Since the weather has FINALLY warmed up, G and I headed outside for our first ride of the season. We went up to Bolton which is slightly north west of Toronto. We usually park at the local community centre and ride from there. There's a 90km route that we like to do to Belfountain and back but given that it was our first ride and neither one of us has that kind of cycling fitness just yet, we only did part of that route. It's hilly enough to be challenging on the way out but speedy on the way back. I quite enjoy riding out there. The scenery is lovely (lots of horse farms) and there isn't too much traffic. I held my own quite nicely. Usually G rockets off ahead of me but I managed to stay on his wheel for most of the ride. I did most of the ride in my big chain ring, which is another rarity for me and, it didn't feel hard. All those squats and deadlifts I did over the winter must have helped! Anyway, it was an absolutely fabulous morning to be out. The sun was shining and the birds were singing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I can't wait to get back out and do it again. Good thing since I've got my first triathlon of the season in a month! Cycling is going to have be a regular occurrence in my training schedule now.
|The view up the road while G had a "nature break"|
|My legs aren't hairy, honestly!|
This is what my May and June are shaping up to look like race wise:
Sunday My 5th: Mississauga Half Marathon (hopefully)
Sunday May 26th: Woodstock Sprint Triathlon
Sunday June 2nd: Bread and Honey 15km
Saturday June 8th: Binbrook Sprint Triathlon
Saturday June 22nd: Welland Sprint Triathlon
Yeah, that's a whole lot of racing, especially in June. But what better way to celebrate the summer than to get out and enjoy it being active?
What races have you got coming up? Do you have your summer racing all planned out?