The only training I've been doing is riding to work and back, and it showed. I failed again at my attempt to break the 2hr, 30min barrier. The last time I rode my bike more than 7 miles one way was the last time I rode 50 2 months ago.
Between 25 and 30 miles is where the break down starts. however I didn't implode like last time. This time I paced myself a little better. The problem comes in a the end. The last 5 miles is about all uphill. I say that because it starts at the lowest part of the ride, and ends at the highest point of the ride. It is the stinger in the tail as they say . . . and I like it that way.
There are two varibles. It rained 1/2 way through the ride, and they are re-surfacing the road between Grandview road and 71 hiway . . . in other wards about a 1-1/2 miles were extra, extra rough. But that's the way it goes.