Ride 101 was a 58-miler Fruit Stand ride that Howie affectionately -- and catchily -- calls the Fruit Loop. It was mostly mellow and conversational and at very high cadence. I was in 30x29 on the steep Westbound direction of Norris Canyon Road, spinning myself silly. I went at it pretty hard on Pinehurst from the false flat at Canyon intersection all the way to Skyline, but keeping the cadence high kept me reasonably fresh while I was hammering. A side detriment of all that high cadence is that the tendon on top of my left ankle -- where the shin transitions to the foot -- is sore. This is the tendon that got tight from disuse during inactive recuperation from surgery. I'm not a very disciplined PT patient and definitely could commit better to stretching.
And today, I went to the gym for an easy spin, but ended up working hard, feeling very good aerobically, as I did so. High cadence really bugged the tendon, but I rode through it. This made walking back to the office after class achy. Arnica externally and Advil internally helped. I think I'll have to back off from intensity and cadence for a few days to let the tendon recover.