Pacing and blowing myself out

On July 4th I took my bike and set out to ride a planned 23-mile route. I knew there were some hills, some tall and steep hills, that I had to climb, but no problem.

Except there was a problem. I raced as fast as I could for the first 9 miles and completely blew myself out by the time I’d finished the bulk of my climbs.

I felt in no mood to finished the 13-14 miles of flat terrain left because I failed to pace myself.

If you pace yourself and do 8 good, solid, focused hours of work today and tomorrow, that better (and easier) than trying for 16 hours just tomorrow.

Pace yourself today and think of tomorrow. Pace yourself tomorrow because you already paced yourself today.