It's that time of year: the snow has arrived in Québec. Last weekend I hit the trails with my Orbea Occam 29er in Tremblant. Snow was flying; it was one of those days where I could have ridden in the woods all morning, and then have swapped my mountain bike for my snowboard in the afternoon. But I don't snowboard anymore...you never know when you'll catch a darn edge that will send you crashing on your head, compromising the entire road-cycling race-season. So I just ride my bike.
It's also the time of year where my coach gives me workouts that I can't do. But that's okay, because every time I take a shot at one, I get better, and further into the training, and eventually I nail it on the head. But to get there, I've got to give myself the time to recover between tries. Like today, which is an easy day. It's a day to give the pistons (and the head!) a break to get ready for another biggie tomorrow. I pulled out my Compex electro-stimulator this morning as part of my recovery. The Compex has served me pretty well in the past year.
|My Compex Sport Elite electrostimulator gets the blood circulating and flushes out my legs without fatiguing them|
Later on, I'll do one of my classic 'off-day' activities: length swimming. One of the reasons cycling is so great is that you do it whenever you feel like it, whenever it works best for you. Ideally, I'd be in that pool right now, but it's not open. Plus 3 points for cycling, minus 3 points for swimming. In the meantime, I'm taking care of other business: New nailpolish job!
|Lex's colour of the day: Gunmetal grey. Everyone knows that pink is the best nail colour, but variety is a good thing.|