I'm getting back into the swing of things after taking a little time off for Thanksgiving.
The self-coaching hasn't really stopped, even if I'm not posting about it here.
I'm finding that stretching and mobility work pays dividents far out of proportion to the time spent. Stretching & Jefferson curls are fantastic.
At the beginning of November I mapped out three segments of my regular lunch loop to use as intervals. My times improved a bit each ride for the first few rides, and have now reached a pretty steady equilibrium. Time to change things up.
So I mapped out a road loop with a solid climb (~7 min @ 15% grade, plus a couple 2- to 3-min rises), and started doing that this week. Climbing has to be part of my weekly training.