Thursday, September 14, 2006

Paparazzi Finds Hart at Cyclocross 201

we arrive for cycloscross 201 and I step out of the room for just one minute and I come out to Hart in a full on photo shoot. I tried to pop in but he jokingly said, "You’re ruining my photo op!" or was he joking...? Apparently they were doing some press for their class... right spot at the right time? or ultra athlete in class? I think the latter.

Anyway, I had NO idea what to expect. Especially since we skipped 101 and went straight for 201. –Rock Stars! However, I read anaerobic... I truly thought lifting weights.

But by definition - I added the third (sometimes dictionaries protect you from the truth)

anaerobic

–adjective
1.
(of an organism or tissue) living in the absence of air or free oxygen.
2.
pertaining to or caused by the absence of oxygen.
3.
Pure Hell

We rode a course designed for fast starts, clicking in and out, clicking off with only one foot and running while clicking out. The toughest part of class was picking up the bike and running with it - that is where I learned #3 above. I looked at Matt and said, "I thought this was anaerobic?” again somehow in my mind I just thought of us curling our bikes, doing bike presses, etc... And he said, "You sound like your breathing hard to me." I am like, "I know, aerobic" - he is like, "no anaerobic -without oxygen." He was dead on about that. That’s when I let him know we might have different opinions of what fun is.

However once that moment kicked in where you do have fun, class was over too fast. I would be interested in doing another cyclocross class. I would even do one of their races. I felt high energy afterwards, then I really wanted to go riding, but it was pitch black out.

Hart is a good mental coach too... He keeps you positive.

2 comments:

DARTvg said...

Nice work rpr (runpurcellrun)! Glad to hear you enjoyed the cylco training.

Now lets get some flare on this blog...some links, photos, little shiny buttons or something.

THRILL said...

Funny. I heard that from another friend..I am all about the bling bling.. give me ONE week (after this Sunday's second Tri)... I will bling bling this blog!