On Monday Susan and I rode 10 miles in the morning in our neighborhood. Later in the day I rode with the Southern Crescent Cycling folks. I finished the day with 57 miles on the books.
|Southern Crescent Cycling riders|
|Jose, Avery and Jason (l-r)|
|The group getting ready to turn right onto Hill View Road|
|Underwater picture with my Olympus Stylus Tough 6000|
|Leaves of Three - Let it Be!|
Thursday was an off day. This is a recovery week after all! Instead of working out I spent the evening setting up my bike for the Southern Crescent Cycling Time Trial on Saturday. It started with a cleaning followed by a bit of oil. I removed my training wheels and replaced them with my Flashpoint FP60's. I also removed my bento box and XLab carbon wing with the bottle cages and spare tube and tools. I won't need any of this stuff for my TT. I also taped over the vent holes in my Giro Advantage 2 aero helmet.
On Friday Susan, Eileen and I rode through the neighborhood. We rode 10.5 miles in 1 hour. Needless to say, we were not kickin' it but it was a nice ride.
Saturday was my big time trial day and the last day for this week's training. It's not necessarily a big time trial, only 12 (11.73) miles, but it was big to me. I was anxiously waiting for Saturday to arrive since I heard about the TT a few weeks ago. With the miles for the TT and the ride to and from the course I'd ridden 40 miles in about 2 hours. Not a bad finish to my recovery week!
A summary of my week is 11 hours of training. My plan called for 13 hours. I was a bit short. I did no running, had only one long swim session, but I biked 160 miles in 9 1/2 hours.
Next week is a long week with almost 16 hours of training planned. Time to kick it up a notch!
Thanks for reading.