Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hot and Dull

Not much to write about these past few days. The Tour is over, the weather is hot, and I'm pretty much finished racing for the season. It's hard to believe I've already been turning pedals in anger for six months this year. To say that my body is tired and my mind burnt-out would be an understatement. My rides for the time being are easy and fairly short, and will remain so for the next couple of months.

Starting in August I'll make my triumphant return to the gym. Several years ago I weighed 20 pounds more than I do now, but it wasn't fat---it was muscle. I used to be an aspiring (albeit skinny) body-builder and hit the gym no less than five days a week. My plan this time will not focus on super heavy weights and power reps like back in the day, but it will see quite a lot of overall volume (lower weight, higher reps). Should be painful, nonetheless.

So, other than that, not much going on. I'll figure out something exciting to write before long, though.