The pen is mightier than the sword!!!
I take a week off from cycling to recharge the old batteries and my family is estatic, I can now use the extra free time around the house and tend to some detailed items that needed attending. ...
However, everything in life has it's own cost. And it seems a week off the bike is not acceptable, I guess it must be laid out somewhere in the team manual that there is to be no more than 3 days rest at any point in the year. I can't win. I guess there is no middle ground. I will be sure next time I plan on taking off from riding while my body and mind heels...I will keep the news to myself. I am learning....as most things in life....somethings are better left unsaid. However, I am a salesman , sometimes I just can't help myself. Sometimes, I just need to throw my 2 cents in. Always have, always will.
Well, I stated in a previous blog "June , Month of Doom" that I had hit training wall, and opted for some rest to repair my body, mind and soul after pedaling close to 5,000 miles so far. But, I guess there is no rest for the weary. Just like a paid cyclist, I must find a way to ride thru dead legs and a lack of inspiration. So, like a good trooper I remounted my Machine Sunday and it felt great. I headed out late afternoon and rode with added passion and live legs. I took my Time Trail machine out and proceeded to fine tune fit and body position until everything felt right. I rode my Manorville loop which is a great route...lite traffic and slightly rolling hills, perfect for praticing this new discipline. Plus the fact that I can easily avg 21+ per ride is gratifying. I got in a solid 2 hours and returned home to finish the days chores.
After yesterdays relatively easy ride, I set out today on my Mountain Bike and headed out to Shoreham to train. I used this trail as a method of cross training aS I pounded one hill after another ensuring I got max workout in an 1:30 alloted ride time.
You know what is weird, I got on the scale this morning after my ride and I was my lightest weight all year. This marks the 2nd time after a short rest week that I have actually lost body weight. Strange, huh? I was 3 lbs lighter this Monday as opposed to last Monday. Maybe I should take another week off. Wait...Did I just say that!! I am only joking....I will be riding
In my June/Doom blog..I implied I was eating double cheeseburgers and drinking Coors Lite. This was just "made up" and was not actual accounts. Thruth be told...I have not had a Double Cheeseburger in a decade. I was simply inpling that I was letting loose, when in reality...despite taking a break from the bike, I maintained my strict diet. Sorry for the inaccurate information.
Also, despite my interest in Individual Time Trialing, my commitment still lies in team racing and supporting my teamates, I will be sure to highlight any and all races where I can help the GAB.