Thursday, October 04, 2007

Not the training week I would have planned

So somehow this week went to hell from a training standpoint. I'm real big on the idea of hammering yourself 2 and 1 weeks before an event and then taking the week leading up to it really easy. So I got in some decent riding last week, raced twice on Sunday and then... then... crickets. I ran Monday with some dead tired legs. Tuesday was a forced day off because I had to go spend an hour and a half in a dentist's chair. That one really hosed me because Tuesday is almost never an off-day. Yesterday I tried to salvage something by heading out after work and running over to the common. When I got there I found a short steep grassy hill (not un-rideable steep, but the best I could find in downtown Boston) and did all-out sprint repeats up said hill. Sprint up, jog back down, repeat 20 times. I was approaching that feeling of wanting to vomit by the end so I at least know I went hard enough. The legs were also a little wobbly on any remote incline running back so I knew I did something. No biking though. My plan tonight is to get out of here early enough to ride before my wife's soccer game and then ride in tomorrow. The weekend is a question mark so we'll see. Sunday there's a cross country race that my kids are doing and I'll probably race too. Maybe I'll ride there first and make that the last real hard day before Gloucester. We'll see...

6 comments:

CCC said...

Casco on Saturday? Jump in!

trackrich said...

I wish... I agreed that after last weekend's golf & double race and Gloucester coming up next weekend both days that I'd take this weekend off. Good luck!

gewilli said...

you could always come down and race in Jamestown on Monday! That doesn't count as the weekend... does it?

trackrich said...

Give my wife a call and float that argument... let me know how it turns out :)

I'm off Monday but she's not so unless I was towing a triple trailer or something, no dice.

GCDavid said...

Loser. Commit and stop pretending.

gewilli said...

Hmmm

Your boys can hang with my girls and wander around Jamestown while we duke it out in the 4s!

I should probably run that past my wife before i volunteer her for race day babysitting duty....

;-)