And hopefully not the last ride of february, 2011. Got out for a 90 min "spin" in the fog and 100% humidity on thursday. It was 41, holy moly, a heat wave. And it was wet. The watery roads have now re-frozen and we have snow in the forecast for this weekend, but in the mean time i am happy, hungry and ready to go out again and climb some hills on the full fendered cross bike. I do think that last winter all the outdoor riding i did helped with glute firing and getting the body ready for runs and of course, outdoor riding in the spring. Sitting on a trainer is fine, but you really do not use your body ( ie core) in the same way you do outside with little and big hils.
So my email to coach reads like this " When the temps decide to hover in the high 20's and 30's and the wind is negligible, you can find me riding in circles up the hills by our house instead of climbing in the basement to Coach Troy going up Lemmon to Windy Pass and Summerhaven."
"You want to quit, but you dont HAVE TO...."
"Comeon, Comeon, dont lose my wheel. Comeon."
Ok that was Troy, not me. IF you dont know Troy he says the above ALOT.
And when in the pool today i had a Phil Ligget-ism as my shoulder was ready to pop:
I usually run up this, its about a mile and its got a nice grade from about 2-4%.
Likely the best investment I have made in a good sturdy bike. Full fenders pretty much stay on this baby all year round.
That's all for today.