60 days to race day. Current weight – 225. Target weight for first race – 210. Weight to lose in 60 days – 15 pounds. Lets see, that is 1 pound every four days. Not impossible but definitely not anything I’ve accomplished since my high school wrestling days. I need to develop a strategy for weight management. Here is my training so far for this week. I am trying to follow CC’s Ultimate Ride book. I am finding riding indoors on the trainer really sucky!
Saturday – 28 miles
Sunday – 20 miles
Monday – rest
Tuesday – Trainer for 1 hour
Wednesday – Trainer for 1 hour
Thursday – Trainer for 1 hour
Friday – Rest
Saturday – hopefully ride for 2.5 hours outside
Sunday – hopefully ride for 2 hours outside
Hopefully, the weather this coming weekend will be conducive to riding (no snow on roads). I can handle freezing and above. I rode MLK day (17 degrees) and that was a little extreme. Weekends are my only shot to get outside right now. If it doesn’t work out – I will ride indoors.
Also – thanks to all who wrote encouraging words. It all helps!
CTS Field Test – Here are the results from my field test – first one that I have done and it was indoors.
Test 1 – 8 min, 166 AHR, 178 MHR,
Test 2 – 8 min, 169 AHR, 177 MHR
Did the field test tonight – 20 minute warm up 8 min test, 20 minute recovery, 8 minute test, 2.5 minute cooldown – too short I know but I had to take one of my kids to BB practice.