Today was the second longish bike in the last 2 days. A couple of runs in there also. Today was a MAF test on the Computrainer with 1:00 at 230 watts and max HR 150. I watched Rocky IV which is my go to video on the bike. Rocky III is pretty bad ass too.
This time next week I hope to have my portable lactate analyzer and Powertap, both were given to me by a generous 'supporter'. The portable lactate analyzer is exciting for me because I will be able to test lactate threshold accurately and frequently and I'll be able to do it at high altitude. I can then start compiling training data based on high altitude specific training and accurate measurements for improvement. Might be something useful for someone in all that.
I also have a bike sponsor if I get in to Leadville. A sub 25 pound 4" travel full suspension 29er! I'm super psyched about this and it has definitely sparked my motivation and hopes of being drawn for the Leadville 100 bike lottery on Feb 28th.
And I finally got to try the Mendocino Brewing Company's White Hawk IPA. I admit to liking the label more than anything (raptors are the coolest thing ever), but the beer is solid too. ANY IPA is fine by me. I could definitely be a Mendocino fan if they start using cans.
And about the only other beer I'll buy besides IPA (I am admittedly a complete beer snob for IPA) is Old Chub. Love it.