Tuesday, July 24, 2007
He suggested that my problems may have been respiratory related and the cumulative effect of training 15 hours a week during the Spring may have finally pushed me over the top. "You can only force bad air into your lungs for so long before it starts to affect your health", he said.
He gave me some advise on how to kick my nagging nasal and sinus congestion and suggested I try a Q-var inhaler to help combat the effects of the bad air in the valley. I've used the Q-var before my last couple of rides and have felt fantastic! Best of all, this inhaler doesn't seem to give me the shakes and jitters like others I've tried.
This may finally be part of the answer I've been looking for!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
So Saturday is it for me. I'll be sweeping the XC course on Sunday to make sure everyone gets through it OK, but it will be a nice, slow, leisurely ride.
Pookie is only doing one of the two Omnium races as well...on her singlespeed! She's chosen to tackle the XC course of about 15 miles. It hurts too, but at least you can get a break on some of the downhills!
Friday, July 06, 2007
This is me this season.
After last night's weekly Thursday excursion at the Cove (the ride I lead, but haven't been to in over a month and a half) I am certain that I am not ready for racing. I will get pulverized. I spent this past winter training on the geared bike and left the poor SS hanging in the basement. Big mistake. Trying to race at the level I was last season is unreasonable based on how I felt last night. I may do the Mill Mountain MTB Hill Climb next weekend, but the cross country stuff probably won't be in my future. I'll be riding the Rig and having fun. For a change, I won't give a rip about how fast I'm going.