Monday, November 14, 2005

biking and on

Friday was a beautiful 65 degrees so I had to get out and bike-how great to be outside biking on Nov 11th. If you don't live in a cold weather state this makes no sense-there is a forecast for 5-7 inches of snow tomorrow so the rest of the season will be spin city (wasn't that a television show at some point)

I urge my fellow athletes to check out this site. There is a couple of great articles on training in the offseason. I'm realizing I don't want to spend a lot of mental energy to train right now, I'm basically keeping consistent, lifting weights as often as I can and not getting too worried about anything but the basics. I have a year to be intense, I just think it might get old or difficult to stay at a race training intensity for that long. I have my plan in place and it doesn't call for major "oh my gosh" training until late April. I have some parameters and goals to keep me honest, Chang's Marathon for instance, so I won't be going back to ground zero by any means. My plan is to keep up my endurance but to build a lot of strength in this off season. Did you happen to see the muscle mass and balance of Sarah R-the one legged Ironman from Kona. Having muscle envy right now. This picture doesn't do justice to the live images from Saturday's airing of Kona. I want to be a strong, steady athlete. That is the goal, and on that note, I need to go out and run for an hour. It's cold here-I don't really want to go, ask me again in 20 minutes when I've warmed up :)

I need a run, school conferences are tonight.

7 comments:

Bolder said...

Sarah R is amazin'...

will follow your linky, thanks!

Comm's said...

I have not seen her this year but I followed her last year and read her story in Runners World early in 2005. It looks like she has lost a lot of muscle mass. She was built much more like a body builder or maybe a more apt thought is a sprinter. From what recent photos I have seen, she has a much leaner appearance.

Cliff said...

I'm realizing I don't want to spend a lot of mental energy to train right now,

and later

and on that note, I need to go out and run for an hour.

I understand how i feel. I will keep telling myself..train less.don't think about tri training. At the same time I would be telling myself great weather, time to go for a run...

Flatman said...

That first picture of you taking off on your bike is awesome! The leaves, the trees, the road...you.

Man, I miss my bike! Only four more weeks of this running non-sense! Hurry up marathon, so I can start riding seriously again!!!!

Kewl Nitrox said...

Nice pic of the bike! Sigh, here I am in a country where it is 32-26 degrees Celsius all year, and I can't even consistently do my swim/bike/runs.

The Spandex-King said...

Hey!! Keep that white stuff over there in Minnesota!! Winter Sucks!!

TriFeist said...

BAH, I missed the IMH coverage. Maybe they will replay it later on. Thanks for the link to TriNewbies. It gives me lots of food for thought!