I think the brain weasels are part of the reason I prefer loop rides: if I'm just doing an out-and-back, I can turn around anywhere and so get tempted to quit early. But if I'm doing a loop, I don't even stop to consider that I could just turn it into an out-and-back!
I love my odometer too! Mine was around 12 bucks and wasn't even the cheapest one they had. I think I ride longer with it, especially if I'm exploring new territory. I love seeing my miles rack up. :) I do have a regular mapped out route though but when I get tired of the scenery I use my odometer to make sure I don't get too far away from my car.
Pounds lost: 35.2
Fitness Minutes: (49,464) Posts: 9,301 7/30/12 9:51 A
An odometer is definitely worth the investment. I love mine.
I think I definitely ride longer if I have a destination or at least a route in mind. I like a goal, and otherwise when I get a bit tired my brain weasels start telling me to turn around and head back.
current weight: 249.4
Fitness Minutes: (11,662) Posts: 1,106 7/30/12 8:27 A
I think I need to map out a route for longer days. I can do 8-10 miles without a route but it is hard to guess much farther than that. I need to get an odometer too. Currently I us my phone ap "RunKeeper" but don't look at it much so the battery lasts longer.
1st goal 255# MET 2/20/12 (Update: Met this goal but now have gained the weight back so it is now a goal once again) 2nd goal 205# 3rd goal 155#
"Gonna be that skinny chick at the gym running on the treadmill!"
current weight: 302.0
Fitness Minutes: (74,855) Posts: 3,441 7/29/12 11:53 P
it all depends on what is happening with my day. what the heat is like and how much time i have available. i have a couple of set routes for my short days and a couple of routes for my long days.
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12-26-2009 202 3-30-2010 192 joined Spark 3/24 3-15-2011 160 finally made my goal weight! maintaining is hard work! I managed to gain 10 pounds in 2013. so I have to RE-lose plus make my new goal weight of 150 in 2014. am i slacking? please kick my behiney!
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