Thursday, August 16, 2007

forgive me Coach, for I have sinned

Today was supposed to be a rest day. Well, I AM supposed to do yoga tonight....Anyway, I've been driving so much lately. I couldn't face the prospect of getting in the car again this morning, so I bicycle commuted. I know it might not have been the best thing, but I really wanted to. I went really easy and worked on just spinning fast in my 39x23. Sabine pointed out on Tuesday at the Twilight Crit that I was mashing (doh!). I know I have a tendency to mash. I did good breaking myself of it earlier in the season, but I've let myself slip back into the habit. I think I do it more when I am reaching for big power/speed. Hopefully some time on the track this fall will help me retrain the legs again.


CyclistRick said...

Ahh my little masher, learn the joy of the spin ;-) Me needs to work on my cadence a bit, too. All this commute stuff has me getting into bad habits. But we shall go to Hellyer for a re-education.

Of course we could slip a temporary brake on the track bike and let you ride that to work ;-)

Chris said...

I read some data that analyzed the pedal stroke of various kinds of cyclist. To their surprise mtb riders had the best pedal strokes. MTBers even had better pedal strokes than track riders. They speculated the reason was all of the seated spinning up climbs.

velogirl said...

; )

alicat said...

it's all for fun anyway.
when inspired to ride, i say ride!