Monday, May 24, 2010

What a weekend

4 full days of sun on this first long weekend of summer looked like this:

13 hours of tennis
10+ hours of cycling (over 150k)
2 hours of spin class

This is what cycling 75km looks like on my new google earth GPS. 

Needless to say, I am suffering.  So tired and exhausted.  Need another long weekend.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh Fuck this hurt.

First wound from the move into the new place.  It is a long story but needless to say, my patio suffered most of the damage.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oh ya, that was me passing you....

The team had it's first chance to shake off the winter cobwebs and participate in a "race" this weekend here in Ottawa at the CN  Cycle for Cheo 2010.  It was a cycling race but they did allow inliners.  I don't think they were expecting skinsuit clad speedskaters. 

I can't be 100% sure, but I think our team finished the race before any of the cyclists.  Oh ya baby, we were THAT fast.  Decked out in spandex...who could beat us?  Really?

All the people on the sidelines were gasping in awe (a typical reaction when the see and hear our peleton) when we whisked by.  I am hoping to find some pics somewhere.  Stay tuned.

*update*

for all you cyclists reading this, in no way I mean to take away your thunder...  ;)  It was a great event for everyone even though it wasn't really a "race"....supposedly. 

As long as everyone had fun....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Speed and Distance

I find it odd that when I talk about speed or distance to friends, (non racers), that they always say things like "that isn't very fast" or "that doesn't seem far". 

They always relate back to driving in their cars.  Yes I agree that doing 35kph in a car seems slow but lace up 100mm wheels on your feet and try it.  Better yet, try skating or cycling for 42k at that speed. 

People's perception of distance is also quite funny.  Everything is a mile or "k" away.  The store is a mile away.  My work is a 5 miles away....etc.  Even though the store is a 2 min walk and your work is around the corner. 

I overheard this lady this past weekend, while talking about the marathon here in town, say to her friend who just finished the half marathon:  "well 21k doesn't really count as a marathon".  Umm hello, YOU try running 21k you pudgy bitch!!  I was shocked and gave her the "WTF" look of disapproval.  Some support system.

To me, any accomplishment that has exceeded your best speed, distance or time is something you should feel proud of.