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What a nice morning

by on August 2, 2010

This Ride: 23 miles
Kona Distance: 2,361.9 miles
Month to date: 23 miles
2010 Total: 2828.4 miles
Pace to 5254.8 mile goal in 2010: (14.7 miles behind goal pace)

No rides over the weekend. Lori and I went to the beach on Saturday and yesterday was pretty full with work. It felt really good to get out again this morning, and “Mosey Monday” is a perfect way to start the week. There was a light mist when I rolled off my porch at about 5:30, and there were some dark clouds swirling around. I thought about going back for the fenders, but decided that if it rained, I’d just get dirty. The rain never came.

I logged a few extra miles before getting to the Rusty Bridge. My monthly mileage goal is increased from July, and I need to average at least 20 miles per day, whether I ride or not. I’m still trying to work out what that means for each day I ride, but the 5:45 ride alone isn’t close to being enough. We had 5 riders setting out from the Rusty Bridge.

There was a nice easy pace set with a lot of conversation. On the return, on B&A Blvd we picked up the pace, but I was tucked in right behind Clif (on his fixie) and noted one time that my heart rate was 98! Not bad for moving about 18 mph at that point. I’m always amazed at the advantage of drafting on a bike.

Once I was alone again, climbing the hill back home, my legs felt so fresh that I think I had my fastest climb up Ritchie. I added the Magothy Bridge Road/B&A Blvd loop to complete a nice 23 miles this morning.

If all Mondays started like this, there would be no reason to grumble.

From → Cycling

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