Monday, November 10, 2008

Training Week -- 11/3 - 11/9

Wading back into the pool, so to speak. Shockingly, I cranked out ~90 miles on Saturday without bonking or much power loss, despite not riding anywhere near that far for three months. Of course I didn't take any hard pulls and rode in the last bunch on the climbs, but it was still a surprise. I think the concept of "muscle memory" is real. My legs grew up pedaling circles for hours on end and it's still their favorite activity.

Mon: Ride; 1.5 hrs, around Goleta
Tue: Ride; 1.5 hrs, OSM-Painted Cave, 39x25
Wed: Run; 5 miles, neighborhood 8:30 pace
Thu: Ride; 1 hr, OSM (slow)
Fri: 0
Sat: Ride; 5 hrs, 8:00 roco ride around Casitas
Sun: Run/Walk; 4 miles

Totals: 9 hrs Riding; 9 miles Running


Anonymous said...

nah, you're just so talented.

Marco Fanelli said...

I'll ignore that bratty comment :) ......

....except for one thing that it reminded me about. I've told a number of people that XXXXXXXX is the most talented bike racer ever from Santa Barbara. Ever...well, at least as far back as the 1970's. I'll entertain guesses as to who XXXXXXXX is. And to be clear, I mean this individual grew up in Santa Barbara/Goleta, so I don't include transplanted UCSB riders (e.g., Dylan Casey, Adam Laurent, Eric Cech, etc.) or people who moved here in adulthood or after already establishing themselves as bike racers (e.g., Saunders, Jacob, Aaron Olson, Ken Hanson, etc.)

So I guess another part of the questions is, What does it mean to be a talented bike racer?

I just jotted down my top-10-most-talented-racers-from-SB list. I should do a blog post about them. Who is on your list? [General question to anybody/everybody]

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean.

Swamis Saturday was a good eye opener as Horner, Shirley and his band of merry men were along for fun.

100+ riders start and <20 show at "The Church" for the remainder of the suffer fest.

Low Cal

Steve Weixel said...

Hmm, I think you may have bonked without that bar from Croykey ;)

Marco Fanelli said...

Very true Steve! As I said to him at the time, it tasted better than a Thanksgiving dinner! (I hadn't planned to go around the lake, which is why I was unprepared with food.)

Low Cal, Is that <20 people for the long loop out east that comes back through San Luis Rey and Oceanside? That's not a bad turn-out at all for a 100-mile ride!

jen said...


I started reading this post thinking you'd actually gotten into a pool and gone swimming. Crazy talk right there.

But alas, you were merely being metaphorical.

Marco Fanelli said...

Crazy talk indeed!

Anonymous said...

I will guess a home-grown pro: Cody.

Marco Fanelli said...

Anony, Cody is certainly on my top-10 list. As the product of two good cyclists--one being a former world-record holder--you would expect Cody has some talent. ...There's that word again...