Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Week 11, Day 1: 90 minutes Indoor Trainer (27 miles)

According to my training plan this is to be a big week on the bike.  Here is how the numbers break down:

Mon - 90 minutes Bike
Tues - 60 minutes Bike
Wed - 75 minutes Bike
Thurs - Rest
Fri - 60 minutes Run + 30 minutes Swim
Sat - 90 minutes Bike + 30 minutes Run
Sun - 150 (2.5hrs) minutes Bike

Totals:  30 min Swim; 7.5 hrs Bike; 1.5 hrs Run

This is actually a very good week for me to be stuck indoors. Here in Houston we are supposed to get snow tonight and into tomorrow.  The temperature is going to get down into the low 30's and we could see a couple of inches?  I really do not even know how to react to this weather news, it is almost laughable at this point of the winter. 

On Saturday I might run in a 10K downtown.  The Houston Rodeo begins this week and they have a 10k run by Minute Made Park.  My buddy and I are going to try and do it but the online registration is closed so I have to stopped by the sponsoring running store and see if we can still sign up.  If we can't get in it is not a big deal it is just fun to race!

I had a pretty decent Trainer session.  The plan called for keeping it around an RPE of 3-4.  I drifted out of these zones to got higher a few times but overall stayed with the plan. 

Watched a movie called The Taking of Pelham 123.  It starred Denzel Washington and John Travolta and was about a group of criminals (Travolta) that hijack a NYC subway train.  It was an OKAY movie (2.5/5 stars).  Travolta is just beginning to look like a freak to me anymore.  He had a shaved head and goatee in this one and was screaming and ranting throughout the entire movie.  Seemed rather forced and unnatural.  But Denzel was his normal convincing self and Tony Soprano played the NYC Mayor well.  The movie had a couple decent action scenes and enough suspense and drama to keep me occupied while sitting on the bike, and that is all I can really ask for!

Today is going to be a long day of work for me but when I get home I'll put the butt down on my Adamo seat for another hour of trainer fun.

Thanks for Reading,



  1. We're supposed to get some of your snow on Wednesday. I'm like you - I find this whole weather thing very bizarre, especially you guys in Houston.

    Have fun with your trainer sessions and thanks for the movie review. My son is looking for movies to watch and he asked if I had seen that one. It looks like we'll both be watching it.

  2. Go for the original Pelham with Walter Mathau. Much better flick.

    Tough plan with back to back to back on the bike. Good job.

  3. Hi Jeff,
    Good luck with your bike training this week. If you do get snow in Texas you must take a few pictures and post them on your blog:)

  4. I did 45 minutes on the trainer this morning and I wanted to shoot myself. I can't imagine 90. That is mentally challenging no matter how good a movie is. Props to you my friend.

    Btw, I agree with the "Rock Star"... the original is better.

  5. I have Pelham DVR'd for a ride later this week!

    Nice work on all your trainer rides, I am so ready for Spring. I know we start group rides on March 6!