Sparty--I can totally ssee the not jumping too fast in miles, but I tend to get a little over-competetive with myself (i.e. since I've made it this far I should be able to keep going just a little farther
) For example on this last 35 mile ride I was only planning on going about the same distance as my previous long ride (23 miles), but then at my first turn around point I'm thinking I still feel fine-maybe I should keep going a little ways to the state park up the road. We got to the state park and stopped for lunch etc and I was ready to head back but then decided that if I kept going to the other side of the park and to the next town then it would be a nice even ride and I could look on a map and know exactly where I went
. Of course, that means I still have to go back too.
I find myself doing these things even when I am doing the shorter trail in town (about 8 miles). Like-if I did this ride in this many minutes last time I should be able to do it in THIS many minutes this time. I think it goes back to my running track in high school and always working to beat my own time or distance then. I guess it keeps me focused in a way to always be trying to do one better than last time.
I am stronger than I think I am. So are you!
| current weight: 185.0