8278 total / 0 in 2018

Hope to do Mt Mitchell in May, 2014. My goal is to log 3000 miles and 30K vertical feet(in the very flat, Tampa, FL area) starting Nov 1.

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  • 16 miles
  • 01:04 time
  • 15.0 pace
  • 872 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
Union Cemetary out and back 16 mi 01:04 15.0mph pace

Sometimes it is as hard to keep my speed and effort DOWN as it is to push it up a notch. I find that there are days when I know that I need to push a little bit harder and I have to really discipline myself to do so. Somedays, I'm just not feeling it. Other days, when an easy-effort recovery ride is in order, I let the numbers on my cycling computer taunt me - to punk me into driving just a little harder. "I managed a 17 avg on the way out. With just a little more effort, I can probably get a 19 on the way back."
Today, however, I determined, before I left the house, to keep my avg at or below 15. I is such a nice day - temperature around 40; sun shining, no wind; and I felt strong. I did it, though. My max speed only hit 19, and that on a slight downhill. No big pushes. No out-of-the-saddle sprints. Just an easy, low heart rate spin with a cadence around 100. An enjoyable ride. I should do it more.