Monday, March 06, 2006
and yet another reminder
Saturday was crappy. Chilly and rainy and having just come back from the ski trip, I wasn't in the mood to run in those conditions. Plus, I had a lot of laundry to catch up on! Sunday, I decided last minute (I'm bad about planning ahead for some races) to do a local mountain bike race. Normally, I'm a multisport athlete, but I like to do the runs and bike races every once in a while to see how strong I am compared to those who do JUST that event. I'll probably never be very good at any one thing unless I can learn to focus on training for that type of event. That being said, the bike race went well and I should'nt be too disappointed with my performance. The general fitness was ok, but my leg strength still wasn't where it should be. I got passed mostly on the uphills, but was able to make up ground on the downhills and on the really technical sections. Even though I didn't win or come in dead last, I still expected to do better. In a multi-sport event like adventure races or duathlons, I'm much stronger and my performance reflects such. Still, as I get older, I need these frequent wake up calls to keep me focused on how hard I need to work on everything.
After the race yesterday, I started taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin and am also supplementing the diet with Udo's Choice Oil Blend to help ensure the right proportions of Omega 3 and 6. Being in Kansas now, we don't get to eat much fish anymore. :-(