Hotter than hell! 98 degrees, and windy. Went to Sauvie Island for tempo ride. I did the first loop easy as a warm up, I went clock wise around & started into the wind, and I honestly wanted to quit after the first 2 minutes. The beginning of the ride is bumpy, I had a massive head wind, and it was HOT . Then to top it off a bee flew in my mouth and stung me on the under side of my upper lip. But I pushed through. I did the first 12.3 miles in 36:36 (20.19 mph) with a 133 HR average.
The 2nd loop was my tempo loop, and it started much the same as the first except worse because I was pushing hard. I had a hard time controling my HR with the wind, I just worked on keeping a solid 85-90 rpm cadence, and once I got to the other side of the island I felt great . The 2nd 12.3 miles I did in 32:29 (23 mph) with a 159 average HR. Then I did a 9 mile cool down in 22 minutes with a 146 average HR. Then 5 minutes at 10 mph, workning on getting in and out of shoes on the bike.