Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Back in the saddle again

Two looooonnnggg days on the trainer and I am not looking forward to tonight. The part that gets me through is that I am doing some kind of interval. Last night it was a ladder set with tempo paced riding and endurance paced riding. I wanted to quit so many times and at one point I did have to rest for a couple min because I was getting very over heated. I took off my shirt thought and pumped up the fan and that took care of the heat problem. I did a ten minute tempo set then ten min endurance, fifteen min tempo, ten min enduro, then twenty min tempo and then started working my way back down. The last ten min tempo set was torture, and I think my trainer was getting to warm because I had to crank up the resistance on that thing to be able to hold the watts that I needed. Maybe I will need to upgrade the trainer next year as I am running out of resistance settings that are hard enough for me.
The racing season has started at the TDU, but for some reason I don't really care about that race this year. Maybe it is because I know that Lance is not going to do anything down there. Perhaps I am ready for him to retire and the sport starts to move on, just like Favre. I feel like the investigation into LA isn't going to go so well and that makes me very sad. I don't think that it will deminish my overall feelings about him as a great person to people with cancer and if everyone he was racing were doped to the gills then I guess it was all a level playing field and doesn't really matter if he was doped. I just wish it would all end though.
I really need to get outside to ride but there has been so much going on that it has been hard for me to go before work so that means riding the trainer from 9pm till almost midnight. I know that doing some long nice rides outdoors would really help me with how I am feeling on the bike. The last few times I was out was on the TT bike and it does not ride like my road bike, not as fun.
Going to Indy this weekend for a big gymnastics meet. Very excited to being going and I feel like a majority of my girls are ready to go. One more practice tonight and then we leave tomorrow at 2pm.

1 comment:

  1. I agree on the whole LA story. The sooner it's resolved the better. And yes, it looks pretty bad.

    Good luck to you and your crew in Indy!