Training BlockSomehow, miraculously, over the holiday weekend I was able to get a solid training block in. Thursday night was close to 3 hours riding with the boys at Aggie, Friday and Saturday were all about family time and then Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I got solid 2.5-3 hour road rides in with Tuesday's ride being the Brunswick kick to the teeth.
There is something about that ride. I hate it with a passion and don't look forward to doing it but when it's done, I'm happy that I made the effort. Kind of like racing. I have very few actual enjoyable moments while racing but the satisfaction afterwards makes it all worth while. How many of us have done a 6, 12 or 24 hour race, suffered like a dog and swore to never do it again only to find themselves toeing the line again shortly later. The human brain is an amazing thing.
The ride this week lacked a couple of the heavy hitters but it was still strong enough that I occasionally had to take short pulls to keep from getting shit out the back of the group. By the time KillBill and I got back to the shop (we did a 10 mile warm-up and cool-down) we clocked 3 solid hours and my legs felt like complete jell-o. Perfect.
So, whats the photo at the top you might ask? It's a cool little nest I found at a house we're building and I was checking out as part of my new job. Actually, new job isn't entirely accurate but I have received a promotion of sorts at the ole mill stone with lots more responsibility, a bit more authority and, so far at least, no increase in pay! Yay for me! Negotiations are under way... (see there? I snuck a little work into the blog, the trifecta is complete)