Wednesday, April 09, 2008

What 700 miles in the basement is *really* good for

LEST y'all think I'm poopoohing the benefits of my trainer sessions in the basement, I'm going to share a little nugget with you.

Yesterday I walked up the stairs. Normally. As in not hunched over, stiff legged and awkward. Just a normal, lahdeedah pace up stairs. Lots of stairs. All day long.

Normally, two days after a hill-filled race I would be all bent over and old lookin'. But not now.


Because I worked my a** off in the basement this year. And while I didn't smack the hills around on Sunday as secretly hoped, I certainly didn't need a week to recover from them either.

How about one day to recover.

And THAT, my friends, is a good thing.

So don't start worrying that this complicated relationship you've developed with your trainer in the belly of your home is for naught.

It's all good.


In only marginally related news, I was out looking for a "flat" course last night to do a recovery ride on. And since I can no longer claim frostbite risks for outdoors riding, I was on the road. And within a half and hour, I got an industrial sized staple directly in my back tire.

And what did I do?

I promptly called Mighty M.

I know, I know. I could have changed it, but it already needs to go into the shop because the tire isn't sitting properly in the wheel, so it goes thunkthunkthunkthunk the whole time I ride. Like a flat tire when I don't have one.

Until, of course, I did.

Rather than get greased up and dirty changing a tire that was going into the shop the next day, I decided for the rescue call instead.

Oh, and since you asked, lazy is spelled a-b-l-e.


Wes said...

LOL!! Yea, I had one of those flat tires that wasn't flat thunk thunk thunk thingees! Just need to deflate it and put some soapy water around the tire so it seats properly. I have NO idea what I would do about that in a race. No siree, not me :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice job at your Duathlon! The season will roll out nicely for you - the 1st big race is always hard - but your recovery is speaking for how hard you worked this winter! Congrats! Jen H. :)

TriGirl Thea said...


I just wish 700 miles on a turbo *felt* good for you!

Congrats on the race!


the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

that's nothing. I had a flat to change at a coffee shop on Saturday and I whined for help. I had no excuse whatsoever!

kt said...

Nice, I have called in for help as well. No worries. No excuses. I totally understand.