Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rollin' With the Punches

So Cal's been getting quite a bit of rain the last few days and it's tough to keep training in those conditions. I've been trying to ride the trainer, but I'm giving up on it after 30 minutes or less. I need to find something motivating to watch.

So I'm getting in what training I can when the weather allows. Doing that means I'm missing some key workouts. In keeping with the theme of the post, I'm going to push some things back until the beginning of next week and make this meso-cycle 16 days on and 5 days off. Hopefully, that will stimulate some fitness gains. I'll repeat that cycle with a volume increase and then move on to my next Base meso-cycle. We'll see how it works.

Yesterday, I was on point with my workouts and promised I was going to the pool, downpour or not. So I bought a 2-hour parking pass for campus ($2), drove there, found a parking spot and walked to the pool, getting soaked in the process. Once I checked in, the guy behind the counter informs me they're not open until 11, whereas they're normally open at 9; "Revised Winter Break hours" he tells me. I swear they change the lap swim times on a whim at that place.

So I head to the bank: not open until 10 AM. Arrrrgh! Went home, ate some breakfast, went back to the bank and got the cashier's check I needed. The store does them cheaper than the bank, but the bank wouldn't give me cash because it was over a grand...and then charged me $8 for the cashier's check. Huh? Nice racket you got there... So I drove to Pacific Beach, gave them my rent (personal check I wrote bounced. D'oh!) and found out I have to pay the next 2 months with a cashier's check (f'ing property management companies can suck my...).

Got home, rode the trainer for a whopping 30 minutes, gave up ate lunch (starving because now it's almost 2) and proceeded to take care of all the stuff that I put off until after finals (laundry, cleaning, etc...).

Kind of funny now that I think about it...seems like a comedy of errors.

Got a great ride in today, though. Some swimming on tap later and a quick run if the weather holds, which it's supposed to.



Luke said...

what do you have on tap for the weekend?

Pedal Circles said...

Damn, bro... you need to catch a break!

Hope you got in a good one today. Weather was decent here, but definitely chilly.

XTERRA 29er said...

Sorry to hear about the tough times. Weather has even been bad here in Phoenix. Nice thing about being college admin is I can get the AD to let me in even when the campus shuts down. The drawback is my semester isn't over yet. Have a good weekend.