This week, I biked 111.2 miles.
For a while, I was thinking about what it would take to pull off a 100 mile week. Turned out the biggest thing I needed to do was to just do it.
I racked up 37 miles during the week communiting which put me on an ok pace. My Saturday morning ride got moved to Sunday, and my wife had to work all day Saturday and use our car. With a long ride scheduled on Sunday and me sitting around on Saturday with no car, I slowly figured out that if I went for a decent ride on Saturday and did the ride on Sunday I’d break 100 miles that week.
So, I went and did a solo 35 mile ride on Saturday. Easy route of Burke Gilman trail to the Sammamish River trail, easy in the sense of flat. Then Sunday I did the scheduled ride which was the 38 mile loop I talked about in my last post. That loop is tough, but those hills were considerably easier than the last time we did them.
I must say, I’m pretty proud of myself. 100 miles in a week felt like this elusive thing that would take me a long time to work up to, but I was able to just go do it. The rest of Sunday I was pretty worthless, but that’s ok, I earned it!
Man, I did a lot of biking in June. Our early morning Saturday rides are serious business! Last blog post I was at 419 miles for the year, as of now I’m at 653 miles. That’s 234 miles in a month!
I commute to work at least 2 times a week by bike (10 miles round trip), but I’m getting to the point where my 40 mile per week goal is met with just our Saturday rides. Last Saturday was a 42 mile ride from UW to Woodinville and back. This Saturday was a 38 mile loop of UW –> Kenmore –> Kirkland –> Bellevue –> Mercer Island –> UW. That loop was HARD, the hill when you get off the Burke Gilman trail and head into Kirkland is no joke! Helping my climbing muscles for sure.