As you know, I’m planning to ride a century next month — the 18th, in fact. I’m pleased with the way my preparation is going. I ride three times a week — Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday — and have been ramping up my weekly mileage as well as the length of my long Sunday ride.
This week, that’s all down the drain.
We’re flying to Chicago Friday, and will be there all weekend, attending the wedding of our close friends’ daughter. So I’ll miss my Friday ride, which would have been about 25 miles, and I’ll miss my Sunday ride, which would have been about 55-60 miles.
Pat wants to rent bikes in Chicago Friday afternoon, and do the lakefront ride we did in June. That’s fine, but it’ll be a nice easy pedal in the park. We probably won’t go as far as 15 miles, and we’ll average between 8 and 10 mph. Big wup.
I’ll get back to my regimen Tuesday. But — how much of a setback (if any) will those two missed longish rides cause? Frankly, I’m training to finish the century, but probably not to finish in style. I just want to survive it.
It’s my hope that because my fitness has markedly improved over the summer, I’ll be able to make up the lost ground relatively easily. Thoughts, anyone?