March 27, 2006

Disgusting, In A Good Way

Morning Workout
BIKE (on the trainer)
1 hour 25 minutes
Heart Rate Zone: OK, you're gonna love this one... 3 minutes each at Aerobic Conditioning (Zone 3), Steady State Threshold (Zone 4) and VO2 (Zone 5+) with 2 minutes at Lactate Threshold (Zone 2) between each one. I repeated that entire malarkey four times. If that's not enough, I then threw on four 15 second sprints at maximum speed for good measure. Confused? Yeah, me too...

Random Comments: Logically, one would think that biking on the trainer is easier than biking on the road. There is no wind on the trainer. There are no hills or potholes on the trainer. And, Lord knows, there are no damn stoplights or reckless drivers on the trainer. Which makes it all the more perplexing when you realize that it is actually more difficult to bike on the trainer than it is to bike in the real world. Much more difficult. With an emphasis on the 'much'. In fact, raise your eyebrows when you say that... Much (eyebrows raised) more difficult. There you go. I'm guessing it's because of the friction that the trainer creates when it rubs against the tire. Of course, I could be completely wrong. To be honest with you, I only showed up to one class during the entire semester of Advanced Physics (which is another story entirely...). I'm guessing they covered friction sometime within that semester. Oops. (This should be a lesson to all you boys and girls out there - show up for your classes and maybe you won't be as clueless as me when you get older.) But the truth is, I don't really need to know the reasons for why the trainer is more difficult, I just know it is. The veritable buckets of sweat that were pouring out of my body this morning is proof of that. The sweat levees were breached. It was disgusting. In a good way.


Coach Gareth said...

You just can't beat sweating away while you pedal like a mad man and don't move an inch forwards! highly frustrating!

Nice workout that one - I am still amazed at the amount people let me torture them every day - and they pay me for it too!!!

well done JM

Coach Gareth