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Summer Biking goals - recap

Saturday, August 17, 2013

At the beginning of the season, I set three biking goals:

1.) Ride a metric century day;
2.) Ride an english century weekend;
3.) Ride 1000+ miles total.

I am happy to report that we completed all of these goals already!

We rode a metric century day 5 times.

We did the century weekend twice, both on weekends that started with the metric century on Saturday, and completed with 40+ on Sunday. I had originally intended that this could be done over three consecutive days, but we did it in just the two each time.

The 1000 miles were achieved between March 23 and August 17, with the last 500 being achieved since June 14th. This is a shorter amount of time than I had expected/allowed.

Overall, it was very cool to set such high goals and achieve them. It did however have the price that I often gave up other activities that I wanted to do in order to put in some more miles. We rode most weekends, often both days, as well as some evenings after work. Even on my lovely recumbent seat, after 60+ miles, my butt wants off of the seat. My legs are strong (and stronger than they were) and might be able to go farther, but my butt is done at that point.

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We are already thinking about next year, and we have different goals. Instead of 1000 miles on the bike, we are only going to do 1000km. But we are going to add 100km of running, and 10km of swimming. And in one day, we will do a 1/10/100 -- 1 km swimming, 10 km of running, and 100km of biking.

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  • no profile photo CD11848877
    2751 days ago
    2751 days ago
    WOW I was going to ask about the bottom end .... mine just hurts so bad after a few miles .... I should have gotten a recumbent .... an afterthought !! great job ! Roc
    2752 days ago
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    You are amazing!! Congratulations on smashing all 3 of your goals.
    2752 days ago
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