Thursday, July 12, 2012
Three Days, Three Rides
Back-to-back-to-back rides - surprisingly it went very well!
Day 1: 105km road. Averaged just over 30km/h which for me over that distance solo is pretty brisk, especially on the route I did (a fair number of climbs).
Day 2: 1h45 mountain bike. Pretty hard effort, felt a bit bagged at times but mostly OK
Day 3: 2h+ mountain bike. Started with save route as previous day, trying to beat my time and managed to do it. I was pretty sore at first, but after the first few minutes it subsided and I felt really decent. By the end I was a bit bagged again, but I felt worlds better than I expected! Took a different route back to the car through the forest (and got lost) thus the longer duration.
In total about 7.5h in the saddle in 3 days. I made sure I recovered well and replenished with carbs immediately after each ride. I probably over-ate if anything, but lots of fruits and healthy stuff so didn't feel toooo bad about it!
I don't have anything all that long planned but may pencil in a late-August century ride just to use some of this endurance.