It’s March, and on the Northern hemisphere the Sun is back!
So am I back in the saddle again, and crunch in the miles with my Cannondale.
Although the weather has been good for more than a week now, somehow it took me a couple of days to restart biking. I noticed this several years: during Autumn, I'm out until the very last day, but in Spring, it takes a few days to restart.
Usually I don’t do regular biking when the temperature drops below 5°C (41°F). The reason is that when biking, due to the wind the experienced temperature is 5-7°C lower compared to the actual temperature, so 5°C is more like -2°C (28°F).
The skin around my elbows and knees don’t like the cold. During one winter, I ignored this, and now my skin is very sensitive to cold in these areas where there is no muscle to keep it warm.
But now, I’m on the bike again, and it feels so great. Yesterday, we went for a good 45 minute ride. The headwind was incredibly strong, so we didn’t stretch the limits to build up our routine back gradually.
Going around the hills of Gleisdorf, fresh Spring Mountain air, insects buzzing, birds singing, and the smile of fellow bikers. How I could survive without this in the past months? We are already planning the bike tours for the long weekends!
In May, the openair pool will open, too, but with swimming, I won't wait a single day in waste. I've already marked in my Google Calendar to go to swim on the very first day the pool opens, by my season ticket, and jump in the water. How I go to the pool? Either running, or biking! :-)
So, what change does spring bring to you?
Do you restart any exercise that you stopped for winter?