Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh - That's Right - Training update

Yes, yes, yes. I'm still training. I got a little carried away with resting last week and haven't been posting much on the training front. Yesterday started a two-week stint of endurance riding. These are the weeks to get a LOT of saddle-time in before spring training starts hot and heavy on March 7. It will be a challenging two weeks given there's snow on the ground, the temps aren't going much above 32ish, still dark at night, cabin fever has arrived and we have to put in 4 and 5 hour rides this weekend. Sunday's 5-hour ride can be substituted with 5 hours of any outdoor aerobic activity. Donna, I believe, is going to take advantage of the snow and ski for 5 hours. I think I'm going to check out the Rattling Creek trails/roads/snowmobile trails on bike and if its too slushy, I'll don the waterproof hiking shoes and scale a mountain or two for a couple hours. The weekly night-time 1.5 to 3 hour rides are reserved for the trainer. Yesterday's first session started at 3:03 a.m. No, you aren't reading that wrong. I was on the trainer for two hours by the time Rick got up and went to work. I hadn't really planned on it, but I got hot and couldn't sleep. So why not be hot and ride bike. And so I did. Tonight is an easy endurance spin for twoish hours. Tomorrow is a trainer workout of some sort.

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