This weekend we switched back to Daylight Savings Time (had you noticed? My ass-dragging in the mornings was indication enough), so the group rides after work are starting. Tonight will be my first Wednesday night ride of the year.
(Look, I know I was really clueless when I started this whole training thing. Are you done laughing at me now?)
1. Easy Peasy. I might even be able to do this ride on my MTB.
2. A Workout. I’m not going to hammer or crush anything, but I’ll burn some calories.
3. The Crusher. If I finish this ride with the front group (and I usually will), I’ll walk away feeling like a rock star.
5. The Murdolator. I’ll be lucky to walk away alive
At the beginning of last summer, I transitioned from Easy Peasy rides to Workouts, and by the end of the summer, I was hanging with the middle or back of the pack of a lot of Crushers. Slowly, over the fall, I started throwing myself into the front pack on more of the Crushers.
Tonight I’m going to try to hang on to the back of a Hammerfest. And next week I’m going on a Murdolator.
To be honest . . . .
I’m a little skurred.
We call tonight’s ride WTF. (Stands for Wednesday Thirty Fast.) And a lot of people have been riding indoors or not riding at all, so maybe I’ll hang on the front . . . and maybe I won’t. And maybe The Hammerfest will turn out to be a Murdolator.
I will be sure to fill you in on WTF happened.