Sunday, February 20, 2011

Capping the Week

Today I'm capping off a solid week of training. A lengthy endurance ride to set the fitness gains of the week. Welcome to my office.

My goal is 2-1/2 to 3 hours, endurance pace, but some intensity in self-
selected spots adding up to an hour of accumulated time at or above threshold. The route is an in-town loop, because I don't feel like spending any time in the car today. Out the door, jump on bike, ride. Simple.

I enjoy today's route. It's the Houston equivalent of the Five Boroughs route. It takes you to many of Houston's most iconic places. The Heights, Downtown, Museum District, Hermann Park, Medical Center, River Oaks, Memorial Park, Timbergrove Manor, and White Oak.

I hit all my targets for today. Perfect weather. Good riding. And for bonus I saw a train...

Even got a touch of sunburn on my arms. Stark contrast to the recent ice storm.

Two more good weeks of training... I'll be where I want to be.