This has been one heck of a tough work week, and I am very much looking forward to a couple days off. My plan for today is to get an early ride in this morning, do a little house cleaning and then chill for the rest of the day.
I mentioned that I’d lost a little fitness over the past couple of weeks, and I’m working hard to regain it. My goal is to ride at least five days per week, but I’m really going to try to push that to six or all seven–at least for a while.
On yesterday’s ride I increased my average speed by 1.1 MPH over Thursday’s ride while keeping my average heart rate exactly the same, so that’s good. Sounds like I’m coming back pretty quick. Still, yesterday’s average speed was 19.6 MPH, which is well below par for me on this particular route (riding solo). I’m riding this morning, and I’d love to see that average speed back over 20 MPH.
Yesterday evening I got all of the close-up component photos of my Madone done. I’m pretty happy with how they came out. Well, most of them, anyway. There are one or two shots that didn’t come out to my satisfaction, and so I need to re-take those. I also still need to get a few wide shots of the whole bike, and I’ll probably tackle that tomorrow. I think I should have the entire gallery done for Monday’s blog.
Enjoy your day!