Sunday, May 8, 2011

From 0-60 (miles)

Not more than a few days ago, I talked about what I needed to do to make exercise fun again. Ask, and ye shall receive. Last Monday, I went on my first group bike ride with Granite State Wheelmen. Let me just tell you: I'm now addicted.

There were only a few people at the meetup, which was only a mile and a half from my house. I got out of work at a decent time and got over there a little early. I rode with one guy while the two others took a slower pace. It was so fun to ride with someone else and have a little camaraderie again. He even told me about the International Century ride into Canada in July. I think I'll have to make that happen.

The day before, I decided to do an easy 30-miler which my muscles forgot was supposed to be easy. I did it in about 1 hour, 40 minutes, which was a decent time. That next day I did another 28-mile ride to put me around 60 miles over two days.

So there you have it. I go from trying to find some fun in my works out doing 60 miles over two days. I did another 25 miles today at a decent pace. With any luck, I'll get out of work early enough tomorrow to make it another 30 miles.

1 comment:

Petraruns said...

I am IMPRESSED! I am struggling with my bike mileage right now. But my coach tells me that you can do this with bike mileage - really bump it up, in a way you can't do with running - so it sounds like it's working for yoU!