In this blog post I am tracking my training goals and plan for RBC Century 2017. Important Notes: There are a few important take away points from last years training plans and tracking progress. A few things are very important. I will try to elaborate on these below, Stretching of the back is necessary. I … Continue reading Mission 4: RBC Century 2017
Purpose Shed some body weight in preparation for Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Strengthen upper body Strengthen core Strengthen cardiovascular system Build an aerobic base (optional) Major Goals/Milestones Lose +5 lbs by the end of January 2017 Build up to 50 push ups a day Instructions for Push Ups Build up to 100 sit ups a … Continue reading Mission 3: Lose 5 lbs in January 2017
It has not been a week since I did the Sea Gull Century, but I am already beginning to fear that I will lose all my fitness gains by not pushing myself due to the lack of a century or event during the winter months. Hence, I have decided to set a goal of riding a 60+ and … Continue reading October 2016: Fitness Challenge
Drafting really matters: During the century ride I was losing my breath just to get my speed up to 11-12 miles/hour; however, when I started drafting I was able to easily maintain speeds between 17-20 miles/hour. I finished the century in 6 hours and averaged just around 16 miles/hour. I wish I had also drafted during … Continue reading Lessons from the Sea Gull Century 2016
This blog piece is to reflect on the gains and mistakes from the past couple of months and figure out how to approach fitness goals during the winter months. Winter is a predicament to some cyclists just because it is not always possible to go outdoors to bike. Not only because it is cold, but also … Continue reading What’s after the Sea Gull Century 2016?
The Sea Gull Century is historically a flat century with a route that allows the participants to ride through the scenic shores of Assateague Island and Ocean City, MD. I have never done this ride before; however, I have completed the RBC (Reston Bicycle Club) Century in 2014, and have recently completed the Metric Century ride … Continue reading Mission 2: Sea Gull Century 2016
Goals: Get back on the saddle Participate in the RBC Century Complete 20 training rides before RBC Century Condition Quads Condition Core Achievements: Started Cycling Again! Completed 16 Training Rides Rode About 400 miles Completed RBC Metric Century Conditioned my Quads