Saturday, April 21, 2007
Damn.... That was a great day and a great race. We had a great turnout with tons of fit racers. I was nervous from the gun but was super happy to just get out and do some racing. I survived a few laps and had to call it a day and let the real racers get to it. After 4 or 5 trips up the climb a few local super studs crossed the gap to the break with Mark Santa took the win. Pretty stellar. Please check back i hope to have some images and video tomorrow.
STILL Waiting for images to do the video of the race. Here is the view from the finish.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Well I have been out of the brace for 14 days. Sweet. I can touch my toes and just started riding outside 3 days ago. I am having delusions of racing soon. Just finished up my taxes and didn't have to pay to much $$$ this year.
OK here is the serious part of the BLOG. CHECK YOUR JUNK!! I had a pretty big scare with the fatty tumor and some groin pain. I had to see some doctors about testicular cancer. It was not on the fun list of things I wanted to do. But the bottom line is.... we all need to do self checks. Get a good idea of what is going on so if you ever have problems.... you will know what "it should" feel like. Just my 2 cents. I was calling friends all over to ask what the boys felt like. So I know this isn't the topic we want to read about but I think it was worth a mention. We have a local race this weekend "Tax Day Circuit Race" I hope to see a ton of racers ready for 07'
Friday, April 13, 2007
OK this is how I spent Friday the 13th. I had a small fatty tumor removed from my peck. Dr. Kris Walker busted out the scapple and removed a lima bean sized growth(with legs) under my nipple. Pretty crazy and a bit graphic so sorry for the post. Its being tested and I will have the results in a week. I am sure I will be just fine. But for now I won't be doing any topless modeling. I thought about having her make me a "D cup" but I decided to stay natural. I never thought I would find a lump in my chest, but 2007 has thrown a few curve balls my way. I really wanted to watch but I didn't have the nerve. I took today off the bike but hope to be back at it tomorrow.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Does cross training work....
I have to think it sure doesn't hurt if you do it hard enough.
I can't really believe that the stairmaster can cross over this well but damn. I am jumping up and down at the moment(figuratively)
68°F 4500 ft
Indoor 20 MINUTE Effort/TEST ON TRAINER Fluid 2 (330 5.1wkilo)
Most of effort was standing I couldn't sit very comfortably so I rode probably 75% out of saddle.. while in the saddle I sat up like "No hands" i was scared to bend.
Well 84 days off the bike in a TLSO....and here it is. 6 weeks of Elliptical, Stairmaster. All was done low cadence at 150-155 hrate. 8-10 hours a week for 6 weeks. The 6 weeks before that was all pretty much walking and sleeping. I rested the past 2 days so I would have some legs. I had a CTL of 60 on Tuesday and an ATL of 90 TSB of -31
Today I had ATL 56 CTL of 54 and TSB of -10
I was pretty nervous so I was very controlled and held back from
Def con 4. I just road controlled and tried not get sloppy. Don't get me wrong I was pegged... spitting on the SRM.
I started to feel my lack of cycling fitness at minute 12. I could tell I haven't pedaled a bike in 3 months. The legs felt Strong. I struggled with spinning so I just mashed 60-65 cadence.
Super excited. I think it will be 2-3 weeks before I can train but this is a good start.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Here is the other guy besides Jesus who walked on water.
Well tomorrow will be my last day in the TLSO brace. 12 weeks ago I didn't think I could pull this off without going crazy. I have to admit that I have had my moments...but for the most part it hasn't been that bad. I had a goal of getting my taxes done, but I still haven't started them. I did 60 hours of StairMaster and elliptical. And I will finish Atlas Shrug tomorrow. 47 hours of a book on tape. I spent a ton of time loving my dogs over the past few months. So here I am at 83 days! Wow that went fast. Scary how time flys. It is time to get back up from getting knocked down.