On Thursday, I did an out and back ride on my mountain bike this morning. The road was a combination of paved and dirt over 9.2 miles, 1100 feet total elevation gain and 55 minutes long.I only had 1 dog charge out towards me, but it stopped mid-way up its driveway, and it was only a cocker spaniel. A few weeks ago, a few mastifs came out, but they would not proceed past a line, from which I figured it was an electric fence. Good thing for me, as they were big dogs.I keep forgetting to take along some pepper spray, which I really should have. Since we live in the country, people tend to let their dogs run lose and chasing bikers is good entertainment for them.
Image below traces the route with the elevation and my heart rate displayed in the graph
On Tuesday, training consisted of uphill running intervals with biathlon practice in between and some rock climbing.
Shooting was 50% on target…not at all good, but better than I expected, since this is the first time shooting under heart rate stress in over 2 years. See attached image. Under calm conditions, I have recently been around 80%.
Intervals feel better this week, but still not great. Attached image charts heart rate and speed and I added shooting points and bouldering/climbing session in the graph.
Images below include the target and the speed and my heart rate displayed in the graph.