Awesome weather today...had to ride. My legs have been a bit trashed since Saturday and yesterday's Tabata intervals didn't help much. Today was going to be just an easy cruise but once I got going the legs felt good so I did a 40' interval at 96% and ended up with a 2 hour ride in the fort. Nice surprise. More tabata's tomorrow then I'll post some info on these intervals from hell.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
So we've had a taste of what winter feels like to most of the rest of the country. Not very nice for road riding. Saturday when I went out it was 28˚ and I rode for about 2.5 hrs. Had to keep it at >200w to stay warm...below that and I could feel the cold creeping in. I had planned on 4 hrs so I spun on the velodyne when I got back for a while and ended up with close to 3.5 hrs total.
My dressing strategy: bibs, knee warmers, thin wool ski socks (knee high) and over all this I had a pair of AmFib tights. Up top a LS base layer, LS Jersey and a Cannondale winter jacket that I have never worn cuz it's way too hot for around here (I use it on my scooter). Hands got my soft side ski gloves and full booties for the feet. My secret weapon is stuffing chemical hot packs in both gloves/toes of booties. These make a huge difference. Hat and balaclava round it out (taped helmet vents too).
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I've had days like this before...I feel like shit and am tired and all I want to do after work is just go to bed. And I know my ride is going to suck...but sometimes it doesn't, like today.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I'm back from our annual ski trip to Utah. I didn't get a huge amount of riding in out there but did a couple days on the trainer then one good day on the road. The good thing is that my sister in law loves my fizik saddle and wider easton bars so I left them installed so the Orbea is good to go whenever I head back out there.