New outdoor cycling record. Thirty miles is my longest ride. This was definitely not the most efficient way for me to burn calories and I don’t plan on repeating it again soon, but setting a goal and achieving it was a positive experience.
I guess I didn’t realize during the first half of the ride that the wind was at my back. It was totally clear on the way back when I was riding into the wind (way slower), but the fastest way to finish was just to keep on cycling.
I ran my Sunday 5K for distance, not duration. I was still feeling the ride from Saturday in my legs. After the voiceover gave me my pace for the first mile, though, I noticed I was well below nine minutes and decided to try to keep up the pace. 8’51” compared to 8’59” on Monday.
Next goal: just keep the Sunday 5K streak up.