So, as it usually goes for me, it was time for an upgrade. Truth be told, ASI was having their yearly warehouse sale and I couldn’t pass up the chance to get a barely used demo bike on the cheap. So, what did I get…
Fuji Altamira 1.3 CX
Basically, it’s a Fuji Altamira with disc brakes. And Sram Force. And heavy wheels. And it’s NOT red. Well, it is matte black with blue and yellow accents, and I can add red bits. The Sram drivetrain does worry me a bit, and to honest so do the Avid brakes, but those are things that I can upgrade down the road. First, I need to get rid of my Scott. If I don’t, my fiancé may leave me. Ha!
Well, besides the new bike, there hasn’t been much going on in the way of endurance sports because of me getting sick last week and having my neck go out on me Monday morning. This weekend, however, the Endurance Sports Expo comes to the Philadelphia Convention Center in Oaks, PA. (I know, the PA Convention center is in Philly, but the Philly one is 20 miles outside the city.) If you have nothing to do this Saturday and Sunday, I will be at the Expo with D and Q and Fuji Bikes with our rep and fellow Philadelphia Union compatriot. My coach/Sports doc will also be there and giving a few seminars. The Expo is a good size and has plenty of things there for all disciplines. Endless Pools will also have a pool on-hand and will do a video swim stroke analysis.
So, what does one do when they are sick or physically incapacitated for a couple weeks during the base building phase of training? First, rest. Second, rest. Third, keep drinking fluids and remember to eat. Fourth, rest. DO NOT start training again until you are recovered. In a lot of ways, this untimely inconvenience can be a blessing in disguise. Most endurance athletes have done too much training by this point. It’s a side effect of being an A-Type personality. Giving your body the chance to fully recover will pay off dividends later. Especially when you’re building volume and strength training in the winter.
Well, until next time…