Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Much junk in the trunk

Today, I was supposed to do one of my favorite workouts. One hour at tempo with a 10 second sprint every 3rd minute. I usually have a lot of fun with this one, because it's fast and I am constantly trying to get the peak watts number up higher on each succesive sprint. I felt tight and labored even during my warm up. I gave it a go, but 15 minutes in I was fighting to keep the watts over 200. The target was 225-240. And the sprints were barely breaking 900 watts. I am usually at 1050-1100. Canton chewed me up pretty good I guess. I backed off, enjoyed the crisp autumn air and took in the sunset. Not a bad day on the bike. But really...is there ever a bad day on the bike? Think REALLY hard before you answer that one. Barring crashes and accidents, I would take a horrendous day on the bike over lots of other things...


Colin R said...

You're not the only one who's cooked. I was supposed to do a hill workout this morning... yeah that didn't really work. Instead I enjoyed the exquisite combination of totasted legs, sweaty body and frigid extremities that comes at 40 degrees and rode home.

It was pretty close to a bad day on the bike.

craig said...

The wise man knows when to take a nap.

CTodd said...

The day I cracked my collarbone: Kind of a bad day on the bike.

So in answer to your "ever" question: Yes. There can be bad days. They are just rare. Very rare.

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