Working out with your wife = good times.
Great weather at the track = arguably even better times.
This morning Shelley and I did our core routine again and boy did I need it. Good thing we both have messed up backs and so get to spend all this quality time together. Not.
ASIDE - I frequently laugh when I think of all the stuff I have to do (core exercises, stretching, PT, massage, chiropractic) just so I can do the stuff I want to do. Like ride a goddamn bike. But I'm not bitter. Seriously; riding is still incredibly fun and it could be a lot worse. As in I couldn't ride at all. Count your blessings people.
At the track they mixed up the schedule and I like it! For a change the masters raced first and they did all the mass-start races early and then we raced the keirin. I approve.
Jim F (Keller Rohrback) was pretty much toying with us tonight. That guy not only has a super sprint, he can also turn on the style for a full 400 m.
We started out with an unknown distance which is a fun event. There is never a bad time to break away and that's exactly what Tom W did about two laps in. For sure that has become his signature move.
In the points race I got off to a slower start than I wanted but finally got away. I was chasing a Garage Racing rider and it took a bit for me to latch on but after I did we stayed away for two sprints. Nice. Then with just a few laps to go Jim rolls up and we are three. To his credit he did not contest the final sprint and I managed to get second. Not sure what my result was for the race.
In the keirin I was DFL in my heat so got to head home early. Sigh. I just have not trained these kinds of efforts or speed/cadence plus I suck at them. A winning combo for sure. With about two laps to go I moved up on the outside and tried to box in a couple of guys but when the motor pulled off I could only maintain my position for half a lap and then faded back.
|Workout Food||track - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED and one tablet of Nuun|
|Time of Day||core - 6:00 AM|
track - 7:00 PM
49 x 14
Zipp disk, Neuvation front
|Clothing||bib shorts, Craft short sleeve undershirt, short sleeve jersey, cap|