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Irrational behaviour ?(6 posts)

Irrational behaviour ?MichaelM
Sep 6, 2003 10:18 AM
As of last week I set myself the goal of riding 200 miles per week for 4 weeks, and then assess what to do over the winter months.

Today being the final day of week 2, I was planning a route that I know to be 46.5 miles. I knew I'd done 150 ish so far- but was it 150 or 152 or 155? only one thing for it:

I counted the miles before I went out to make sure I'd get to 200! As it happened I needed 48.7, so varied my loop accordingly.

In defense of this anal behaviour, I've spent 3 days this week slogging against the wind,wanting to give it up. If I'd come up short this week, then next time it's windy I might have found myself thinking just skip it, it's only 1 ride, but then I'd be on a downward slope.

So is this irrational behaviour? or is anyone else prepared to admit to behaving in a similar way ?

Worrying about it is what's irrational.Spoke Wrench
Sep 6, 2003 10:45 AM
It looks to me like you have figured out what makes you feel comfortable about your riding and you did that. Making yourself happy is a rational thing to do.
be easy on yourself! Get some alternate activities in additionmazobob
Sep 6, 2003 1:24 PM
to cycling. You're thinking about it way too much. Just ride to have fun! Unless you're training for racing 150 or 200 a week doesn't make much difference. what makes a difference is what you're doing with those miles(intervals)
Just have fun!
kill your cyclometer nmgtx
Sep 6, 2003 1:28 PM
re: Irrational behaviour ?aliensporebomb
Sep 6, 2003 1:36 PM
Yeah, I'm doing irrational things. My goal basically says
I need to do 15 miles a day, every day, no exceptions for
the rest of the year (or I can do 20-25 miles and then do
less the next day).

Is it nuts? Yeah, probably. Since I should be at 90 miles
and I'm at 67 so I have to do 30 the rest of the day.
Sep 7, 2003 6:44 AM
You set a goal and met it. I do it often. Why label it as irrational?