18 mile loop – day 1/3
Now I know what I know about CKD muscle tissue, I feel one of the important things I need to do is see how my muscles cope with some daily rides of decent length. I have work on at the moment so I can’t knock out fifty milers, but I think I can manage an 18 mile loop for the next three days.
This is the first ride since the biopsy, so I was keen to find out how it felt. The answer: fine. I didn’t even notice it.
The biggest problem was my fingers feeling like they were going to fall off with the cold – I only took my fingerless gloves. Ooyah. I’ll take my fancy warm ones tomorrow I think.
I worked out an 18 mile loop going through Willoughby on the Wolds, Widmerpool, Keyworth, Bunny and East Leake (where I stopped off for some doughnuts and some ingredients for tea – broccoli and quorn!).
Here’s my garmin output for the ride:
My aim is to do the same ride tomorrow and wednesday, and see how I feel. It’ll be interesting to see if I’m slower or faster, too – whether the muscle damage overrides the training effect. Or if this is too short a distance to cause me many problems.
Here’s my video from the ride – as a bonus you can see me troughing down jam donuts at the end!