Today I had a bike workout on the schedule. Of course I should be more flexible with these things and could have done a swim workout instead but I stubbornly held to my well-intentioned plans. So that meant I had to hook up this
Hooking them up is no problem. Riding them together is. I mean OMG! (I know, I know, too old and too male to use the abbreviated things. But seriously, OMG!) The bike trainer is way worse than I ever remember. It is hard, it is slow, it is boring and it causes chafing.
Recently I've gotten the speed up to 18-19 mph on average outside. Not bad. This thing wouldn't let me do that though. I had to work hard just to get to 15 mph! WTF! Really hard too not just sort of hard. And there was no coasting. Ever. At least outside if I have to struggle to get up a hill I get a rest on the downside. Oh no, not on the trainer. If'n I work hard and get the speed up and then try to coast it pretty much just stops within seconds. I didn't want to cry so I could only LOL.
AND it was hot. No nice breeze cooling me off as I cruise through the countryside. I was stationary. In my basement. Sweating like a pig. I guess this isn't the time of year to buy a fan either because I went right out to Target to get one and they didn't have ANY.
AND for some reason I was irritated down there in the nether regions more than normal. Seems like that wouldn't change for any reason but it did. Maybe because more hotter = more sweating = more chafing.
Even though I had a computer, TV, music and cell phone all at my disposal this was waaaaaaay more boring that a treadmill. Way. Unfortunately I'm afraid that this is a small glimpse of my future from November (I can only hope) to March (again with the hoping). Dread.
9/20 1400m (10x100, in 2:00-2:03 with 10 sec rest)
9/21 29.3 miles at 18.3 mph
9/22 4.05 miles at 7:46, 1800m at 2:20 and 3.5 miles on the bike to and from the pool
9/23 27 miles on the Bore-a-lator 2000 (What I'm calling the bike trainer. Bike is named Kuro-san which is Japanese for Mr. Black but even after 2 years I'm still not sold on that name. Let me know if you have a better one. Oh yeah, I actually rode for 90 minutes at about 15 mph but I was definitely working hard enough to be going 18 mph outside so that's how it's going into my log and blog.)
PS: As for all those initial thingies. I really never use those. In fact I insist on proper grammar and spelling in all my texts. Don't want to get too lazy.