Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wish You Were Here
This was an awesome day to be in Austin, Tx.
Aside from the weather, today's workouts were pretty good.
I rode for about an hour and a half with DuShun and his buddy Dave. For the most part this ride was pretty tame except for the parts where DuShun found the motor on his bike and hit the gas. Hard. I have sort of a love/hate relationships with these rides. They are excellent tests of my fitness and my cycling skills. And today showed I have improved a lot. There was no watching DuShun roll away from me on the slightest incline. There was no heart rate explosion while trying to catch DuShun. There was no falling off his wheel when he went to sprint. Today I covered every move. And I didn't go into my red zone to do it. I was right there with his wheel as my single point of focus for every single move except the last climb to the finish. It wasn't that I didn't go for it because I did. I didn't get a flat tire either. No. What happened was I got completely owned by a better rider.
I really need to see if I can get a bike shop to loan me some sort of power meter to put on DuShun's bike. Because the speed that he flew up that last climb today was just unreal. X-files unreal. My guess his he had to be pushing well over 1000 watts. And he was seated. Did I mention DuShun doesn't climb out of the saddle much? It was just plain scary.
After my ride I came home and ate a small bowl of oatmeal, a banana, a glass of fresh juice, and some almonds. Then I went for a 10 mile walk. This took about 3 hours. I like long walks like this because they seem to help my legs recover faster from the daily running. This is the second 10 mile walk I've done this week and I've still managed to run every day as planned. After the walk I stopped at Daily Juice and had a small Cosmic Trigger.
This was a really, really good smoothie. But an even better long workout day fuel source. I had no problems with fatigue or dehydration or nutrient deficiencies after a small cup of this stuff. These are the ingredients: blueberry, cherry, banana, fresh coconut water, raw cacao, raw maca, hemp protein, raw almond butter, flax oil, extra virgin coconut oil, vanilla, spirulina, Himalayan Salt, raw agave nectar, camu camu powder, msn sulfur.
All I know is after this thing I was able to run 3 miles then swim for 3000m.
I finished off the day with a big salad. Now I'm going to bed.