Finally got out to do a little riding today.......it's a little chilly in NC but sunny......lower 40's with a little breeze. I have the traditional 20 lbs of clothing on .........I was only able to squeeze in about 4 hours sleep.
At the outset, my heart rate was doing it's "elevator to the top floor" routine due to the extra busy week, the lack of sleep, the colder temps, the heavy set of wheels plus the lack of saddle time recently.
Anyway, I had read about Hermes telling us about his coach instructing him to do some climbing in the big ring. Not sure why I started trying it, but after a little warm up every hill I came do I went to a harder gear, stayed in the big ring and just mashed. I wasn't trying to race to the top of a hill-just get to the top without toppling over.
While we don't have lots of hills, there were a LOT more hills than I remembered. My goodness, my HR was spiking very easily and eventually my legs were like overcooked noodles...........My goodness what a workout, I didn't know you could sweat so much at those temps!!
Those 50 miles felt more like 100!! What other great ideas did your coach tell you Herminator!!