This week straddled the New Year with 4 days in December and 3 in January. To finish up December, I did 3 outdoor rides, 67.54 miles.
Along with the New Year, we've entered the coldest, snowiest part of a southern New England winter and the roads have not been bikeable. Fortunately, I have a nice Kinetic trainer and though I've neglected it in the past, I am determined to make good use of it this year. I've been on it for 3 days of January so far, 52.66 miles.
So, 120.20 miles total for the week.
With the roads truly too risky outside, I actually feel pretty good about riding the trainer. I set myself up in front of the TV and pop in a disk. (I'm working my way through Season 4 of Dr. Who to start.) It's refreshing to wear summer kit. I guess this is gross, but it feels cleansing to sweat so much though I did put the fan on for today's ride. So far, I haven't followed a specific workout. I've just worked my way up through the gears, increasing my effort and heart rate every 10 minutes and then worked my way back down, trying to keep a steady cadence around 90. I pulled out a couple of books/mags with trainer workouts today with aspirations of trying some cadence and one legged drills, etc, in the coming weeks. I want to make sure I get the most out of the time I spend on the trainer!
Although I'm off to a good start with the trainer this year, I am looking forward to getting some outdoor miles too. I hope it warms up soon to melt the snow off the sides of the roads!
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