Saturday, February 03, 2007

Its Cold and Getting Colder

Rode the trainer all five work days this week. I reduced the ride to to 1/2 hour but increased the intensity so its still a good workout. If I get up at 5:00am I can do the 1/2 workout and still get a train to get to work by 8:00 or 8:15am. I will try to keep this streak going through the winter.

Did the old 25 mile route today up Round Swamp Rd. and first LIE hill. Very cold and windy today, around mid-20's. I suited up with lots of layers. Stayed pretty warm. Hands were a little cold at the beginning of the ride and feet were cold at the end, but I think I have a pretty good setup for a 1-1/2 hour ride in temps down to 20F.

I heated up the water bottle before I went out so that it wouldn't freeze before the end of the ride.

All-in-all it was good to hit the open road after a week of indoor riding. Extreme cold is headed this way tomorrow so it may be back to the trainer on Super Bowl Sunday. Go COLTS!!

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