I just got in from our Sunday group ride. It starts from Two Rivers Park west of Little Rock and covers about 33 moderately hilly miles. I usually ride from home to bump the distance up to about 60 miles, but today I looked outside at the wind-whipped trees and the snow on rooftops and made the decision to drive to my ride. This is billed as a leisurely ride, but as with all good rides,word gets out, more riders show up and the pace leaves leisure behind. I was reminded of two very basic principles today:
1) Training pays off, especially high intensity training like intervals.
2) I should try it.