Well, woke up Tuesday morning and decided to ride before going into work. We’re moving into a new building, so all my stuff was in boxes…not much work to be done. I figured if I went in a little late, the boxes would be in the new place and then I could start unpacking!
So, decided to take the road bike for a spin since the Stonewall Century I’m doing with Paige is coming up soon. Matt suggested trying 3 sets of 3 20/40 intervals, so I gave it a go…this training stuff, while beneficial, can take the enjoyment of biking right out of you. You definitely need to do it in moderation–guess that takes me out of contention for becoming a pro biker (not that I would ever do that anyway).
So, here were the stats–very poor, but I suppose lots of room for improvement is the upside of the whole thing. I went down to the Casino, did the intervals on Tramway, then climbed to the Tram, then through the neighborhood and back home. RT: 1:00 TT: 1:01 (light at Casino) Max speed: 37.7 Avg speed: 13.3 Distance: 13 Avg HR: 145 Cal: 344 No food (1/2 cup coffee), recovery drink at end (180)
Wednesday I rescheduled the Chica ride, since Tuesday evening we met with Heather Wilson’s reps, Carri and Colin. Nobody made the Chica ride, so I did a solo on the SS in the Foothills to try out the new 20 in back. What a difference that made!! With the 18, I was working way too hard…I couldn’t gain any momentum on the climbs. The new ring makes SSing much more enjoyable! I spin a bit in the flats, but not to the point that it annoys me, so I guess that’s a good thing! NOW I can see the enjoyment in a SS. Before, I was beginning to think it was just gonna be pure torture…kinda like intervals. ;o)