Shooting At Moons
Set the bar low, but shoot for the moon.
Not content to wallow in mid pack mediocrity, and seeking UPPER mid pack mediocrity, I headed to the Stankment® after work tonight and turned shit up a notch. I don't really like talking about winter "training" because mine is pretty lame. So I won't go too into it, but I REALLY believe I was THIS (cue finger pinch visual) close to complete stroke out tonight via one minute intervals.
It was one of the hardest workouts I've done this winter and felt damn good. When it was OVER! At times I had my HR up to 90% of max which is damn high for me on the trainer. I can hear many folks asking- "hey goofball, isn't it too early in the season to be doing intervals?" To you I say- "NOPE, not for me". See, by the time many folks are getting 'round to busting intervals I want to be in a build phase that has me riding more tempo and race pace rides and working on nutrition. That would mean working on NOT throwing up on my top tube and bonking during long rides. Since winter doesn't allow me to put in the long ass base miles like some folks, I have to do it when the days start to get longer and warmer. Then in the summer I'll try to use XC for Stroke Outs in between enduros and recovery. If you think I came up with this shit on my own you're wrong. One of the smartest endurance chickies out there helped me out on this one.
I realized tonight that THE BEST bands for Stroke Out Intervals is Daft Punk. Especially "Alive 2007". It also made me think that I never gave the answer to a trivia question I posed a few weeks ago concerning a riff in the song "Chick Lit" by We Are Scientists. No one answered. Not even Mr. Kiss Of The Hops. I believe the riff to be lifted (intentional or not) from the song "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk. What do I win? A whole lotta smugness and the knowledge that I am not only a bike geek, but a music geek too. Now lets talk D&D!
Took advantage of the iTunes pre sale today and scored my Moz tickets. 7th row on the left. I also, through a too quick mouse finger and some dimwittedness, ordered a 2nd set. So one pair is going on eBay if my buddy doesn't want them. Or if any of you all want them they're yours for face value. Just drop me a note. Now I just have to hope that he doesn't cancel... AGAIN! If he does I swear I might go a WHOLE day of not listening to him.
Recently I've been not only enjoying my usual helpings of Smith/Morrissey, I've also been enjoying a bunch of other Manc bands including some Oasis boots and the Courteeners (my new fave band). So in their honor (and to piss my friend and Liverpool supporter "UKraig" off, I have some new threads to wear...
Thursday night crime wave?? Eeegads!!