2007-03-28 Kickball

What? I'm logging a game of KICKBALL in my triathlon blog?

Yes. I am. I'm creating this entry on the 29th. A bunch of us played after work yesterday, and today I'm totally sore. My core is sore from throwing the ball, and my hamstrings are totally fried from running (and possibly delayed soreness from Tuesday's bike ride).

Kickball as a workout. Who knew?


2007-03-27 Bike

Lunchtime ride with GP. Wow, I'm totally out of shape. Average HR for the hour that I had the HRM going was... uhh... 163? I forget. 160something I think. I was dying. Wasn't the fasted ride ever, either. It was windy, sure, but that doesn't explain how weak I was. I've been doing rides on the trainer (and forgetting to log them here), but outside... yoikes. I think it's the 10 extra pounds I'm still carrying. Hopefully they will come off as the spring weather allows me to get outside more.

GP had his GPS unit with him for the ride (didn't start it until a few miles in, though.) You can see the log of the ride if you really want to.


2007-03-13 Lunch Ride

Lunch ride. First ride wearing my bib shorts and speedplay pedals, and first outdoor ride with PowerCranks. I spent most of the ride just trying to get comfy on the new settup. My right leg really wants to move (twist) during the pedal stroke, which the speedplay pedals allow, but which felt weird. As far as the PowerCranks were concerned, the weird part wasn't the hills, as I expected, but the flats/downs. I didn't realize how much I normally coast. Coasting on the PowerCranks is weird. I think the end result is that the PC's encourage me to ride with more constant power, both within a single pedalstroke and over different terrain. This caused a lot of yo-yo issues with GP/MH, who definitely surge/rest.

Anyway... fun stuff. I enjoyed riding outside for a change! The weather has been brutally cold. 50 minutes or so.