Marathon Out, Cycling Back in Full Swing
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The bad news: both my friend Shane and I just couldn't find the time to train well for the marathon and so we decided to pull the plug rather than risk injury. After the heart of cycling season is over, I'll start working again toward this goal because I do want to complete at least one marathon in my life. That's the bad news.
The good news: this means that I get to focus full force on my true fitness passion, cycling. I've put in a little over 140 miles this week, and though I am certainly not in good cycling shape, I'm not doing that bad either. My big annual ride, The Ride Across Minnesota (5 days, 300 miles for MS research), is in seven weeks from now and so I have a detailed training plan to guide me from here to there.
Over the last five days I have taken five rides, each one designed to work on a specific element: strength, speed (especially cadence), or aerobic endurance. It went well, and now I'm looking forward to next week where I'll be riding for six days, putting in about 100 miles, and seeking again to develop these basic things.
Hope you all have a great day!