Friday, February 5, 2010
Biking in the blizzard... you guessed it! Trainer workout!
Well that kicked my ass. I popped in the Big Gear Strength Video, 50 mins of standing, 53-12 gear ratio work, one-legged drills, and high gear tempos. Pain and more pain, then you hop off your bike for lunges, then hop back up and do it again. I toughed it out though, finished all the efforts and feel that great leg exhaustion that comes after a great hard workout. This one will pay off when I am attempting those climbs later this year!
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!