Monday, October 20, 2008

Settling in for a Long Winter.

This morning's frost was a big reminder that yeah, winter is coming. Tonight I got home late, but decided to go for a ride anyway. The temperature was in the low 60's, sunny and a bit windy. Perfect for riding. I took Sunday off to let my saddle sore heal a bit and was raring to go so I went pretty hard to very hard.  1 hour: 30 minutes: 48 seconds with over half of the ride in Zone 4 with an average speed of 20.2 mph and 30.5 miles total distance. I was talking to Marc and Pete on Thursday about next year's plans and we all pretty much decided we'll start training again in December. I'm  hoping to still get out 2 or 3 times a week from now until then, with maybe some time on the trainer.


Buzz de Cafe said...

it's colder up here. did 43 mi (easy spinning) on Saturday in jacket, tights, and booties, and my feet were still numb when i got home. Barely breaking 60 for a high around here now. Caught in a cold rain a couple weeks ago. That sucked.

Starting to ramp up the weights and -ugh- the treadmill for the long, dark winter months ahead. Gotta start the season fit next year, not the gelatinous blob I was last March.

John P. said...

"gelatinous blob"

Man, that describes me a few years back!

It's great to see you are riding Mike. I'm so not looking forward to riding indoors this winter.