A much nicer looking weekend compared to last weekend and after a little lie-in I headed out for a ride. The scheduled called for 30 min ride followed by 15 min run, but I’m attempting to increase the time on the bike in the hope it’ll pay off in the long run.
Tightening my heart rate monitor strap after it annoyed me last week, I decided to try the route that I should be using next week to commute to work to check it out. The only time I’ve commuted from our new house was at the end of last summer and I think I managed to pick the hilliest route ever. Think I’ve managed to source a much flatter course this time round. After hitting 10 miles I did an about turn and did a slightly variation on the route home to investigate how to navigate one particular section. So 20 miles, although it was windy out there so perhaps an extra couple of miles of sideways travel should be added! Heart rate was higher than it should have been, so I’ve got something to work on there.
The other thing that happened was a car tooted and waved at me. This is the 2nd time this has happened in 2 weeks. I had no idea who the person once, so I’ve text ‘Gaffa’ from the football club to see if he is any the wiser. Apologises if it was you! Having no played football for a while, I’ve got no idea what cars people drive these days!!
Dashing in, stripped out of cycling tights and into running shorts, ditched the cycling jacket, grabbed my iPod and got back out the door. Thankfully the postman didn’t come as I was doing my ‘naked’ transition by the front door. Legs were like jelly for the 1st mile but then I felt good for most of the remaining distance – except the last half mile which was hard going, but mainly up hill.
Another brick session ticked off, long ride tomorrow to look forward to.
Just a quick message of fantastic services from Discounted Supplements this week. I order some on-bike nutrition stuff on Thursday afternoon, and it turned up Friday morning. Not bad going at all, and even better when you consider that postage is free.
Sadly there was little squeaking noise coming somewhere on my bike this morning, so now off to the father-in-laws to let him play with my bike and sort it out. This normally involves him solving the problem, but in the process identifying many other things that involved me spending money I don’t have!