Tuesday, December 23, 2003

The Wind at My Back (and Front, and Side, and Top, and Bottom)

During my Christmas vacation I am trying to train every day. Yesterday I did Kim's spinning class at 24 Hr Fitness, so that counted as a training session.

Last night a cold front came through Houston, with some much-needed rain, and it brought the wind with it. Boy, is it windy today. I put off taking my training ride as long as I could. I mowed the yard to warm up. Then I bit the bullet and got out there on my bike, facing into the wind. It was everywhere, seemingly in my face no matter where I turned. It was a tough ride, through the park and neighborhoods near by. Still only about 6 miles, and my average speed was probably 6 mph. Training day number 2!