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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another bike TT and climbing on the exercise bike.

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. - William Blake
I got home yesterday and did another race bike TT. These have not been apples to apples comparisons (no warm-up, no ROCKET helmet, no UNITARD, etc) but my time is off by 25 – 30 seconds. I don’t feel fast but I seem to be faster everywhere else (swimming and running) and a maximum effort bike will not be required for my half and full ironman’s, but, it is disappointing.

I started a fire in the fire pit in the back yard last night. I am still mesmerized by fire. The TV has not been on in a while (no cable anyway) but I have had fires in the back yard a couple of times each month. With a good beer in my hand I could the flicker of the fire all night.

I actually had a couple of good beers last night and woke up pretty dehydrated. With the diet and training I have not drank much since the beginning of the year and my tolerance has dropped to nothing. I’m a light weight now.

On a positive note I did weigh the least that I have all year. I actually hit the 160 mark (well – 160.4). I’m sure the weight will jump back tomorrow being fully hydrated. I’m still trying to get down to 155 by April 5th.

I had a surprisingly demanding exercise bike ride at the gym today. There were interval hill climbs and I had to stand up out of the saddle for them all. It really became more of a strength training program. Good stuff.

2 comments:

  1. Don't worry about the number just the strength and how you feel! Don't get married to the Ironman weight...working out that much and eating that way 100% of the time is just not reasonable (post season). Way to rock it!

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  2. I know what you mean about drinking... when I train I don't drink at all pretty much, and if I have one glass of wine with dinner, the next day I'm just too relaxed and slow.

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