Beer soaked socks. Different than GSV, eh?
On Saturday, Fred convinced me to take a "leisurely" ride with him on the Greenstreet Tuesday night route. I guess for Fred, it might have been leisurely, but I sure felt like I did after every Wednesday night ride I've ever done - a wobbly mess of tiredness.
It was a fun ride, no doubt, but I had to keep telling myself, "Boy! Fun sure is hard work."
After the ride I had my normal recovery drink - almond milk with a good heap of chocolate syrup. I then showered*, fixed myself some leftovers, and of course had a beer. Well, since I was all wobbly and tired, I first spilled gravy on our couch which I cleaned with my napkin, then I spilled beer all over our floor. Since I was out of napkins, I moved on to the next best thing - random socks on the floor that had not been put into the clothes hamper yet.
So there you have it - beer soaked socks.
Anywho, I have ridden 2 days in a row, which goes against every training book in the world, as you're only supposed to increase your weekly mileage by 10% a week. But that would mean going from my normal commuting 24 miles a week to 26 miles, then 28-ish, then around 30(or 31 if you want to round up), etc, etc.
I did the ride with Fred for around 55 miles on Saturday. Then today, I rode down the Keystone, around to Hayworth park, up the Bellevue Blvd, through Spring Lake, to the South Omaha trail, to the Keystone again to home. It was a mellow ride with my next door neighbor who's gotten in pretty decent shape. I needed that ride after the "leisurely" ride with Fred.
So my plan is to ride Monday since it's a holiday and going to be much cooler, and also hit the Greenstreet Tuesday night ride and hopefully not embarrass myself too much being that it's a fast group road ride and I haven't been on one of those for at least 3 years.
That's 4 day's of riding with an increase of weekly mileage by about 2000% or something? I might be undercutting that estimate a little.
So who wants to go on a mellow, not "leisurely" ride on Monday morning, or afternoon, or whenever?
*this is probably TMI, but I'm now adhering to rule #33. Guess it's time to get serious again.