|Go counter-clockwise to trace the route I took today.|
With my 5th metric century of 2019, today I put the finishing touches on another 200-mile week. Big blocks of training like this are about to become really tough, as cyclocross season will begin to consume my weekends. The season will start on September 7 in Manitowoc.
That should mean next weekend—Labor Day Weekend—is free for some long rides, right? Not for me. I’m picking up a 12-hour overtime shift at work on Saturday night. I’ll probably do fairly short rides both Saturday and Sunday, and Labor Day itself is just a Monday without mail: I have to work my normal hours. Tuesday’s cyclocross practice will be the highlight of my training in the week to come, and I’ll stay very entertained off the bike by watching the Vuelta a España and the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. It’s going to be a big week, of a sort, but don’t expect another big mileage total.