Thursday, August 7, 2008

Midweek rampage....

With only five weeks to go until I head over the NZ for the Day Night Thriller 12hr I need to spend a little more time in the saddle. One of my all time favourite training days is to incorporate a courier day with the Fatties ride. It takes a fair amount of commitment because once I leave the house at 8am on the mountain bike I know I won't be back home until after 10pm. I start with a 50min commute to the city, swap bikes (I leave a ss road bike locked up in town), courier till 5-5:30, swap bikes again and ride out to Ivanhoe for a few hours on the mountain bike, finishing with a 50min struggle back home.

Me commuting through the MCG car park.

This was a regular session last year, but with less time spent couriering 14 hours is just too much. By the time I got home I was well and truly knackered and that wasn't helped by the pace set out by Randall and Jason Jackson on the Fatties ride (this ride is back to full bore...yeh).
I just downloaded yesterdays riding from my Suunto, and it tells me to rest a bit before I get back on the bike. So feet up untill the Hell Ride on Saturday. Love It.