Just because I feel like it..
Today the weather was nice and sunny. Not a cloud in sight. 20* C (68*F) is perfect temperature.
Today is the first day I start riding out with my bikey.
I rode slow to keep my heart rate down. It ain't working. My zone 1 is less than 142 and I am suppose to be riding in Z1 most of the time. It is very hard even to keep my heart rate at 145.
I forgot the freedom to be just out on the road. To just explore the neighbourhood.
And explore I did, instead of following my usual route, I decided to turn right instead of left. The road is a dead end. Before reaching the dead end there was a 400 m climb.
Normally I will turn around seeing the dead end sign. But that climb looks really tempting and so I climbed up. It was fun. Instead of focusing on speed, I focus on cadence, form, and relaxation to keep my HR low.
You know it is summer when the critters are out. In fact, one of the critter, a chipmunk, ran across the road and smack into me while I was cycling. I just saw this brown object across the corner of my eye and it ran into my bike shoe. Good thing it did. If it hit my wheels, it became road kill for sure.
The training plan was to schedule me to ride two hours. Come on, that's not even riding. I rode four hours and 97 km. Average speed = 24.25 kph (15 miles/hr). It is slow. But it didn't matter. I was just enjoying the outdoor. Nutrition is working well with me.
Tomorrow will be just like today..I can't wait.