Two 20 mile rides - back to back
Monday, April 22, 2013
What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday, with a real fierce headwind, I did 20 miles in 1 hour 50 minutes.
Today, I took twenty minutes off my time - 20 miles in 90 minutes.
It was really great to have time to be able to get in two 20 mile rides in as many days. It has been a really, really long time since I've done that. Better than that, I have regained enough of my fitness to recover from a long ride within about 24 hours, enough so to go on another long ride the next day with even a better time.
I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was about a year ago. But I'm making good progress, I'm getting my cycling fitness back, and I'm having fun doing it. But after two long rides back to back, and with some bad weather approaching tomorrow, I think it might just call for a recovery day with a nice long soak in the jacuzzi.