Cycling (Benchmark - Cougar Zoo) 17:34  2.36 mi (8.1 mph) +1028ft
ahr:171 max:177 slept:7.0 weight:186lbs shoes: North Wave Tri Shoes
Route: Courgar Zoo
Start: Crosswalk at bottom of hill right at turn
End: Bus Stop
Bike: Cervelo RS
Weather: 48 degrees, overcast, fog, dry roads, no rain, no wind
Distance: 2.36 miles
Elevation Gain: 1028
Average Speed: 8.1
Max Speed: 18.0
Average HR: 171
Max HR: 177
Average Cadence: 77
Max Cadence: 107
Notes: I did this climb completely backwards. Goal was to reverse split and finish strong. Instead, I pegged out at 174bpm within the first 45 seconds and tried to hold that the entire climb. I was telling myself that I should slow down and definitely heard Tom's guidance to minimize climb time, but I just didn't slow down. Funny enough, I don't know if I blew up or not. It certainly hurt, but the I maintained the effort pretty well. However, I think I can do this smarter and faster next time with a little less exuberance and a little more sefl control.
Cycling 2:35:32  41.4 mi (16.0 mph) +2407ft
Plan: Ride out to Benchmark climb
Route: Fremont - Cougar Zoo normal route - back down Lakemont - Fremont
Physical: Felt very fresh and excited to be riding. A little chily. Had to push hard to get home in time to get rain bike fit at Speedy Reedy. Good motivation. Leg did great - no symptoms.
Temp: 48 degrees, leg/arm warmers, wind shirt, short finger gloves with windstopper ski gloves over, ziplock bags on feet. Feet froze, need toe warmers. Hands great. Didn't take anything off and was ok if effort stayed high. Got really cold on descent of Lakemont and had tuque on even. Need a little more work on clothing.