wednesday spin city cross
probably a good thing - was supposed to be a rest week. rest is not something to do in a cross race.
enduro season winding down, cross season starting up.
really doesn't do too much to my overall training plan - in general, i don't stray too much from my normal until all my enduro type of events are over.
at that point, i switch over to shorter type rides (maybe a max of 4 hours or so) - but i kick up the intensity about 10 notches. last year i learned that any of the bigger cross events you either go 150% or nothing. it's a crit race on dirt - elbows are gonna fly, tempers will flare, lungs will be coughed out and you will be doing two wheeled slides through the corners.
and that is just the first lap.
i actually look forward to it - i see it as a nice change up on training, racing, venues, race vibe, equipment..
in the spirit of randomness, had a question in regards to what i eat in a typical day... it specifically asked about calories, but i'll let you guys do that calculation...
oatmeal with blueberries and a bannana, glass of OJ. by the end of the day, i've usually finished off a pot of freshly ground starbucks coffee.
typically either a subway 6 inch turkey sub with a coke and 3 choclate chip cookies - or - (the option my wife prefers) a big fresh made salad with veggies and some tuna.
usually a bannana with some crunchy peanut butter
typically 1 or 2 bottles of heed, maybe 1 or two gels. typically go kind of low on calories on the bike. i pretty much stick with the hammer nutrition recomended doses on the heed/gels/etc - but i go on the lower side of calories. i'm running around 135-140 pounds and find that if i go with recomendations for 150 pound rider, it's a little too much for me.
couple pieces of fish and some veggies is typical - maybe once a week, a big steak and veggies.
that's about it - don't really snack too much at all any more. if i do, it's usually something boring like some soy nut mix or some fruit.
chips, pop tarts and an occasional can of coke makes it in the mix - but that's typically on the weekend.
other junk food (potatoe chips, nutty bars, etc) used to be common for me to eat. now i don't buy them at all - it's a little bit easier to avoid the temptation to eat bad things if you don't have them around. helps to keep off the extra weight too.
bad food favorites - anything with choclate in it (reese's cups are my favorite) and anything cold and refreshing (a good brew, an ice cold coca cola, and sometimes choclate milk)
that's it - gotta get some peanut butter m&m's