Monday, March 17, 2008

70 miles yesterday

Well I'm neck deep in bike training for the MS150. So far i've been doing smaller rides, 20-30 miles, and for the last few weeks my training has fallen off a bit. So i did the great escape ride, put in by my old biking club in pearland. They didn't have a 60 mi route so I sucked it up and did the 70. I was quite pleased with the layout, with rest stops every 10 mi or less. With the wind, that became critical. The wind was blowing at a steady 15 mph at least, gusting to about 30 mph. That kind of constant wind puts a real strain on biking; thank god almost all the ride was with a crosswind, a few parts with the head wind, a few with a tail wind (yes for effortless 20mph!).

Anyway, i did well, i survived for one, and wasn't the last person there (but close), and had a nice steady pace of 18-20 mph in crosswind. I was actually coherent for the rest of the day; usually i get home and collapse and don't move for 5 hours. Today i'm insanely tired but still at work. No caffeine b/c i'm dehydrated slightly (it just makes the dehydration worse). Anyway, i'm much more confident I can do the MS150, now I just need to train harder so i can last the second day.

1 comment:

azgma said...

Awesome! I'm so proud of you.