|My driveway ... not good for cycling|
|The sandtruck is at work, reminding me to watch for ice|
So 30 degrees and windy is ok. Next I'll try 25 if I get a chance
So far as the training goes, I was supposed to ride for 2 hours (making up for my somewhat short day yesterday) on a rolling course staying primarily in heart zones 1 and 2. So I road the 10 miles down to Rt 20 and back. It is rolling, no climbs over 4% (not even over 3%) about 1,000 feet total climb. Dutifully I wore the heart monitor and tried to keep the rate down. Nice and easy was fine with me anyway, I wanted to keep an eye out for ice on the road, or build-ups of sand. The careful reader may remember that the last time I wore the monitor outside uphill, I stopped when it said 182, this time it got nowhere near that.
|The kingfishers is still here, saw her working this stream|
No way, absolutely no way, can I go up any hill at all and keep my heart rate low. I can keep my breathing quiet and still, I can talk, sing, look for ice, work on French vocabulary ... but my heartrate goes up. Even if I make no noise at all, my heartrate goes up. Zone 1 and 2 ... hah! I cannot ride the bike any slower to keep it down. I tried that.
This was an endurance workout, and I suppose it was nonetheless good for that. But to met the goal of low heartrate, I would have to stay on a flat course, something I never, well almost never, do outside. Or stay indoors. Or change my numbers.
|Another reason to watch for ice|