This is the time of year that is most difficult for me to get back on my bike. After a two-week
AIDS/LifeCycle and vacation break, I’m finding other things pulling my interest (not the least of which is work, since I didn’t make a penny during my break). Plus its been hot in Sacramento. Today the high is supposed to be 108º F; the fifth day in a row of plus 100 degree temperatures. And for some reason, the humidity has been unusually high, too; right now its 35%.
I’ve not entirely abandoned cycling. Since June 17, when I got back, I’ve done three 35 mile rides plus I’ve ridden to the gym about 10 times (13 miles total each time). Still, it doesn’t feel like enough. Especially given my goal to lose about 15 lbs before August (getting me down to 160 lbs).
So, I’m going to institute the following weekly summer regimen:
- Five days per week, ride my typical commute to the gym (65 miles).
- Two days per week, ride at least 35 mile (70 miles).
- At least one weekend ride of 35 miles with some hills (35 miles).