Yep folks another PR today. I took 7 seconds off my previous PR of 6:50 from May 31, 2011. Today I climbed Newport Coast with a time of 6:43. My gearing was 53 x 24, with 53 x 21 when I stood up. I stood up twice towards the end of the effort. For years I have been climbing this hill month after month and never have I had such significant gains in performance.
I am now certain the CVAC sessions are paying off. I owe a huge thank you to my good friends at Lunar Health and Wellness in Newport Beach. Not only has my performance improved but the exercise-induced asthma has disappeared!! My heart rate reached 192 bpm on this effort. In the past when I would come off of a hard effort like this I would cough uncontrollably for several minutes afterwards. I didn’t cough at all today! Additionally, my sleep is REALLY deep. I can’t explain it but it’s very different.
George “Red-Eyed Vireo” sets new Personal Record on Newport Coast 6:43