Monday, January 21, 2008

PR

Set a new personal record this morning on the trainer: 2 hours. Yeah baby, that is crazy long for me! When I jumped on my plan was to do 45 minutes in this morning and 45 minutes in the evening. To be honest, I'm not sure how I went from 45 minutes to 2 hours but hey, the top secret training plan called for more bike hours this week (apparently I've been doing a little too much cross training lately...) so why not see how long I could go? At one point I actually thought I might go for 2.5 but the time between 1:45 and 2:00 was torture so I called it good. Tomorrow is strength, Wednesday is a downhill ski day, Thursday is a xc ski day (most likely Mountain Dell after work) and Friday is more bike. Saturday will probably be a little bike followed by strength. Not a bad week. Having the option to ski has made dealing with all the snow and cold temperatures much easier to manage. Not to mention providing another winter training opportunity: Snow shoveling. It took a solid 45 minutes to clear my driveway this morning! No snow blower for me.

11 comments:

j_e said...

Only two more hours and you'll be a real man! :D

I'm hating this weather so much I'm about ready to do another marathon session on a trainer -- maybe this time in my basement with a DVD instead of at the gym with a brick wall.

Luckily, swimming and running have helped give me that cardio fix I've come to need on a regular basis.

What's happening to me?

j_e said...

and you're right.

snowblowers are for wussies and old men.

Eat Sleep MTB said...

Your right, my wife told me shoveling the walk was hard work this morning. Both times.

UtRider said...

You need to embrace the snow - strap on some skis and hit it!

Mother Theresa said...

I just drive over it enough times so it packs down! I did shovel this morning since I was up so early.

Eat Sleep MTB said...

Don't get me wrong, I can rip it on downhill skis. Ski gear equals less bike gear.

KDAY said...

two hrs is a long time on the trainer, nice work! I've put in at least five, three hour sessions a few years back and I think I'm suffering from permanent burn out. I'm having a hard time with one hour.

Forrest said...

So glad I do not partake in the hamster wheel anymore.

j_e said...

Yo, Mark.

The Arantix is waiting. The boss said it's all good to go and you can be the photog -- i.e., get into the expo free.

UtRider said...

JE - Send me an email with your contact info.

j_e said...

done