Back out on the mountain bike today.
Rode my plan feeling just about normal. Kept the speed up, middle ringed all the regular hills, and actually felt like I was dragging 160 lbs when climbing - which for me is just fine. Heck, better than fine, usually it feels like dragging 170 lbs.
Took my usual break at the abandonded Willys.
Got back to the parking lot and did NOT feel done so I went out and added another 30 minutes.
Felt good enough to pretend like I had some legitimate form!
It's great just riding to enjoy the ride. Sometimes that gets lost when in "training" mode, but I'm certainly appreciating the extended opportunity to just ride for fun. That IS the best reason to be out in any case.