Yesterday I did some Le Peloton cxloop and Instatraining in the wet with Patrik and a couple of fast guys
Today was a new wet day:
And darker as Le Peloton starts at 6 o’clock. I tried to put some color on it. It started alright and kept on going alright. I tried to ride hard but didn’t have the turbo on and got followed by a guy almost the complete short loop. At Erstaviksvägen they became 2 as another guy didn’t know the route. 2 keeping my wheel and I just dreamt of dropping them 😉 but not in my shape…
My alrightride went at a lower effort and heart rate compared to last Wednesday but also shorter time. Faster and easier 😀
You become good at the things you train on. I’m not good at riding fast for a short period of time, a.k.a. intervals. When everyone is away on vacation I changed my riding plans and joined CK Valhall for their training today. The plan was to ride around Ingarö which felt in the right direction and not so far home if I got dropped.
Last time I rode to Ingarö with Valhall was on a Sunday ride and I got dropped 3(!) times before we reached Ingarö. No success.
Today I started with hitting a rock and puncture before we even left Sickla… Fixed that and the group was going again, was in front for some strange reason a bit. At Lännersta it started to go fast and I tried just to hang on. Went alright when the speed was even but the thing with standing up and cover a small gap wasn’t my cup of tea. Could manage the speed much better than before but without any bigger efforts. After Gustavsberg up to Värmdö Köpcentrum it felt like the speed went up and it became some gaps.
Dropped one wheel, the last group got passed and I couldn’t make the effort to hang on. Dropped…
Gave up and turned around, took a couple of pictures in Gustavsberg and rode home
So not so fast but it went better than last time I rode with Valhall to Ingarö 😉
First Le Peloton in our new SCS club kit. Felt a bit slow on the way to the gathering but thought it just was the time and that I had to wake up.
Joined the first group but it felt a bit too hard already at Nacka Forum so changed my mind, took it easy to Saltsjö-Duvnäs and then joined the 3rd group. It wasn’t super fast but as there was no flow or everyone going around and taking turns it became hard. I got good training and nice riding together with Oscar that feels like a long time ago. In a messy group it’s always nice with one or a couple you can trust. Ended with a few others at Le Mond for breakfast, but very few today, a bit sad.
Yesterday me and Emil started the day with enjoying the sunshine to Vissvass and back before everyone else woke up. A nice ride with just a couple of sprints.
Today I rode with Stefan, Claes and Jens from Järna. Down to Nyköping (almost) in awesome tailwind and then back up to Gnesta in not so awesome headwind
Happily we god some nice views so the headwind wasn’t so hard. The road to Sjundaskogen after Gnesta is really beautiful and so nice to ride it on my Tarmac compared to my Sequoia with 42mm studded tires in cold weather which I had last time
Think the ride me and Emil did yesterday got results today. Emil won the Mälarcup race in Västerås in Men30 almost as cool as Fernando Gaviria won the Giro stage 🙂
You know riding in almost rain in the middle of nowhere and it got to this magic misery you only see on Rapha videos?
Today it started like this. The warm up got fast as we had tailwind and it felt like I had more control than last time trying to ride with the fast guys. Survived up to Fisksätra but when we turned right my left leg died and I got dropped big time. Christian got up to me and while not getting back to the main group we rode alone in a quiet tempo back to Duvnäs. Took the shortcut over Kranglans väg.
At Hästhagen we thought if we where ahead or behind the main group. Rode as good as we could and got company by one more guy. Took the shortcut in Älta too as I thought we where behind (wasn’t I saw on Strava’s Flyby). Our company left for home and we passed a new guy who couldn’t keep up. Caught Johanna in the end and rode together to Le Mond.
Got a bit up but will hopefully get some order on my leg after a massage I’ve booked for Tuesday, looking forward 🙂 Want to use the hashtag #lookprogofast sometime 😉 Just went the pro looking today with a scarf like Alessandro De Marchi had on Fleche Wallone 🙂
Map and stats with too low heart rate: Strava(now I fixed my heart rate belt again, new battery)