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October was a good month for cycling progress!

Friday, November 1, 2013 by  
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I spent more than 35 hours in the saddle in October, and racked up 1,031 kilometers (640.5 miles). That’s my second highest millage total ever (my personal record is 1,167 kilometers/725.4 miles, which I set in June 2013). This month, unlike in June, my miles came from a mix of mountain and road cycling (June was pure road cycling).

I also set 13 new personal records in October–always satisfying to achieve new personal bests!

Here’s a snapshot from Strava. Click to enlarge:

October was the 2nd most miles I've cycled in a month.

October was the 2nd most miles I’ve cycled in a month.


As you can see in the above screenshot, I am about to break 100,000 feet of climbing for the year. Here in Florida we have to really seek out the elevation, and so 100,000 feet of climbing in 10 months is not too shabby–especially since all my indoor training rides don’t count towards elevation. My climbing total did get a nice boost from the mountain biking trip we made up to Tennessee for the Black Bear Rampage: over those four days I climbed more than 7,000 feet on my mountain bike.

If all goes as planned, I will set a new mileage PR in November. I have several big rides planned, including a couple of 100 mile rides. 🙂

Super busy day ahead, I’ve got to wrap this up. It’s been 10 days since I’ve had a day off from riding, so I’m going to give the bike a rest and hit the weights this morning.

Happy Friday!

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