Tuesday, February 16, 2010
OK, so I knew that skiing two days in a row would be hard but why exactly did I think going for a cross country ski journey of 4 hours was a good idea after doing 2 hours the day before? Yeah, I don't know either.
I will say that being outside is so much more lovely then being in a gym even with blisters on my feet. I'm really looking forward to doing intervals every other day and then doing longer days outside on the off days. So glad that the days are getting longer.
To that end I'm still looking to find a good (well, ok great, I tend to overspend) women's road bike. It's frustrating that we have so few options and of the ones we do have there are so few shops that have them in stock. I've tried the Ruby and the Madone WSP and liked both pretty well but would love other options, and since between my bf and my dad we have a bikes worth of top of the line components it'd be nice to just find a frameset instead of having to buy a whole bike. If I had different genetalia (and the different length arms, legs etc to go with it) this would be easy. I hate that.
Finally my little piece of advice... should you be crazy enough to do really LONG outdoor exercise days do yourself a favor and bring real food. A peanut butter sandwich, fruit, whatever. Don't think that a bar is going to cut it... or that two bars are going to cut it. Because once you taste that new bar that you're trying for the first time and it almost makes you gag you're going to have a hard time eating the other one you brought. If nothing else bring bars you've tested and LIKE. It's a long day on virtually no food.