I had an hour to kill and the weather was freaking spectacular, so I boarded my Rune and went for a spin from my house. I've been kind of lacking in the speed department when it comes to climbing and I've been reading about simple ways to improve speed, so today I did a training ride.
It was mainly a steep road ride climb to get to an area that has some mellow single track, but it worked well to get my heart rate up and practice some mid tempo climbing. In total I did 12km up Thornhill.
If I keep these regular rides up I am bound to improve and at least I am exploring the trails that are within a short ride from my house.
1 hour door to door and a good sweat was worked up. Considering I have a 60% healthy knee I was generally pleased with the ride.
I think I'll keep track of the number of 'training rides' I do just to see if I keep it up.