Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I love cycling, it's really a passion for me. Every year I take a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride for MS research since my wife suffers with the disease, and every year I set a particular goal and strive to reach it. This year my goal is to achieve an average speed of 15.5 mph because my former best is 15.4. An increase of 1/10 of a mph may not seem like much, but over a 300 mile distance it's actually quite a bit.
Well, I expected to be sustaining speeds of 16.0 or so on shorter rides by this time of year but just yesterday I went for a fairly intense 10 mile ride and achieved an average speed of 17.5 mph. I think this is due to following SP because I'm lighter, my body has all the nutrients it needs to perform well, and I've been slowly building strength and stamina as I've committed myself to exercising 6 days per week.
So thanks SP! If I reach or exceed my goal it'll be your fault!