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Ride Metrics:Distance (mile): 40.3
Speed Avg (mph): 18.8
Cadence (rpm): 72
Time Moving: 2:09:35
Time Total: 2:11:01
Work (kj): 1,067
Normal Power: 149
Average Power: 136
Max Power: 621
Ride Description:I thought seriously about going to the brewery because I knew the good weather would bring a lot of people out to the path and it did. Heading out from the zero mile marker it was loaded with people and a struggle to maintain a decent pace. Even further out was a little tougher.
Coming back was little different and when I noticed a white jersey way up in front that became my chase target. When I thought I would get into range he would make it through a red light and I would get stopped. I finally caught with him after about a six mile chase and came around him about ten miles out. He got on my wheel and we kept pace until we reached the four mile marker and he turned off as we both said thanks for the pace. At that point another guy jumped on my wheel and we tried to keep a decent pace until the end, but again that was tough as the foot traffic picked up and there was a larger number of small children walking. Better to be safe and not harm anyone.
Indoor training felt a little better this week, but with rainy weekends I am short of base endurance from not doing the extended Saturday endurance miles and I can feel it.
Weather:Temperature Start (F): 72
Temperature Finish (F): 72
Wind: Slight breeze to calm
Sky: Partly cloudy
Nutrition Intake During and Immediately After:Bottle #1 24oz. Water, Aminos, Maltodextrin
GU gel at mile 20
Post Ride: 30 gram protein drink