Monday, August 01, 2005

Training

I signed up to ride the MS150 this year (as keen readers will remember). It's possible as part of the signing up process to register for a team, and my work team is Team GSK. Last year GSK had 140 riders who raised around $100,000. They're hoping to beat that this year. To try and get everyone in shape there are a number of training rides. This Saturday was my first one. I got to the car park we were meeting at and stepped out into the rain. Discussions followed about calling the ride off but as it slackened off a little we decided to ride the first portion, 17 miles, and then possibly call it off at that point. The rain stopped quite quickly after that.

The pace was moderate, about 15 - 16 mph average. That speed made may realize I could easily do the full 75 miles both days if I were to ride that pace. Another rider was along who was much faster though, and we ended up at the front of the pack together. We were drafting off each other and making some great time. At one point we were moving along the flat getting a 25mph pace out of the bikes for two, three miles or so. Man, I love riding like that. The ride was 35 miles in total.

September 10th and 11th will be fine.

1 Comments:

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Michael said...

All else being equal, you're going to love riding the MS150. Flat as a pancake.

See? You'll be all set for taking on Blood, Sweat and Gears 2006!

 

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