Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What a big mistake

Look at the video of the pro field climbing "the Beast" in St. Croix.

It is a 21% grade which levels out at some point to 11%. I can stay in the saddle on most days for a 16% grade unless I am tired. For a 21% grade I will be out of my saddle, hoping not to fall off, crash into another cyclist, or stop forward momentum. I am officially intimidated.

Brick workout today. I started with 30 minutes on the trainer, 20 of which were one legged drills. Then I ran 30 minutes completing 15 minutes of fartleks but oddly not elevating my heart rate to zone 4. Then I rode to work--it is a glorious day.

Tomorrow, on the trainer again (I think) then Masters swim in the evening.