I’ve realised over the years that I have claimed on many occasions to be trying to ‘ride a bit more‘ (that was in 2005!), or do ‘10K a day‘ (2013) or even to ride every day through December (2011). In fact I was quite surprised looking back at what a theme this was.
This time round, it’s Five miles a Day. After two and a half weeks I thought it was time to give an update.
So for the first ten days all was on going to plan. Rather than riding five miles I managed something around a 7 mile a day minimum and scored 115 miles in my first week. The next week, my total was 85 miles but crucially I missed riding Thursday and Saturday due to the intervention of real life. Even so, 200 miles in two weeks – albeit 65% road miles – was a good starting point.
This week I’ve missed Monday and Wednesday so far but managed 40 miles yesterday with a hard commute to work on road. I feel that if you are going to ride every day then sometimes you just need to give your body a break and besides, I’ve been tinkering with the website until very late in the evening. By the third week the habit is getting there but I really don’t want to hit an early burnout.
So, so far so good. Tomorrow is a gentle ride due to evening commitments – again – and Friday will be similar but I plan to be free to ride Saturday and Sunday. If all goes well I might manage another 80 miles plus total this week which means I’m on target to make grotty November a positive month. Look out for another update around then!