Well, maybe not. I'm heading toward an annual mileage of around 7500, which feels pretty good.
Today, though, I was a bit vacillatory. I was feeling quite good when I went to bed (although I did go to bed late), and had decided to tackle the hills. Upon waking (about two minutes before my alarm went off), I wasn't feeling nearly as good; my thighs were quite tight. I did some stretching, and decided to tackle the hills anyway.
I guess it wasn't terrible. I didn't set any personal records, but did feel good about most of my ascents. In fact, I was surprised I wasn't closer to setting PRs in a few places.
I'm still looking for someplace nearby that does better than 80-90' climbing per mile. That stretch of Military is pretty similar to the Williamsburg/Westmoreland/Kirby/Powhatan loop, with both in that range (back and forth on Military is about 3.7m, 300' elevation; the loop is 3.4m, 164' (hmm... thought it was 230-ish)). I tried to do the Everest climbing challenge, and came way short. I'd like to see how close I could get if I could find a 4-5mile, 4-500 ft elevation loop.
Anyway, not the greatest of rides, but good to get a ride in. Thinking tomorrow or the day after will be a recovery ride; we'll see how I feel.
One other note, strava-related. They have another challenge, currently going. Complete it, and you get a coupon to Competitive Cyclist for 25% off. Was seriously looking forward to that, but noticed the fine print yesterday saying that it doesn't apply to Assos gear. Was seriously deflated by that; was thinking of trying a couple of their items with that discount. Just heard so many worshipful things about their gear that I wanted to try it, but it's way too expensive (I hadn't realized just how much so until a few days ago).
Ah, well. Back to the normal daily rides, and tomorrow's should be nice weather.