Monday, April 18, 2011

10-day forecast

Sunday: Run 13.5 miles, bike 12 miles
Monday: Swim 1,500 yards, bike 84 miles

I had great hopes of getting my bike off the trainer today, right up until I got out of bed, looked out the window, and saw it was snowing. Jeesh, I thought, I should really pay more attention to the weather forecast so I can make better plans.

Snow, rain, rain, snow, possible riding weather for two hours in the afternoon, rain, rain, snow, snow, snow. So yeah, the new plan is the status quo. Dang it, Montana!

This was by far my longest ride ever (at five hours and fifteen minutes), but it's frustrating that I'm not sure just how long it was in miles. I was averaging 16 mph or so when I was riding outside last fall, so I've just been assuming that speed when I log my workouts. I really, really, really hope I am actually faster than that now.


  1. Impressively long ride! I have been having very dark thoughts this week about how slow I am likely to be on the bike course, and I agree, one of the worrying things is how hard it is to guess how effort will translate into speed on the actual day - the swim and run are much more predictable to me, though this is perhaps just because I have done so much more of 'em....

  2. I check the weather forecast just about every half hour if my computer's on. It's an addiction now with doing outdoor sports. Hopefully some of that rain condenses and gives you a break here and there!