Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hours of Saddle Time

So we are entering the part of our training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer where the training hours are getting longer. With close to 1400 miles between Greenville, SC and Austin, TX the training is about hours on the bike, rest, and then repeat.

Snap Shot of the weeks to come in weekly riding hours:

Week 8 - 14hrs. (this week)

Week 7 – 13.5hrs.

Week 6 – 13hrs.

Week 5 – 17hrs.

Week 4 – 18hrs.

Week 3 – 19hrs.

Week 2 – 10.5hrs. (taper)

Week 1 – 3.5hrs. (two days rest prior to rolling out to Austin,TX)

Our Saturday/Sunday rides will consist of 5 to 6hrs., rest, and then repeat the next day. That is a ton of saddle time people! Thank goodness for butt rub!!!!

As much as I hate to cut out of the blog world I am struggling with fitting it all in. I will do my best to give one weekly update and follow as many of you as I can.

Being a part of this event has changed me is such positive ways. I can only imagine that once we rollout on Oct.18th it will get even better.



Lily on the Road said...

Sounds exciting! Blog when you can, we'll still be here waiting to read about what you're up to!

D10 said...

That is a ton of time in the saddle, but it sounds like you are enjoying it! Keep up the hard work.

Marlene said...

Holy, that is a lot of time on the bike! How do you fit it all in?

It's been great being a part of this journey and I can't wait to see it through to the big event in October.

zanne said...

nothing like TITS.

hehe. That would be "Time In The Saddle".

Have fun with your tits & good luck girl!!

Shannon said...

Your schedule blows mine out of the water. I can see already how the bike has changed you in the past year. Ride on girl!

Runner Mom said...

So good to talk with you today! I saw you and Greg(driving!!!) on my way to the high school this afternoon!! Our babies are growing up too fast!

Be safe out on the roads!! Love you bunches!

Kevin said...

My bum would be quite numb given that much time in the saddle. Keep up the great work

ShirleyPerly said...

OMG, my butt hurts from just reading about all that saddle time!

Completely understand what happens to blogging when one gets busy. Sounds like you've got your priorities straight ;-)

Grey Beard said...

Yup, sounds about right, and yes, that is a LOT of saddle time. It's the reason I don't train year-around.

Just a reminder, if your wrists or arms start to bother you, remember to check out some good aerobars.

I would have had to stop riding due to carpel tunnel if not for my C3 Syntace bars. They also make you about 2-3 mph faster on the flats.

Stuart said...

Just not enough hours in the day...get to it when you can, we'll wait!

Judi said...

good luck!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love the vest! You'll do great, can't wait to hear about it!