XC Sking 1:17:44  16.82 km (4:37 / km) +246m 4:18 / km
ahr:130 max:162 shoes: V2 XLA98
4 x Coyote-Hawk hills
On the second hill there was a big hawk squawking at me from up in a tree; perhaps I scared off breakfast. Then, as I was coming to the top of Bath House hill a coyote crossed the road in front of me and scooted down the hill on my left. Thus, I've decided to call these Coyote-Hawk HIills. Start on the bike path at the 911 marker near Big Thicket. Up the hill, behind big thicket, down the backside to the bath house, then up Northcliff (aka Bath House Hill), to the park welcome sign kiosk thing. That's 1. Then easy back to the start.
Coldest morning so far, 37F. Intended to do repeats of Flag Pole Hill but I had a flat again on the Aeros. I haven't been keeping track which wheels I've already changed so I don't know if it is an old tube or one of the new ones. Either way, it's very annoying. Pulled out the solid-wheel rskis but I'm not comfortable taking those down FPH because of the potential to roll out into traffic. Thus, plan B was to invent Coyote-Hawk Hill repeats.
Good hard work. My legs worked better than I thought might, not great, but better. I have to remember to better work my left leg on the climbs; I tend to glide on it straight legged instead of dropping and pushing back to the right.
rep) time, HR_max
1) 5:34, 155
2) 5:23, 159
3) 5:27, 160
4) 5:17, 162
ps: I left my vest at the 911 "start" marker and it was gone when I was done. Very annoying! I think it was about 15 years old though so I got good use out of it. Also, it was all black, which isn't the best for being seen in low light conditions. So, time to upgrade.