As I try to get back on my bike and back into my training mode I need to recognize that consistency is important and sometimes more important than quantity. Furthermore, the QUALITY of my training is most important of all. I need to not be so focused on getting in big rides with big miles and elevation gain. Even if I just go out for a short ride as long as I stay consistent and keep quality in mind I will get back into good form. Today marks my third consecutive day on the bike. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. I hope to do another ride tomorrow.
Keeping consistency in mind I went out today after work for an easy spin and then an interval on the return leg of the out and back loop. It was only 1 hour 19 minutes and 21 miles.
The graph and data box below show a 25 minute interval I did on my return leg from Warner. I started out steady and continued to increased the power. You will notice a lot of drops — unfortunately when you ride the coast there are a lot of traffic signals. Nonetheless, I had a good interval and I can use this workout/interval as a benchmark and check back in a couple of months to see how my fitness has progressed.