Thursday, May 31, 2012

Training Ride 5/31/12

Last day of May.  Almost didn't ride this morning.  It rained until midnight and I assumed the roads would be too wet but at 4am when I scouted the road it looked dry enough so I went.  Something to be said for small miracles.  Anyway, month of May is in the books and I logged over 1,100 miles.  That's a lot of riding for sure. I'm ahead of pace to get 10k miles this year, and I'm stoked to smash that goal.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Training Ride 5/30/12

This month has flown by and I've gotten a ton of miles in.  Going to close it out tomorrow and push myself over the 1,100 mile mark.  Trip out of town Sunday and Monday so June might be off to a slower start, but I'm taking some time off after I get home and I'll be riding a ton.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Training Ride 5/29/12

Good morning.  These AM rides are a completely different world of riding.  I took the TT bike out and put in a hard effort.  Usually capable of such feats following a rest day.  I wish I was on EPO just so I didn't have to take rest days, but the downsides are fairly high.  

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Training Ride 5/27/12

Another scorcher.  Crushed the ride, but it was rather hard.  Weather channel said it was supposed to be stormy from TS Beryl, but as it turns out there was just a stiff West wind.  I need Chipotle.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Training Ride 5/26/12

Hot one this morning.  I worked.  I pushed it pretty hard, and my legs felt great.  I could easily have done a century this morning and felt fine.  Just one of those great rides.  In fact, my eyes are burning right now from the salt of my sweat.  That's the mark of a good summer ride.  I snapped a self-portrait of me on Indian River Drive in Sebastian around mile 24.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Training Ride 5/24/12

Closing out the week of riding with a trip to Ft. Pierce.  Got the extra day of riding in this week due to Sunday being missed, but I still feel fresh.  If I didn't plan on taking of this 3 day weekend to get mega miles in, I would probably ride tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Training Ride 5/23/12

Not gonna lie, it was hard to get up this morning and ride.  I had to argue with myself to keep myself from rolling over and going back to sleep.  But in the end, you only cheat yourself by skipping a workout.  The difference between people with dedication and people who don't comes down to who wins the argument with themselves at 4 A.M.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Training Ride 5/22/12

Tuesday ride in the books.  Same route as yesterday, and everything else was about the same.  This is going to be a long week, due to the extra riding day and various work stuff, but a three day weekend is a thing of beauty.  I'm sure I'll get a bevy of miles in.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Training Ride 5/21/12

A rare Monday ride to partially make up for no ride Sunday.  Did the Wabasso route the long way to get a handful of extra miles in.  Looking forward to my rides this week, and I hope that May turns out to be my all time most miles in a month, which I'm closing in on.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Training Ride 5/19/12

Another scorcher.  This summer is going to be hot.  But I will not complain about that, since hot is infinitely better than cold.  Anyway, this was a great ride, and my legs didn't feel too heavy like they have been lately.  I was going to take some pics but nothing jumped out at me as especially camera-worthy.  Maybe next time.  No ride tomorrow.  Miss me.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Training Ride 5/18/12

An abnormal Friday ride.  Generally rest on Fridays but I was rained out yesterday so I'm making up.  Hopefully going to get a good 80 miles in tomorrow and then taking Sunday off to geek out in Orlando.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Training Ride 5/16/12

Another voyage on the TT bike.  Nothing especially noteworthy except I dropped my chain going up the bridge which was pretty awful.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Training Ride 5/15/12

Took the TT bike out this morning, going to ride it each day this week.  No particular reason why, just feel like it.  I'm sure I'll be plenty sick of it by the weekend.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Training Ride 5/13/12

Wow, that was windy and hot.  Pretty great ride overall.  151 miles for the weekend is pretty strong stuff.  All in all this was two solid days of riding even if my form wasn't where I wanted it to be.    Sorry, no pictures from this one.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Training Ride 5/12/12

Peeled off a nice 80 miler this morning.  Legs felt good, and the weather was rad, though a bit on the windy side.  I took some pics from my ride I'd like to share.

Sunrise in Sebastian
Interstate 95 Overpass on Grant Road
The prettiest stretch of road in Brevard County

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Training Ride 5/10/12

Very humid this morning, feels like rain coming this afternoon for sure.  I had a good ride, barely noticed the time passing and got home just as the sun was coming up.  This is how days should start.  In my ideal day, though, I'd eat breakfast and go back to bed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Training Ride 5/9/12

Yes, hi, hello.  Another 4am ride in the books.  Weather was great this morning and it was a pretty fun ride.  I really do wish that St. Lucie County would repave their section of A1A because it really is awful on North Hutchinson Island.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Training Ride 5/8/12

Another week of dawn attack.  It rained last night and will rain this afternoon, but it was dry at 4am.    This is how Florida goes, so morning rides are the ideal way to be sure of getting your training in.  The more you know.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Training Ride 5/6/12

This ride was hot!  I was sweating a bit by the end, I must admit.  It was a long ride especially after yesterday's super long one.  I'm pretty tired and ready for lunch.  I got some pics for you.

Indian River Drive is one of the most scene roads in the area and usually a pleasure to ride
On the way home I passed by the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant...

You tellin' me this sucker's nuclear?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Training Ride 5/5/12

Hey all.  Really long hard ride.  My legs felt great so that was a nice change.  As promised I took some pics.

Crossing the Sebastian River into Brevard County around mile 25

And next

Crossing back into Indian River County over the C54 Canal around mile 50

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Training Ride 5/3/12

Took the TT bike for a spin to close out the week.  Nice little warm up, then a 6 mile simulated TT followed by a long cool down.  My TT speed was almost 25mph which isn't bad considering I haven't been doing any dedicated time trialing at my lactate threshold in a long time.  Just means my overall fitness is at a really high level.  Also my MCLs are still killing me and I'm on an ibuprofen regimen to make the pain stop, so my time is especially good in that light.  If I had knees that weren't on fire, I'm sure I could easily TT at the mid 25's.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Training Ride 5/2/12

Super fun morning.  My legs still hurt but are feeling better than yesterday.   Nothing super noteworthy but I enjoyed just being out there this morning.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Training Ride 5/1/12

Felt really out of it this morning, not sure why.  I really think I didn't recover well over the weekend and I didn't sleep well last night.  This ride was work because of it, but I couldn't really ask for a better ride at this time of the morning.