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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

the quest for 10,000

This is a purely pragmatic verbal exercise. Time permitting, I shall log my last weeks' inchings towards a yearly total mileage of 10,000.

There is nothing magical or worthwhile about 10,000 miles. In fact, should hte pursuit conflict with something, that goal will be the first to go. The More IMportant Goals are to stay fit and promote cycling and maybe catch up to Howard, though I can always say "I didn't want to further damage his frail male psyche" :-D . He's about 340 miles ahead right now :)

Analysis: 981 miles to go. Okay, I"ve already done 12 of those today and the commute home will be 7 more. I should have it down under 940 by the first of the month.

Psychological strategy: "stay ahead" (psychologically speaking). For a 1000 mile month, I have to average 331/3 miles a day for 30 days. So! I'm a day ahead even if I haven't ridden at all... and with an extra sixty I'm almost three days "ahead." And hey, it's a five-weekend month. The fact that it's supposed to be pouring all day Sunday doesn't matter 'cause I'll be at the LIB meeting. So I'll have to make up for it Saturday (when it'll be 18 degrees)

I may be 340 miles ahead of you right now, but I can still hear you singing. Could you hold it down back there?!
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