Wednesday Night Gym
With the time and the weather changing for the better in the next few days I paid a visit to the gym tonight to put in an hour on the stair master and then hit some weights. Even once the weather and time change I plan to hit the gym every so many days to keep the muscles in check, at least until about May or June, then I'm putting the membership on a 3 month hiatus.
It's been a week or so since I was at the gym, but you wouldn't know it from the hurt I put on that stair master. Had it up to 85 (whatever 85 stands for, I just know it's hard) sweating like some damn fool and had the heart rate up. I still love the looks I get from people when I'm on the stair master, especially the ones from the "no resulters" reading while they're on the machines. They have these looks like "Why is he sweating so much?" "He's like, breathing hard" and "Why is the pasty skinned sweaty guy with shaved legs staring at me?" (ooops, that was from the girl in the sports bra, my bad).
I gotta say, the gym did wonders to break up the winter training, but I won't miss it too much. The season is here and it's time to ride. Ride the road, the trail, the bike paths, alleys, side streets, whatever, just strap on a chamois, get on the bike and ride. To steal a line from Majo League Baseball "I LIVE FOR THIS!"
Weather looks good here over the next few days so I'm taking a vacation day on Friday to get a multi-hour single track ride in. If the legs feel spunky I'm hoping for 3 to 4 hours. I'd like to used this a gauge to see where I'm at and what I need to improve for the M.A.S.S. 6 hour race coming up at the end of April.
The Dos Niner and goodies should be enroute as I type. It would be nide to get the stuff by the weekend so I could get it over to master mechanic, bike guru and good friend Tom ASAP.
In other news I talked to Big Al on the horn today. Looks like I'm going to start posting some blog entries from the Chamois over on the Bikeman.com site. Gonna have my own little place to post this dross.
We're hoping some other racers (RICK) will also start putting some stuff up too (RICK) and build a nice selection of entries from team members (RICK) so customers and fellow racers (RICK) can see what the team is up to.
Not sure if it will go by The Soild Chamois or not. Might just go with Tales From The Chamois or Chamois Tales or something as little less in your face than the Soiled Chamois (eeeeew, there's a visual).
Got a review of Hammer Nutrition products up on the Bikeman site too. I noticed a couple places I ehped up spelling/grammer (there's a shock) but it looks pretty good. Easy to review something when it's that good.
That's it. Later.