Day 187: Randomness

9 07 2010

I was searching for something on YouTube the other day and ran across this video:

I’ve seen people do stunts like this on mountain bikes of course, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it done on a road bike. He’s much more brave than I am. And much more coordinated. (Although I could’ve picked better music for the video.)

And I love this video that’s been airing this week during the Tour. The longer version is better, but I can’t seem to find it online:

I’m still working on getting in better shape and learning how to improve on hills. My average speed is getting better and when practicing on hills, my legs don’t hurt much. My lungs though are another story. I get out of breath so quickly that I never seem to make much progress getting to the top of a long hill without feeling like I’m gasping for air. I searched for some tips on how to improve on hills and I found this video that explains the difference between breathing with your lungs versus using your diaphragm. Aside from carrying around an extra 25 pounds, I’m pretty sure this is a good part of my problem.

And this one was just amusing. Loved the guy at the end who borrows the Devil’s pitchfork and pokes the rider in front of him:

Now I’m off to watch today’s stage of the Tour on the DVR.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Organic whole wheat english muffin with Nutella = 294 cal.

Lunch:
— Grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat = 431
— Chips (about 1/2 cup) = 60
— Diet Coke = 0

Dinner:
— Turkey sub = 280
— Baked Lay’s chips (about 1/2 cup) = 45
— Iced tea = 0

Snacks:
— Skinny Cow ice cream cup (2) = 240

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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13 07 2010
Day 191: How to breathe while cycling « Cyclingproject365

[…] But controlling my breathing when practicing hills is the biggest challenge for me, as I mentioned here and here. I figure the best thing I can do to help with this is to lose 25 pounds (and incorporate […]

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