Ok, so I’ve got to kick up my training a notch. The weekend was proof, but it was no surprise. Gotta remember I did not even get serious about my training until late March. Next winter means braving the miserable Ohio winters by getting on the road more often, and building a home entertainment center for the basement and my roller rides.
I kind of feel like Rip Van Winkle. During my seven year absence from cycling, there were lots of changes. In training, equipment, and technology. I know more and more people are training with power meters, and there is no question it works. And I have to admit, I’m looking. I have it saved as an ebay search, and I’ve been dropping subtle, or maybe not so subtle hints, since I do have a birthday coming up in a month.
I consider myself tech savvy. And as much as I know using the latest techno stuff would benefit me, there the old school part of me that doesn’t want to get caught up with downloading data and studying (and possibly fretting) over it. I could see how I could spend hours a week doing just that. Part of me just wants to use my heart rate monitor.
While I want to be competitive, I don’t want to get bogged down in details. I just want to ride.
Yesterday was a perfect day! 75 degrees, low humidity, clear, light wind. I left work and got in a good 35 mile ride. Legs felt good, and I wasn’t coughing as much.
I’m going to think about going to Waynesville this weekend. The price of gas is going to keep me close to home, especially since we have two cars, both going to different side of the town every day. So, I need to be selective. But Waynesville is not that far, and thanks to Giant Eagle, I am now at 3.40 off per gallon. I’ll keep an eye on the weather. It sounds like Friday and Saturday will be stormy. Sunday was forecasted to be sunny and dry, but he hinted that could change.