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    Time to crank it up a notch ( or two ) ?

    Now that summer is finally coming I'm starting to feel lazy. Maybe it's because I'm in better shape than last year. My HR is down, my recovery time is much, much faster and I'm not out of breath anymore and when I get back I feel that I should have stayed out longer.

    Here's a couple of samples of my typical 1 hour lunchtime loop.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/92192454 was from Monday
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/92807884 was from today and was rather leisurely.

    I guess I should start cranking it up a notch or two ?
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    I can think of two completely different responses:

    1. Why?

    2. Yes, HTFU.
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    Assess your goals.
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Whatever makes you happy.
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    I vote for two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanknm View Post
    Now that summer is finally coming I'm starting to feel lazy.
    Time to HTFU.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon 105

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    #2. City riding! My speed line out west here looks more like your elevation line. Country roads.

    I agree with the above. Assess your goals. If you want to see further improvement, you have to push yourself.

    Great job!
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