Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Back In The Saddle Again

After three days off the bike, my training ride today was excellent. I hadn't realized before how much fatigue my legs had in them, but today they felt lighter and stronger than in the past couple of weeks. I alternated some steady hill climbs with a long tempo interval over the course of two hours. It's silly, but a little voice in the back of my head always whispers that my entire body will completely atrophy if I take a couple of days off a month. Once again that voice was wrong.

Now to finish the month strong and prepare for some serious interval training in the fall. Less overall miles, shorter rides, but much harder efforts. I can't wait.