Lunch: 9 miles.
6 x 8" Hill Blast w/ 3' Walkabout Recovery
Did drills and strides before. Shed my shirt and used it for a starting marker for the blasts. Some guy on a bike was interested in it and was looking like he was going to take it. I told him it was mine. Probably should have just let him have it. I can't remember when I last did these outside. They are as beneficial as strides, maybe even more. They aren't hard, but they take a lot of time between doing the drills and strides and the walking recoveries.
4.5 up/4.5 down.
PM: 37.2-mile ride. HR 157.
Thursday Night Ride. Beautiful evening. 70-75 w/ a little bit of wind. Set a few solid PRs on some segments. Harder effort overall, but felt decent. This is approximately 50-mile race effort over slightly hilly gravel I would say. We were 19MPH around half way but slowed up for some folks and some of the gravel was pretty loose on the second half, so I finished just under 18MPH. Fun ride. Looking forward to more consistency with this ride, as it has been spotty with the weather.