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.

http://www.trainingpeaks.com/sw/ZZA3BZX6PQIEIW65EKG2K5MLTA

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.

Posted in Training Blog.

cwilhelm

Head Coach for mtbcoach.com. USAC Certified Cycling Coach.

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