Hey, It's Raining! -- Log
First rainy day in a while, it's been a while.
Have i mentioned that i'm the current poster-boy for VeganFitness.net? Yep, you can see my pertty little image right there..hehe
The last few days have been quite good, training-wise.
Sunday - another Bside ride, we went up the Malahat (biggest hill in the area) and down and around Shawnigan Lake (nice rolling route), and then back the way we came. I was quite happy with my climbing, somehow being one of the faster guys. (I'm a trackie, remember?) I'm definitely getting stronger. Will also have to bike out there more often! It seems so far away, but it was just under 100km for me, round-trip.I'm thinking of entering the local crit race tomorrow (Wednesday), let's hope the weather holds! I hear there's a tough climb on it, i've never done the course tho... Sprint races on Thursday, i'm sure i won't miss my legs from Wed..hehe
Monday - Sprint nite at the track, got two new PB's. Hit 57.5kph in the 200m, but i got a time of 13.43..i'm sure i rode faster than that tho! Also, in the Kilo, i got a 1:23.22, knocking three seconds off my previous time.
Tuesday - It started raining about 30mins out...i must admit riding in a summer rain (tho it was still kinda cool) is much better than those winter rainy days!
First time i've done a CTS Tempo ride. The idea is to ride about 90% of your Field Test result, but with a 70-75rpm cadence. Very different from my typical 100-110rpm rides in the same HR zone! (EM and Tempo are very close, intensity-wise.)
I was out for about 1:40, and did a full hour as a Tempo, felt great, and could feel my legs...similar to the MT/Ob repeats i do. It's going to be interesting to see what happens with these as i get stronger.... I was in my 53x13 and 12 most of the ride...hope i don't run out of gears! My average speed at the end was quite high too, i don't think i've ever ridden 32.5kph as an average speed on a solo ride..and that's with my HR down around 150bpm too.
It also felt a lot like being on the track, since at lower speeds you have a low cadence, so you don't spin out when you hit 55! Looking forward to doing more Tempo rides tho.
Friday will do another long EM ride, prolly with another Tempo thrown in. Hopefully Andy is feeling better and can make it. Then, for the weekend i'll prolly zip over to Vancouver with some friends. Will be the first weekend off in a while..!
Have a good one y'all!
PS - Pat: i didn't tell anyone that a trackie beat you up the Malahat! ;)