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Monday, January 02, 2006

What's One More After Over 14 Billion? -- Log

Woohoo - it's 2006! I've been waiting over 14 billion years to celebrate this year! Yip yip! (Yes, i'm being facetious!)

It's been a great week, peaking is so much better than...well...not peaking! I guess the timing worked-out well, i was on the 'edge', and now comes the payoff...pretty neat...

In other news, my blog is nearly one year old! I started it late last January, neat to look back at what i was up to.

I've added a page of 'Racing Highlights from 2005', and i'm pretty happy with my results from the last year! Picking up from there will be a fair bit of work....

Also, if anyone reading this is on LiveJournal, you can now subscribe to my blog as a Syndication, and it gets listed with all your other Friends. How's that for technology!

Lessee what i've been up to:
Wed (Dec 28th) - 45m EM on the rollers

Did a small WO at home as well, some bench presses and flys, working my way towards my goal of benching my bodyweight (150lbs.) Now aiming to do chest twice a week! (Oh, the vanity...this will improve my riding *so* much.)

Thu - 1.5hr EM ride

Also popped in the OBRC for a light workout, lightly munched my legs, and my back. Had a neat discussion with the instructors there about lat. pulldowns, and which are more effective..typical wide-grip, or a close and supine grip...i've been doing the close/supines for the last year, and i find if i try the wide ones (even with a low weight) my shoulders feel really crunchy...it doesn't seem like a natural movement at all.. The close grip also works my 'inner' back around my spine (rhoms) as well, so nice to hit more muscles. (When doing them this way, try to maintain a 90 degree bend at your elbow, otherwise you're using your biceps for the lift...not good..)

Fri - This is a rest day. All praise the rest days!

Sat - 2hr EM, rode out with the BSide group for an hour, then zipped back into town. Lotsa people out i haven't seen for a while, including Gina Grain, pretty cool.

Sun - 1hr RR (YES! Recovery Ride!!) Unfortunately it was windy as all hell, and keeping my HR under 130bpm while riding into a solid 30kph headwind is more challenging than you'd think...!! I was travelling around 12kph for half the ride...heh..really weird to be going so slow, but hey, that's training!

Mon - today, i rested...and did a chest WO. =)
The rest of my week is pretty sweet, 1.5hr EM tomorrow (w/Andy?), 2hr EM on Wed w/2 sets of Descending Intervals (75sec - 30sec), then a 1.25EM on Thu, rest Fri, and races on the weekend, woot!! There's a schedule of events here if anyone is keen. I'll be entering and racing in all events, including the sprints, woot! If i don't update in the next few days, i'll likely post something on Sunday night - wish me luck!

Continuing on my 90's streak, here are some of my favorite albums from '95-'97...these were good years. Lot's of albums i didn't have space for, including The Cult of Ray from Frank Black, Nick Buzz, the Inbreds, and numerous others...

I also posted reviews of a bunch of albums from 2005 here as well.
* Beck - Odelay - 96
* Blur - Blur - 97
* Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic - 95
* Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West - 97
* Pavement - Wowee Zowee - 95
* Radiohead - OK Computer - 97
* plus a few tracks from Sebadoh - Harmacy
(These are the albums currently in my Creative MuVo, 512mb MP3 player. I just set it to 'random' and soak up the tunes on my rides.. The MuVo isthebest flash-based MP3 player on the planet, btw! Click here for my top riding/training albums.)


At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 11:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you mean 4.6 billion years...right?

At Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Dave Shishkoff said...

Nope, i mean 14 billion. =)

Our planet (and solar system) is ~4.6b, but the universe has been around for between 10 and 20 billion, and 14b seems the most accepted #.

I like to think my molecules predate our galaxy. ;)

Nerditude out!

At Saturday, January 07, 2006 7:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually recognize some of those albums!

At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:50:00 PM, Blogger Dave Shishkoff said...

Yep, i'm getting close to your generation. =)


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