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Easy Recovery Ride

by on July 5, 2011

This Ride: 30.6 miles
Month: 173.8 miles
2011: 3,543.8 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 9,663.5 miles

After leaving it all out on the road for July 4th, and noting how fatigued I am, I decided to forgo the 5:45 ride this morning and instead sleep in a bit and ride later in the morning.  Other than consuming a good amount of time in the morning, this was a good plan for me today.

I chose to ride a “recovery ride”. My goal was to make 120 bpm my target heart rate, allowing myself to go up to 125 on the flats and under 140 on any hills.  I stuck to the plan pretty well, except for some of the stretches near the end of the ride.  Overall, my average heart rate was about 20 – 25 bpm lower than usual and my speed was an easy 15.4 mph.  It was a good ride.  No incidents to report.  No near misses.  My mind simply drifted.

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