I knew I was going to have a few days in early May when I would not be able to train at all. So I was pushing the pace to get as far as I could before I had to take five days off the bike. But I tired a couple of days early and ended up with seven days off the bike. But even before the off-the-bike period began I knew it was going to be a deeper training setback than a week. With sitting my granddaughter and my daughter and husband visiting my long training sessions will have to wait. It will be May 24th before I can even consider an all-day ride and it could be May 26th. In short, I will be lucky to hold my fitness through May.
I am glad to sit my granddaughter and it is always fun when my daughter and her husband visit. I would rather they come than stay on my training schedule.
Until I can return to long rides the plan will consist of two and occasionally three hour rides hopefully 5 or 6 days a week.
My old friend Ron Volkmar is cycling across the southern tier solo. His wife Mona is providing moving support. Follow him at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=270077&v=8c