I've been trying to do at least one long (>1:30) trainer ride every weekend, but coming up with workouts to keep my interest has been tough. So lately I've been begging Paulo to give me workouts. I think he's officially tired of my asking, so he gave me the most evil workout I've ever done. But since I'm such a glutton for punishment, I loved it.
2 hours, with 5 x 10 minute big ring on front / 12 on the back (biggest gear).
Sounds easy, until you try to survive the first 10 minutes. You are quickly engulfed in sweat. To get through the pain, I put on volume 1 of the 2002 Tour. It covered stages 1-9 and it was pretty awesome. I'm looking forward to some mountain stages for next week's ride!
So.... I know that I said that I was going to get serious about cutting down to race weight. It hasn't gone too well. I've lost about 3 pounds, getting down to 124, but there is still work to do. But I've been given a bit of a kick start by Stacy at Ohio Sports and Fitness magazine. She has asked me to be one of the athletes on the cover of her winter sports issue. The shoot is this Wednesday! Now I'm really wishing I would have gotten serious about my weight back in October. But better late than never! I went to the store today before the blizzard hit and got lots of veggies for my week. It's go time.
A Few Good Swims
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