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I have been working towards a century. Mostly I have been working on building an base by just riding. Preferably at an easy pace. It's time now to start working on some other elements though. 

 

My goals:

Ride 2-3 times a week. -  Aiming for 3 times a week at least 50% of the challenge.  I need to look at some plans. I am thinking 1 long ride, 1 easy ride of about an hour, and one ride with some climb or hills. I need to figure out a good hill climb route for training on a short day. Mainly the training will be about the same, but I need to start incorporating some hills. 

 

PT or supplemental exercise 2x a week. I have a couple problem areas that I need PT for sometimes. 

 

Food Tracking- I need to start tracking my food so I am make adjustments or note how I feel. I will aim for only 5 out of 7 days right now. 

 

Working on to-do list. Aiming for  5 days a week of just a small task or two a day. Ideally I would put together a list and awards points based on difficulty or such, but that just won't happen right now. 

 

Side Quest

I have been tracking  my car miles vs my bike miles. I have been working remotely and thought it would be interesting to see how this goes. This is based on calendar month not challenge timeline. I haven't decided if I will continue in December, just because I will need to start driving my bike for my training rides. I will probably start it and maybe drop off  in the middle. 

 

November Bike Vs. Car so far

 

Bike 167.8 mi vs. Car  129.6 mi 

 

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Here for all the hills. :)

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Well I had fully intended to ride today, but I am a bit fatigued and don't quite feel fully recovered from a minor asthma issue on Sat.  Mostly sat out due to the fatigue. I had quite a few things to get done today and there was no reason to push. Due to work stuff this week that means I will only have a chance at one ride on Saturday. I did go for a walk with the dog today though. I will take it east as work allows tomorrow as well as I will be up and busy most of Wed and Thu.  

 

Ride 0/3 - I decided to skip this today. 

PT 0/2: I didn't do this today

Food Tracking  1/5- Tracked today. 

Working on to-do list: 1/5 - I got some work done today

 

Side Quest: November Bike vs. Car Final

 

Bike 167.8 vs. Car 138.7 - Bike wins!!

 

 

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How are you feeling?  Recovered?

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Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman

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If you have the time, let us know how your December was!

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Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman

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On 12/24/2020 at 1:53 AM, Mr_Willes said:

Curious to see if you could keep it up, the Bike VS Car throughout december?

Indeed. Thought not as meticulous on the daily totals for the car. 

 

On 12/27/2020 at 11:47 AM, Kestrel Grey said:

If you have the time, let us know how your December was!

 

December didn't go so well for my challenge. That is kind of why I just fell off posting. For work I travelled in the start of the month and when I came back I was pretty tired. So I was trying to rest. Also self-quarentined just in case since I had a tiny bit of a sore throat. But turns out it was just my normal allergies this time of year. I got a covid test to be sure since the holidays I was going to see a couple family members. 

 

This however did wonders for my Bike vs. Car side quest. Even though my first ride wasn't until the 11th it really wasn't ever really close. I wasn't meticulous on daily totals this month so I just have the final total and a couple points in between for the car. 

 

Bike: 140.51 mi and Car: 99.8 mi 

Bike won again. And a total of 140 seems decent for the 11th being my first ride. 

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That is pretty much where the good news stops. I didn't ride as oft as I wanted. I was aiming for about 11 rides in Dec and only did 7. Granted part of that wasn't possible so the adjusted should have been 8 or 9. 

 

PT: I didn't do welll on this. I need to figure out a better way to get this done. I know I need it. It just not happening. 

 

Food tracking was inconsistant. However I did well at eating better. This definately needs to be a focus. My protien intake is kind of low and I do better at not getting munchy when I have more protein. 

 

To-Do  List: I didn't get a lot done on this. I was really tired for about half the month. 

 

Takeaway: Only so much could be done about the fatigue. So the riding was decent all things considered, but I really lost some time for my training. Big focus needs to be on my food. I need to start figuring out what I am going to eat on the big rides days so I have some ideas for the big day. At this point to I recoginize there is a chance this ride will get cancelled. Numbers here in my county are not great. I do believe worse then when they postponed the event.  But I will continue as if it will happen. I will likely ride 100 that day regardless of if there is an event. 

Fatigue is still a normal part of my life. I am working with the doctor on that. I am doing the supplements and recommedations, but I think for my load not eating well is contibuting. 

 

 

 

 

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Considering you spent part of your December traveling and or quarantining, you did well this month.  You said you are eating a little better, you got lots of great biking in, and you are continuing to work on the exhaustion.

 

For the PT, maybe you just don't feel it is that urgent? Like sure, if you are rehabbing then you feel the difference.  When you are not injured, you just hope it makes a difference because statistics say so.  Do you have trouble getting yourself to floss too?

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Battle Log: Operation Fly-By-Night

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

― Neil Gaiman

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On 1/1/2021 at 1:03 PM, Kestrel Grey said:

Considering you spent part of your December traveling and or quarantining, you did well this month.  You said you are eating a little better, you got lots of great biking in, and you are continuing to work on the exhaustion.

 

For the PT, maybe you just don't feel it is that urgent? Like sure, if you are rehabbing then you feel the difference.  When you are not injured, you just hope it makes a difference because statistics say so.  Do you have trouble getting yourself to floss too?

Yeah, it's one of those things right. In light of everything it seems the progress was ok, but as time passes it seems like not much has been done. You are right. Under the circumstances it seems good.

 

I do notice the issues. So it's not just injury prevention. I think its just the first part of PT always feels like not much is happening. I have a set of exercises that I know works, but its really hard to do right now. Like coordination wise. The exercises I have other muscles try to do the work, but I have to make sure to isolate correctly. And unless it is done right it isn't helping. Since I am fatigues so much I am always behind on something. So it's hard to prioritize.

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