Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cycling and Yoga

Well... I survived yet another Sunday class. I am finding it very interesting how fast the time appears to go in there. One moment we're doing Surya Namaskara A, then all of the sudden we've made it to Navasana and next thing you know, Shirshasana, and then we're outta there. The pacing today was markedly faster than the last few weeks. Everyone is getting it down and I'm really glad that I'm in good aerobic shape.

One interesting thing about today was during Navasana. Kelly was thinking that we'd done five rounds, the class caught it and then then we did two more for a total of six. The interesting part is that some people in the class swear it was five rounds total and others... swear it was six. I believe that this is because that everyone has lost all high order brain function or maybe it's everyone's mind repressing the memories.

I'm about to crack 1000 miles for the month and 7500 for the year. That is just amazing me. This is shaping up to be a really big mileage year. I'm now starting to think about what I'm going to be doing ride wise next year and how to work in the spin classes, yoga, and limited outdoor riding this winter. I think that one of the reasons that I'm tolerating the bigger mileage is the yoga practice. It is work for the body that is very different than the limited range of movement and position on the bike. It is stretching those same over worked muscles, helping to flush out all of the lactic acid, and providing general body strength work. (Some of you might scoff at that last statement, but... believe me, it's 100% true.) Then there is the work for all of those little muscles that don't get used on the bike.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Seven Hundred Billion Dollars

I will destroy your economy unless you give me Seven Hundred Billion Dollars.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ahoy Matey

It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Here is some helpful advice to get it right.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Semi Monthly Post?

It seems that I'm slipping into that mode. All is going well. Still putting the miles in, although not at the same rate as last month. Let see...

  1. All of the tri folks that I was training with did well at IronMan Cheeseland. Jen kicked butt and qualified for Kona next year. I think that is a good thing... I'm suspect that I'm going to be getting hammered more than this year.
  2. The weekly Ashtanga practice continues. I believe that this is the third week for the Sunday class and myself now. I still am muddling through. I had the sweat going big time today. It was also the debut of the cloth rug for the seated poses. It worked really well, much better than the bath towel that I'd been using. Although, I think a wet-vac might have been in order at the end.
  3. Did the Heartland Century yesterday with Laurel, the person that does body work on me. That was fun. It was raining big time the whole way. She was time constrained so we did the half. I believe we were two of the maybe twenty people that rode. I suspect that I was the only nutter that actually signed up day of the ride. I rode the 1x1 with the fenders and lights. Did ok for a single speed (40x17), something like 3:30.
  4. I came close to having a zero day today. It was nasty cold and rainy this morning. Fortunately, it stopped raining and I was able to slip out for an hour and a half. I'm going to have to manage 33/day to hit 1000 for the month. It's do-able, but I have to keep this fun and not obsess on the numbers.
  5. Cleaned the espresso machine and the grinder today. It was past time. The shots were starting to be a bit off. I'm also going to need a dry day to roast. I'm getting down there to the point the coffee won't have as much rest as I like. Stupid rain...