Let the Training Begin

Susan and I have started our training for the Pan MAss Challenge in earnest.   This weekend we did a 40 mile ride on Saturday and a 46 miler on Monday.  One of the reasons I wanted Susan to do this ride with me was because she is so organized.  She has made up a training schedule for us and she maps out our rides well in advance. As good as she is, though, sometimes we do get lost.  Many times the street signs have fallen or the map tells us there is a road present where a road is actually not present.  We somehow always manage to find our way home.  Throughout our training I will be posting pictures and updates so you can follow along with our progress. These pictures are from our weekend rides that took us from Reading to Wakefield, North Reading, Andover, Middleton, Boxford, North Andover and Wilmington. I realize we look a little posed and goofy — like we are trying to model for a bike catalog or something but we actually stop and take the pictures so they are a little staged. Hoping to get out further  this weekend, if the rain ever stops.

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About francesbarrie

Cancer survivor,mom,triathlete,writer,jewelry maker, baker. Staying happy and healthy,living life and enjoying it one moment at a time.
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5 Responses to Let the Training Begin

  1. Virginia says:

    What a great idea. Will look forward to hearing of your progress and seeing where you are training. If you want to check out the Cape Cod roads feel free to stay with me. Would love to have you both. Virginia

  2. Judi says:

    Oh my god woman you are amazing. You both look great. I know I’ve said it before but I love your blog. Photos are great.
    Love – Judi

  3. Kim says:

    Wow, g’luck training. I am using the PMC’s recommended training schedule, but last year when I rode 47… I just winged my training. I check in here from time to time from the PMC blog. Reading what you’ve written here has helped me understand treatments/options and well survival in general. I hope that my Mom’s cancer stays away and that her cancer free status does not change!

    • Thanks Kim. I hope your Mom’s cancer stays far, far away. Good luck with your training too; it’s very time consuming getting in all these miles.

      • Kim says:

        no kidding…. I am so daunted by riding 30/60 this weekend, 70 the next and 80/50…. I guess we’ll keep trucking along and maybe I’ll see you on the route (we’re riding the 2 day Wellesley and back i think)

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