Pikes Peak. Look at all that snow! This is the part of the ride when I was feeling good and pumped up
Top of the last uphill. 2.5 miles up, not too steep, but a grind in granny gear after riding 50 hilly miles. About 10 miles left in the ride and I had to convince myself to turn my pedals. My knees hurt so bad. So, so, so bad...
Post-ride snack waiting for S to finish his 100-mile ride. Not exactly what I should've fueled with, but I had it from one of my aid station stops. Grabbed it for emergency food if I ran out.
Stats from Map My Ride:
Average speed - 12.6 miles/hr (I paused recording during stops at aid stations)
Fastest speed - 38.6 mile/hr (I'm not sure I believe this, cause I'm a speed weenie and usually slow down at 25). But, there was one freshly paved, wide open, straight downhill that I had a ton of fun on. Perhaps I did go that fast.
Calories burned - about 3,000. Map My Ride calc'd 2451, my heart rate monitor was higher, but I forgot to turn off my HR monitor for an hour after and it recorded calories while I was standing around. So, my guess is 3,000.
Elevation gain 3642 feet. Lots of rolling hills. A few steeps that sucked. Good times.
Time 5 hours, 3 minutes. 63.71 miles.
My stats today:
Exhausted. More coffee please
Knees hurt. Iced last night and it didn't do much.
Butt is sore. Go figure.
Lower back is sore.
Upper back is tight.
The thought of getting on my bike again makes me want to vomit.
I'll be on it tomorrow to start working on hills. I need so much help on hills.
I registered for a century ride in August. What was I thinking?