Just started my month off with an hour on the trainer with my personal coach, Chris Carmichael. Yeah, THAT Chris Carmichael. In MY garage.
Okay, so he was in a video, whatever. Guy's a great coach with some awesome video workouts. I don't think any of us would choose the garage over a good ride through the country, but if you are stuck indoors, you want a good workout, right?
The video was "Climbing II," and he focuses on cadence and intensity while running the viewer through a series of accelerations and sprints in climbing situations. I don't think I'll ever actually race, but there is a certain hill I'd like to climb to the top of.
Registration for the 2010 Assault on Mt. Mitchell opens tomorrow, and I am excited. I am not fully prepared and if I had to do it tomorrow, I could not. But, the fun I am having getting ready and the anticipation of that day helps me to focus. What's life without a few goals? I hope on the day after I can post a picture of me crossing the finish line up top. Until then, everything's a training ride!
Be blessed, be safe.