Monday, July 02, 2012
This morning was very comfortable even though the humidity was rather high. It was nice to be able to get on the road again. My commuting was put on hold for two weeks while I recovered from poison ivy. I was able to get one evening and one early morning ride in during that time, but that was all. It’s good to be back. Oh yeah, I got to see a White Tail doe this morning. I tried to maintain a steady pace and not spook her. However, when I got about 100 feet from her she headed for the trees.
I was able to get on the road before 6 AM, so I did a couple of laps through the neighborhood. I am trying to bump up my mileage for the summer. I have set my goal for the year at 6000 miles. This breaks down to 500 miles per month, or 1500 miles per season. So far, so good. I have had at least 500 miles per month and at least 1500 per season. I am going to try to push this to 2000 miles for the summer. My weight loss has stalled over the last two months and I need to do something different. So in addition to pushing for 2000 miles, I will be starting my interval training again. I will be using the same 15 week program that I used earlier this year. When I started this 15 week program in January, I was averaging 14.5 miles per hour. By the time I finished the program, I was averaging 16 miles per hour. I am still rolling at 16 on average. I did my century at 16.1 and 75 miles the following day at 16.5. Perhaps at the end of the next 15 weeks, I can drop another 35 pounds and get to an average speed of 17 mph