Archive for September, 2013
Today, I completed my longest ride in nearly five years. 60 miles over some rollers with a ridiculous headwind on the way back. And it felt good. Yeah, I can do this again.
I’ve been back at training for a few months now, but I’ve been waiting to make sure that I was fully committed before I started posting again. I’m signed up for Levi’s Gran Fondo next month. I’m not sure if I’ll be entirely ready for the ride, but I’m sure as hell going to try.
It’s been a little over two years since I posted. In that time, my daughter has grown up a bit (she’s 2 1/2 now) and I now have a four-month-old son. My job has continued to get crazier and crazier, but my amazing wife is good about supporting my training. I’ve gone from drinking beer on a daily basis and weighing in at a hefty 225 lbs (when I started training) to 200 lbs and dropping fast. I regularly complete Category 1 climbs near my house and my cycling endurance gets better every day.
Regardless of what happens next month, completing an Ironman is still on my mind. It’s never left. When I met my wife in 2009, I weighed 170, regularly completed 50-60 mile rides and 14 mile long runs at a 7:20/min pace. That’s what I want to get back to. I have no idea yet how I’m going to find the time to train for an Ironman, but Why Not Tri?