March 2 is only eight weeks away? Who authorized that?
I am registered for a century bike ride (100 miles) on March 2 and up til now, the longest ride I’ve ever done was from LA’s Union Station to Disneyland (about 37 miles). I need to start training! I think I’ll try to follow the general formula that worked for me when I trained for the LA Marathon: 2 or more ‘maintenance’ rides (30-60 minutes) each week, and then long rides of increasing distance on the weekends, with a bit of a taper and rest the weekend before.
Sounds legit, right?
I went for a long ride with my husband this weekend. It ended up totaling 31 miles, and it was just the right re-introduction: I was tired – but not wrecked, a little sore – but not incapacitated. We rode from our home to the LA River Path, which I love:
And saw tons of iconic LA sites along the way, which of course I didn’t think to take pictures of. But when you can ride for three hours and see the Hollywood sign, the USC campus, Dodger Stadium, Union Station, the 1st and 6th Street bridges, Chinatown, and City Hall… that’s a pretty terrific day.
My partner in crime for the century ride was out of town, but she has returned his week, so Sunday we’re going to try another long ride. Here’s to building on what I started with this one!