Tuesday, March 9, 2010

blogging while on the trainer....

I wonder if this would really be manageable: update my blog while I am riding on the trainer.  It would certainly help pass the time and feel half way useful.  Hmmmm...just typing that sentence was pretty challenging.  I should also use google chrome to write it as the build in spell check will be very much needed (is google taking over the world?).  Another thing I need to do is to turn on my music!  There is nothing more painful than being on the trainer, trying to ignore the dirty basement, and absorb that tiny airflow from that tiny fan that is blocked by the lap top w/ only the noise of the trainer!  ....Music...maybe some NIN to get some cadence going........ehhh.......Cocteau Twins instead... almost the same.....

.....One leg drillls...definately no typing during those...Today is supposed to be my third two hour stint  this week on the trainer and ten minutes into this I can already tell there is no way I am going to last longer than an hour!  I am finishing my first week of Base 1, and am trying to focus on efficiency and form.  I usually last about 10 secs (being generous) when consentrating on making pedalling circles and five mins later realized I stopped focussing and am back to mashing the pedals.  Joel Friel states you should try to unweight your leg on the upstroke.  Sounds easy, but dang, pretty hard to implement. 

Damn it's hot in this basement! 

I read the latest edition of the Training Bible by Joel Friel in hopes to be/feel more prepared for my first cat 1 season...am now typing blind as I had to take my reading glasses off since the lenses had become opaque from the sweat accumulation...gotta concentrate on circles again....I did not read the mtb bible as it was getting old and wanted to get the lastest info on training.  Most likely not that much has changed though...oooh, Cranberries makes good spinning music...Book is good.  As others have said, it is laid out in a really easy to understand manner and Joel does a good job braking it into the basic ingredients and then building up a plan that includes everything he covered.  There are certainly Nay sayers out there on the whole base aerobic build but since this is my first year trying it out, I have no feedback yet.  Having read Joel Friel's book, I started to explore coaching and have been absolutely stunned by the cost!  Insane!

Pretty gross thought, but I know I have to increase the air flow when I can actually start smelling my self!!!

Alright, I actually have to stop typing which brings me back to beginning of this entry: no it's not manageable....

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