Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Workouts: Last Three Weeks of 2008

December 8 - 31, 2008 were fairly bad for my training.  I had a cold at first, then bad weather curtailed bike commuting.  I trained significantly less in those three weeks than I had been doing in one week in October and November.

Guess I can call this downtime, recovery, active rest, and family ski vacation.

Looking forward to a great 2009!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

So what if LA has a TTX......

Note the similarities between Lance Armstrong, today:

Took the TTX home from the airport. . . on TwitPic

and me in 1989....

OK, there are NO similarities....  But checkout my cool one-piece speedo kit, my sockless lake shoes, my original Scott DH bars without tape, my soft disk, my cool green Mangusta machine.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sick Workout Week: December 1 - 7, 2008

Cough and cold all week.  Still biked to work and did a hard day on Wed, including extra cycling and running.  The cold started high in my throat, affected my voice.  Then it moved deeper into my lungs as a cough.  It was controlable with Halls Mentho-Lyptus drops.  On Friday at school it moved into my stomach.  I didn't train all weekend.  Instead I stayed in and rested.  Coughed a lot, but unproductive.  My digestive system acted strange all weekend.  Produced a lot of gas, no movement.  Then, this morning, three episodes of liquid.  Called in sick, went to doc.  Doc took some blood and urine, and it wasn't anything that needs antibiotics.  He said it is just a virus running through my body.  Hopefully it is on its last generation.  I have not missed more than one day consecutive in training since August 21st, and now I am up to three.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Lance Fanatic

My drive-to-work count still stands at only NINE since the school year started on September 2nd. This morning Ms. C, my clearly nonathletic colleague in the next classroom, said some people were talking about me yesterday, and compared me to Lance Armstrong. I said, "Yea, Lance and me: Comeback Kids." She said, no, it was more about my hair... that I was riding so fast it was blowing back my hairline... Well, yea, I am getting old. If I was still in the market for a wife, I guess I would have to get The Hair Club... I try to tell people that all of my aging has taken place from my neck on up... Did you ever see pics of me in my ponytail days?

And then today there is this, via - Lance and Levi working out on a climb at their current training camp in the Canary Islands. At least I have more hair than Levi...:

Levi and I out on the ride today in Tenerife. Started with 12... on TwitPic