PART BEAR. PART MAN. ALL AMERICAN
Friday, February 3, 2012
After a couple weeks of being spoiled with unseasonably warm weather here in Boulder, we were hit with 16 inches of snow overnight, so it seemed an appropriate time to jump back into some quality indoor training.
As is typical with riding the Cycleops PowerBeam Pro, there is general an ebb and flow of positive energy. Today, while churning out some quality intervals, I decided to take note of some of own inner monologue.
It went something like this:
“Wonder how I’m going to feel today?”
“Wow, Amanda is really ramping up the speed on the treadmill this morning!”
“Dang, I am feeling pretty good; heart rate seems low, power seems high.”
“Shit, I am really crushing this workout!”
“Whoa, I really wish I was racing next weekend.”
“I would totally kill it if I were heading to Panama!”
“Pretty sure nobody could hold my wheel if I were there.”
“Maybe should have put the space heater on low; I’m getting really hot in here.”
” ‘Give back my heart, chip kicker red neck woman; take those boots and walk out of my life.’ I love that song.”
“I wonder if anyone else listens to Lyle Lovett on the trainer?”
“Crap, I’m really drenched.”
“And I’m getting pretty tired.”
“In fact, someone better get me another towel… ”
“But I’m the only one here – when did Amanda finish running.”
“Need food; I’m done.”
“Get me off of this damn trainer.”
As you can see, there are ups and downs. And now I had better fuel up a bit.