Sunday, May 20, 2012
Training Update/Adventures with my Cervelos
I thought that I haven't posted anything in awhile and it was time for an update! I would say that the right side of my body is rocking every single swim, bike and run workout! However...my left side needs to step up its game a bit - I guess it would help if it didn't keep getting injured. You may be confused by this, but it appears that one side of my body seems to adapt better to training than the other...while the right side continues to get stronger and stronger the left side just gets injured and then injured again! I've had every muscle group on the left side injured...the toes (stress fracture), the hip, the adductor, the calf, the outer knee, the inner knee, below the knee, the hamstrings and now the glute! What the hell!?! Although I have a great Chiro and RMT I need to find the root cause of this problem if I am going to fix it. I shouldn't complain too much, because I have still been able to complete all my training sessions and I am improving. However, I want to approach my workouts with the attitude of "Go hard or go home" type of thing and not the current "OK...now I have to make sure I don't go to hard, because I might get more injured and not be able to do the next workout at all". Anyway, since my last post I have received my brand new bikes from my new sponsors, Cervelo Cycles and Enduro Sport (who built and set me up on my bikes). Now I am the proud owner of an S5 road bike - who I have named Tez and a P3 tri bike, who is named Veloce - both names mean "fast" in Hindi and Italian, respectively. The names are suitable as I have ridden both and they are truly the fastest bikes I have ever been on. Not only that - but you would think that they have invisible shock absorption on them as I barely feel any crack or hole in the pavement. The Shimano Di2 ultegra groupset that is on the S5 is extremely smooth and reliable (just make sure you remember to charge the battery!). I climbed over 2000m on it during my cycling trip in Collingwood and I have never enjoyed cycling more!