Saturday, June 30, 2007

Tired in Belgium

Fairly lazy day here in Belgium. Just one of those days... Overcast and cool, warm under my blankets and nice to lounge around. Got up and did my ride anyways after breakfast; 3 hours under 200W around the Belgian countryside. Much less windy than yesterday, and no rain which was nice. After some lunch and tea, I spent part of the afternoon watching some live MotoGP and cruising along through the internet. Nice day, for now I believe I feel a pre-dinner nap coming. And as well I have recieved orders to swap my cranks on my bike back to my 172.5mm ones. Apparently the bike fit guy will not like the 175s, and may have an heart attack at the sight of my Speedplay pedals. Oh oh. But to be fair, I like the feel of them, but am considering going either back to Time or maybe trying out Looks when I get home. The cleats on these Speedplays are really giving me some grief. Oh well, they're still working for the time being (and don't look as if the cleat is about to tear out of my shoes again). Looks like I have about 2 weeks of one day races and training time left before we hit stage race season here in Belgium. As long as I show some decent form and teamwork coming up, I should be able to be selected for some of them. They seem to range from 4-6 days in length. Gonna be a hard time coming up. And as another positive, I happen to have a day off the bike on the day the Tour de France comes through Gent (about a 1.5 hour ride from here) so I should most definitely be making my way down to Gent (perhaps for the whole day by bus) to watch the finish of a Tour stage! The house is eerily empty right now with the A team off at Het Volk and several of the boys off on their rides still. Kinda nice just to have some time to myself to just relax though. Several of the guys who have been in the house for longer seem to have come down with an Iron deficiency recently, has me a little worried (probably for no good reason) and am looking at heading to the pharmacy to pick up some multi-vitamins and iron pills. Gotta make sure my body stays at 100%! All for now, work to be done and naps to be taken...

3 comments:

vo2max said...

Be careful with Iron, make sure you need it before taking extra. Taking extra may lead to Iron overload and be harmful to your organs.
Ken at the gym

Keir said...

especially if you are having heavy menstrual cycles

sandy's mum said...

Pesto recipe: lots of basil leaves, 1/4 cup more or less olive oil, couple of garlic cloves, grated parmeson cheese, pine nuts or walnuts if you have them. Thats it. Can also be made with parsley and basil, or even broccoli. Can vary the cheese too. You can also put pesto on toasted bread or buns or pizza crust. Enjoy.