Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Stuff

Today was supposed to be a 3 hour hill zone 2 ride. How the hell can I stay in zone 2 on a hilly ride ? Walk ? Beats me. I didn't do it because my blood sugar has been all over the map today, the lower part of the map mostly. This causes me to be tired, edgy, lethargic, but mostly, some gastric distress that doesn't go well with a bike ride. It will have to wait until tomorrow.

Yesterday's zone 3 interval session was a true suffer fest. High cadence accelerations for an hour left my quads very sore this morning. First time in a while I've felt this way, and to be honest, it's refreshing knowing the pain means progress for a change. I'm fired up to see how I do on the hilly route I plan on riding tomorrow. Should be fun.

Speaking of fun, my new bike is a gas for intervals. It responds and just accelerates when getting on it out of the saddle and stomping hard. A the while, riding as smooth as can be. That's with 140 psi in the tires.

BTW, my old bike is for sale on Craigslist if you know anyone looking. Great components if some one is looking to upgrade an older frame, or just wants a new ride.


rlove2bike said...

Nice to hear you are enjoying your new ride. I read the write up in the mag and it sounds sweet. Good luck on the training and it goes without saying, your health numbers are more important than training numbers.

Boz said...

rlove, thanks. I have had to run my numbers a little higher than I like to avoid bonk, but my a.m. numbers are good.

Mike said...

"How the hell can I stay in zone 2 on a hilly ride ? Walk?"

Ha ha! Sounds like the new program's an adventure. Seriously, though, you could pick up a mt bike cassette (an 11-28 would do the trick) and stick it on there for the early, low-HR sessions. Eventually, you won't need it as you'll be doing more zone 3+ stuff. I know I don't even touch my 11-21 until TT season later in the spring.