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.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

And the Training Continues

I had a pleasant streak of training after a short, unscheduled break following Sebring.  Since the majority of my training is solo riding, it is always nice to join in on a Chuck and Christa Training Ride.  There is always a wonderful lunch stop at the halfway point, which is always my favorite part of the ride.

For this past week I logged 430 miles.  March was the beginning of my work commute, so the miles will come a little easier.  The Heart of the South 500 is in the books for the end of the month and still a little early in the season for a top ride.  But valuable in the building phase leading up to RAAM.  I have a couple of goals in mind, but the key is to see how we function as a team (i.e. crew and rider).  This route is as hilly as the Adirondack 540 with over 38,000 feet of elevation gain, so I will have to find some hills to start climbing.  Something that is difficult to do when you're on an indoor trainer most of the winter.

The crew continues to do their thing.  Edgar, crew chief, sent out an announcement with updates from the RAAM Newsletter.  Basically, reminding everyone to read, understand and know the rules of RAAM, as the majority of time penalties during the race are crew violations.  Susie has been adding to our sponsor list as you may have noticed from the side panel.  Susie also solidified our partnership with Habitat for Humanity (see top bar).  She will always be my number 1.

There will be some tough days of training ahead as the rain always makes the commute a little miserable, but if Lance can do it, so can I...ride in the rain that is.

Cheers and happy training!

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