Monday, November 2, 2009

gym rat

So with my new Gym membership I'm starting to get my strength training ramped up again..

I kind of hate those places all pert asses and testosterone fuelled Bone heads, well I guess the pert butts aren't too bad at least about half of them.

But overall I enjoy getting back into the swing of things and it helps to keep me focused as the night draw in (its pitch black by 6pm now the clocks have gone back).

Anyway with my 40th B-day only a few months away I decided that I would probably benefit from maintaining my strength program through out the season not just through the winter base period so i took the plunge and got a 12 month membership!!! OMG.

for now I'm working on my X-training starting at 20mins of running at around 155bpm about 10bpm above my LTT.

and working on the AA (anatomical adaptation) phase of weights mostly focusing on my core and legs as I'm spending so much time working my upper body at work.

I ordered a few books from

Bicycling Medicine: Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment For Riders of All Levels

The Cyclist's Training Bible new edition

Weight Training for Cyclists: A Total Body Program for Power & Endurance

So I'm looking forward to their arrival to gain some new tips and tricks on training and nutrition.

Its crappy night out there, but i have some new fenders fitted to my single speed so my ride home was decidedly more pleasant tonight, off to the gym again in a bit for a late night blatt.

And god damn if my power tap hasn't finally been fixed at the shop its only been two month I've felt naked without it!

look for lots more numbers coming this way very shortly!

1 comment:

  1. joe friele is blogging now -

    when we gonna go for that long ride you keep threatening me with?