Long ride today out to Doshi with Higashi-san and Nishizono-san. On the long climb we worked together to keep a smooth, brisk pace. With just a few kilometers to go Nishizono-san put in a couple of hard attacks, but I managed to stay on his wheel and we rolled into the Doshi parking area together. After that it was pretty much all downhill, but we kept the pace high all the way back to the Tamagawa. Overall, we managed to roll about 31.1 km/hr average speed - not bad considering the climbing we did.
As for me, I felt awful yesterday, so I wasn't sure how I would do today. However, when I rolled out this morning I felt all right, and for most of the ride I was fine. Surprisingly, I wasn't that tired when I got home, so I'm pleased that I could finally see some improvement in my endurance after these last few weeks of training.
Thanks for the great ride today guys! I'm looking forward to the next one.
5:09, 160 km