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How far will I go? Checking in on distance goals

I said here that I’d aim to ride 5000 km in 2014.

How am I doing? It’s time to check in and see if I’ll reach my goals.

Strava tells me that so far I’ve ridden 2959 kms. It also says I average four rides a week and spend roughly nine and a half hours on my bike.

You can follow me on Strava if you want. Just search for my full name, “Samantha Brennan” and “London, Ontario.”


My numbers were helped by the Friends for Life Bike Rally. That was 600 km. And by a bike holiday in Arizona in February and by bike training camp in March in South Carolina.

I’ve got a couple of big rides still in the future. And I’m hoping to log some kilometers on my cyclocross bike this fall. I think I’m okay.

There’s 22 weeks left in the year. If I assume that 10 of them are ridable and I keep up my 200 km a week, I’m fine. Realistically more than 10 of the weeks left in the year are good for riding, especially if I get out on the cx bike…

How about you? Do you have any distance goals for the year? What kind of progress are you making?


One thought on “How far will I go? Checking in on distance goals

  1. As I climb back on my bike to begin training for next year’s bike tour of Thailand, I like your idea of setting an audacious distance goal for the year. I am beginning to plan my training program, but now I think I’m going to tweek it to crank it up a notch.
    Great idea … thanks for sharing it 🙂

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