Last week I felt like I accomplished all of my goals. I wanted to ramp up my saddle time, get started with my weight training, and start watching my weight.
I had some decent time in the saddle last week. I was motivated to get on the trainer for 1:30hrs and I did a 1:00hr spin class Monday.
Thanksgiving day, I did no training. That was ok, I just scheduled in a rest day and bumped up my Friday training time which is normaly a light day of about 1:00hr or so. The plan was to ride 2hrs. Done. I went out alone to do a Aerobic/High Cadence ride. I was motivated to do more but decided to just keep to the schedule.
Saturday, my schedule called for a 2:00hr base Aerobic ride. I headed south down the keystone trail for this ride. I enjoyed the ride. 100rpms is starting to be the cadence of choice for me. I decided that on the flats I am going to try to keep my cadence at least 100. Then on any incline up, I will try to keep cadence 90 - 100rpms. I don't have much power yet at these high cadences but I figure that will come.
Sunday, I had a 3:00hr ride scheduled. I decided to ride my SS at Tranquility with some team members. I rode for an hour to make up some time. I should note that it was very windy Sunday. Wind gusts were up to 30+mph. This ride definatly did not fit into my training plan. I spent too much time over zone 2 HR. It was more like a Force/Hill workout than a Aerobic Base workout. It was a good break from "The Plan" while getting some training. I am sure it was helpful in some ways.
I was able to hit the weights on Friday too. I found a weight routine for cyclist. I like it because it gets you out of the gym in about an hour. Also, it really seems to blast the legst and some core body elements. I added situps and straight leg dead lifts to the mix.
Finally, I started on my diet. I needed to. After Turkey dinner, my weight jump to over 200lbs... yikes, stop the bleeding!! Right now I am happy to say, I am under 200lbs again. I need to make weight loss the prime focus of my training routine.