“I think in April, we can hit 400 miles.”
Words spoken by my cycling neighbor, Bill.
I thought he was crazy when he said that. I had never ridden more than 335 miles in a month, and that was 2 years prior to his statement, and that nearly killed me. 🙂
Low and behold though, April began what was to become a regular occurrence for me over the next 12 weeks: 100 mile weeks. I started cranking these things out like they were nothing. Usually, Bill and I would start with a nice long Sunday ride. 40, 50, 60, and eventually a few 70 mile rides. Those really jump started the week for me, where I would end up on Thursday or Friday of the week with 100 or more miles. I rarely rode Friday or Saturday. I was too busy with our Farmer’s Market to ride on those days.
April was the first of four 400+ mile months for me. It was exhilarating to know I could now pull off those types of numbers. I was definitely starting to feel like reaching 2,000 miles was totally possible. With an AMAZING 403 miles to my name for April, I had no idea just how much MORE I would ride in MAY. One crazy idea that I had put me well over 500 miles for that month….