Monday, May 15, 2006

"Let fly!"

So I decided to stuff it and go for another ride today. This is the first week I have ridden 3 times since, um, well Mallorca, but that doesn't count cos it was holidays.

The agenda for today (inspired by my wobbly power to vino ratio in Mallorca, and Uncle nick) was power and lactate threshold. Decisions, decisions. The weather made the biggest point, thumping down with rain pretty much everywhere. However, the www.meto.gov.uk website showed the weather moving in a southeasterly to north westerly direction. So I plumped for the steepish but constant climbs of Glentress. There is a SCU xc race held there each year and the course is pretty tough for a singlespeed. Rough and swoopy downhill after a decent long climb which is thirds fireroad/singletrack switchbacks/fireroad.

The normal for Masters (for that is what I am, oh yes) is 3 laps. Today I did 5. Dunno what the total climbing was, but I did it without stopping at as close to race pace as I could.

Well, lactate I got, and power, wasn't too bad. I also got pretty wet and cold, but a rum and dry ginger and some Cowboy hash is taking care of that as we type...

3 comments:

Marty said...

think Andy is planning on a shorter lap this year (XC goes CX?), so you'll probably ride 5 or 6 at the champs (if you're racing them?)

Marty said...

p.s. Sidlaws on Sunday. now THAT's an XC race course...

Nick said...

The bonks are great.