Last week I rode 100 miles! You’d have to go back to November 2014 to find my previous 100 mile week, and that was 200+ mile week way back during Thanksgiving week. So what happened? you ask . . . I’m not so sure. Lee always told me that life gets in the way of playing bikes, and that’s exactly what this is. Maybe I needed a break? Maybe I got lazy? Maybe I got busy? I don’t know, and I don’t care. I have to look forward and work towards a goal. I will no longer be a weekend warrior, the way I’ve been since Thanksgiving, even if means hopping on the dreaded stationary trainer. Let’s hope not! Let’s hope I can get back on the bike like I did last Thanksgiving.
Here we are, some five months later, I’m more than 20 pounds heavier, with zero races under my belt in 2015. You’d probably have to go back a decade or so to find such terrifying mileage and racing stats on my logs. The question, of course, is whether I can keep it up. Honestly, I’m excited with 100 miles in 4 days. Yes, 25 miles per ride may not seem like very much to the average racer, but right now my focus is on getting back to where I was: six to seven days of riding and/or running with 200+ miles per week. Oh! And 25 pounds lighter with 2 inches or so off the mid section. And I have to start somewhere.
Come ‘cross season, I’m going to be fast. That’s it. That’s the goal. Just like that. No excuses. Wish me luck!