My Blogs Future:
I'm bored with it!! I'm feeling like my blog has been boring lately. Blah, blah, blah...same old stuff.
So, now I'm not sure how much longer I want to do this. If you have any suggestions (serious ones only Grasshopper & Fair Weather) please post them.
Yesterday was another two hour spin marathon. Hour one consisted primarily of just tempo riding then hour two was 60 straight minutes of climbing. I alternated seated and standing climbs for about 30 minutes of each. Watched the old Lance highlights again. Still the same...he always seems to win. New Year's Day will be the big 2 hour jam session with Jody and Matt. This is always an ass kicker. I'm looking forward to it.
I need to really start getting serious about training and working out. Off season stuff such as strength training and conditioning should have began a month ago. My running has been far too inconsistent.
Grasshopper did point out however that the new schedule for MNSCS has been posted, so this should provide me with some motivation. Time for the amigos to break bread together and start planning.
The Pro Tour and Lance:
I wonder if that will be the case this year. I've kind of divorced myself from the whole professional road racing scene. I just got tired of it...plus I'm not a roadie. I love the trails and the dirt. Plus, you don't hear much about doping and cheating in mtn. biking. This is the one thing that has really turned me off on the pro tour.
So, I'm wondering if Lance will try to continue his winning ways or if he will ride in support of Contador. He certainly seems to have scored a victory with his girlfriend. Child number four is on the way. I believe the later should be the case. Contador has proven himself by winning all three major grand tours. Lance only won one. Of course he did it seven times. The fact that he is doing the Giro d' Italia really excites me because he has never done it before and that was always the big criticism against him... not doing the other tours and never really proving himself in the one day classics.
It could be an interesting year. In all honesty I do think the Giro is a tougher race than the TDF.
Especially the mountain stages. Throw in the fact that it takes place earlier and many of the mountain passes are still covered with snow makes it exciting in my book.