For now, my focus is on the SOMA relay on Sunday. I am doing the 56-mile bike ride and want to average somewhere around 17.5 MPH. It is a pacing race for me; it is about discipline; it is about nutrition; it is about heart rate monitoring; it is about electrolytes. Bill (my coach) tells me that all long distance races are a math problem! This one is more of a math test for me than a race. I used to be good at math as a kid; let’s see if I am still good!
I did a relatively brisk 19-mile hourlong bike ride around DC Ranch today. There was a gentle breeze blowing from the southwest and I rode some of the ride in the aero position. I’m not comfortable in aero, but so studies say that it gains about 17% speed!