21 October 2010

training-ride

Hours
Sleeping
  Body
Weight
182 Body
Fat
8
Pulse
(waking)
  Pulse
(rising)
  Difference  
Time
of Day
6:00 AM Distance 28 miles Power  
Time
(total)
2 hours Time
(moving)
  Time
(stopped)
 
Speed
(overall)
  Speed
(moving)
  Speed
(max)
 
Total
Ascent
  Max
Elevation
  Gradient  
Breakfast 4:45 AM – cereal
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food large bottle w/3 scoops Sustained Energy
Injuries Right knee felt okay, it was noticeable but did not prevent me from riding and did not 'hurt'. Of course I did fall down again scraping my right forearm and hip.
Therapy  
Workout Type  
Weather upper 40s, clear, dry, calm
Course Dawg, Leschi, down East Mercer Way, back the same way
Results  
Equipment Rain Bike
Clothing knit shoe covers, knee warmers, bib shorts, Craft long sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, arm warmers, wind vest, cap, knit gloves

Martin fall down go boom. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I was bummed to have missed Tuesday's ride so was ecstatic to be able to make this one. I topped off my tires, grabbed my lights and headed down to the Dawg to meet Greg K, Ryan D, Nelson J and one of our new teammates who's name I have now completely spaced... We headed out for a couple of intervals on Mercer Island and it was a great morning with dry roads and mostly clear sky.

Which is exactly what was puzzling me when I was lying in the middle of the road on the second switchback headed down to Lake WA Blvd.

Turns out I Had a slow (read: pretty fast) leak in my front tube and in the apex of the corner my wheel pushed out and down I went. Rats. After my fall yesterday this was getting old fast.

Everyone helped me up and helped me fix my flat and after doing some personal inventory I opted to continue. The fall had really hurt but it's been my experience that halting all activity can make you even more stiff and sore than riding it out if you are able to do so. And in retrospect I think it was the right call as I did loosen up some by the time I got home.

Still, the ride was a little less fun than if I had not hit the deck. :( The whole ride my right forearm felt like it was burning and I kept looking at my arm warmer to see if blood was going to soak through. It never did so when I got home and pulled the arm warmer off I was mildly surprised to see that my undershirt was totally red. Testimony to the wicking qualities of Craft clothing I suppose.

This group is great! Here's to more of the same rides and but fewer falls.

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