The 1000 Mile Cycle Challenge might seem like a huge time commitment.
In reality…the problem isn’t the amount of “time” it takes to bike 1000 miles…the problem is the “commitment” to bike 1000 miles.
3 common mistakes when trying to make time to bike 1000 miles
Mistake #1 – Trying to “fit in” your rides at the end of the day or during “free time”. Don’t leave it up to chance. Actually schedule your rides just like you would schedule a doctors appointment…put it on the calendar and don’t skip it.
Mistake #2 – Trying to “catch up” on your miles if you start skipping rides. Start small if you have to but do your best not to skip your rides. If you’re already short on time…trying to catch up only makes the time crunch worse.
Mistake #3 – Skipping rides because you don’t have enough time that day to finish an entire ride. EVERY MILE COUNTS. If you can’t do 11.1 miles that day…just do SOME miles. They all count and they all add up over time.
Pick your plan / Do the math / Get to work
Biking 1000 miles in 90 days or less means averaging 11.1 miles for 90 days…16.6 miles for 60 days…or 33.3 miles for 30 days. Make your plan and stick to it.
At 20 miles per hour…it only takes a total of 50 hours of riding time to complete the entire challenge. Over 90 days, that’s only an average of just over 33 minutes a day. Could you find a way to set aside 2% of your total day for biking 11 miles?
Will biking 30 minutes per day take over your life? No. Will biking 90 minutes per day take over your life? Still no. The real question is…what time are you willing to trade for biking time?
Don’t get stuck on how much time it will take to bike 1000 miles. You have more important things to worry about…like planning your next bike route, what music to add to your biking playlist, or which calories to splurge on.
After you eliminate the time excuses…start focusing on how to master consistency. Because consistency is the secret to biking 1000 miles in 90 days or less.