So In park city we have finally had a couple days in a row with decent weather. One of my hobbies is Golf. I started playing when I was young. Even though I am always competitive when I play sports, Golf is something that allows me to relax and have fun. Today I went out with Old Teamate Alex Miler and good friend Logan oxford. I shot a 49 which is not very good but I had more good shots then bad shots but just couldn't work it on the green!!! hopefully Park City gets some more Sunny and calm days so I can improve my game!
So the other day, I was checking the weather for the next week. Almost everywhere in the country the temps are getting up towards the greater 70's. But it looks the other way in Park city, Snow and rain and temps around 40. This morning I woke up to about 3 inches of white stuff know as snow on the ground. Last year at this time, I was just moving to Utah and I remember playing games on a soccer field in a short sleeve t-shirt and getting burnt! I have a personal rule that I feel MOTHER NATURE should abide by. When it snows it should only snow on resorts that are still open....ex: SNOWBIRD, but then it should not snow in the towns that have no skiing left like Park City... Well now its time to go do weights since training was moved due to the snow, and rain!!!
So today we did a 4x4 interval session. But duing the session we do what is called Lactate testing. Lactic acid is produced by the muscle cells and red blood cells. It gets made when the body uses carbohydrates, for energy during times of low oxygen levels such as hard exercise. How we test for it is, someone pokes your finger like a blood sugar tester. But what it tests is the amount of Lactic Acid that is in your blood. It is measured in "milimolars" (mMol). The goal for this is to try to get the level of Lactic Acid as low as possible. For the different levels of work out we have different levels of Lactic Acid that we want to be at.
For Level 1= <1 mMol
Level 2= 1-2 mMol
Level 3=3-4 mMol
Level 4=4-6 mMol
Level 5= 6-10 mMol
Level 6= Speed
Level 7= Overspeed
So today is my birthday. May 11th is a day where it should be nice spring weather! For the past couple years it has been snowing on my day. This morning I woke up to the site of a WINTER BLIZZARD outside my bedroom window. This morning I was hoping to be able to go for a long road ride with some friends, but its starting to look like we are going for a run in the mud at Park City Mountain Resort!
Thanks everyone for the BDAY WISHES!!!!
Cycling or road biking as many people call, has become my favorite way of training. Being able to ride on any road is very nice and being able to cover more ground quicker than running is good too. Biking is nice because it is low impact on the body and it is also a great way of getting a low heart rate easy without dropping the pace too much!!! Today we had a Steady state session. So we had three 20 minute paced rides around 170 beats per minute. The goal for this type of workout is to keep it at a constant speed, and not to push it too hard. The difference between a steady state workout and a interval is obviously the distance but also the speed and heart rate. Pretty much all morning the highest I got was about 175 BPM and in a Interval ill get up to about 192-195 BPM.
All in all when the weather is nice and warm the best chance of seeing me is out on the bike pushing the pedals up a hill or flying down hill around 55 MPH!!!!
At this time of the Year, people put the shovels away and break out the lawn chairs. But Last night it started to snow pretty hard, hard like middle of winter where you can't see more than 10 feet in front of you. So waking up earlier than normal, I decided to go down to famous Snowbird Resort for an amazing day. As we got up there they, were just starting to open up more runs, but it kept snowing harder and harder. By the time we got up the resort had got about 2.5 Feet since CLOSING yesterday. Never did I think I would get one of the best powder days in my life in the month of May!!!!!