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Biking
aardwolf
I'll be riding my first long ride of the season on Saturday. It's in Collierville, TN and will be between 63 and 68 miles. 62 miles is commonly called a "Metric Century" (100K), but I think that's stupid. I joke around with my friends that run that they only measure stuff in kilometers when they want the number to sound bigger. For instance, "I just ran a 5k" sounds way further than "I just ran 3.1 miles". That said, I've never run 3.1 miles at once in my life... :-)

My previous long ride of the year has been around 36 miles, but it was ridden significantly slower with my friend and his wife. When I'm not waiting up, I feel like I'll be able to ride more efficiently. Still, it's going to be a stretch for me to make it the whole 63 miles this early in the season. I rode 20 miles this morning at 15.85mph in preparation. I'll likely average between 12 and 14mph during the 63 mile ride.

Alison, Ruth, and I joined the local YMCA yesterday. Alison and I had been members for nine months or so before Alison got very pregnant and we kind of dropped out. This time, Ruth will be taking a special "swim" class for parents and toddlers that tries to get them used to being in the water.

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