I have just looked at my calendar and have seen that in May there are 3 bank holidays and I have 4 extra days off work. There are also 10 days of weekend, meaning I have 17 full days off work.
That seems like a lot to me, so I started thinking about how much I can cycle in May. I remember when I was training for la Marmotte in 2013 I had a big month in May, including a week in Mallorca. I checked on Strava and found that I cycled 1600km that month, not bad, but also beatable!
So I decided to set myself a little challenge, I am going to aim to cycle 1800km in May 2015.
1) Cycling to work does not count (5km each way)
2) Cycling to the pool does count (11km each way)
3) Cycling into town or to the football etc does not count.
4) For it to count, it has to go on Strava.
I liked the sound of 1800k in May, so that will be my challenge name. May 1st is a holiday here, so I will be after a flying start to the challenge!
I am off work for the week of the 25th of May, so will be able to pick up a lot of Ks in the last week.
To end the month I have a 43.5km TT in Wörrstadt. It would be good if I could arrange it that I break through 1800km on that day, without having to do too much the day before to allow me a better chance of doing a good time!