Then, without any prep I just went out and did it. I remember thinking afterwards; all that I did for that week was run, run and run some more.
When last week started, I was planning a normal week of bike riding. Monday, I did just over 20+. Tuesday, I did a little less than 30.
Then after running 20 miles on Wednesday, I was back on the bike Thursday for 30+ miles.
Usually this wraps up a week of riding for me but suddenly Saturday morning got opened up and I was free to ride.
I jumped at the chance.
I started the morning off with 16 miles of running with Jeff from the Lake Norman Y. Came home for some refueling before heading out on the bike.
I guess I was excited by the fact that I was going to break a hundred for the week. Riding up the hills, I was churning along in a bigger gear and my rhythm seemed to be smoother than ever.
I finished the ride with 21 miles and topped out the week at 103.
Now, I thinking about two other items on my bucket list: riding 100 miles in day on the bike and running 100 miles in 24 hours. If I get the chance, I will do a 100 mile bike ride this summer. But running 100 miles in 24 hours will have to wait a few more years. There are a few more marathon goals that I want to achieve first.