Again to Tougher Driving – BionicOldGuy

In the present day I did my first actually laborious experience since my restoration from my vertigo incident in December. I rode at a quick tempo standing as much as pedal of an hour, which stored my coronary heart fee at a brisk cardio tempo (for me) of 120. Then I did a bunch of quick sprints standing, adopted by on-bike power coaching and a cooldown. All of it felt nice.

Tempo, largely standing for an hour
Coronary heart Price Fluctuations throughout standing sprints

For motivation I signed up for the “vertical Okay”, a part of the Damaged Arrow Skyrace sequence, at Palisades Tahoe in June. That is a couple of 7 km working race with a couple of km of vertical, therefore the time period vertical Okay. I’ll be energy mountain climbing the uphill sections. There are solely a few quick downhills, and I can get away with working on them. I’ll have an interest to see how I do in comparison with others my age. Final yr’s general winner completed in simply over 45 minutes, I’ll in all probability take greater than twice that (final yr’s quickest finisher my age took 89 minutes). However the primary function is to have enjoyable and encourage myself to hike quicker uphill. I’m fairly certain the course intently matches the primary few miles of the Western states 100 extremely course. The opposite factor that’s cool for me is I get to experience the gondola again down. A lot of up, with minimal down, is greatest to not beat up my joints.
There can nonetheless be some snow on the course in June, I’ll convey microspikes for my footwear in case. And I’ll positively want my poles.

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