Jen is my friend and my new teammate. Very recently, Jen has become the scourge of my existence.
Let me explain: So I came into January hitting the ole max weight faster than usual, and with the flu. I had been off the bike for about a month, and I started to have one reoccurring thought:
I also noticed the Strava had a basemile challenge. I have never done a Strava challenge, but thought it might provide me with an extra goal, and I figured, I could start to get some hours on the bike, and maybe 200 miles or so...
The first week I pretty much trailed all the folks that I follow. Then slowly and surely I started to move up a little. What I noticed was that my friend Jen was moving up as I was. One weekend I would put in the miles, and the check my ranking... I had slipped infront of Jen. The next morning I would get up and check the rankings, and she had pulled back in front of me. I went out and did a trail ride, she put up 2 hours on the trainer. I'd claw closer, she'd pull away.
So essentially, I started out wanting to try and find my legs. Then the goal became, I wonder if I can get 200 miles in this thing. Then 400 miles became something I might be able to reach. But in reality, I knew the truth. The only goal for the next four days- TAKE JEN DOWN.
Jen, a worthy opponet, has matched me mile for mile, and with four days to go still leads me. My goals of getting some base fitness, maybe 200 miles all out the window. It's me vs. Jen...
good on you Jen... Keep pushing... I'm guessing this in one of those training benefits of Strava! .