Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Little Short

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.

1 comment:

sarah said...

That was a good ride you did, even if it wasn't a metric cent, like you hoped. I think you can do a longer ride if you pace yourself and don't worry about doing your maximum speed. Varying my speed and stretching some during the ride, even if it's just standing on the pedals while rolling, helps me. And make sure you refuel, I often neglect that, so I know it's bad to be pedaling on empty!