Crushing My Cycling Checklist
A couple of years ago, I got back into cycling.
In fact, it was the Tour de France that hooked me back (and I wrote a blog post about that).
But this year I have taken my cycling passion to new heights.
My goal for 2012 was to bike 1,000 miles on the open road. As of today, I have 1,049.
Yes, I’ve surpassed my goal — and there are still four months left in this year. It’s time to really crush it.
(Last year, in comparison, I had about 660.)
New top speed
Although I haven’t focused a ton on speed intervals, I have mapped out a few short courses near my home and focused on speed.
One course is just about 9.5 miles long, and I rode it twice last week. Each time I got a new fastest time — 19.2 mph the first time and 19.3 mph the second time.
One more thing that I’d like to accomplish — I’m waiting for the beginning of fall and for slightly cooler temperatures — is a century ride, or 100 miles in a day.
I had planned out a day in early May to do it and, as luck would have it, severe thunderstorms came that day instead. So I’ve rescheduled for the fall sometime.
Cycling in 2013
I want to successfully complete the triple crown and claim my jersey, which means I’ll have to bike 50K-100K-100K at the least. (In miles, that’s about 31-62-62.)
Here’s to achieving my goals!
What goals have you crossed off your list this year?