Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Three Months Down.......40 Days to Go!!!

Hello Life Ride Followers,

Well March was an interesting month indeed: I got 13 good training rides in for a total of 563 miles. That's not too bad considering I lost about a week to that nasty flu. Anyway the year to date totals are:

38 Rides
1547 miles
40.7 average mile per ride
65,337 feet of vertical climbing

One interesting test that was suggested by the CrossRoads Cycling Tour Group was to ride three consecutive days with miles of 60 then 80 then 60 again on the third day. You can see from the graph below that I completed that exercise near the end of March. That was 205 miles in three days and I held up really well.

The 80 mile ride on Saturday was in miserable weather by our CA standards. I expected the marine layer to burn off and I was not dressed for the strong wet ocean breeze, the rain/drizzle and temps in the upper 40s to low 50s that remained all day. Those numbers don't sound too bad unless you were dressed in just riding shorts and a very light windbreaker. I got wet and cold about 20 miles out, was too stupid and stubborn to go back for better clothes and paid the price later. Oh well, live and learn. At least no saddle soreness and the legs were pretty strong overall.

Hope you all have a most blessed Easter weekend. I'll be in touch!



LB said...

Nice job! I can't believe how quickly the ride is approaching, but it looks like you will be very prepared!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe your trip is 1 week away. We will be following you from home...not as difficult a job as you/Michele will be enduring! This is such an amazing undertaking. You are definitely living the Gospel out loud! Looking forward to the posts. Praying for your constant protection in the loving hands of Our Lord!
Love and Prayers,
Jeane and Tony