Saturday, April 21, 2007

Rolling Easy

Today was tough in that I wanted to ride more than the 2 hours I had scheduled. However, since I didn't want to jeopardize my quick recovery from the cold that hit me on Sunday I stuck with the plan. Steady endurance was today's theme and while the pace was mellow it was great fun to just be out riding. Speaking of colds, for me I've found that Airborne + rest = a speedy recovery. It's probably a placebo effect but as long as I keep bouncing back in 3-4 days I'll keep shelling out $5.99 for a box or two. Pink grapefruit is the best flavor in my opinion. While on the subject of drinks, I stopped by Contender this afternoon on the way to the zoo with the kids and grabbed another container of EFS.



I've tried each flavor - Lemon Lime and Tangerine. Both are good but for me Lemon Lime goes down easiest. EFS is currently my favorite energy drink for one simple reason: It's not too sweet like all of the other energy drinks I've tried. Of course, First Endurance is also a Salt Lake company that takes great pride in their research and sponsors local pros Dave, Jeff, Burke and Levi (well, he used to be a local)!

As part of my ongoing quest to find the perfect saddle I mounted one of these bad boys this evening:



Thankfully it doesn't look as strange as I'd feared on the bike. My 15 minute test ride was good so I'll give it a try for a couple of weeks and let you know what I think.

1 comment:

Kathy Sherwin said...

To answer your question about lifting....I do continue with strength exercises throughout the entire season but at the moment it’s more maintenance with the winter being more of the building phase.