Thursday, December 29, 2005

Back in the sadle 12/28/05

So finally after the sluggish start I am getting some good training in now. I have opted to do all of my strength training on the bike this winter. No weights. Big geared sprints, muscle tension intervals, hills hills hills and some ab work of course, got ot keep the ladies happy. I seem to ride much faster this winter. my endurance rides in the past have been the day after marathon leg workouts. leaving them totaly dead after 30 minutes. making the preceding 4.5 hours pure hell at 14 mph. This year I seem to being pumping along on the longer rides, the new winter bike helps too i'm sure. 3 hours this morning felt good. but not good enough. I was going to go a bit longer, ride to work and back home tonite but I feel a cold coming on and with the the wedding of the centurey coming this new yr's weekend, in wich I am an usher, I tock the better part of valor and drove to work after some green tea.
I do feel behind a bit but I think the increased focuse of "on the bike" strength work, and technique drills I have been doing will begin to pay me back soon. I hope so anyway, January will start the once or twice weekly 5 hour rides.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

slow start

"If you wish to be out front, then act as if you are behind."

somthing I have tried to live by since cycling, and it deffinatly works. but this season I really am behind. well, maybe not that far but normally by mid Dec. I have allready put together a few weeks of solid training. a couple hilly rides at home in CT and am fully under way with lifting. This year the trip to CT was a family gathering at our place (lindsay's and mine) in newton. no riding there. then my knee was bother me, then it rained, altot. then, yesterday it snowed. rocky mt. snow. throw in a couple parties, a work dinner and I feel way over weight out of shape and under the gun. It's only Dec. so no need to realy panic i guess. this week shoud be good dispite the snow. I have got in 2 strength workouts on the trainer, so if i can put 2 good days in this weekend I will be on my way.