I've dropped off the blog posting stuff. I'm sorry about that. I'm busy with 2 kids, coaching, house chores and my own practice with my run and bike parts. I'm not exactly a mental giant to begin with and I seem to have a limited reserve of thought, and so my blog suffers.
I've become a gym rat and I'm loving it. I sort of dread running but I get giddy the night before my hard leg days in the gym. And the bike. I love cycling right now. Maybe more than ever because it's done with little pressure. Years ago I tried to make a living with my legs but now I can appreciate the purity and joy of just riding.
My schedule as of late looks more like something out of Men's Health. Monday was 1:00 in the gym on legs and core. Then a 1:00 bike with 8 X 1:00 at 350-380 watts on 1:00 recovery at 100-150 watts. If you don't know anything about cycling wattage then those numbers are amazing and world class bad ass. If you're familiar with wattage then... I'm still building back and I was tired and I was sick I think. Tuesday was upper body in the gym, completely wrecked myself and I could barely get my shirt over my head afterward. Today was a 3 mile run with 8 X 30" max effort (steep) hill intervals followed by a 2:00 bike finishing with 5" max effort sprints hitting 1049 watts on the first one. You never hit your best watts on the last one.
Not exactly the schedule of an ultra endurance guy. I'm really wanting to regain strength and some body weight. Not just because my wife has a crush on Ryan Gosling, but for my health over the next 15 years. I ain't getting any younger and my kids are only getting stronger. I fully plan on giving them a run for their money when I'm 55.