In this first week of training I am progressing through all the planned workouts. Getting started is the easy part... we will see how I feel 3 - 4 weeks from now. When the newness of starting over wears done. I can't think about that now. I have plenty of energy and will take it day by day.
Wednesday night I went out for a 1.5hr ride. The focus of the ride was to maintain a very high cadence. Consulting my computer after my average cadence was 99 with a max of 129. It is hard to tell after one workout but I already feel my pedal efficiency getting better. After spinning at 110rpms for a few minutes 100rpms felt comfortable.
Thursday night was a 2.0hr ride. This was an Aerobic Endurance ride which includes a comfortable high cadence and HR in zone two. Base miles. Base miles are pretty boring.
As far as the weather goes? Yes, with temps in the 50s & 40s it is chilly to be on the bike and both night were fairly windy. Thinking about the months to come, I'll call it good weather.
Today, I am going to substitute a 1hr recovery bike ride with a 4mi run. It should take less than an hour but I am going to round up.
And I almost forgot... I get to ride a Pinarello Dogma tomorrow. Dave at the Bike Master's is going to let me take one out for the Group ride Saturday morning. I hope he doesn't think I am going to buy it!! There is no way I can afford it.