I did 10 laps around the two-mile track! Yippee.
THE TRAINING ROUTE
- I rode the 2-mile track around Shelly Lake 10 times for a total of 20 miles! I would not have been able to do another lap if I wanted to as it was about as dark as I could get away with riding without a light by the time I finished.
WHAT I LEARNED
- That walking a bike up a steep short hill because you didn’t shift into the proper gear ahead of time feels “wimpy,” even if the training coach says it’s not. He says, “We call that cross-training.”
- That I can ride twenty miles, comfortably, in about an hour-and-a-half. That means that I can probably ride the little less than 100 miles we’ll be riding each day in about 7 hours or so. That doesn’t, however, factor in slowing down for long-term fatigue during the day. It’s still encouraging.
- It can get cool fast when the sun is hidden by the trees.
- My neck and my biceps a little, again.
HOW I FEEL
- I feel good that I got my practice in, since I’m going to miss it on Saturday.
- Encouraged, endurance-wise.
- I would prefer training on the roadways instead of doing laps around a track in a park.
Robert arrived earlier than expected. He was supposed to come around 9:30, but had gotten off work early and surprised me at around 7:00.
We had a leisurely evening, and got to bed quite early. We both read a little, and then MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMed.