Thursday, October 4, 2007

The "Pain" of Base Miles

I'm still doing base miles. I miss and crave the sense of speed. Sometimes I think that Friels calls for the large amount of prepatory base miles to make you more hungry when it comes time to push your limits. Your choice - the boredom and monotony of base miles or the pain of intervals and race effort rides... I'll take pain for $500, Alex...

This isn't to say that base miles are unneccessary. I made the mistake of not doing enough of them last year. When it came time to train hard, I fell flat. This was a costly training mistake. After that it was difficult to follow my training plan, and I got off track. They are necessary. I've just got the craving in my belly for greater challanges... patience isn't one of my strengths!

2 comments:

Jane said...

wow. I mean, wow. I was with Pinkgurugal tonight and she receives her emails on her cell phone and the one came up from you about knowing me from high school. I wracked my brains, Dave, dave, hmmm. But you know, high school was a long time ago. It blows my mind really. lest you forget, remember we actually went to grade school GATES together?

DMac said...

Indeed I do remember! That was a reeeelllly long time ago, what 4th grade? What an incredibly small world it is...