Can't Catch A Break

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

And then there are the good days

I'm back from my one day vacation. I'm rejuvenated. (juvenated before, lost it, and then juvenated again. rejuvenated.)

Nothing like a performance enhancing red bull to get things moving. I got my race bike back from the shop. The wheels are true, and the cracked carbon is all covered in epoxy.


I started my ride just as the red bull was really kicking in. After the warmup, I did my prescribed 30 minute effort. Train your weaknesses they say. I've been doing a lot of 20 and 30 minute work. Even though I'm still relatively weak for these durations, it's fun to do them on oft-traveled bike routes. Most people aren't really doing hard efforts, so you just cruise past people with a 10mph speed differential.


After I cooled down from that, I unleashed a sprint just for fun. I haven't measured one in a couple of months. Because I've been training my weaknesses. And I don't race with a computer. Anyway, in one try, I increased my best 5 second effort by over 150 watts.


And I was paranoid that I was losing strength with all this long training. Then I saw a comparitively fast looking guy. Ususally on training rides, I'm able to pretty much ignore everybody else. But I was on the home stretch with no further particular plan, so I chased him down. When I passed him, he sped up. It was on. Definitely not a race, but fun. He hung on my wheel for a mile or two. I rode on. I had a gap. I rode on. He was gone.


CSG wants help picking out a bike.


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  • "CSG wants help picking out a bike.


    OH YEAH!

    And the whole work the weakness thing is pretty cool, too.

    Your blog is inspiring.

    By Blogger CyLowe, at July 10, 2008 8:07 AM  

  • Well done. You've done your work ... you're there. Easy rides now - just have fun. Clean the bike. Polish your shoes and helmet. Let your form slide just a little ... then when Superweek starts you're mind will be fresh, enthusiasm high, and you'll be ROCKING!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 10, 2008 8:59 AM  

  • I just noticed.... Did you really put the Pootie Tang tag on this post?

    By Anonymous cylowe, at July 11, 2008 9:30 AM  

  • i strive for such moments of awesomeness. please awesome, help aham23. you are my only hope. later.

    By Blogger aham23, at July 11, 2008 10:21 AM  

  • Yes I did.

    Classic movie.

    By Blogger recursive, at July 11, 2008 11:55 AM  

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