Sunday, January 27, 2008

My coach rocks!

Galloping Goose trail. It was colder then a _ _ _ _ _’s _ _ _ when we started at noon and as we rode out towards Sooke it started to snow then hail and then we were riding in an inch of snow after a half hour of riding. We were on a steady grade and I was pushing a nice easy aerobic base pace for me and I thought coach was doing pretty awesome riding right next too me. We had fun cruising along with the snow crunching beneath our tires while keeping a steady warmth going. At an hour out coach decided we wanted to go for 3hr and push on in the snow another half hour (out and back ride). I was quite impressed with the form he was showing but was wondering if we would get halfway back and I would need to fetch the car and come back to get him. However, this was not the case. Coach rocked it like a superstar and even as I turned up the pressure to keep my aerobic pace going home he was right there. It wasn't until 13km to go that I heard him start counting down the km markers and then at 8km to go he took up draft formation. I figured since he was drafting now I could turn the screws a little more and get to my base pace and as I did he stayed right there. My mud flap on the rear fender had torn off the other day so the mud was a flyin but that didn't deter coach from hanging on that wheel and sticking it out all the way to the end of the 2.45-hour ride. It was a fun refreshing ride and I am again impressed with my coach’s fitness with an every other Sunday ride program. Maybe I should try that :)


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