I always consider March to be the unofficial start of spring. Dec-Feb = Winter. Sure, it's going to snow in March. Maybe a lot. But by March you can count on some decent days. You know, upper 40's. Clear trails. So to have made it mid-way through January with only one significant snow bodes well for having fitness going into road racing in the spring. (We're not like Tahoe out here - we don't depend on snow pack the way you do in the mountains.)
Since my last post I have:
- Gone to see the Patriots crush the Buffalo Bills in Foxboro. (Thanks Cody!)
- Run about 2x week.
- Crosstrained at the gym 2x week.
- Gotten in 3-4 hour rides on the weekends.
- Drove solo to Montreal for SBCU Fit School.
Yesterday we had a gluttonous breakfast of fried potatos, scrambled eggs from the chickens in our back yard, and toast (gluten free for me, with lots of strawberry jam). I threw on more layers than I care to recount, strapped a rear fender on my CX bike, and rode to Newburyport. It's usually about 1:15 to get out there, but with the snow, headwind, and thousands of layers restricting my movement it took closer to 2 (this the season to ride hella slow). I stopped in Newburyport for a soy mocha, and to restore feeling to my toes, and rode home. The return trip went much faster, and my ride was about 3.5 hours. Perfect. We had a little playoff party, with some friends stopping by to eat pizza, drink beer, and watch football. Cody ordered some "normal" pizzas, and I cooked some GF flatbread to make my pizzas with. I splurged with Daiya vegan mozzerella cheese, garlic and sundried tomatos. It was amazing. Yesterday was a splurge kind of day.