Sunday, May 13, 2007

Training Week -- 5/7 - 5/13

Lots of really hard efforts (as in, intensity that I can only maintain for 30 seconds to a couple minutes before exploding) plus one long ride that I really needed to get that fat-burning metabolism going again.

Number of rides: 7
Riding time: 13 hrs
Time in mid/high aerobic zone: 7 hrs
Best ride of the week: Saturday group ride around Lake Casitas; >90 miles at ~20 mph avg.; didn't plan to go that far and did it on 2 bottles plus one bar so was kind of bonkish at the end. Then raced a 2-hour crit the next day (today).
Other: some baseball
- OSM in 15:19, not 100%
- Discovered a fun new game when riding with Matt and Ben! When one of them is pulling, and the other is 2nd wheel, I sit in 3rd and let them stay one and two. (i.e., open up a gap to let the guy back in who just finished his pull.) Then tell the guy sitting 2nd, that his pull was 0.2 mph slower than the guy on the front. I repeated this each rotation, which had the interesting and enjoyable effect of slowly ramping up our speed from ~22'ish mph to ~27'ish mph!! Meanwhile I get to sit in the draft, and get home quicker!! Ahhh... kids.

1 comment:

Gary said...

I witnessed first hand that game with Matt and Ben as I was sitting on your wheel wondering why they were trying to rip each other's legs off. I love it.