Hey Brent tex, I'm not really exercising a whole lot more than normal, I love to run, and paddle board, so just a little bit of extra stuff.
Mavbike, thanks for the tips, I'm gonna try and get out once week for an all morning or afternoon ride. Steady is what usually wins most long races. I've done marathons and a lot of triathlons including an Ironman, and I have learned that lesson the hard way.....many times. I'm slowing down a little in my older years so I'm hoping what little smarts I have learned will carry me through now. LOL