Metric Century Training – Week 2


I tried to follow my metric century training plan last week.

Here’s how I made out:

What I should have done 8 13 15 off 13 38 11 98 Miles
What I did 8 13 off 16 13 off 41 91 Miles

We had some ugly thunderstorms Wednesday night, so I swapped out the Wednesday ride to Thursday. No big deal.

Thursday, I rode up a mountain and into the woods, while it was pouring rain the whole time, because I am a #rule9 bad-ass.


Then, we had heavy rain all day on Saturday, and #rule9 or no, I stayed inside and watched Doctor Who.

So, I did my long ride on Sunday.

I tried to make it to Fort Hunter last week, and that was my destination again. I rode down to City Island, topped off my water bottles and took this panorama of Harrisburg.


I fought a gnarly side wind coming off the river, but I eventually made it to Fort Hunter.


I had this view of Marysville (where I started). My house was only about 2 miles away (if I had a canoe), but because of how the bridges are set up, I had another 20 mile ride ahead of me to get back home.

I ate an apple for sustenance, and turned the bike back into the wind for the return trip.


When I got near my house, I had 39 miles for the day, so I made a loop around the block to try to break 40 miles.

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All in all, a successful week.

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