Tuesday, June 23, 2015

508 update

Today's ride was 6:15 in duration.  Just over 100 miles so a little slow but it was 94 degrees and quite windy when I finished.  I'm basically trying to find the kind of effort that will allow me to cover 508 miles in essentially one shot.  Seems to be in the 120-150 watt range.  I'm going to start posting my power files now that rides are starting to get significant.  next week 7 hours!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tracking true

sorry for not posting for awhile!  I'm very busy and without races every couple of weeks to post about I'm not that interesting to this audience right now (well, probably I never am).

My long ride this week was 4 hours.  Next week 5, then 6, and 7 and....this is the way I'm building my fitness for the 508.  I'm doing a lot of other riding of course and running 3-4 times a week.  Sadly, I haven't had time or a real impetus to swim, but after next week I'm going to start doing so because I miss it dearly.

I'm obsessing about the Iron cowboy and his quest to do 50 IM in 50 days in 50 Sates   http://www.ironcowboy.co/blog/   .  it reminds me that I'm still a triathlete at heart and I'm feeling the pull to get back it.  Maybe a little this year, but a lot next year for sure.

Eight of us also had a couple of days of trekking/climbing down in Shenandoah--about 22 miles and 7,000 feet of vertical.  here is the vid:


Ever upward!