This morning, for the first time this year, my legs had good sensations. That doesn't mean I set any PR times, or, truthfully, did I even come close. Even though I earned Silver in the State 10k Time Trial, my time was mediocre. I suspect, given how early in the season it came, the other riders were in the same boat. At Old Settlers Park, my practice course, my best time in the 5k is 8:06. It occurred in October, 2011 as a run-up to winning a gold medal at Gruene. My best practice time this year, before State, was 8:42. Coincidentally, had I been 36 seconds faster at State, I would have won by one second.
I had a good Sunday ride, 42 miles, and had the best time this year. I had a good Monday ride, 63 miles, not setting any time records, given the wind in my face for 2hrs 17 minutes. But nevertheless, was not wiped out. The planned ride for this morning was a leg-loosener in the neighborhood. However, the thermometer showed 65° and zero wind while I had breakfast. Light fog was in the forecast, but none at our house. I had been whining about lack of tt practice weather since January, so decided to give it a go, even with the legs feeling tight and weak.
As a postscript, my formula for good riding is to cycle 800 miles per month, six months out of the year. This month I finally got over 500, which may account for the legs being stronger. Maybe I can get 800 in May.