Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Avenel, MD
Distance: 31.2 miles (hilly)
Duration: 1:51
Weather: sunny and breezy, 70 degrees
Avg HR: 161 (max 187)
Type: aerobic

PPTC “Downtown Breakaway.” I was a ride leader this week, so I was all over the place, checking in on riders. And that max HR is no fluke: I gave it my all on the Mountain Gate hillclimb and felt what it’s like at VO2 max. It’s not fun, but now I know what to expect and when to back off the throttle a bit.