Wednesday, 8 July 2015


5:45 NRR Long:
I'm sure like most people, I assume I'm logical and that I make good decisions. I then assume that if I'm making good decisions, they're right, and thus most people would gravitate towards making the same choices. NRR Long does more to dissuade these assumptions than just about anything in my life.

To me, the point of NRR Long, the reason for waking up at 5am and riding through fog and 1°c temperatures is to get training stimulus. With that in mind, then surely the hills behind Frankston is the place to get said stimulus. Right, so given I'm not fit enough to smash every second of the ride, I prioritise the hills, and assume everyone else does too. I've got to the point where I'm finishing with, the front few riders on Canadian, and just off the back of them on Two Bays. That's building confidence, I can see the progress, I'm happy with the progress.

Then we come to rolling home, guys who I've not seen at all in the hills or at best saw going backwards, absolutely smack it. My brain cries out "Surely if you had energy/fitness/strength to do this, you should have gone harder in the hills."

I guess it's not a matter of right or wrong. What it is, a lot of pain in the gutter. It's probably good for me.

Strava link.

D: 97.0km
A: 522m

PMPW: 86kg

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