Today was a great day. Not only did we get an awesome new president, but it was almost 67 degrees here. Yes, you read that right!!!! And even better, I had a ride scheduled for today.
Today’s ride was the first interval ride of the year. I did some 15 minute tempo intervals. I found something out today – it’s really hard for me to ride in zone 3. When I do an interval, traditionally it has been in zones 4 and 5. It was really challenging to keep my HR where it was supposed to be. My power was also over the place, ranging anywhere from 150-500W! My average power and average HR for each interval was within 5 watts of one another, so at least that was consistent! Hats off to those who can train with power and hold the number steady. I don’t know how they do that!
I have decided that the road bike needs a make-over. I have recently started hating my seat. I can’t get comfortable on it (it’s a Specialized Jett). I am thinking of trying out WTB saddles. I want something a little softer, with at least some difference where my taint will rest. I think cut outs might put too much pressure everywhere else, and cut out seats are usually harder and make my ass bones ache. The WTB saddle seems to be a good compromise, but I have no idea! I am also starting to save quarters for a new handlebar. I am thinking I want this bar. (the K-Wing) What I’d give for a handlebar sponsorship right now… 🙂
Tomorrow is going to be another warm day, and I have a 1.5 hour recovery ride on deck. Last day at work till Camp Lynda. I can hardly wait! I get to spend tons of time on my mountain bike on new trails with FUN people! The weather should hold out. I am hoping the rains stay away!!
Just another quick note. I am selling these brand new sunglasses if anyone is interested. I got them and they are too big for my face.