|Even dopers need rest|
Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's still cold in them thar hills, after four and a half hours of uphill riding I got to the cabin and immediately lit a fire to warm my feet.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
|A bit fuzzy but it gets the point across|
The thirty mile race is broken down into two super technical laps, which begin after an initial two mile ride up a well-maintained fire road. My technical skills have improved exponentially since last year, but I remain one of the more technically challenged riders on the course.
Any experienced triathlete will attest to the fact that the clock speeds up any time you stop during a race. I've had transitions that I swore were less than a minute, but when I go back and look at the chip time I realize that I spent three to five minutes trying to get my shoes on. With this in mind I didn't stop pedaling for the entire race and I'm positive that it bought me at least five minutes.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I'm pretty good about eating my vegetables, I actually like broccoli, asparagus and cauliflower but when I look back on my daily intake of food I can't help but see a dearth of raw green vegis. Enter the Vitamix. Today I made soup for lunch, I threw in some broccoli, a carrot, a small cucumber, a quarter of an onion and a handful of kale along with about a half cup of water and blended until smooth. Now I know that you can actually heat soup up in the super fast Vitamix, but I opted to just put it on the stove for five minutes. I seasoned it with salt, pepper and some hot sauce and served it with a bit of crumbled cojita cheese.
Pretty good. I think the onion kind of made it a bit tart. Next time I'll either precook the onion or use a Walla Walla sweet. We'll see how it fuels me at the races tonight.