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.

Why?

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.

5 comments:

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...

hehe

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

Congrats on the race!

T

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.