#MicroblogMondays - Metric Century

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?
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