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Friday, July 2, 2010

My longest bike ride so far

I took today off of work - and started the day with a 44 mile bike ride.  I finished in 3hrs. 3min.  I felt pretty good and kept a pretty good tempo - 14.5 miles per hour.  When I got home my quads were killing me.   I stretched and stretched and used my roller and finally felt much better.  The MS 150 is August 7 & 8 - which is 5 weeks from tomorrow.  I feel like I have been biking quite a bit - but I need to dedicate some time to get some long back to back rides in.  After I finished the 44 miles - I am pretty confident that I can bike 75 miles the first day . . . now all I am worried about is the second 75 miles on day 2.

I did my running repeats on Wednesday and have a 3 miler tomorrow and an 8 miler on Sunday.  I think I am going to try and bike tomorrow morning again - it will be good to do a back to back.  I just don't have too much time - so I will probably just try for a 15 to 20 miler . . .  after my 3 mile run.

Tomorrow is Madison's Rhythm and Booms celebration which is a large fireworks display set to music.  This is the 18th year and we have attended almost every year.  The fireworks display is absolutely beautiful.  There are usually 200,000 people that come to Warner park on the North side of the city to enjoy and of course everyone will be leaving the park at the same time.  It is crazy - but since we only live 2 miles from the park we have a pretty easy escape route.  ;-)  We have family coming in to join us.

I hope eveyone has a great holiday weekend.  Enjoy and have a very Happy 4th of July!!!!


  1. I'm with you on the beautiful weather. It's hard not to be outside. I wish I could bottle it up for February. Have fun at Rhythm and Booms. Part of me wants to go sometime, but the other part doesn't want to deal with all the traffic, people, etc. We'll probably to go the fireworks at Shorewood Sunday night because it's such an easy walk.

  2. Dang! 44 miles. Incredible. Good for you.

  3. That's awesome!!! Wow!! You're doing a great job with the biking. :)

  4. AWESOME JOB!!! That sounds like a great ride.