Cycling Hill Climb

Did a 13 mile route from the house that took me immediately into a 400+ foot descent for a mile, then a relatively flat  section.  This was nice for warming up the legs.  After that I re-ascended the hill on a nice steady Cat 5 climb.  It’s a 400+ foot climb over two miles with no overwhelming steep portions (like the other options around here).  This one hit me more from a cardio standpoint than a lactic buildup standpoint.  This is the first steep climb I’ve attempted since I’ve been at almost zero carbs for the past 3 days.  I guess it’s possible to put out some effort on ketones… LOL.   Heart rate recovery was pretty quick, but legs still feel like they did something this evening.


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