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4 rides in 1 week!

Posted by in Cyclo-Cross, MTB XC, Other Stuff, Road, Run

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!