Sunday, February 7, 2010
Beginners Page # 14 Computrainer Chapter 2
I was still struggling with what was probably a figure 8. Randy switched me to a bar graph rather than a circle as I understand that graph better than a circle. The goal for that graph is to have all the bars equal in height all the way across. Although I understood the graph better, that is not to say that the graph was performing better. Note 74% efficiency. It's going to take some time.
Randy said he raised the saddle at least a ½ inch and would raise it more when my body got used to that height. Just about the time that I would get the bars looking almost even, Randy would tell me to breathe or relax and I would revert to my old habits. I can either breathe or pedal but not both at the same time. I can relax or pedal but not at the same time. But I can hold my breath, put my shoulders up to my ears, and get the bars almost even. I wonder if I need more workouts?
The answer to the above question is yes! After the first workout of the second week, we went on the routine Monday evening ride. Instead of chasing the silver guy, I found myself chasing Velma Ogan around the course. In the real world it is so hard to fight wind, hills, dodge potholes, chase after Velma, and tell myself to concentrate on the left leg, remember the 9-3 positions, pedal softly like on egg shells, breathe and relax all at the same time. Yes, I need more Computrainer workouts.
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