Things have been excellent as always. My exercising and fitness are where I choose to have them and things are good. Running has picked up considerably but I still haven't put on a watch for any of them. Just my pocket altimeter. Easy jogging is all. My biking has been huge though. Today was a 40:00 run preceding a bike with Tim DeBoom. My HR averaged 163 over the few hours we rode which left me feeling nauseated and loopy. The wind was howling up North and Tim is just too strong to allow me to cruise easy when a 20mph wind is in my face. Something I was reminded of today is Tim's affinity for the big ring during his base period... he only shifted out of it in the last couple of miles. Tim doesn't race with a low cadence and this is just strength work. 20mph head wind uphill and he was pushing 53X15 pretty easily. Tomorrow is a loooong mountain bike ride that is probably going to hurt even worse.
I drank 2 bottles of Gatorade (powdered) which wasn't near enough. Post ride was 1 liter of water, an apple, and maybe 3 cups (6 huge handfuls) of raisins (for balancing my blood's pH and glycogen).