Saturday, January 2, 2010

"The Cervelo and the Foam Roller"

"The Cervelo and the Foam Roller".....sounds like a title to a cheesy knockoff children's illustrated triathlon book. If you write me a story based upon this title, I'll send you a box of 24 Chocolate Gu's. And the story HAS to be cheesy!

But really, that is what my late morning was like.

I hopped onto the trainer for 90 mins watching some really-way-to-serious Irish movie called The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Got in ~25 miles:

I alternated between 5 mins sitting up, and 5 mins in the aero position. I stood up every 10 mins for 1 min to give my butt a break. My legs felt great. I'm still chomping at the bit to get outside.

Then I stretched, iced, and foam rolled. Thanks to Krista @ Commitment Is Liberating for giving me a link to a really great foam rolling how-to site. I foam rolled until I couldn't tolerate the pain anymore. Ouchy ouchy ouchy! The guy who wrote the how-to says its gonna hurt for the first few weeks, but eventually (if you stick with it) you will kneed out all of the kinks. I seem to have a lot of kinks because I couldn't spend more than 60 seconds on a muscle.


  1. I am wincing just reading about the foam roller. I hope it helps!

  2. the foam roller... hurts SO good !

  3. Thanks for the good link to the foam roller torture site. Ouch! But good.


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