Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hill Training

Bill and I did hill intervals for one hour yesterday. It was 27 degrees and windy, there is not much of a shoulder to ride on, the Michigan winter was brutal on the road surface, and towards the top of the hill is a gravel pit so I had to contend with truck drivers spilling gravel and flipping me the finger. Overall a great ride. I have a good feeling about this season.

At 6-something 240 lbs, Bill looks more like an ultimate fighter than a bicycle racer. Since he is spotting me around 90 lbs, I figured I would drop him on the climbs but I couldn't pull away. This challenge is exactly what I need.

Tonight I will drop the kids off at dance practice and go to a spinning class. Riding indoors is hard once you start riding outside but scheduling is the key right now.


  1. There is nothing I've ever done that gave me more benefit (speed and power wise) than hill intervals. Be the beast!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. Hills aren't a lot of fun but I'm counting on a good return on my investment.