- I've got some controversy regarding the Jillian Michaels letter I wrote. Controversy is great for blogs! I'm going to post a not-so-nice letter I received from someone who doesn't like me very much. Oh well, you can't win 'em all! You'll find it very interesting and I'd be curious to hear your comments...
- I'll be posting a lot on Aerobic Base Building and how and why (or why not) you should do it. I'll give you lots of aerobic profiles, including some great ones from guest instructors/bloggers.
- I did a fun interval class last week I want to share with you. Will post that profile soon. It's called Dueling Intervals!
- In the next few weeks, I'll be moving this blog to another platform, which will include changing the name. Funhog is cute, because it has meaning to me, but now that this blog has actually become somewhat popular, I need something more widely appropriate. You'll be kept up-to-date when I'll be doing that.
- Keep an eye open for my eBook announcement! It's called "Keep it Real In Your Indoor Cycling Classes"! I think a lot of you will want it - it's really marketed towards cyclists who want to use IDC to train for outdoor riding, but it will help instructors understand the specific needs and wants of cyclists. Most importantly, it outlines what works indoors and what does not work, and describes in detail the implications of the weighted flywheel and how it can help or hinder cyclists in their quest for technique improvement. There's some good descriptions of why certain movements are contraindicated, as well as some that aren't unsafe, but may not do cyclists any favors. I also go into Periodization and how to create training zones based on a LT Field Test, and compare these zones to other zone methodologies that use MHR.
Monday, December 15, 2008
So I heard the snow was great yesterday on the mountain but that it was zero degrees on top. Yup, I would have been quite miserable without my boot heaters. But even two or three runs would have been worth it! This morning the thermometer says -6 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrr! Glad I'm inside.
My knee is ok; still stiff, still sore. It's time to ice it again. So it's wise that I didn't go skiing.
More snow expected tonight and tomorrow, maybe even another foot. Maybe I can get up on Wednesday! Right now, the morning sun is reflecting off the snow and everything is so shiny and crisp outside - a deep blanket of white. At least we have power, I feel bad for everyone up in New Hampshire.
Yesterday's post was kinda long, so if you didn't make it through my whining (I wouldn't blame you....) to the end, here's the interesting stuff I posted at the end that might be of interest to you. The next few days are devoted to my bike tour PR and website and getting my eBook ready to go online, so I probably won't post for a few days. But you'll WANT to check back soon for some great stuff such as:
I've got some great stuff coming for you guys so keep checking back often. Here's some upcoming posts and info:
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!