Sunday, 04 January, 2004
I had planned to ride 100 miles on Thursday, but changed my plans when we decided to spend New Year's Eve dancing. Instead, I did it yesterday. I was a little concerned about my ability to ride that far, considering that the furthest I've ridden since last March is just under 70 miles. I set out yesterday morning at about 10:30 for 7 hours on the bike. I managed to do things right this time: maintained a steady pace, ate regularly, and drank plenty of fluids. Other than a little nausea from too much Gatorade, I felt pretty good. After a big plate of spaghetti and a couple of Aleve for the aching legs, I crawled in bed and slept like a rock. This morning I rode 32 miles to get the kinks out and except for my legs being a little tired, I felt fine.
I'm just a little over halfway through my training program. I'm confident that if I stick with the program for the next 12 weeks, I'll have no trouble with the ride to south Texas at the end of March.