I'm Randy Mouri and this blog is about my quest to be an official finisher in the Race Across AMerica (RAAM), the toughest endurance race in the world. It's over and I became an official solo finisher in 11 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes! We continue to raise money and awareness on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NoVa). If you would like to make a donation to Habitat NoVa, please visit my page on Habitat’s site. Endless thanks to our sponsors and all the folks that have made such generous contributions. Team Mouri would not have been able to travel so comfortably, which certainly may have changed the outcome of the race.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


The schedule has been set and it looks like I'll be compiling 11,000 miles between January 1st and June 1st.  This, of course, is based on good weather and road conditions.  So I'm hoping for a mild winter this year.  The training will consist of mostly weekend rides with a progressive increase in mid week rides.  Mileage will increase from 250 miles per week to 800 miles per week over a 6 month period with emphasis on the long rides.

Pete Penseyres, holder of the fastest RAAM average speed of 15.4mph, says that his success came from riding 400 mile rides beginning Friday after work.  I will try to match his training routine at least twice in my peak period and hope for the best.

I will do my best to provide weekly updates to keep you abreast of my training.  Thanks again for following along.


Oskari said...

All the best to you and your wife! I really like your attitude! Greetings from Finland!

RAAM2011 said...


Thank you for your kind wishes. This is really a wonderful journey to share with the cycling community and extended interested public.

I'm flattered that you've reached me from Finland. Technology is great! Hope to see you in Oceanside...and even better in Annapolis (I stole that line from George Thomas, the RAAM race director).

Cheers and ride safely!