Because I decided I needed more scars/bruises on my legs. And because I’d deadlift all day if I could.
Entries Tagged as 'training'
A couple of years ago, I had my first – and hopefully, last – whirlwind romance. It was one of those bad choices you regret making later, and try to justify to yourself by blaming an ego that had gotten owned by a recent break up, right around the time Mr. Whirlwind-So-Not-Right came spinning along. […]
September 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments · life, training
The Training Peaks app for the iphone changed on me a few updates ago. That was, more accurately,weeks ago. Like the friend who comes back from studying abroad, cultured and well-dressed, it threw me off. The new app is clean, snazzy, kind of complicated-looking, and all I could do was stare in disbelief and slight […]
August 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments · tokyo, training
“You know he doesn’t let his family use air conditioning, right?” My coworker asked. “…But why?” I said, “I mean, I know air conditioning screws up your body’s ability to regulate its own temperature and stuff…but it’s…really hot out.” “Well…I mean, maybe that too,” my coworker responded, “but I think it has more to do […]
One of the more interesting things I saw this weekend… Proof that my shins are getting lean…? It’s going to be a crazy week, but good stuff coming soon!
July 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment · road rides, training
skratch in my bottles ascending tokyo mountains sweet, red gasoline
July 3rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · tokyo, training
“Are you alone? Training? You don’t see women that do that much here.” It’s been over a year since an older gentleman with stronger legs said that to me. We bumped into each other on a popular ride route, on a weekday morning because I was unemployed and he was self-employed. He offered a wheel […]
June 27th, 2013 · No Comments · training
[A typical training week now that it's rainy season in Japan...] Monday: Rest day. Check out training plan for the week. Tuesday: Longer spin day, with intervals that don’t look so bad so I’m all… An hour later… Wednesday: Short, sweet recovery. Thursday: Power intervals. Ten times. DONE. Friday: Rest day. Saturday: 2 hours inside […]
January 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · training
There’s a place that you fall into at the tail end of a series of power intervals – the kind that puts you in a severe oxygen deficit – or, as I also discovered a few days ago, in the last three minutes of a 20 minute TT. It comes after the nausea sets in […]
In any good action movie, some lesser spy, when captured, will grind his teeth into a hidden capsule of instant death upon capture. “Ha ha ha ha, you will DIE! You cannot stop us!!!” He laughs at the hero through his clenched teeth while foam bubbles up from a corner of his mouth. It’s a […]