I am about to leave on my “long ride.” That means I’ll be sitting on my bike for the next 5 hours or so.
Hopefully not like this:
(Pictures from Breakaway to Sugarloaf Mountain Metric Century)
Why, why, why am I about to put myself through 75 miles (alone) on a bike? I am riding in a Century (100 miles) on May 23 in Napa Valley, California. Thanks to your generous and amazing donations, I’ve raised $3,300 for the Livestrong Foundation. I did the Disney Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and it’s nice to know that this endurance race will also benefit cancer research and treatment.
I need to think about this fact when I get bored, tired, and frustrated on the bike today!
75 miles requires a big breakfast (and food on the bike):
My oatmeal contained:
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon flax
And… I’m off!
(Just re-read my tips for long workouts to pump myself up. Let’s hope the Jedi mind tricks work!)
Good luck on your ride today, you’ll feel so great when you can say I rode 75 miles today!