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.

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