For almost two months now, I have been diligently training. Cycling 3-4 days a week, with at least one and more often two long rides. I’m up to 40 miles at a stretch now. I’ve even worked in some hill training. It has felt good. I can feel my strength increasing, my endurance improving and the early pain in my knees has melted away. I really feel like I’m making progress! Bring on the Trans-Superior Cycling Tour – I’m going to be good and ready!
Just for fun, I thought I’d check on my overall mileage. My favorite tracking software, SportTracks, calculates cumulative mileage for my equipment. So a quick check after today’s ride gave me the answer. 598 miles. Seriously? That’s all? Working the math backwards through my recent rides, I figured out that I hit 500 miles some time during last Tuesday’s ride. It took me 1.5 months to cycle what we’re planning on doing on a 9-day Tour… What a blow.
Good thing that Tour isn’t until August. I think I have more training to do.