Thursday, June 01, 2006

training for the family man

Just polished off another PBJ, I pretty much pack the same lunch everyday to work. Normaly a sandwich, a couple pieces of fruit, (apple, orange, grapes, green pear) carrots, yogurt, and maybe a cookie. I usually have my sandwich pretty much gone by noon as I employ my own working man's solid "drip" system and spread my packed lunch throughout my work day. I have found this to improve my metabolism and minimize the hungries. As I age this will become even more important. I have been taking it fairly easy the last couple days but yesterday's ride home was a little more than I expected. I meet Rosie at the doctors office downtown for Eva's 9 month check up, 25th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for height. She brought the trailer for Eva and I towed her home so Rosie could spend some time with a friend. 1800 vertical later I was home and only had to stop a couple times to retrieve a tossed binkee. I kept the pace pretty easy but still managed to catch some roadie that wanted to race a mountain bike pulling a kiddy trailer up the canyon, fortunately I turned up to the house before he got embarrassed. I found pulling the trailer great practice for smoothing out the pedal stroke, while climbing you must pedal circles or the trailer will bob like crazy, it is even better practice for standing. So if you notice a buttery smooth cadence I owe it all to pulling Eva in the trailer.
In the future I hope to expand on my "solid drip" program for the 40hr working stiff type cyclist as well as exploring the idea of training with a trailer. Maybe I can even workout a deal with Chariot. What I should do is write a book, The Family Man's Guide to Bike Racing: Training for those with to much on their plate. I could cash in and then have no need for my own advice.

5 Comments:

Blogger K Day said...

I'll buy that book when it hits the stores. Best seller i'm sure.

7:33 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pull the trailer all the time and I have the worst pedal stroke in history.
Other pedal stroke myths to bust:
I started riding rollers on my BMX when I was six.
I rode fixed gear during the winter during my teenage years.
and yeah, my pedal stroke isn't smooth.
RB

9:46 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pull the trailer all the time and I have the worst pedal stroke in history.
Other pedal stroke myths to bust:
I started riding rollers on my BMX when I was six.
I rode fixed gear during the winter during my teenage years.
and yeah, my pedal stroke isn't smooth.
RB

9:46 AM

 
Anonymous LyndaW said...

My trailer days are almost over and I'm a little sad. My guys are 3 and 6 yrs now and weigh a collective 80lbs. That give me some serious quadzillas. Here's a pic http://teamhealthfx.com/blogs/lynda/archive/2005/12/13/174.aspx

6:34 PM

 
Blogger Racer Jared said...

Yeah I need that book too.

9:04 AM

 

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