Oh, my aching back! Well, I suppose that's what I get for going up to the Valencia town proper four times this week. Yep, that's right. Four times. I went up on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and this morning.
Okay, I'm boasting a little.
Since I biked mostly by myself this week, I took the Batinguel-Candauay route. It's a 14-km ride going up hilly asphalt road. Valencia is at an elevation of around 400m above sea level so that should give you an idea of the trip. The ride back is much easier.
So all in all, I've been biking 28 kilometers on each trip. And I did that four times this week. I am by no means ready for the triathlon and my gut is as big as ever; however, it's an achievement I'm proud of.