Things are going pretty well with the training. I'm feeling better and stronger on my bike.
I was in Hawai'i last week for work and was able to get in about an hour on the stationary bike. I would have loved to have ridden more, but we were scheduled pretty tight and there weren't weight rooms at everywhere I stayed.
I got in another training ride yesterday in NW Washington. Pretty uneventful ride up until the end, where I threw in two hills. I was pleased that I was able to climb the first hill a lot stronger that I did the last time I climbed it a couple weeks back. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to muscle it out without having to climb out of the saddle. (for you Washingtonians, I'm referring to the hill that takes you from the Rock Creek Parkway Trail, up onto Calvert Street) I also powered up the second hill slowly but fairly easily.
All in all a good ride.
The downside to the recent trip to Hawai'i was that the co-workers who joined me on the trip all brought chocolate and other yummy stuff back from the trip and I have been snacking away all day. The upside is that I work with a bunch of guys who act like they've never seen a good meal, so all sight of chocolate should be gone by tomorrow morning. I am going to at least make an attempt at focusing on nutrition this year.
Hopefully I will get a ride or two in this week and am shopping for a trainer so I can ride when the weather's bad or time is tight.