Archive for March, 2012

I figured I’d give you a look at the pain cave.(where the indoor training takes place)


  • Cycleops trainer mat
  • Cycleops fluid trainer
  • 2 Cycleops risers
  • Bike- my road bike
  • Resistance Bands
  • Powerblock 50lb adjustable dumbells – not referencing to any part of me
  • Stability Ball

I stream all the workouts to my tv via Apple TV which is the greatest thing for me so I stay structured and don’t waste training time with mindless riding.  The best thing is that I am getting such great results I was able to say goodbye to a gym membership.



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This morning had many obstacles to get into training.  It took about 3 hours from getting dressed to getting on the bike.  Nothing bad just life and taking care of the family.  Well I finally got on and was off to a slow start and I couldn’t get my heart rate into zone 2.  I was baffled but pressed on.  Then the first standing set came in with low tension.  Wow! Energy boost and I hit threshold Heart Rate!  Felt good for the first 2 sets then i was feeling the fatigue. Next was high tension sets.  High tension never felt so good well for the first minute.  It was a productive session.  I definitely enjoyed the lemonade!

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Pretty disappointed today ans my schedule was pretty clear and I would have been able to ride today.  The only think is the high is going to be 40*F and damp.  Not fun when on the bike.  I guess I’m stuck inside. I am still deciding what to watch but I will probably watch some race coverage to get some extra motivation along with a velobeats mix.  The music gets me going and I push harder with the music.  I forgot to mention I am a musician and play the trumpet professionally. shameless plug

On a side note Morning shake this morning was disgusting! Don’t combine cookies and cream protein powder with espresso and blueberry kefir. Yuk!  I’ll Post back after Training.

Check out the Cyclo90 Challenge

Cyclo 90 Challenge
Check out the challenge. If you want to compete for great prizes and get extremely fit and more powerful on your bike this is it! Follow the program and you will work hard, feel great and reap the benefits on your social rides when the group lays down the hammer.


This is the aftermath of one HIT session!