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Perfect Spring Evening

This week is a rest week for me, completing the last of the Base periods.  I’m now heading into the Build 1 phase.  I’m feeling pretty good.  I still have a lot to improve on, but I think I’m on target.  I’ll find out where I really am next week in my first race, May 2, at the Chalk Creek Stampede.

I haven’t been doing much this week.  I took Monday off, as I needed to recover from a good weekend of riding in Fruita.

Tuesday was a perfect day in the mountain.  I was able to get out on the road bike in the early evening.  I rode out to Nederland and back.  This is such a good ride.  It’s short, but if you ride it hard, it’s a perfect Muscular Endurance route.  there are many hills in between, little time to recover and on the way back, it’s a 1500ft ascent  from Ned to my home.  Round trip it’s about 1:45, 30 miles and 4000 ft climbing.

The weather was perfect, around 50,  sunny, and little wind.  I’ve been waiting for evenings like this since October.

After finishing, I could tell my body wanted another day of rest.  I felt pretty sore, more sore then I should have been for the effort I gave.  An indication I needed more rest from the weekend.  Here is a profile of the ride I did to need.

As a result of Tuesdays ride, I took wednesday off. Remember, this is a rest week.  Thursday I headed to the gym for some strength work.   I’m not sure about what will hold for the rest of the week.  The weather is starting to turn again.

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