Just getting ready for a long ride
I ache big time. My legs and shoulders. No idea what I did to my shoulders, it may have been the swim on Friday but I don’t think so.
The legs are suffering because of last night’s run. For various reasons, yesterday’s long bike became a long run. I started some time after 7pm and so it was very dark on the unlit “fit track” when I finished. I did the same route as last week but changed the pacing. Last week was a negative split run. Yesterday was 5 min intervals, with 1 min easy recovery. I worked much harder and ran quicker overall (5 minutes quicker for the same route).
So this morning, I have to do my long bike. It has to be a point-to-point ride which means that I can’t just tack a bit on to last week’s ride. If I took the shortest route to “Point B” on the south coast, it would be about 52k. However, a five hour ride means that I have to do something like 135k. So I’ve been playing with maps this morning and have worked out that I am going to take a slight detour and go via Salisbury.
What I think is incredible is that I can only just hobble up the stairs at the moment. Yet, I am going to ride a loooong way!