Here's a Map My Ride map of my planned ride for tomorrow.
Twenty-three miles up to Santa Clarita ("up" = north) to the turn off that goes to Ventura. Why is that important? Because I'm planning on going to Ventura on April 19 - roughly 72 miles one way. I will not be making that return trip on my bike. But tomorrow, 23 miles up, 23 miles back. That should be a good boost in getting ready for 72 miles in three weeks. And then 100 miles three weeks after that.
Meanwhile, I continue grinding away at it on a daily basis:
- Monday morning: run 3-4 miles
- Monday evening: weights/cross-training with friend
- Tuesday morning: bike ride to friend's house, weight/cross-training, bicycle home
- Wednesday morning: run 3-4 miles
- Wednesday evening: weights/cross-training with friend
- Thursday morning: bike ride to friend's house, weight/cross-training, bicycle home
- Thursday evening: hour tap dance class
- Friday morning: run 3-4 miles
- Saturday: long bike ride
No, it's not ideal, and I'm not putting in probably nearly enough hours and miles to be ready for 140 miles in one day. Instead, I am stupidly (naively?) betting on the fact that long Saturday rides will build my endurance and the indisputable fact that I am extraordinarily stubborn and willing to push myself and know how to endure.
That's my formula for success - Stupidity x Stubborness = Success. I guess that means S2 = S.