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Drenched in Sweat

by on June 21, 2012

Summer arrived yesterday.  It was not only the calendar but also the temperatures and humidity. I feel for the RAAM racers coming into this dome of high pressure and heat that is covering the East Coast right now.

Yesterday I rode hard.  Not as hard as Tuesday, but hard enough to average over 18 mph and to be drenched in sweat.  Mike B was out and I was content to ride with him most of the morning and to enjoy his company.  We’ve not ridden much together except a few Fridays since the Fleche, so it was good to catch up again.

This morning, I resolved to ride easy.  Dan accompanied me.  He has been ill now for quite some time and is still trying, with medical help, to figure out what is going on.  Mike C and I finally convinced him to return home.  The humidity was high and temps were in the mid 70 degree range so it should have been fine, but I arrived home and still wrung out my sweat band before coming inside.

Although the ride was mostly at an easy pace, I attempted to set a personal record on a short sprint up a hill.  I managed to spike my heart rate higher than ever and missed matching my personal record by 1 second.  Better luck another time.

These Rides: 45 miles
Month: 320.2 miles
2012: 2795.2 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 16,648.9 miles

From → Cycling

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