Uhl in Eagle, ID – After a few easy days, today I went out and hammered! I did yet another Emmett-Horseshoe Bend loop. Instead of doing intervals, I just rode it at high tempo, pushing it on the hills. Of course, I always time myself on Old Horseshoe Bend hill.
In the back of my mind, I wanted to see how close I could get to my record time of 2:57, set last November. Even though there are better metrics to measure how "strong" a ride was (ave power or norm power) it's always fun to try to break your best time on a specific course. Looking back at prior loops, I have done it with a higher average wattage, which means that the wind conditions were favorable today. But since my FTP right now is fairly low, it definitely was one of the hardest 3 hour rides I've ever done!