I am starting to feel stronger on my rides. I think that the past two years, I have erred on the side of caution and been too careful about getting enough rest and doing the right amount of recovery rides. No wonder I felt so rested. I never taxed my muscles.
The race Friday night, I was able to see that I could sustain an effort longer than I thought I could. Granted, the race was somewhere around 1.5 hrs, and I don't think that I could sustain the pace for 6 more hours. But in the past, I would not have been able to do what I did.
I'm jonesing to get out and race again, but I can't find anything for the month of June. I used to ride The Cowbell Challenge, my first endurance race, in Charlotte this month, but that event has moved on. The plus is that I won't have to go to Charlotte and suffer in the heat!!
So, I have planned to do some long rides here in the mountains. It will be healthy to take a break from race pace and get some long miles in. (That's what I keep telling myself).
Next up is the Hot Doggett 100 on July 10th. It's a fun one, the shorter rides they offer are just as fun!! Then Oramm on July 26th, which I am very excited about!!
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Have a great day.