This morning I woke up a bit tired but I decided to go for my Beechwood Dr hill repeats. It's been a while since I haven't done it, so I wasn't sure how it was going to go, anyway... I go to the Don Valley trail heading to Beachwood and I started doing my hill repeats
Great!, I thought. I'm done with my workout today and I'm very tired!
When I was coming home and I saw Keld and Petra going on their commuters to work. That was nice!, I thought. Then I saw Wayne also in his commuter on his way to work. It's getting better! What a beautiful day.
Then... the phone beeps, I got a message. OK, I thought, I'll check it when I get home. so I did. And Dan text me to come to the Turbo Tuesday. OMG!, I'm already dying after my hill repeats workout, but I said: "yes, of course, not a big deal". Who am I kidding? I'm already dying but I was excited with the idea to be riding with "the big boys and girls".
Anyway... I took my recovery drink hoping to get better. But I couldn't concentrate at work all day, I was very excited about this Turbo Tuesday.
4 o'clock - is my brand new kit ready? yes, it is
4:30 - is my bike ok? yes, I just put oil on the chain, it should be ok
5 o'clock - what time is the ride, again? ah!, until 7, I still have time
6 o'clock - c'mon this it taking forever
6:45 - time to go! So, I went.
During the announcement from Dan, I clipped my shoe and I almost fell! - Thanks Bruce for holding me :-)
- OMG!, who invited this guy?
- The newbie doesn't even know how to balance on the bike!!!
- Is this the same guy who broke the gate in Unionville?
Let's go! Very excited, so far so good, I was feeling really strong but still a bit nervous. I kept sucking wheel - of course, I'm not pulling at these speeds!, not today! ;-)
Anyway, we get to the loop and we started, it was just the second lap and I got dropped! so I had to do my own pulls all the time, but having fun and trying to practice my cornering.
In the way back I was a bit tired but I kept the pace... that is until the McCowan hill.... that's when I bonked... :-(
Of course they waited for me, but I was dying but still very excited.
Thank you guys for putting up with me, I really appreciate it
Overall, it was AWESOME!
And of course, here are the Geeky Stats:
Entire workout (116 watts):
Duration: 2:09:25 (2:43:12)
Work: 898 kJ
TSS: 174 (intensity factor 0.935)
Norm Power: 154
Distance: 61.314 km
Elevation Gain: 260 m
Elevation Loss: 260 m
Grade: 0.0 % (3 m)
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 668 116 watts
Heart Rate: 99 183 161 bpm
Cadence: 1 117 83 rpm
Speed: 0 53.2 28.6 kph
Pace 1:08 0:00 2:06 min/km
Altitude: 75 175 148 m
Crank Torque: 0 191.4 14.2 N-m
Temperature: 11 19 12.9 Celsius