I am thinking about bumping down from the century to a half century. I just haven’t been riding enough. Well hardly at all. Tons of running though. And with the Rochester Marathon 3 weeks later, I am concerned that I might not be fully recovered. I am targeting a fast pace at the marathon, somewhere between 3:30 and 4:00. I would hate to screw that up.
After long consideration, I email the people at the bike store asking them to bump me down into the 50 miler instead of the 100 miler. The century ride has almost 8000 feet of climbing. The 50 miler has only about 2000. I am just not ready for that much climbing. So I will take the more leisurely ride. Hey, maybe I will wear my new cycling jersey from Primal Wear: Leisure Ride (looks like a leisure suit).