First Emigration climb of the year … that was kind of painful, but it’s only February; I still have 4 1/2 months to get ready for the Col du Crush.

It’s kind of funny … I feel like I’m putting in more of an effort during my (whopping 3 so far) outdoor rides than I am during my House of Watts sessions … heart rate is definitely been higher on my outdoor rides than my indoor ones lately. And the HOW sessions are designed to be painful, while my outdoor rides are supposed to be more “fun”.

Okay, granted, today was a 3 hour ride, compared to a 1 hour weeknight session at the House of Watts, but even during the first hour of the ride, I felt like I was working harder, when I was trying to go easy because I planned to go long.

Not entirely sure what that means, but I’m glad I was able to get outside today … my legs hurt, but it’s a good hurt. And I’m not going to feel the slightest bit of guilt when I go up to Barbacoa to get my burrito after my shower.

Current weight: 208.0 lbs (94.3 kg).
2014 mileage: 467.9 miles (752.93 km).