Saturday, February 6, 2010
A Pictorial Quiz Of Suffering (on 2 wheels)
Today was the annual Team Psycho Indoor Time Trial here in Boston. It's a yearly tradition and I don't think I've missed one in 5 years since I've been a member.
For weeks I rattled off "no way am I doing the TT this year." I'm just not putting
myself through that with a big fat ZERO in my cycling training log. NO WAY.. NOT DOING IT. CASE CLOSED."
It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, right? Of course it is!
So.... I came up with a good reason to sign up on what fitness I had ( not embellishing here) 4... count them, 4 indoor trainer rides.
Here's my reasoning:
I have no baseline of heart rates or power zones for training at this point and
there is no better way then to do a 30 minute time trial to get these numbers.
Doing it on my own was not an option. I just won't go as hard as I am able without
a studio of loud music and 12 other cyclist (per heat) suffering along side of me on
a Computrainer course with 62 inch LCD screens showing how out of shape I really am.
Also my teammate Dede affectionately known by me as The Wattage Beast, promises to review my numbers and set me up with appropriate zones.
Anyway, lets get down to the pictorial quiz business,shall we??
completely and totally naive to what is in store for me. Silly girl.... STUPID girl
This Picture (only 3 minutes into the time trial) says:
A. Wow! I am in better shape that I thought!
B. BRING IT ON! I'm gonna nail this.
C. Ha! Pain?? What pain? I'm gonna kick some A$$!
D. All of the above
A mere 7 minutes into the ride (notice the color change in my face)
The following statement(s) are True:
A. I'm pre-menopausal and I'm having a hot flash moment.
B The pornographic material I am viewing is making me blush.
C. I'm having an allergic reaction to my morning bagel with organic peanut butter.
D. None of the above.
Kevin and Elaine are__________________
A. practicing bike yoga.
B. Leading the rest of the riders in group prayer
C. Hiding their twisted and distorted expressions
D. A and B
E. B and A
F. Not A or B
G. Only C But not A or B
BONUS QUESTION (worth 10 points!!)
It appears that I am:
A. Counting the threads on my towel.
B. Asking Anne (who is taking the photo) if she can see any of my grey roots.
C. Finding it difficult to hold my upper body and head up while riding a steep hill to nowhere.
D. Looking for a dropped Cliff Blok
F. Getting ready to ask someone to call 911.
G. C and F and maybe B
Posted by Trigirlpink at Saturday, February 06, 2010