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First Metric Century Ride (Read 905 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    I <3 my bike (and my hubby for not leaving me in his dust)...that was a fun 62 miles.  Hoping for a full 100 miler sometime before the end of June.

    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    Queen of 3rd Place

      Way to go! That's a long day!

      2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


      Needs more cowbell!

        We did stop for lunch at one of my favorite brew-pubs (across from our favorite bike shop), but I didn't have beer.  Had I not already been kinda sleepy a beer would have been nice.  I did have an awesome salad with the most amazing blue cheese dressing--made with beer!

        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          thats a nice log entry. i was not so smart about my ride today. i got this crazy bug in me this morning telling me to ride to starved rock. so around noon i took off 22 miles into a valley with a nice 10 mph breeze behind me, in about 90 minutes. hiked  a couple miles of technical trails and felt like i should probably save what was left for the ride home. i brought nothing to eat for the day so i just rehydrated and took off. the ride home was totally brutal. my energy level was laughable, however i made it back the whole way (barely) in around 2 hours. once i find the energy to take a shower i might reflect on what a fantastic day it has been.


          Needs more cowbell!

            once i find the energy to take a shower i might reflect on what a fantastic day it has been.

             

            Heh, it took me a while to drag my butt into the shower, too...though I did agree to let DH go first, since he agreed to go get a few groceries and a pizza.


            That ride home sounded brutal.  I don't think I could do 44 miles + hike without something to eat, either.

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              That's great! A couple more long rides and you'll be ready for that full century. Do you have one on your calendar yet? It won't be long until your ready.


              Personally I find them easier do and easier to train for than a marathon. Besides base miles and long rides, the key is hydration and nutrition. Stay ahead on both, ride sensibly and you have a good time. Oh, and take it easy on the hills. If you bonk it's a long, long ride home.


              Needs more cowbell!

                Luckily I'm fairly strong on hills, though Sunday we did a HILLY 40 miler and by the last 5-6 miles I was TOAST.  I'm hoping to do a full century sometime before June ends.  That would be a unofficial sort of ride.  There is a big one in mid-July.  I think that's fairly flat.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  Luckily I'm fairly strong on hills, though Sunday we did a HILLY 40 miler and by the last 5-6 miles I was TOAST.  I'm hoping to do a full century sometime before June ends.  That would be a unofficial sort of ride.  There is a big one in mid-July.  I think that's fairly flat.

                   I love hills and normally attack them on any other ride. I'll build my ride around a good hill or two. Here in eastern MA they have a century for hill lovers. When I did this one I charged up the big hill (Mt. Wachusett) and paid the price about 30 miles later. Still, no regrets. 


                  Needs more cowbell!

                     I love hills and normally attack them on any other ride. I'll build my ride around a good hill or two. Here in eastern MA they have a century for hill lovers. When I did this one I charged up the big hill (Mt. Wachusett) and paid the price about 30 miles later. Still, no regrets. 

                     

                    Yikes!  I think I'd be content to do a half century on that terrain!

                    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)