Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Ironman Cometh

I signed up for the Ironman last Friday. Today's the last day to register, I believe. But now that I'm signed up I'm starting to realize how woefully unprepared I am. I'm sitting at just over 1000 miles for the year, but I think my longest ride so far has been about 35 miles. I'd hoped to get out this past weekend for something longer, but since I'd procrastinated and not done my taxes yet it wasn't meant to be. This seems to be a somewhat common theme among cyclists. Perhaps not riding is my punishment for waiting until the last minute.

So now I'm 11 days away, and haven't ridden since last Friday. I'm hoping to get out on Sunday for the Hiawatha Lake Pepin trip, but even that could be a suffer-fest.

Date: April 13
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Schwinn
April mileage: 144
Year to date mileage: 1053


KM said...

suffer-fest? Just think of it as a pastry taste testing tour.

this verdant country said...

How could you possibly confuse hanging out with KM and me with suffering? Just ask our wives!

Pete said...

Your wives are where I got the suffering idea!

Apertome said...

I also procrastinated on my taxes, but I was lucky (?) that it was miserable outside on Saturday, so I wouldn't have been able to ride anyway. It made it easier not to ride, but sadly the weather did not help me do my taxes, nor did it help me pay them.

Sascha said...

You'll be fine. I did nothing but 2 hour trainer rides before I went to Texas and I put on 400 miles that week and felt great. Easy peezy!