I know its lazy to do 3 rides in one blog but I was somewhat busy on my days off & this is the first chance I've had.
Ride #7 Windy
Saturday got out for a windy & slightly chilly ride. Weird strong wind from the East which guaranteed riding home in the wind. Nothing special just a quick couple hours to spin the legs after 2 straight days of running. Legs were a little sore from running since hadn't been out since Jan 9.
Ride #8 Hour of Power
Sunday got out early so I could have most of the day free for yard work & to make sure the Frisco Trail was relatively empty. I like to ride on the Frisco when I do certain power workouts outside since I can make the power chart look like I was on the trainer. Very consistent. I hit my goal numbers & even managed to end up with a pretty good Normalized Power for about 2 hours. That's focused workout numero uno of the year.
Afterwards I spent the rest of the day doing Spring yard work. Mowed the yard. Yep it needed it already. Semi aerated the dead spots in the back yard(thanks dogs) & put down 10lbs of seed. Hopefully that will thicken out the clumps. I've come to realize as long as I have two big ass dogs I'll never have a great back yard. But hopefully I can do some damage control. Also cleaned out the garden boxes. Last fall & over the winter some weed took over. Was a SOB to get out. Very thin web like roots that are hard to break up. Didn't get potatoes in the ground so will work on that next 4 off.
Ride #9 Break out the razor Spring is here!
There was no way I could sport my winter hairy legs anymore, especially with 76f predicted for today. A big South wind so decided to venture South for the first time this year. Did the winter Wednesday night loop which gives me 2ish hours from the house normally. I avoid South when its cold because of the low water crossings. I've taken a winter bike swim in Jan before & don't want to do that again, ever.
Back to work tonight. As long as things don't change this week I'm back on my normal 4&4 so hopefully can get some descent rides in now the weather is getting nicer. When I decided to do the DU series I got a little panicked when it dawned on me how soon they are. I laid out a pretty ambitious schedule but should be able to stick to it. Its not how I envisioned the year going though since I wanted a super slow year with Nats in Jan but it might be good to get some fitness soon so I can race some this summer since I missed Cross last fall.
Also stay tuned for some news about the TT series. If it happens I think its really going to grow the TT series. Should find out details this week.