This morning I woke up to the pitter patter of rain on my window. So instead of jumping on the bike I set off for masters. It was an awesome workout. My lane mates found several opportunities to make me smile, laugh and swim "fast." The leader of my lane accidentally had us swimming 75's on the interval meant for the 50's, but I couldn't get out enough air during the 2 seconds rest to correct her. A little extra speed work definitly won't kill me.
Thereafter, I was actually excited to get home and jump on the trainer. You see my old trainer is ANCIENT. I purchased it when I first got into the sport in 2002. It wasn't high quality when I got it, and since then it's fallen apart. Today I looked forward to using my new, beyond awesome Cyclops Super Magneto Pro. I'm in love. Awesome road feel, 4 different power curve setting for different types of workouts, and super quiet.
The trainer is so nice, I'll even allow my new carbon TT bike to go for a ride once it's built up (It arrived last week and is still in the box -at the far left of the above pic).
Katya, on the other hand, showed up at my door with her not so new trainer. It works just fine once her bike is secured...but that wasn't exactly an easy task.
I let her do the hammering because I just couldn't imagine her calling Orbea to report that her carbon bike has a crack in it. "Why, did you crash on it?" they would ask. I'd guess the response of: "no, my friend hit it with a hammer," would not go over very well.
Once this hammering was done it was time to get on with our trainer hammer session. We both agreed it was a good thing we were on the trainer because had we been on the road we either would've either fallen over, or been hit by a car due to riding with our heads down as we fought through the pain.
Whether you're training indoors or out, I hope you find time to crack a smile and get in a few laughs.