I finally rode my first Century and it felt great!
Week #15 Highlights
- I biked my first century at the 2016 Cap2Cap Ride
- It took 15 weeks to miss my second day of training
- Listen to your body when it says it needs a rest
I’ve been cycling for 15 weeks in preparation for the 2016 Allianz cycling tour in Europe and riding my first Century in the 2016 Cap2Cap Ride is a checkpoint along the way. You can read my recap of the 2016 Cap2Cap Ride which I describe as amazing, and a bit of a let down. You will have to read the full recap to see what I mean.
I was supposed to ride 3 days this week but ended up missing my second training session.
By mid-week my nerves were getting the best of me and I was feeling run down and worrying that I was getting sick. On top of that the rain simply won’t stop! Look at my indoor ride on Wednesday. I only averaged 11.6 miles an hour as I simply had no get-up-and-go left in the tank. The mental tank.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Easy ride staying in zones 1 & 2.
|Avg Speed||17.0 mi/h|
|Avg Watts||155 W|
|Elev Gain||1,178 ft|
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Indoor cycling
|Avg Speed||11.6 mi/h|
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Day of rest- No riding due to the rain, nerves and feeling run down.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Cap2Cap Ride
Check out the stats below. I rode my first ever Century ride today. I was able to average 18.5 mi/h for 100 miles! I’m very happy with that ride!
|Avg Speed||18.5 mi/h|
|Avg Watts||164 W|
|Elev Gain||2,500 ft|
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 2nd long ride
Today was supposed to be my second long ride of the weekend. But after 6 hours of yard work and having ridden my first Century yesterday, my legs said no thanks and could only do half the workout.
|Avg Speed||16.4 mi/h|
|Avg Watts||130 W|
|Elev Gain||453 ft|