Friday, July 17, 2015

Blew away my commute time home from work today. I wasn't sure if I would even come close to the old time. I didn't even look at the time on the bike computer until I got home. Just hauled ass. Time was 34:40. A full minute and 41 seconds faster then my previous record.

Yesterday I decided I would push myself up outside of my comfort zone on my commutes and I came real close to the previous record so today I just gunned it. I had to slow down with some traffic down town and my legs are a little sore from P90X3 workouts so I should be able to beat this record too.

Time 34:40
Distance 8.83
Average 15.30
Max 25:80
Elevation climb 508 feet

Odo 17,448

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Training rides P90X3 and Rodriguez

Christine and I have been doing P90X3 workouts. We are in the third month. There's a lot of body weight leg work. Lunges, squats, etc. For the first month my legs felt slightly sore pretty much the entire time. Now they are feeling pretty good and I have noticed considerable power gains on the bike. Also I seem to be having less knee pain. I've even done a few short hikes with little problems.

I've also done several training rides in addition to my regular commutes. The 67 mile route of Flying Wheels Summer Century with 2600 feet of elevation gain - https://www.strava.com/activities/315028646
A 30 mile loop of Mercer Island with Traci - https://www.strava.com/activities/320736462
Iron Horse Trail with Eric and Traci. 45 miles and 3500 feet of gain - https://www.strava.com/activities/335155305
A 35 mile loop from my house down the Duwamish Trail and up this side of Lake Washington. - https://www.strava.com/activities/336578583
A 55 mile ride with 5500 feet of gain from Glacier to Artist Point. Second time I did this. Got to see the view this time because it was a clear day - https://www.strava.com/activities/339173467
And a loop of lower Lake Washington with Traci for 45 miles. - https://www.strava.com/activities/339986760
I'm feeling really good. I'm feeling ready for Courage Classic and RSVP this year.

And the Rodriguez frame & fork are done. Now if I can just get enough money to build the rest of it up.