The weather has just been a complete mess. After a full day of heavy rain, we get a front moving through that starts with wind and ends up dumping an inch of slush on the ground. Finally we get a taste of spring with some warm temps, and when the wind dies down a little after dark, I take to the street.
Because my legs are really out of shape, I held back and just tootled for a few miles on the LHT. The bike is so smooth, it’s hard not to overdo it and take off; but I managed.
When I got back I tightened up the bolt on the Brooks a few turns which improved the ride even more. The bike needs a good spring cleaning, some lube, and a lot of miles.
I just finished reading Fast Exercise by Michael Mosely. He had a few specials on the BBC last year, and I got turned on to intermittant fasting. This book, in very simple terms, focuses on HIT, or High Intensity Training as the answer for getting in shape fast without a great time committment. We used to call this interval training, however he is saying that you can do a lot less and still experience the benefits.
My plan is to continue to cruise, basically to build both an aerobic and a strength base in my legs, as well as condition my bumm; and then work in some short interval training on the bike. Over the winter I did really well sticking to the weight training, but truly miss not having my rowing machine any more. I might look for a replacement for next year.
Distance: 6 miles 2014: 22