Tonight's TCR bike class was a doozy. D has been run down and not feeling well this week so he begrudgingly opted out of tonight's bike class. It is probably a good thing because it was a tough effort and he would have gone full out as he always does.
The workout tonight was a 3km w/u, followed by some one legged drills. And then the fun really began.... it was a 13km course of ups and downs, some ups as steep as 9%. It felt like a really hard effort, and I was having a hard time maintaining my watts. Could just be feeling the effects of a solid training week. After that hard push it was time to climb again...what? Aren't we done? Nope. Next up was a 5km course, the first km was flat and slightly down. The next 4km were a gradual grinding climb. Good times.
Hopefully the rest is all D needs to get back to 100%. We have a super busy week coming up! And training without him is not nearly as fun ;-) Pain shared is so much more satisfying....
I am spent and ready for some sleep.
TFTD: Bike 80mins