This morning I was browsing their website and read this...
Venus de Miles is a lot of things, Northern Illinois' first all-women's road ride a celebration of sisterhood, support for Greenhouse Scholars, and crazy fun – but one thing it’s not is a race. So, don’t be afraid to walk your bike up that hill, and, most importantly, enjoy yourself.
It put things into perspective and set me at ease. Venus de Miles is not about how fast I can cover the miles. It's about a fun experience with fabulous endearing women. Yes, the mileage itself will be a challenge... I signed up for the 61 mile event, but there is also a 25 mile event. I may have a sore booty the next day, but surely I can do this! Yes, I can!
|Her Majesty (my bike) was so good|
to me during my first triathlon
Six-Week Training Goals
Spinning / indoor cycling: 2-3x each week
This can't change much since I teach classes.
Outdoor road ride: 2x each week
One fast tempo ride of 7-10 miles
One comfortable paced ride of 20-35 milesI wish I had devised a more definite training plan, but to be honest, I've never done real cycling training. It's always been a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of thing for me... mostly dependent on the weather and scheduling. I did a little research looking at training plans for the bike, but there's not nearly as much out there as compared to running. And most plans talk specifically to the illustrious Century Ride. It kinda overwhelmed me and I quit reading. I'm not up on the cycling lingo and admittedly have a lot to learn about the sport. I'm a huge book hound... so I am looking for a great cycling book. Any riders have a recommendation??
Next task... What shall I wear?!?
Who wants to be my training buddy? Hold each other responsible for the miles and learn from one another... and then meet up on July 28 at the Venus de Miles women's bike event!!
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It's gonna be EPIC fun!
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