It's chilly out there folks! Temps have been below normal....and from the looks of it, this has been the case for a while as some of the more high traveled roads that I train on have some sections of super packed snow, ice, and black ice. The last snow fall that occurred while I was in Iowa must have had some wind with it, because some on the north-south roads were drifted shut at one point. High drifts along the side of the road are all that remain.
I am not going to lie, I was thinking about keeping the workout indoors today...just like yesterday. But I have not been outside on the bike in just about 2 weeks. I had to get out there. I layered up for the 25F temp that was reading at the NOAA website at the time I headed out of the house. First half of the 2.5 hour ride was fine...as I had a tail wind. Coming back...into the wind.....was dang chilly. Slightly sweat soaked clothing was letting some of the cool air get through.
LW Coaching had me doing some more fun intervals today. Three 20 minute intervals in that oh so popular 'sweet spot'. First interval is where I saw the most ice and snow along the frontage road of I-25. Talk about sketchy!
Really looking forward to some weekend group rides. Weather is looking good with temps in the upper 40F's. Sweet!