Today I had wrote in my rough training plan I would do hill repeats over at Belmont. I thought it would be good for me to use a different hill and that they would be slightly longer. This morning I did anything but that but then I was looking at my previous blog post and realised that this was the mental attitude I needed so I headed out.
It was a five mile ride over there which was a nice warm-up. Then I did 4 repeats. It felt hard as the hill has a few flatter and then a few steeper sections. I stopped after four as I thought the fifth would be a killer and I wanted to stop with something in my legs.
Each lap was 1.06 miles with 76metres of climbing:
lap 1: 6:21
lap 2: 6:21
lap 3: 6:42
lap 4: 6:26
On lap 3 I found myself daydreaming a bit which I think slowed me down, I must concentrate!
My maximum heart rate was 185bpm, I've not seen it this high since I've been on meds.
In total I cycled 18.61miles at an average of 14.1mph