As I sit here with a nagging ankle/foot injury, I find myself day-dreaming about the trails and getting out on long training sessions. For the time being, I am saying “no” to running until this foot thing heals (hopefully sooner than later). Recently, I’ve been on mapmyride.com and strava.com looking at course records that circumnavigate/transverse the Michiana/New Carlisle area on the bicycle. With luck, I found a ton of fairly intriguing rides that fit this criteria.
So, while this injury heals, I am going to do as many long rides as I can. Most sessions will last a few hours. I have to get used to working and moving my body for LONG periods of time, continuously, to aid in my training for the Ice Age Trail 50 in May. The good thing is that these types of long, hard efforts do not intimidate me at all. They excite me and I look forward to doing them every day. This is going to be fun.