Can I catch a break here?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Several weeks ago, I declared to my husband that Wednesday is my bike night. He has his golf night, I should have the right to have a bike night. It is not that I feel I have to ask him if I can go out for a ride - it just makes things easier in family life if things are on a regular schedule. There is weekly no-drop group ride in town every Wednesday which works out perfect for me. I contacted the organizer of the group about a month ago and was put on their email list.
The first Wednesday, my husband had a meeting so I wasn't able to participate.
The second Wednesday it was cancelled because of thunder/lightning storms.
Last week Wednesday, the normal ride was combined with the Ride of Silence. I participated in this ride... along with 100 other cyclists. It was a slow and easy ride - not much of a training ride.
This week: more storms. I have been watching the weather channel online today and the rain chance is now down to 10% during the bike ride... but there is an ugly word hovering over the 6:00 hour:
Wind... really? Did I not ride enough in the wind on Sunday? Ugh. I know I need to get over it, suck it up and just ride. I will have no control over the weather conditions on the MS150, so I need to learn to deal with what Mother Nature hands me. It would, however, be great to ride on a perfect, calm, dry day.
I keep reminding myself that I NEED to have weekday training rides. I need to build some endurance and I am not going to get that by doing 1 big ride on the weekend plus a few spinning classes during the week. I need to spend time on my bike.
Can you tell I am starting to freak out about this ride? What the heck was I thinking?