The plan was 135km, 9 Hills, almost 2,000m of climbing.
The morning starts with the scale saying I'm 1Kg heavier than yesterday.
The first hill tells me one day off the bike is not enough recovery from all the training I have done during the week. My legs are still empty.
Half way through the route I lost contact with my colleagues so I ride the second half (5 hills) alone.
In my second pass through Box Hill a hailstorm drops over me.
I get home and I'm not sure how this ride counts in terms of my training. Too hilly to be base miles? Too slow to count as endurance miles? Definitively too hard to be considered a recovery ride.
Then is when I surprised myself thinking how do I care? It's been a great ride and I had a fantastic time. I'm happy.
The ride in Strava
Javier Arias González