Monday, January 25, 2010

A Horrible Start

What can I say? I'm off to a horrible start to my 2010 season. Being January, the cycling around Toronto, at least for me, is pretty much non-existent but I had hoped to put in some good mileage on the trainer in the basement. So far though, for the month of January, I've managed only a meager 53 km. Between the new job and other distractions, I'm not finding myself in the saddle very often. And boy do I need to be there. I helped my daughter tack up her horse at her riding lesson just the other day, and by the time I was finished wrestling with the beast's hooves, I was totally winded. Worse still, I'm a good 7-8 pounds heavier than my best mid-season weight last year.

So I really need to start getting serious. To do that, I've decided to set a distance goal for trainer. I've set a mark of 750km by April 1, a very achieveable goal I think, afterall, I'm not one for setting unrealistic goals. It's about 10 weeks to the beginning of April and I figure if I can average 75km a week, I'll be right there. For me that's about 3-4 rides a week as I usually do 20 or 25 km on the trainer before boredom overwhelms me. Technically, I've got 10 weeks to do 700, since I'm 50 km in already, but a little headstart never hurt anybody.

6 comments:

  1. I've been riding the trainer too. I can make it through an episode of the Sopranos before I can't take it any longer. Waiting for spring to do some real miles.

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  2. I'm also tied to the trainer. Sometimes I feel like a wuss - but those conditions are just not enticing me. I want to come up with a way to have your "Progress to Date" graphics be automatically generated - that would be cool.

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  3. LOL.. I can always count on you guys for a commment on my posts, even when they come weeks (and sometimes months) apart. I think I may have to give you both an early nod for my new "Blog Reader of the Year" Award.

    Cheers.

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  4. What kind of trainer are you using?

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  5. Well, when I say trainer, I really mean my crappy stationary bike in the basement. "Trainer" just sounds better.

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