Today is a kind of last weekday day-off for summer and from tomorrow I will work. So today is … back-to-school shopping and help my wife out.
I felt tired from yesterday’s long hillclimb training so I decided to for for a short flat recovery ride. Then something clicked and after about 5 kilometers, it became a 10-mile TT (Time Trial).
Last time I did it, to achieve 30 kilometer per hour (about 18.6 miles per hour but it is important number if you are using metric system), I had to ride hard from the scratch and had to reach at least 27 kilometers per hour but this morning my first 5 kilometer (3.11 miles) was even below 24.6 kilometers (15.6 miles) but in the second 5 kilometers, I reached 30-kilometer-per-hour average and went at the average of 35 kilometers (22 miles) per hour in the last 5 kilometers.
I have kept working on climbing because it is the best way to improve every aspect of my riding and I start to believe so myself. Here’s my Garmin data:
Now, change the subject, the most dangerous thing about COSTCO is that I buy too much and eat too much. Sometimes I gain almost four pounds if I don’t watch out for my calorie intake. But actually, I am not that worried about it ’cause if I gain, I can shake it off by riding longer.