My final long ride before Foxy’s Fall Century should probably have been next week or the week after; but, because of scheduling (Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon next weekend and a quick biz trip the following), today was the day…
My training plan called for 85 miles; but I ended up adding a short, .6 mile finger to each loop. When I got close to home, I was at 89 miles – too close to 90 to not add the one-mile tag to the ride!
I was definitely spent after the ride. I probably needed one more GU and some additional electrolyte drink on the final stages. I think with proper carb loading (I plan on following my standard, marathon regime) and rest, I’ll finish Foxy’s in good shape.
It’s funny, each week I plan to pull over and take a picture or two to post, but I never seem to remember. I guess I’m just too focused…or zoned out to remember. I did have my GoPro running on the last loop (since the sun was up then.) I’ll have to post a video one of these day.
Hope your weekend was great!
Training Journal – 9/29/13:
- Current plan: Foxy’s Fall Century Training Plan
- Today’s session: 85-mile ride
- Comments: I rode 90.6 miles @ 16.4 mph avg, for 5:30:41 & avg cadence of 83. [Strava]
- Weekly mileage: Running: 12.6 / Bicycling: 149.2 – Total: 161.8