This month has been busier than expected. I am having to get my mileage in via frequent, smaller workouts, rather than some really long rides.
For example, my wife and I had a nice 13 mile ride on Monday. Fine. On Tuesday night, I went out at about 5pm for a longer ride, but got a flat at the one-mile mark and had to walk it back. I fixed in and did just 11 cycling miles tonight (Wednesday).
Thursday: I can ride, maybe run also.
Friday: I'm doing a super favor for a VIP customer (they better appreciate it!). I will be driving to Temecula, CA and back. That should be about 10-12 hours of driving. Leaving the house at 4am. Guh. No workouts on Friday.
Saturday: I am going to test-drive a new (old) Vintage bike in Scottdale (2 hours away). It may be my new ride! Then, I am going to see the UofA beat UW. Got to get a ride in somewhere with Samson.
Sunday: Catch-up day. Before and after church, I will grind out mileage.
So, we are 2/3 of the way through the OktoberFast Challenge and I am only halfway through my cycling miles and only 5 miles into my 30 running mile goal. Will this goal be difficult? Yes, but definitely possible.
My focus for the next several days? Driving mileage, cycling mileage, and hopefully, buying a vintage bike.
Wouldn't it be great if the bike is a perfect fit, cool and bright red?