February of Cycling

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I’ve learned a lot of things in February; one of the main things is that I actually love¬†cycling! Over the past 2 years running just quite hasn’t been working out for me. I know February isn’t quite over yet but I did want to go over a few the past 30 days.

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The month started with a bike tune-up, the purchase of a Wahoo-Kikr (a smart-trainer for indoor training), along with clip in shoes. With the new kicks and a bike feeling brand new I had all the motivation I needed to get out the door every day. The first week was a little light on miles as I started to get used to riding and gauging just how far I could go without killing myself.

During the next two weeks I worked up the courage to venture out of my comfort zone and get a few longer rides in. Along with that my wattage started to increase. The final week I truly found my stride. With 4 double-digit days I was able to reach 82.5 miles and really start pushing the wattage and pace.

What I realized during all these miles is how much I really did¬†miss getting outside. Weight gain and running with all the weight was making the process and being outside less enjoyable due to aches and pains that would hold me back. I found freedom on the bike, I could push myself like I used to, and being outside was AMAZING! So what’s in store for the future? I signed up for a cycling 50 miler in May and I’m sticking with Pinkfeathers to get me to the finish-line and beyond.