Today's plan was to attempt a 100K ride. Although I haven't committed to the Century Challenge, I haven't ruled it out yet, either. If I made it today, I'd be in. Much like the Panthers last night, I came up a little short. Ok, they came up a lot short, but we won't speak of them again. I should have watched Dr. Who, instead. I found that not only am I slow, I have no endurance, either. Well, the speed may be coming back, but I still have a ways to go. As for distance, I only made 45.47 miles, average speed - 16.9. That was all the fun my legs wanted. But my training log reveals that was my longest ride since July 5 of last year, when I went 54.6 miles. Almost everything since then has been in the 30 to 35 mile range. For me, a feeble old man (really, I am, ok, just old), an increase in mileage has to be gradual. That does not bode well for the Century Challenge, but I still have two weeks to get there, so we shall see.
While looking at my training log I also discovered that I am about 30 miles ahead of where I was this time last year, so I have gotten off to a pretty good start.
Back to the trainer until next weekend. I still haven't figured out how to put my Spinervals DVD onto my Zen Vision, but that may be a good thing.
I will post a picture of Pepper, soon. We have an extensive collection - she was Sam's favorite subject.