bike cleaning

Trainer Season Start

The trainer season has officially begun. I really can feel my lungs are not 100 % in shape (more likely 45%), not to talk about my legs, but so far so good. 2 easy workouts behind, and I'm starting to believe I can start training seriously in some weeks. Frustrating to be forced to take it really easy, but there are no shortcuts here.

Before riding indoors, you need to clean your bike, so that's what I did on Friday. The Park Tools CM5 Cyclone Chain Cleaner is a really neat gadget to clean your chain. Just add some degreaser and you're good to go. 

Park Tools Cyclone Chain Cleaner

Park Tools Cyclone Chain Cleaner

Clean Canyon

Clean Canyon

First sign of trainer season

First sign of trainer season

Bike attached to the Kurt Kinetic Road trainer

Bike attached to the Kurt Kinetic Road trainer

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Let the workout begin

Let the workout begin

For you who are wondering about the trainer I use and how I motivate myself to ride indoors, stay tuned, I'll share some tips on that next week!

 

Enjoy what's left of the weekend!

 

 

Surviving the darkness

It's the time of the year when it's dark when you go to work in the morning and dark when you come back home in the afternoon. Especially up here in northern Europe you really need to compensate those lost sunny hours with vitamins. Today I filled my vitamin reserves with some more vitamin C, D, B and fish oil. I've decided I'll jump on the trainer tomorrow. That means cleaning up the bike properly today.

Getting home today (Turku cathedral)

Getting home today (Turku cathedral)

 

Remember the vitamins!

Rest day

I've been training frequently for a while now and my legs are telling me they need a day off. "Shut up legs" is the famous saying by Jens Voigt, probably the hardest guy in the peloton. On the bike, the one who can keep the legs and  body "quiet" for the longest time will probably do a good in race. But off the bike, you need to listen to your body in order to avoid overtraining and injuries. So today I've been cleaning my bike, reading bike blogs and books and of course, Sundays are also for watching sports on TV.

The training program software being "inspirational" ;)

The training program software being "inspirational" ;)

Yesterday morning going to gym I had to take this picture. It almost feels like spring.. 

Yesterday morning going to gym I had to take this picture. It almost feels like spring.. 

After breakfast and gym it's time to enjoy ( Runeberg's torte  is probably the best thing you can eat)

After breakfast and gym it's time to enjoy (Runeberg's torte is probably the best thing you can eat)

Cleaning the bike while watching SWE-FIN WC in Bandy

Cleaning the bike while watching SWE-FIN WC in Bandy

And the truly inspirational, one and only Jens Voigt about fighting your body:

Hope you had a good weekend!