856 MILES DOWN/ 144 TO GO
Miles that is. 102 so far since Saturday.
I’ve managed to get on my bike for a meaningful ride 5 days in a row. Looking back, that may be a record. For the week, that puts me at 102 miles with a good 3 or 4 more rides in the works. Could I hit 150 miles this week? Time will tell.
Here’s the monthly break down of my mileage:
Grand total: 856.84
144 More to go. 19 more days left to December.
I see the New Year with a re-set of my pedometer so I can tackle 3,000 miles for 2008
FYI, I got out this morning for a 12.77 mile ride.
Riding the past 5 days in a row has really tired out my legs, but it has also taught me the value and art of warming up at the beginning of each ride.
I no longer hit the streets like a bat out of hell. I take the first 2 to 3 miles at a leisurely pace. Natural instinct tends to take over after that, and before I know it, I’m cycling at my normal pace of 16 to 20 miles per hour.
Without that warmup period, there’s no way I would’ve clocked in over 100 miles so far this week.
With age comes wisdom… (and muscle wear, and Ibuprofen, and soaking baths…)