Wednesday, 26 March 2014

I'm rethinking... the situation (twiddles fingers like Fagan from that orphan film where he had to leave the work house due to porriage gate)

What was it called?

Anyhoo.  I cycled quite a bit last week but not this week as I seem to have had some kind of cold in the past couple of days so taking it easy.  Am going to do a session on the turbo trainer today and then perhaps see about hitting the big hill across from my house next week.  I've also put in a forty miler from Inverurie round for Sunday when I am definately going out. I am.

Further to this I feel ready to announce that I'll be reconfiguring this blog to a sleeker more helpful page (for me anyway).  I've done quiet a few of the You Tube videos these past couple of weeks so I'm thinking I could do proper reviews - with what they're good for - and links along the side.

I also have to admit that the blog has been abit aimless of late, as has the cycling.  I'm not even in deepest darkest training and I really should be.  Has my interest in the Etape wained a little.  It's not going to bode well for the under 6 hours goal is it?

Hrmm.

Jx

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Today I did this one:

Spinning / Stationary Trainer Workout

It was an hour long and I really enjoyed this one.  The guy who made it, Tbork123, has stuck purely to effort level (% of your maximum heart rate), so you're not trying to maintain an 100 rpm at recovery level.  It's mostly hills with 'jumping'.  I wouldnt' mind another 30 minutes tacked on the end of it.

So.  We have an issue.  I've not been out on the bike yet at all.  We were supposed to be going out today but instead he lay in his bed and I went on the turbo so it's his fault really.  That's what I'm going with.  Further to this I don't think I'm drinking enough water.  I've been doing the 2:5 diet to see if I can loose a stone but I'm just really fluctuating around 10 stone as normal for the past 3 weeks.   To be fair though, when I'm doing activities to this level I usually put a few pounds on then it all begins to fall off and I go all knarly.  Hopefully.  That is the plan.

But we'll see.

Jx


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Turns out Jensie would...

...be utterly minging and spend an hour traipsing up and down the garden with a 4 stroke lawn mower without going for a shower first.

Today I did this one:30 Minute Indoor Cycle Turbo Trainer Workout -- 2 minute intervals

Which was just a visual one and quite short and sharp in comparison to yesterdays.  So I listened to Absolute 80s Radio whilst doing it.  The cycling I mean.  Yon Richie Whats-his-face is throwing out the tuneskis!

I am getting on a lot better with it - despite that I haven't been out on the road - since at the beginning of the year I thought I was going to throw up.

I'm off to go attack the veg beds, with pony crap and compost.  Without having a shower first.  So there.

Jx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

WWJD (What would The Jensie Do?)

I have sweated profoundly doing this:  90 Minute Indoor Trainer Workout

Now I've some gardening to do.  Do I mooch about in my very sweaty workout gear getting it
 covered in grass
 or do I go for a shower,
get changed a la Beachgrove then have another shower.  

You're going to have to forgive the funky formatting.  Blogger's doing something weird.

Hope you're all as sweaty as me!

Jx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Recovery is part of Garry's illness...

... he just misses the satalites apparently.  On the date thing that's happening with him, I've let him link and set dates with the satalites before switching it off.  In other news I've done a 25 minute spin bike class, and an 8 minute sit up class since yesterday I did 90 minutes turbo class and that was DIFFICULT.  Still sweated alot and it says I've only burned 113 calories, but that can't be right. I'm sure I've earned some ice cream or sommhink.

These are the one's I've done today: 8 minute Abs andBest cycle class ever! - FULL 30 minutes Audio workout.  The abs class is really good, 8 exercises where you do as many repeats as you can for each set.  The Cycle class is not the best ever to be honest.  It's mildly OK.  It has good short sharp hill training sections and sprint sections, but the video's not even 30 minutes long and for a good 5 to 8 minutes Tania spends explaining how to set your bike up properly.  One more irritating thing she does is she tells you to 'Go!' and then tells you what you should be doing.  'Go!.... up a gear... sprinting...and back off.'  And I was like... What? Did I hear you right?  Did you not want me to go when you said?

I really need to get out on the big bike soon.  I'm still pootling with the brompton, but we really need to get a couple of 40 milers under our belt, we have about 8 weeks or so before the etape so we need to get it down.

What's everyone else doing?  Feel free to leave comments or feed the fish.

Jx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Garry Garmin's Sick...

...Again.  I've done two training sessions on the turbo.  One I couldn't get on mapmyride.com because they're crap.  The dates kept appearing wrong then today, it was Garry's fault.  I should have given my little gadget a better name.  I think that's what's wrong with it.  Garry is a very dull name. It sounds like it should be short for something but it's not.

Anyhoo.  I've discovered another guy on youtube.  Colin Sandberg is his name if anyone wants to look.  It's more roadie hardcore with cadence and heart zones.  I'm not up to the cadence so I'm concentrating (or trying to) on the heart zones.  Today's was this one  which was hard.  I have a bit of a sore head after so I don't think I've had enough to drink - I am hungry as well.  I had my usual protein shake after and I've since had 4 slices of toast, crisps and some soup.  I now want a choco-peanut bar.  I might settle for some tea.

Jx


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