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    Coach Troy and I are Working Out & Coach Troy is Winning!!

    Sigh - 16F outside, everything is totally icy, as it rained then snowed a bit and then froze solid. So, out with the Spinervals. I also got to shovel the driveway, and the wife wants to swim, and I had to do therapy for my Achilles Tendon, and I did some resistance exercises. So, now off to the pool where the water temp is 78F for the lap pool - that is COLD for swimming. There is a therapy pool which is 88, but that is too hot. The coup de resistance is the hot tub at 104F.

    BUT, son and daughter-in-law are going to celebrate my and my daughter-in-law's birthday for lunch at the best steak house in Denver. I guess I can handle that.

    Life is tough when one is 73.

    Anyone else on the trainer today?
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    Not on the rollers today. It's too nice here in eastern CT...sunny and low 60's so we are taking the cross bikes on a 32 mi. trail ride. Went out yesterday for about 20 miles and encountered about a dozen young people on horseback. They stopped to let us by and I was struck by the magnificence of those horses. Huge and just beautiful. What a great treat.

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    I did 90 minutes z2 on Thursday.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    48.6 miles, most of them in the rain. You know the old saying - "If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'!'"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Sigh - 16F outside, everything is totally icy, as it rained then snowed a bit and then froze solid. So, out with the Spinervals. I also got to shovel the driveway, and the wife wants to swim, and I had to do therapy for my Achilles Tendon, and I did some resistance exercises. So, now off to the pool where the water temp is 78F for the lap pool - that is COLD for swimming. There is a therapy pool which is 88, but that is too hot. The coup de resistance is the hot tub at 104F.

    BUT, son and daughter-in-law are going to celebrate my and my daughter-in-law's birthday for lunch at the best steak house in Denver. I guess I can handle that.

    Life is tough when one is 73.

    Anyone else on the trainer today?
    We decided to swim at the rec center instead of 24 hr fitness - the water temp is about 84, which is a nice compromise, and it is closer, and I got a lane to myself, which I usually get at 24 hr, but not always at the rec center. No hot tub, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    48.6 miles, most of them in the rain. You know the old saying - "If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'!'"
    Should I put my trainer in my shower?
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    Maybe you should go to Sufferlandria if you want a real workout. Makes coach Troy look like a wimp.

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    Very cold and mega-windy in Omaha today so no riding. Did some core and upper body work at the gym, after a 2.1 mile run/walk on the indoor track. I love riding more than anything but it's nice to have options and variety. I think it helps overall fitness and health too. A little weight bearing is a good thing if you can manage it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacster View Post
    Maybe you should go to Sufferlandria if you want a real workout. Makes coach Troy look like a wimp.
    Being wimpish is just fine with me.
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    Seriously though, the sufferfest videos really make you work and somehow keep it more interesting.

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    I rode 200k yesterday and my body was telling me to skip today, but the weather was so beautiful I had to go and ride. We have some of the best gravel roads anywhere. I don't think climbing mountains is a recommended recovery ride, but I'll leave the recovery for the work week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I rode 200k yesterday and my body was telling me to skip today, but the weather was so beautiful I had to go and ride. We have some of the best gravel roads anywhere. I don't think climbing mountains is a recommended recovery ride, but I'll leave the recovery for the work week.
    It's coming your way. Get out the long underwear. Supposed to be 0 in the mtns and about 10F or so here tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Sigh - 16F outside, everything is totally icy, as it rained then snowed a bit and then froze solid. So, out with the Spinervals. I also got to shovel the driveway, and the wife wants to swim, and I had to do therapy for my Achilles Tendon, and I did some resistance exercises. So, now off to the pool where the water temp is 78F for the lap pool - that is COLD for swimming. There is a therapy pool which is 88, but that is too hot. The coup de resistance is the hot tub at 104F.

    BUT, son and daughter-in-law are going to celebrate my and my daughter-in-law's birthday for lunch at the best steak house in Denver. I guess I can handle that.

    Life is tough when one is 73.

    Anyone else on the trainer today?
    Well Denver, it was a beautiful day for a ride here in Central Jersey. Clear skies, mid 60s. 34 miles. Sort of made up for Sandy a little bit. Yesterday was a good day for a ride too, but I spent the day with a chain saw!

    - Ed
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Should I put my trainer in my shower?
    I rather like this idea. You can HTFU while washing away any road grime from the bike.....
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