|Keep reaching for new heights.|
Thanks in no small part to a miraculous run of summer weather in a month that doesn’t usually produce it, today I set a new personal record for miles in May: 757. That breaks the old mark of 750 miles, set in 2009.
My all-time highest monthly total is 1,020 miles, set in July 2011. I’m in no hurry to beat that record. I remember how fried I was at the end of that month.
I don’t feel overtrained today despite 10 straight days in the saddle—331 miles in 19.5 hours—but I will allow myself a little rest this weekend. I might devote tomorrow to yard work and Saturday to home improvement projects. And June? Right now I don’t have any goals. That’s not good, but I’ll think of something. It won’t be all about the mileage, though. My June record is 816 miles, set in 2015. Instead of shooting for 817, maybe I’ll schedule some structured workouts and build a routine that emphasizes short, hard efforts during the week, then longer and more leisurely rides on the weekends. I still have several rec trails to explore, and those would be more fun in the company of friends.