In which our hero seeks to break the world record for the 24-hour inline skating time trial, and along the way expresses certain thoughts of the type that wander through a brain whose owner spends too much time skating alone.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Skated 28.1 miles in 1:49:13 (15.4 mph), HR 70%, temp 57-54. Holy efficiency, Batman! I've never skated that fast at a heart rate that low. The last lap I averaged 16.1 mph at 74%!
I am a 35-year-old accounts receivable clerk from Denver who in 2010 intends to break the world record for the 24-hour inline skating time trial. The current mark stands at 337.773 miles, set by Mauro Guenci of Italy in 2004. I have skated 267 miles and 315 miles in two previous 24-hour races. When I'm not skating or otherwise training, I enjoy eating and sleeping.