Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Made IT...

168 days

28 weeks

5 ½ months

What could I be talking about? That is the total number of days, weeks, and months since my last registered event!!!

I am not counting the YMCA cycle ride (only made 45 miles of the 62 mile course) I had issues :).......
AND I am not counting the Marquis de Sade Ride ( made 35 miles of the 82 mile, 6000 foot climb) Freakishly out of my ability!

This Saturday marks the first event ride (and my longest ride to date) (that was for you Marci :)) for me this year.
Course Info:
80 miles of rolling hills with a total elevation change of just over 5300 feet.

The best part is that I have two more Cycle events following this one so for the next 3 Saturdays I am going to get my feel of goodie bags and food…lots of food.

After doing some math last night I realized that I have been averaging 120 to 160 plus miles on the bike each week for the last month. I am stocked about this. Normally I would chart every mile keeping a running tally of road miles but I haven’t. I am having too much fun to stop and add it all up. Until yesterday, while riding with a friend, we began to do the math and realized the impact of riding together. I may not be getting speedy fast on the bike but I have always been more into the endurance part of sports anyway (another reason why I took to ultra running). My overall average is anywhere between 16 – 17 mph so for now I am pleased with that.

So with this event in two days I will do a short run tonight and an easy round of weights. Friday I will take off (never seems to be hard) and SATURDAY I WILL RIDE. :)
Robin

17 comments:

Melanie said...

Good luck this weekend, sounds like a great event! You've put in the miles and hard training, I think you'll do great! Looking forward to hearing about it! :)

Wes said...

You are a CYCLING MANIAC. Love it :-)

Marlene said...

That sounds like a lot of miles coming up. I love goodie bags! Have fun!

D10 said...

Have lots of fun!! You sound really excited.

Stephanie said...

All these miles and not even counting!!! I wish I could say that about my miles:-)

Have a super race!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Good luck and have fun!

MJ said...

Good luck! You're gonna rock it...

Cheers,

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO! Oooohhh you know me so well ;D. That's a lot of time riding . . . :P

Colleen said...

Best of luck... sounds like an awesome event!

Shannon said...

Have fun on your ride this weekend. You Rock!

Stuart said...

You've been racking up the miles, this one is in the bag! Work hard on the ups, rest on the downs and enjoy the flat!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

You are amazing. I have just begun a journey to run. I have always wanted to be able to take part in a a real event. So..here I go!

Good luck, Saturday! I can't wait to read more about it! You are a total inspiration to me.

--Marci

TRI-james said...

You can tell your having fun when the mileage sneaks up on you.

Kevin said...

That is some serious mileage. You are going to be so prepared for B2B

jen said...

Have fun tomorrow! You're racking up big miles and are a great cyclist. I would love to be averaging 16-17. Can't wait to hear about it!!

Grey Beard said...

Robin,
Good luck tomorrow. Hope I gave you some useful tips for speed and endurance you can use in the future. For tomorrow, just pace yourself and go real easy the first half of the ride.

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