May ride #7 was a nice little 6 mile ride yesterday after the sun was up. I started a bit after 8:00 am and it was already in the 80's. In fact our overnight low was only 80. My objective was to get in a nice little work out and sweat out a bit more weight before my weigh in. Mission accomplished. I would have ridden a bit longer, but all of the parents were coming out to get their kids to school and the bus and frankly it didn't feel safe! It really is a winder there aren't a lot more accidents at that time of the morning.
More on the weigh in in a moment.
May ride #8 was this morning and it felt really good! I felt strong, the weather was perfect and there was little wind. The bike performed flawlessly and I was getting back some of the confidence on the cornering. It was a good morning to be on the bike. I did the 22 laps I had planned on Monday and netted 10.47 miles. My average speed was a good 14.6 mph and that was with actually taking a couple of cool down laps. I didn't push all out, but I did push and it felt awesome. I actually did most of rht laps staying in my highest gear. That means I'm getting stronger and I am getting more confident in m ability to accomplish the 100 Miles of Nowhere in 2 1/2 weeks.
Now for the weigh in. The good news is I lost an average of 1.8 lbs. per week for the last 10 weeks which makes a total of 18 lbs. for the Biggest Winner contest. The bad news is I think my off the rails eating over the last week probably cost me 4 or 5 lbs. on the contest. I feel bad because it feels like I let my teammates down. But it is what it is and its time to move forward. Now I want to concentrate on eating healthy and riding my bike and let the weight fall where it will. I'm not under the pressure of a contest, I know what I need to do and I'm just going to do it.