Saturday, December 15, 2007

12/15/07 Weekly Ride Report

The weather lately has made for interesting photo ops and happy dogs, but has not been so conducive to biking.

We had an ice storm on Monday and I took these pics of the ice glazing berries in the privet hedge and a dried stalk of Joe Pye Weed.

Thursday, we had snow which the dogs absolutely love. Saffy makes Jeff and I play soccer with her. We have to use a basketball since it takes such a beating!

She invented this version of the game and puts a lot of energy and muscle into it and expects us to do the same.

Jeff and I can get quite a workout keeping up with her. She loves to try to steal the ball away from us and then wants us to try to take it from her. She loves 'fake outs' and is really good at doing it to us. She'll hold the ball with one paw, start to send it one way and then quickly change and go the other way!

Yes, I'm trying to distract you from my lack of cycling content for this post. I was so psyched up to ride after watching the cx race Saturday, but didn't get out until the brief warm up on Wednesday.

I had a really good ride with my fresh legs. I can't remember the last time they felt that fresh! They felt strong, even twitchy, which was a good feeling since I definitely have more bulky muscle than quick twitch fibers. I was on the 'cross bike, but it felt so light and connected to me. I guess that was the benefit of being so physically well rested.

The temperatures got up to 45-50 so I could go with my lighter clothes. Although a few splatty raindrops landed on me at the start of my ride it cleared a little. The wind was mild at first, though it got pretty strong toward the end of my ride.

My (meager) total for the week was 1 outside ride of 32.81 miles on the cross bike.

Rest is nice to a point, but if all this 'rest' continues I'm definitely going to start to atrophy, so workouts will be picking up again one way or another.


knitseashore said...

The cross races looked like such fun! Too bad it got cold and icy out right after that -- definitely not as balmy as last winter.

I want to get on the trainer as soon as the holidays are over. I can't seem to make time for it right now which is frustrating.

belaybunny said...

brrrr, it looks cold, don't blame you for not getting out so much on the bike. I'm managing even shorter rides than you, as it's freezing here as well. Have a great Christmas and New Year!! I hope you manage to get in some cycling over the festive season. I have some new winter kit to open on tuesday and try out ;)

belaybunny said...

I hope you got some cycling in over the festive season!! We're due snow tomorrow, so I got out today. I even got a couple of cycling photos taken for you so you could see the bike in action!!