Mrs. Yeo seems to think my list of Sufferfest Videos is some sort of pain menu and she picks out rides for me daily. Last night, Local Hero was the order du jour. It is a longer ride at just under an hour and a half. I buckled down for some serious suffering as I have very little time left to prepare for the ToS. I left it all on the bike last night and rode hard. Normally my speed averages between 17 and 17.5 mph by the end of an hour long ride. But somehow yesterday I was able to finish that nearly hour and a half ride up over 18 mph. Plus, my average heart rate has dropped from about 177 a couple weeks ago to 154 now. I have a long way to go, but I sure do love seeing stats improvements.