My RoadID arrived; Yesterday’s workout; New video coming.
My RoadID (I ordered the “Wrist ID Sport” in black) arrived yesterday afternoon, and I’m very pleased with it. The ID looks good, is very comfortable and is super lightweight (just 10g, verified). Obviously this is a bit of equipment that I hope is never needed, but in the unfortunate event that I am involved in an accident it could very well save my life. At just 20 bucks, it’s an inexpensive but smart investment.
If you’d like to get your own RoadID, I was supplied with a coupon code to pass along to my friends. This coupon code will knock a buck off any order placed by November 24, 2012: ThanksJohn18923017.
If you read yesterday’s blog, then you probably saw that I broke my big toe on Saturday’s 50 mile mountain biking ride. My main concern was that the broken toe would prevent me from riding. I was worried that all this training momentum I’ve built over the past couple of months would be lost.
So yesterday I really wanted to get a good workout in. It was time for the next workout in the training program I’m currently following on TrainerRoad, and I decided to give it a shot. I needed to tape my broken toe for a little extra support, but I couldn’t use anything bulky or my shoes would not fit. Duct tape to the rescue! It was ugly, but it worked. Look how swollen my whole foot is.
The workout I did is called “Eclipse”. This 1.5 hour/27 mile workout includes (3) 20-minute intervals riding in the sweet spot with some cadence drills: one interval over-spinning, one interval under-spinning and one interval at my natural cadence. Pedaling mechanics are also addressed. You can check out the actual ride here.
The 27 mile workout was pretty long at 1.5 hours, but the discomfort caused by my broken toe was not too bad at all. I don’t think I’m quite ready to hit the trails yet (that would involve a lot more movement than road riding), but at least I can keep my training going while the toe heals up a little.
Thanks for all the positive feedback on the Ride Of the Living Dead video I posted yesterday! I am working on another video from Saturday’s ride. The footage I’m working with was shot as Michael Simmons, Andrew Tinny and I ripped through a fast and fun trail called “Nayls Trail”. I should have it done tonight.