I’m happy to report that my climbing is back, and yes, to some extent, sprinting is there (able to pass some folks). But endurance is still not there. Guess it’s just going to take a bunch of long distance weekend to get it back up.
I decided to do a surely flat distance ride, which was originally going to the Cliff House. I wanted to limit it to a sub 100 ride, so I cut it off a little bit after Pacifica, which turned into an 82 miler. I think the fog may have sapped my enthusiasm too. It’s a good thing I did, because my legs didn’t have much jump after mile 70.
So with myself exhausted and legs tired, what did I do for Sunday? Did I take it easy? Come on, remember who you are talking about. I wound up doing a kick ass hill climb, Mt. Umunhum.
This was a fairly routine ride with me before the accident, and this is the first time I felt confident enough with my hill climbing to even attempt this.
I won’t say it was easy, but it wasn’t impossibly hard. My climbing legs are there. This is very encouraging. So why couldn’t I do an easier 80 miler? Well, on my way back home, I was starting to feel the fatigue. I guess it’s just going to take time, consecutive 150 mile weekends to get that fitness back. But the effort today on Hicks then Mt. Umunhum did feel good.