So here we are, the end of July and I did it! 1000 miles in July done. I stuck to my plan, but after each workout, I’d just tack on an extra 1.5 hours of zone 2 miles. My plan calls for 5 rides a week. I usually do longer group rides in place of the weekend workouts anyways so that didn’t change much. I had to get up about an hour earlier than usual to do 50 miles before work mon, tues. then I’d sleep in on Wed and do an afternoon/evening ride instead. Thurs rest. Friday morning normal workout and then century on Saturday.
Every week wasn’t the same as I had Family vacation items a couple of the Saturdays. Today I got up even earlier and did the last bit to finish off the challenge.
Overall, I think my body has responded very well to the volume. My ride today was 4 hours moving time and only 4:08 total time. I only stopped to change into a jacket at the top of a couple climbs. My weighted average power is as high as I’ve had on almost any ride. Intensity was .86 and TSS was 321. Not today, but one of the other rides I was able to PR an uphill climb that’s been on my bucket list for a couple years.
Soooo… I’m sort of looking forward to going back to my normal volume and going to keep a little fitness but lose a bit of fatigue and gain a bit of form before my target date in August. I just have a group ride that I used for my A race since the events are all canceled (mostly anyway).