Overall September was a disappointment as I fell well short of all my goals.
As expected after having my weight be flat for a few weeks, spending four nights in a hotel and eating out caused me to gain a little weight. Granted, it was only 0.2 lbs but that means over the last three weeks I have gained 0.2 lbs. 6.2 lbs lost in nine weeks isn't very good.
In weak defense, I am bouncing along at a weight I have only achieved recently after multi-week rides and haven't maintained since the 1970's. I am only 6-7 lbs above what I was at when I returned from Vietnam in 1975 and was 27. But I need to get below that 1975 weight if I am to keep climbing Colorado mountains and need to get far below it if I want to climb them well.
October has more challenges from dinners, house guests, and birthday parties. And then there is November, December and January and their weight challenges.
I only rode 553 miles in September. I had planned to ride 750. Weather and family obligations took a toll. Over the last 12 months I have rode 7,295 miles.
The one bright spot is power. I did a FTP test on the 30th for the first time since last winter. My power is a little higher than it has ever been. That is good because in October I begin my power building phase of my annual training plan. It is good to be stronger year over year.