Intimidating Nutrition

Training continues. Yesterday was my long ride day. The plan for the day was to ride around 3 hours, and to include Munns. That road is a little intimidating. I’d only done it once before and it was hard, painful, steep, unrelenting, nasty, and hard. Still, I’ve been feeling pretty strong lately, so I was game.

I met up with my buddy on the Selkirk trestle, and we zipped along the goose until we got out to Burnside Rd. Then it was a short jaunt to Prospect Lake road, then Munns Road.

Sure enough, we climbed, up. It was hard, it seemed unrelenting, then it stopped. It didn’t seem as long as last time. I wasn’t gasping for breath at the top. I was so happy.

Then it was off to Millstream Lake road. I remembered there were some killer hills there too. This time they weren’t as long or ad hard either. I was feeling pretty good about my shape at this point.

After this section we headed out Wallace Drive for a bit, then over to Keating, then got onto the Lochside trail and followed that all along the water until I got home. In all it was close to 3.5 hours, just under 85 KM, and with no stopping at all. The average speed was a little lower than I would have liked, but I can work on that.

I also need to work on nutrition a bit. I didn’t have any issues, but my buddy suggested a couple things that I would like to try.

Time to step up the distance! 70 ish days until the ride. I need to feel comfortable doing 120km or more.

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Total distance: 84.84 km (52.7 mi)
Total time: 3:29:28
Moving time: 3:26:55
Average speed: 24.30 km/h (15.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 24.60 km/h (15.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 65.08 km/h (40.4 mi/h)
Average pace: 2.47 min/km (4.0 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 2.44 min/km (3.9 min/mi)
Min pace: 0.92 min/km (1.5 min/mi)
Max elevation: 248 m (813 ft)
Min elevation: -35 m (-114 ft)
Elevation gain: 1533 m (5029 ft)
Max grade: 25 %
Min grade: -36 %
Recorded: 4/14/2012 8:36 AM