Total Miles to Date: 1298.4
Total Number of Strava Group Members: 264 members – 13 more people joined since our last update at the end of January.
After a strong January, February was rough. Between snow and strong winds, the weather made many days unfavorable for riding outside, my motivation was plain-and-simple lacking to bundle up, and so indoor rides were usually the go-to for me- often in the evenings. One weekend that was unseasonably warm was really windy, and another one was spent caring for an injured dog. One week I was at a 3-day conference and I opted for treadmill runs vs the hotel exercise bike (to get a bit more calorie-bang-for-the-buck). That week -for the entire WEEK- I only logged 27 miles- which is supposed to be my daily target. Ooftah. But hey - that's life! I fell behind on my miles, no question about it. (I should be around 1,666 miles so I'm about 368 behind!).
I figured out how to build custom workouts on Zwift, which means the program walks you through your target efforts both in time and in power goals, taking all of the math and self-guidance out of the equation. It's awesome -and really helps a rider nail their workout!
THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: What strengths are you drawing on to meet your goal?
Self-discipline was a big one ... getting ON the trainer at 9 or 930pm a few times took every ounce of self-discipline I possess. Getting on the trainer workout after workout (thankful for my Feedback Sports Omnium every single time!) without the chance to ride outside took some self-discipline. Also -perspective. Knowing that there were just days I wasn't up to riding and giving myself the "ok" to skip those days. Looking at the year as a whole and not panicking about falling too far behind on miles kept me sane ;)
Strava Group Member Feature:
If you’re in Portland, Oregon, join Daniel Payne, one of our #10000milesin2018 members, for a ride. He is planning on riding around 11,000 miles in 2018. In 2017, he rode 13,000 miles. Way to go, Daniel!