After focusing so much on double centuries, clearly my focus has been on endurance. You’ve got to admit, being able to sustain 200 miles, no matter how hilly it is, is quite an accomplishment. So recently, I have been noticing my climbing has not been what it used to be. For example, on OLH, I just barely eeked out 30 minutes (and I was really going for it), and on Montebello, I was only able to muster 56 minutes (personal best was 44 minutes). Granted, I was doing a bunch of DMD training rides, and some really hard rides.
This weekend, I decided to go back to my normal rides (not a DMD trainer ride). Suddenly, I found myself getting PR (Personal Records) on Strava. Saturday, I did Kings Mountain (36 minutes) and West Alpine (54 minutes).
Sunday, I did Redwood Gulch (16 minutes) and Hwy 9 to Saratoga Gap (54 minutes).
Granted, those times suck compared to the KOM’s on the climb, but still, the fact that I registered PB’s … are my climbing legs back? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.