Today brought yet another windy April day. Unlike Saturday, it was about 20 degrees colder today! I almost caved and went to the gym, but ended up braving the 41 degree weather and 17 mph gusts of wind to take an “easy” bike ride. Yeah right! Riding out was ok, if a bit cold. Coming back into the wind was brutal. There are a couple serious little hills on the way back from this particular ride, and they were seriously tough today. I ended up coming back a bit early, I was supposed to do a one hour ride at a cadence of 90+, but I only did 50 minutes and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t at 90+ the whole time.
When I got back, I did a 25 minute DVD yoga session to stretch out. The DVD I have is Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga and it has two different routines: strength and flexibility. I usually do the strength one, but I tried the flexibility today, and I didn’t like it nearly as much as strength. No doubt, it was relaxing, but it just didn’t feel as good as the strength session. I’ve decided to try and work some yoga into my routine when I have time. I’m not very good about stretching all the time, so I’m hoping the yoga will help with my flexibility and injury prevention.
It looks like we’re definitely going to the lake this weekend, so I’m really excited about taking my bike for a spin around the race course. All I remember is that the hills were incredibly hard and there were a lot of them. I’m hoping that my memory has exaggerated the course a bit. I guess I’ll find out this weekend!