Friday, July 03, 2015

RAGBRAI Training Update: T- 15 Days-ish

Well, my post on Monday said I was going to ride my bike every day this week.  I rode Monday and Tuesday but I wimped out on Wednesday when I woke up with screaming thighs.  Thursday was rained out but I did get out today.

Since I'd missed two training days for one reason or another I decided to push myself a bit.  I was aiming for 52 miles but, during the ride, I changed my target and went for 56 miles (90 km).  After four and a half hours (that includes rest stops ... lots of rest stops) I returned to the car and checked my GPS: 55.96 miles.  Seeing this I said "heck no", got back on the bike, and rode another 1,100 feet so I would have 56.17 miles on the GPS.  56 miles happens to be the length of the shortest RAGBRAI leg.  Yay for me.

I fully expect not to be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning ... but I will as we are going to the In-Laws lake house for the Fourth of July.  Happy early Fourth of July everybody!


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