I think I suffered properly: My mat has sweat stains; I coughed up a booger, which surprised me; And more than once I had to blow my nose into my towel just so I could continue breathing.
To be honest, I’m a little disappointed that my numbers went down–but I understand that those were only estimates from Half-Monty from earlier in the week, and where I am is where I am. I’m only going to get stronger and fitter from here.
Before last summer I hadn’t ridden a real bike in over 5 years. I dusted off an old mountain bike in July for rides along the lake with my partner, and bought a used road bike in September. Got myself a Kickr Snap in October, and it’s the most fun I’ve had working out indoors. I watched highlights from every stage of last year’s Tour de France and I’m enjoying learning about the sport.
Just wanted to share my little victory.