Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Training Ride 2/29/12

Sick as a dog yesterday and still a but out of sorts today, but getting there.  Wanted to do about two hours to close out the month, it was nice to get my monthly goal hit despite losing 2 days due to February weirdness.  I did some tabata intervals today too, which were rough.  Going to definitely be doing more of those.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Training Ride 2/26/12

Wrapped up the weekend with a nice half century on the TT bike.  To be honest that kind of mileage is a bit much on a TT bike, since I'm not a triathlete, but if I build up a tolerance to it for 50 miles, a 24 mile ITT at race pace should be easy, right?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Training Ride 2/25/12

The plan was to go up to Melbourne and back for like 85 miles, but the wind was really, really strong from North.  Yes, I would have had an epic tailwind for 45 miles on the way home, but once I got to Micco I realized I was already feeling brutalized by the headwind, and I couldn't picture 20 more miles of it ending well. So I "only" did 71 miles.  Oh well.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Training Ride 2/23/12

Week over!  Changed up my route a bit for Thursday and it was a lot warmer this morning, which was great.  Looking forward to doing 80-100 on saturday and then 50-60 Sunday in order to close out the month strong.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Training Ride 2/22/12

Slightly warmer, but absolutely no wind.  All in all a great ride, and I can only hope tomorrow is as good.  This weekend is shaping up nicely, should be able to get some solid work in.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Training Ride 2/21/12

The race Sunday was fun, but now it's back to work.  These rides so early are a definite grind but so beneficial.  This one was a bit on the cool side, I was hoping that we were done with this cold weather nonsense, but alas...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Space Coast Metric Century

Really hard effort.  The dirt section on Micco Road split the peloton up pretty badly and a group of 16 was all that made it out of the initial 144 riders intact at the front.  There was some definite attrition as the ride went on and in the end I finished in the bunch around 10th place or so.  It was a hard, hard pace due to the 25mph+ wind and I was totally wiped out by the end.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Training Ride 2/18/12

Nice little half century warm up for the road race tomorrow.  Legs felt good, so long as I recovery properly and get plenty of sleep tomorrow will be strong mojo.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Training Ride 2/16/12

Warm morning.  Another week down.  Weather for the race this weekend looks sketchy, but I'm cautiously optimistic.  Probably a nice half century saturday to stay fresh for the Sunday race.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Training Ride 2/15/12

Getting warmer.  About 6 degrees warmer than yesterday, didn't have to wear my full leg tights over my gear.  That is a victory.  Getting excited about the Space Coast race this weekend, since I came in 4th last year I hope to do well again.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Training Ride 2/14/12

Quite cold this morning, but mercifully no wind.  Happy to get it behind me and hopefully this is the last really cold weather of the year.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Training Ride 2/12/12

Cold.  Windy.  Hellish.  I now measure the difficulty of my rides by how often I scream out my mantra, "Once its over, then its done."  This was a 4 screamer.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Training Ride 2/11/12

Ride started with gloomy, windy weather.  The sun came out after the first hour and a half, but then I got a flat going across the Sebastian River.  Did a roadside tube change thanks to my c02 canister and was back on the road.  Turned out to be a nice, long, grueling ride.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Training Ride 2/9/12

Another week of rides down.  Even bad weather couldn't stop me, though it did cause some headaches.  Looking forward to the weekend's rides.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Training Ride 2/8/12

Nice ride this morning despite short rest.  Weather looks like it will be improving through the week so there shouldn't be any issues with tomorrow's.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Training Ride 2/7/12

Rained out this morning.  So I went for a really hard effort this afternoon.  Will be waking up for my next ride in about 9 hours.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Training Ride 2/5/12

Rained out in the morning but the sun came out and it dried up enough for a nice ride.  The wind was swirling and I had a headwind both ways, which sucked.  But I pushed myself really really hard and turned out a great effort.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Training Ride 2/4/12

Super windy ride but still fun.  Was pretty quick on the way home thanks to the tail wind and the sun coming out.  First day since December that I rode without having to wear at least one piece of cool weather clothing, so I am super stoked.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Training Ride 2/2/12

Week over!  It takes a lot out of me to do these 4am rides, so each Thursday when I finish I get a great sense of accomplishment.  Today's ride was rather foggy inland and cool, but warm and clear along the shore.  Nothing really noteworthy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Training Ride 2/1/12

Hill repeats.  Haven't done these in ages, can't say I miss them.  Was a rather hard ride, but a good effort is always worthwhile.