Saturday, January 30, 2010
Snow, Snow, Why Can't I Ride in the Snow?
Well even if I don't understand why, I still can't so I had to do a trainer workout during Cole's nap. I chose Time Trial 10.0 and did it ever kick my ass. Super spins, ladder time trial efforts (>100 cadence at 5 different gear ratios for 5,4,3,2,1 and then again for 3,2,1), throw in a few one-legged drills and this was the hardest workout of the new year. Really exhausted by the end! Felt pretty good and really feel like I got a good workout in. Great effort, but need to remember to take it easy tomorrow. Of course with 5-6 inches of snow, that shouldn't be too difficult!
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!