.
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35 miles for the first day of August. I was caught in a surprise downpour and got soaked to the skin. 20 mph headwind for last 15 miles. Builds character.
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I shattered my goals for July so I'm going to up it even more this month. My goals are going to be 450 with a stretch goal of 500 miles.

8/1 - 17.8
8/2 - 17.7
8/3 - 18.6
8/4 - 18.6
8/5 - 18.6
8/6 - 18.8
8/7 - 19.2
8/8 - 19.9
8/9 - 20.4 & 10.3
8/10 - 19.6
8/11 - 19.5
8/12 - 19.22 (Starting to use just my Garmin 500 instead of the Strava app for distance)
8/13 - 19.52
8/14 - 20.6
8/15 - 25.07
8/16 - 20.59 & 10.41
8/17 - 8.86 (I hate thunderstorms)
8/18 - 22.41
8/19 - 20.65
8/20 - 19.46
8/21 - 20.03
8/22 - 20.10
8/23 - 20.32
8/24 - 19.38
8/25 - 20.15
8/26 - 20.47
8/27 - 20.79
8/28 - 26.18
8/29 - 20.85
8/30 - 24.59
8/31 - 20.87

MTD - 639.52
YTD - 1372.02

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I am in for 350 miles and 10,000 ft of climbing
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700/800.....I'm gonna kill that white whale yet :-).
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Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
Not setting any more monthly mileage goals. I am, however, aiming to ride all 31 days this month - rain or shine. Started out the month with a nice ride..

08/01: 25 miles

MTD: 25 miles
YTD: 1416 (47%) / 3000 miles
I can respect that Mike!

I hit 770 last month thanks to a one-day STP. August is a time for me to shift my focus back to quality rather than quantity. CX season is right around the corner, My goal is 600 miles including trainer miles.
Got the moth started with a big jump at 45 miles!
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350 with 400 stretch

edit: got @60 miles in sat/sun.

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Missed 200 last month. Triathlon cancelled for this month (New owner/RD pulled the plug with 10 days to go). Only thing left on the list for this year is a metric century on Oct 10. Shooting for 200mi total and to break the 50mi mark on a single ride.

8/2: 32.73mi - It was a dark and buggy morning....
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Hoping to crack 500 again. 32 down so far.
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8/1- 58.52 group ride
8/2- 22.90 small group ride. Had to make the call of shame on this one when a pothole took out my back tube, spare flatted a few miles later and a borrowed tube had a bad valve that wouldn't inflate. Just one of those days

MTD 81.42 of 350
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8/1 - 30.6
8/2 - 12.1

mtd: 42.7​
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Got out and rode 23 miles before the storm rolled in.

300 - 23 = 277 MTG for the month

75 - 23 = 52 MTG for the week
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Quiet morning ride, explored a little bit

8/1 - 14.83
8/2 - 31.07

August total - 45.90/40
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51 mile ride today, beautiful day, but very windy again. 86 miles MTD. I wish everyone well with their goal.
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8\2\15
51.5 miles
2134 ft gain
14.9 mph avg

300 mile goal
10,000 ft gain

Today I hit a milestone ,I broke 50 first time ever ,but won't be my last.
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MTD 49.0 miles :-).
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Went out for a quick loop. Passed three roadies wearing club kits, only going ~10 mph with a 12mph tailwind I assume they must've been on a recovery ride but who knows. Felt so good about that start that I opted for the hilly loop, about 3500' if not more of elevation gain total. Got to my next turn off in about 40 min, a record for me as it usually takes over an hour, so I decided to keep going on those back hilly roads. Got lost, stopped to ask a Amish farmer where th'heck I was and he gave me the name of a township I've never heard of. Couple miles up the road I stopped and asked a gorgeous middle-aged woman out sunbathing where I was and her husband came out and was like, "you'll want to take the next right, then left then right then left then left then another right and you'll see a parking lot on your left ..." whoa there I was afraid of getting more lost so I just turned around and rode back the way I came. Looked at a map when I got home and found out the directions the guy gave me would've taken me to the rail trail that my daughter & I often ride - and didn't look like it would've involved that many turns from their property. Oh well, lesson learned for next time, it was pretty much the same distance only I had those monster hills to conquer twice. The way my legs feel now my next couple rides aren't going to be very far or fast. :-P

08/01: 25 miles
08/02: 35 miles (HILLS!)


MTD: 60 miles
YTD: 1451 (48%) / 3000 miles
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50 miles ridden today. Monthly goal is 1000.
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