Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inflatable Legs

One of the unspoken powers of Bikeman are his inflatable legs.  Only when pushed to the limit will the legs of Bikeman grow to be as wide as the widest redwood.  It is this secret power which overthrows the darkness within the peloton....

First of all, can you picture someone with legs as wide as the widest redwood?  Talk about chaffing....

In other news, training is going extremely well in that there are noticeable improvements since the implementation of the new training schedule.  Having a plan certainly makes a difference when compared to "just winging it."  Having a plan allows you to map out your time in the most efficient manner.  Plans will also give you something to do when confined to the distance of your trainer or rollers (which are stationary...).  Starring into the grains of the basement wall (as entertaining as that may be) are bested by starring at the crystals in a digital watch and counting down the time which your legs can return to a spin and your heart cools 60% of your max BPM.

While the benefits of a training schedule are well known and better felt, equally as beneficial is being able to completely scrap the plan and change it to something else.  "Carpe Diem" or "Sieze the Day" as some would say it, but in the case of training, I say "Sieze some Wheel."

All in all, have a plan, but be ready to scrap it.  You'll benefit from the unexpected change just as much, if not more, than your regular routine or timed intervals.

Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!

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