Thursday, May 21, 2009

three "R"s

recharge. regroup. re go go..................

i am suffering. not from a hard training day on the bike, but from Mother Nature. i turned 30 and started having some mild Spring time allergies. at 35 they are now interrupting my life. since i don't have time for this and every over-the-counter medication known to man that fights allergies doesn't work for me, i will spend lunch time at the Urgent Care today.

i need quick fix. three day weekend. Saturday is clear and free. Colorado is on my brain. i will be riding and putting in some serious efforts.

i need a pump me up right now. despite my recent lack luster efforts on the bike my numbers to date show i am headed in the right direction.

1-1-09 to 5-17-09

  • 109 total hours of bike, trainer, and running

  • Bike = 1017 miles for 61 hours

  • Trainer = 46 hours

  • Running = 2 & 1/2 hours for 15 miles

1-1-08 to 5-18-08

  • 75 total hours of bike, trainer and running

  • Bike = 572 miles for 34 hours

  • Trainer = 31 hours

  • Running = 9 hours for 61 miles

thirty four hours ahead of last year. all winter focused on building the engine for steady long climbs. Four weeks to go.

thinking about it, i guess the training is likely the reason my allergies are blowing me up. an extra 30 hours out on the rode sucking down the Spring Time air = le suck.

be safe, ride on, and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BTC Training.... coming along nicely, i think. i mean, i have never ridden up any mountains so how the heck would i know how??

i paid a visit to EndureIT Sports yesterday during my lunch break as i needed some Hammer Nutrition products. they carry a nice selection with pricing just below Hammer's online site. this shop caters to the triathlon crowd, but i do ride with them from time to time on the weekends. i have had several nice conversations with the owner, who is an accomplished Iron Man.

he ask what i am training for and i spit out my normal reply, "i don't race, just love riding and being in shape." OK, i did mention i have a little 500 mile ride in Colorado this June. i say i am about 4 weeks ahead of last spring to which he replies, "I can tell, you look fit."

i need to visit this shop more often. :)

click the title for a nice write up on my recent training trip to Cross Plains, WI.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Kid wants a smoothie, kid gets a smoothie.