Gotta get faster.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I started my 15 week interval program today. I got started this morning later than I wanted to. The idea was to get 15-16 miles in the neighborhood before heading out on the commute. Instead of rolling out at 5:30, I didn't get going until 6:00. So I did one interval in the neighborhood, and the other two on the commute. My cruising pace was 15 mph when I started this program in January. My cruising pace is now 16 mph and my interval paces will need to increase accordingly. Today was 3x8 intervals @ 17-18 mph with a 5 minute RBI (rest between intervals). All three intervals were solid with my pace reaching 21.5 mph at times. All this was done with full rear panniers. If I stick with this program, I should see my cruising pace improving to 17 mph. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to complete the Surry Century, on September 15th, in less than 6 hours. My current best century is 6 hr 10 min 48 sec ridden earlier this year at the MS 150. It all comes down to taking my interval training seriously and not slacking. If I want it... I gotta get off my butt and do it. No excuses.