Gran Fondo Gatineau is coming up in exactly 2 weeks. A 102km bike race with 6000 ft in elevation gain. The distance is not a biggie, but the elevation is enough to make my legs quiver in fear. This calls for some climbing legs & maybe a new set of lungs. As I ponder why I put myself in this sufferfest, I decided time would be better used if I get in more training rides.
I scoped out a nice hill for some “hill repeats” during last weekend’s ride. Located on a quiet sideroad, almost free of traffic. Perfect! No one will see me struggle. I was thrilled to leave my leg warmers at home today. Ah, sign of summer! 😀
I did 3 hill repeats before getting bored. This hill looked more evil than it really was. Sure, there were some heavy breathing. But there were at least 2 hills on this ride that were worse than this! I need a better practice hill. Any suggestions in the GTA area?
Well, next weekend is Mother’s Day. How can I fit in at least 1 more hill training ride? Here comes panic!