Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hungry like the Wolf

You remember that Duran Duran song? "Hungry like the wolf...?" My bike ride today left me famished -- I had a pasta fest all day long. My workout was to last 120 - 130 minutes and of course I bumped it up to 3 hours 10 min. Main set consisted of an increase of wattage -- WHOA DOGGY!!
  • 9 sets of 7 min at 150-160W/3min at 100-110W
I had called my Mom before I started biking, and she said something so cute by mistake -- "Happy Bikling!" And it was a good day for bikling!! :) :) LOL!!

I noticed the increase of wattage over last week right away, and it took about 50 minutes in until I started to feel the groove. After I reached the two hour mark I was so thoroughly soaked, I decided to hop off and change. What a difference the dry clothes made! I felt like a new person. For a brief moment, I entertained the idea of pushing onto 4 hours -- but my legs had had a good workout. There's always next week right? LOL!!

I rode on the IMC course and was just about at the top of Richter -- again I wanted to just get to the top, but reined myself in. The rest of the day has been spent picking up dog poop from my poop soup backyard and writing my history essay. Almost done -- I'm in the final stages now-- I just need to pull it all together with sentences that flow, ideas that gently segue into the next, and those other finishing touches. :)

Diva was so funny yesterday, she found this stick out in the yard and brought it in the house. The snow had just melted off it and it had a nice sag to it -- but still with a good amount of stiffness. Perfect for chewing into billions of splinters all over the carpet!! Oh yeah, and it was my BRILLIANT idea to get cream-coloured carpets despite my four animals and two huge crab apple trees in the front yard. LOL!! :) :)

10 comments:

Charlie Browne said...

You are a machine....a machine with what used to be cream coloured carpets!!

Susi said...

you are an INSANE machine!! save some for race day dude. haha.

qtlibrarian said...

and I thought I was crazy! You go girl! I would die from bordom 4 hours on a trainer!

Jenna said...

1. I missed my bike workout but you did mine for me. So, it all works out :) Thanks.
2. You are crazy. Maybe bikeling is more fun than cycling? Don;t ya just love mom's!!
3. What do you use to ride the IMC course? I have the read rides DVD set - is this what you have. I like them.
4. You sound so hardocre talking about watts. lol

Jenna said...

It is not that I can't spell ... Ijust never proofread before I hit publish ....

Julie said...

Hahaha! I have a Computrainer -- I got my Mikey to drop the $1500 USD for my birthday/Christmas/whining. It squeezes your tires to emulate all the hills -- it is so frigging awesome I love it!!! It is really like riding outside all year round.

Keith said...

I feel so low tech here for spin training. No TV. No computer. sometimes an iPod but nearly had an incident with the wires, towel, and water bottle. No watt meter. No computrainer. No adjustable resistance on my trainer. No cream coloured carpet.

Cath said...

You're scaring me now you crazy kid you! What does IG think of the extra hours....?! Well, I'm out for a couple of days as glands are right back up and swollen again - oh well, should be sorted for when we get over to you in just 3 more days - yay!

We've been having crazy winds here the last few days - they came over from Canada funnily enough - I actually think they came over specifically from Criowsnest pass - it actually knocked me sideways today when I was standing still! - quite hilarious really!

See ya real soon!

Charlie Browne said...

Keith that is just old school training!!

Jenna said...

Yeah Charlie Browne trains through vizualization. He has yet to put his butt on his bike but he spends hours imagining he is on it :) He also spends endless hours in the pool that way :)

I think if you put in the effort you reap the rewards. All the fancy stuff just helps to guide the effort. But I do like the sounds of .."it's like training outside all year"