I finally got my cycling training under way! I did the first STP official training ride on Saturday, and I completed a loop around Lake Sammamish on Monday. 70 total miles in 2 days -- finally a real start for the season.
If only I hadn't let my form (and weight) go unchecked during the winter months... All in all, I am super pleased with how my first two "long" rides went, average speed was around 16 mph, with long cruising periods at 21 mph. Much better than at the same time last year.