This weekend I had the fortune of the weekend coming together to make it chock full of cycling. The stars, moon, and my wife's plans all aligned for lots of riding and race watching.
This weekend I did two back to back long rides for a total of 242 km, and I even feel pretty good this morning. Not like last weekend where my Sunday ride was not much more than spinning the legs for a couple of hours.
Admittedly, I wasn't going super hard for those 9 hours, and there are lots of other people who rode more, faster, and looked better doing it than I, but it's still a milestone of sorts. I hope to get a couple more long weeks in over the next while to build some base for the coming cross season, and in July and August really start building the intensity.
At this point in the year, I'm only up on my training by about 30 hours over the same point last year. Almost halfway through and at 178 hours or so. And to think that at one point, years and years ago, I planned on doing a 1000 hour year.
The kids enjoyed watching the bike race, but, unfortunately they didn't get outside nearly as much as they should have. I only have my selfish self to blame for that. Next year they're planning to run/walk their first adult running race, probably a trail 5 km, so too much Wii is something to watch.