Today I had a 40 mile bike ride on the schedule, and the temperature stayed in the low 40s with a 'feels like' in the high 30s, with off and on rain all day. Back to the trainer again!! I don't think I've been on the roads or a trail on the bike in over a month! It's awful! But I am grateful to have the trainer, and a space in the garage to ride it where it doesn't disturb the family.
To combat the craziness of 40 miles on the trainer, I broke it up into 3 segments, two 15 milers and a 10 miler. I took a break after each of the 15 milers and came in to stretch my legs and have a snack (peanut butter on a sandwich thin). I was really surprised at how quickly the time passed. I don't know if it was taking the breaks that made the difference, or if it was my intensity (low resistance/gear, high RPMs), or maybe it was both. Either way, it was successful!
|Averaged a little over 14mph!! And right around 90 RPMs! Goal achieved!|
|It's not a chair rail - it's a foot rest!|
My goals for this upcoming week are to keep the intensity under control (since I have a tendency to up the intensity during the Cut-back Week when I decrease my volume), get in ALL of my planned stretching and yoga (hard in the busy-ness of the holiday season), and to have a complete blast at the Jingle Jog! :D