Sunday, 15 September, 2002

Training Update

The century ride is in two weeks.  Today I rode 80 miles on a mostly flat (as flat as you're going to get in this part of Texas) course, and felt strong enough to continue when I was finished.  I continue to be surprised by my progress.  My improvement over the last 5 weeks of training is astounding.  5 weeks ago I rode 50 miles at an average speed of a little under 16 MPH, and was very tired afterwards.  Today I averaged over 18 MPH, and then finished mowing the lawn.  The training program works!

Monday rest
Tuesday 20 pace
Wednesday 27 fast
Thursday 9.7 (2 flats!!)
Friday 20 (trainer)
Saturday 30.4 pace
Sunday 80 pace
Total 187.1