The weight is being stubborn.
I’ve started to get back into the biking for the season, mostly spinning, but a couple times outside this month. I’ve trimmed back on the intake too. Not full out veggies and water, but a noticable scaling back. But, the weight is not going much of anywhere. It’s like an unwanted house guest. I think I need to turn up the intensity a bit and drop the 20# I’m looking to get rid of.
I think I’m going to start getting outside more, trying to get in some longer rides. I need some 2-3 hour rides, to start to get the legs in shape. The strength is there, I need the endurance. Especially since I’m on the hook for the Lumberjack this year. I think I have a shot.
Speaking of which, I think I’m going to be back mainly on gears next year. #1 reason is that I know I need gears to have a chance at LJ. I don’t have the legs for 100 miles of that course with a single gear. If I complete it, I’ll consider trying it on SS. I won’t be off the SS completely, but I doubt I’ll touch it much before LJ.
Tried out my new AmFib bib tights on Sunday night, and they were perfect. I think this will help me get out more while its still cold. But, I don’t think I’ll be joining the WRC just yet. But, the paths around here are more then good enough for some riding. Well, once they get the snow off them…again.
Getting some riding in this weekend…heading to Ray’s in Cleveland on Saturday. Probably stop at the Buckeye Beer Engine too, of course. And the Super Bowl party @ Mike and Kim’s on Sunday.
Perhaps I’ll shoot for once a week outside till it starts to warm up a bit. I hope it’s not a wet spring….again.
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More details later, but quickie update.
Saturday was 12 Hours of Addison. I decided to do 6 hours solo. Got 6 laps in, and just didn’t feel like doing more. One of the hardest things about solo for me so far is the mental aspect of pushing yourself to get back out and ride the same trail again. I could have probably squeeze at least 2 more laps out, but my back was starting to really hurt, and my legs were getting toasted. I think the first slow lap burned my legs out, as I wasn’t able to have the momentum on the downhills, and I the climbs were slower because of the 10-15 people in front of me.
Sunday was spent at the Stony Skills park project. The construction is in full swing, and 2 of the teeter totters stunts are 95% completed. Some minor adjusting to the stunts is all that’s left to do. We have the pieces built for 2 more teeters, and most of the decking for 3 other stunts. We plan on being out there on Friday evening and Saturday this week, so we should make some major progress.
In other news, I decided to sell my Lumberjack 100 entry this year. After doing Addison, I realized that I wasn’t going to up be up to speed for that race is less then a month, so I was going to recoup my investment and let someone else give it a shot. We still plan on going to watch and support others, plus we plan to be up there on Friday so we can pre-ride. (or, must ride at this point). Marty has never ridden it, and I haven’t in the new direction.
The Lake Orion HS race series starts tonight, so I’m planning on heading out there and having some fun. Short course, and probably ~45-60 minutes of total racing. So, it should be fun. My son is supposed to be out there racing too, so this will be his first race.
Speaking of which, I should probably head out soon. CYA!
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