Finally I strung a few days together and got some riding in! The big test was on Saturday. A group of us met up at 10 for our "hill route", 4 hours. At the first set of hills I was off the lead group and my heart rate I was sky high...I saw 184 that day, which is high for me. I recovered and caught back on. Luckily it was a no drop ride or I would have been left for dead. The rest of the day was pretty much the same. I'd stuggle on the hills and catch back up. I was able to put myself in the hurt locker and that was the goal.
Taking off since the Arrowhead was nice and needed but I have some work ahead of me! With time it will come back. I just need to be patient.
Sunday I got out between the rain and rode my county road 8 loop, 1.5 hours. I was happy how the leg felt after Saturday...way better than I thought.
TNR starts this week but rain is predicted. Time will tell.