Am I rushing the season?
Why do I ask?
My bike ride outside this morning - was frickin
At first it seemed that I would get away with wearing shorts, a long sleeve jersey and a windbreaker. That though quickly faded. Although it was around 42 degrees at the beginning of the ride the further East I went the colder it got. Not to forget to mention the other key word "wind chill factor". What wind - there was no wind this morning? Duh ! Going 18-20 mph created it's own wind. Wow. What a dork!
The ride itself was great
though. All kidding aside I really like being back on the road again. My cycling legs are coming back to full speed again. My gearing is on it's way up already. I was on "Athena" this morning, my training bike. We hit the hills hard and I pushed the speed on the downhills. The route out to Penrose
and beyond to Pueblo is a fairly hilly route. Sort of the same terrain I will have at Timberman
. It makes it the ideal training route. Getting 60 -70 miles is not hard to do.
This week has been a real test to see how I tolerate 3 workouts of each discipline. My legs are pretty fried after today. I am really feeling the burn in the calf and quad area. I stretched good last night and will have to do the same tonight. I still have tomorrow's swim and run left to do this week. My rest day will be Saturday. Sunday I am planning on 50 miles using my Tri
bike. Sunday will be a steady cadence ride just to get in the time on the bike. I need to get my legs use to going in circles for 3-4 hours at a time.
The weather is awesome again. I hope it holds out now. Not only is it nice to get out on the road and trails. It's nice not having to pay a lot
for propane to heat the house. I need to save the bucks for everything that I am doing this year. Hey, got to go back to work. CIAO!