I tried to follow my metric century training plan last week.
Here’s how I made out:
|What I should have done||8||13||15||off||13||38||11||98 Miles|
|What I did||8||13||off||16||13||off||41||91 Miles|
We had some ugly thunderstorms Wednesday night, so I swapped out the Wednesday ride to Thursday. No big deal.
Then, we had heavy rain all day on Saturday, and #rule9 or no, I stayed inside and watched Doctor Who.
So, I did my long ride on Sunday.
I tried to make it to Fort Hunter last week, and that was my destination again. I rode down to City Island, topped off my water bottles and took this panorama of Harrisburg.
I fought a gnarly side wind coming off the river, but I eventually made it to Fort Hunter.
I had this view of Marysville (where I started). My house was only about 2 miles away (if I had a canoe), but because of how the bridges are set up, I had another 20 mile ride ahead of me to get back home.
I ate an apple for sustenance, and turned the bike back into the wind for the return trip.
When I got near my house, I had 39 miles for the day, so I made a loop around the block to try to break 40 miles.
All in all, a successful week.